MapPoint: How to Create Shaded Area Maps
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This article describes how to use Microsoft MapPoint with Microsoft Excelto create shaded area maps based on boundries such as counties, states, orZIP codes.
To create a shaded area map based on counties, states, or ZIP codes:
- Start Microsoft Excel.
- Create a workbook with the following column labels based on the type of map you want to create:
|Map type||County||State||ZIP code||Shading value|
NOTE: Type your data according to the following guidelines.
For example, if you want to create a County map type, add your data to the workbook using the following table format:
- State: Type the full State name or official two-letter abbreviation.
- County: Type the full county name
- ZIP code: Type the five-digit ZIP code.
- Shade: Type a shade value from 1 (lightest) to 8 (darkest).
NOTE: King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston are the names of counties in Washington State and "Wa" is the abbreviation for Washington.
- On the File menu, click Exit. When you are prompted to save the changes, click Yes.
- Start MapPoint.
- On the Format menu, click Data Mapping Wizard.
- Click Shaded Area Map, and then click Next.
- Click Import, and then click the Excel file that you saved in Step 3.
- If necessary, click the worksheet that contains your data.
- In the Data Import Wizard window, verify that the data appears as you expect, and then click Next.
- Click Finish.
NOTE: If you want to customize the appearance of your map, clickNext.
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