Topic: MapMate usage in LRCs
I was just wondering how many LRCs use MapMate. If you do, in what way do you use it? Is it your main database, or a secondary one used for compatibility with other MM users?
We use it for (incoming) syncing with other MM users. We then use Recorder's import wizard for importing into our main Recorder database and converting GUKs into NBN standard GUIDs. Unfortunately, we've still not devised a bulletproof system of syncing records back to MM users whilst ensuring non-duplication of existing data. As a result of this problem I have a general policy of recommending against the use MM if a recorder requires two-way syncronisation with us. My having to recommend against MM is a real shame as I like the software a great deal, and think it is far better suited to an individual recorder's needs than the much more complex Recorder 2002.
I'd like to hear what other's think.