Mindjet Labs will soon (Monday 31/7/06 US Pacific) release an extension that allows you to easily find route information while planning travel thanks to a clever combination of MindManager & Microsoft Virtual Earth. The process uses MindManager topics and relationships to specify the route and it’s easy to do;
- Create two topic with addresses or place names in the topic text.
- Draw a relationship from one topic to the other, with the arrow specifying the direction of the route.
- Select the relationship, right-click and select Get Route from the context menu.
- In a few seconds, a callout topic will appear with a hyperlink to the Microsoft Virtual Earth map
Since Microsoft recently added our street data to Virtual Earth it works well in New Zealand. How cool is that for planning your next holiday… or business trip!
Update 30–07–2006: Trevor Claiborne has posted a neat video demo to The Student Tablet PC Blog