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Microsoft MapPoint

Microsoft MapPoint North America 2001
Developer: Microsoft
Latest release: MapPoint 2006 / August 2006
OS: Microsoft Windows
Use: GIS software
License: Proprietary EULA
Website: Microsoft MapPoint Home
Three maps generated by MapPoint North America 2001 (outside the detailed dataset), Encarta 2005 (not very detailed) and Microsoft AutoRoute 2004 (highly detailed).

Microsoft MapPoint is both a technology and a specific software program created by Microsoft yearly that allows users to view, edit and integrate maps. This mapping software is designed to visualize and analyze either included data or custom data geographically. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Software development is the translation of a user need or marketing goal into a software product. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... A software release refers to the creation and availability of a new version of a computer software product. ... An operating system (OS) is a set of computer programs that manage the hardware and software resources of a computer. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... This is a list of notable GIS software applications. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... Proprietary software is software with restrictions on using, copying and modifying as enforced by the proprietor. ... A software license is a type of proprietary or gratiuitious license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software — sometimes called an End User License Agreement (EULA) — that specifies the perimeters of the permission granted by the owner to the... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1311x453, 46 KB) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1311x453, 46 KB) This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ...


MapPoint is intended for business users but competes in the low-end GIS market. It includes all of the functionality of Microsoft Streets and Trips as well as integration with Microsoft Office, data mapping from various sources including Microsoft Excel and a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) interface allowing automation of the MapPoint environment. A geographic information system (GIS) is a system for capturing, storing, analyzing and managing data and associated attributes which are spatially referenced to the earth. ... Microsoft Streets and Trips is a subset of Microsoft MapPoint targeted at the average consumer to solve a variety of map related tasks in the North American region including the United States, Canada, and Mexico. ... Microsoft Office is a suite of productivity programs created or purchased by Microsoft and developed for Microsoft Windows, and Apples Mac OS and Mac OS X operating systems. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... // Description Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is an implementation of Microsofts Visual Basic, an event driven programming language and associated development environment which is built into most Microsoft Office applications (including Apple Mac OS versions), some other Microsoft applications such as Microsoft MapPoint and Microsoft Visio - a former independent...


The MapPoint technology is used in

Microsoft MapPoint as a software is updated yearly. The most current version of the software is MapPoint 2006. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Western Europe is distinguished from Central Europe and Eastern Europe by differences of history and culture rather than by geography. ... Western Europe is distinguished from Central Europe and Eastern Europe by differences of history and culture rather than by geography. ... Microsoft Streets and Trips is a subset of Microsoft MapPoint targeted at the average consumer to solve a variety of map related tasks in the North American region including the United States, Canada, and Mexico. ... Encarta is a digital multimedia encyclopedia published by Microsoft Corporation. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see MSN (disambiguation). ... MSN Virtual Earth is a free online virtual globe map service by Microsoft. ... Google Earth, a highly detailed virtual globe that comes with simple atmosphere and star dome NASA World Wind, an open source virtual globe with stars and advanced atmosphere & sunlight effects Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D within Windows Live Local site NASA World Wind showing near-real-time NASA JPL Terra MODIS...


The software is available for Microsoft Windows, and includes a less-featured edition entitled Pocket Streets for the Windows CE 5 family of products, such as Pocket PC, Smartphone, and Windows Automotive. A Sony Ericsson Smartphone (Model P910i with Opera web browser) Look up smartphone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


See also

This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Google Earth is a virtual globe program that was originally called Earth Viewer and was created by Keyhole, Inc. ...

External links

  • MP2K Magazine, an independent magazine/community for MapPoint technologies.
  • Map Forums Forum for Microsoft MapPoint / Virtual Earth Discussion.
  • GpsPasSion Forums, message board for sharing user experience, news, and reviews of GPS navigation and mapping products.
  • Mappoint discussion group - microsoft.public.mappoint
  • MP2K Magazine Newsgroup
  • Mappoint Webservice discussion group - mappoint.webservice

  Results from FactBites:
 
Microsoft MapPoint Home (342 words)
MapPoint 2006 is now available with a GPS locator, so you'll always know where you are and where you're going.
MapPoint 2006 Europe versions in additional languages will be available in late August.
The MapPoint Web Service is a programmable web service hosted by Microsoft and used by enterprises and independent software developers to integrate location-based services such as maps, driving directions and proximity searches into software applications and business processes.
Microsoft® MapPoint Web Service | Multimap (403 words)
The MapPoint Web Service is Microsoft's hosted platform for integrating maps, driving directions, proximity search, geocoding and other location-based functionality into applications and business processes.
The MapPoint services complement Multimap's own services, and provide customers who are already working with MapPoint with a straightforward path to integrating Microsoft's mapping with Multimap's industry-leading customer service and support.
To find out more about the Microsoft® MapPoint Service from Multimap, or set up a free trial, please call one of our local country managers in Europe on +44 (0)20 7632 7800; the team in Australasia on +61 2 9262 6551; or the US team on +1 617 423 4510.
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