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I am developing a database for my organisation that could be spatially enabled. I have to use MS Access 2007 on Windows and am therefore looking for any possibilities to encorporate my access DB into a mapping tool to embed inside my access application.

Has anyone successfully created an MS Access project which embeds a mapping window? I would ideally like to simply geocode my datasets - digitize a point after inputting my data into the db.

If anyone can shed any light on whether this is possible I would be grateful.

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MapWinGIS Active X component in Access - a starting point? – Mapperz May 30 '12 at 15:49
ArcGIS 10.1: – Roy Jun 29 '12 at 19:39

ArcGIS and MapInfo are using the Access File Format (2003) to store their data. you can manage and access your data (not views) from both ArcGIS/MapInfo and MsAccess

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Yes True....I want to actually display a map though with data which is sychnronized from the access db. – Robert Buckley May 31 '12 at 7:37

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