Welcome to MapForums!

Register, sign in, or use Facebook Connect above to join in and participate in the forum.

When you are signed in, this message, the ads in this row, and the red-underlined link ads all go away.

Subscribe to receive our newsletter.
Subscribe Unsubscribe
Results 1 to 2 of 2

As a developer of emergency services mission criti....

This is a discussion on As a developer of emergency services mission criti.... within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; As a developer of emergency services mission critical applications, one of the most important points to our customers regarding MapPoint ...

  1. #1
    Anonymous is offline Senior Member Black Belt
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    5,137
    As a developer of emergency services mission critical applications, one of the most important points to our customers regarding MapPoint is the frequency of updates to the underlying mapbase especially as there appears to be no way to update (or to easily supplement the map data for long term road closures, new roads, etc) the underlaying maps.

    Given that MS say that the maps are currently less then 1 year out of date (see previous MS replies), what will be the frequency of updates and costs (or will we have to wait for each new release of MapPoint and effectively re-purchase the product) ?

    Or will the "updates" be available from alternative sources ?

  2. #2
    Anonymous is offline Senior Member Black Belt
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    5,137
    There is currently no method for updating the base map data other than as part of a regular product update. MapPoint uses a proprietary and heavily compressed file format, and customers or third parties do not have edit or update access. Microsoft is planning for frequent data updates for its next generation mapping technology, but as far as we know this will not result in updates to the MapPoint base maps during the current MapPoint 2002 product life cycle.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. MSDN MapPoint Developer Center
    By Anonymous in forum News and Announcements
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-10-2009, 08:18 AM
  2. Mission Impossible? Intersection of Multiple Circles
    By The Lone Turtle in forum MapPoint Desktop Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-05-2006, 12:59 PM
  3. MapPoint Developer for Web Service
    By Anonymous in forum MapPoint Desktop Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-31-2004, 03:58 PM
  4. Utilizing MapPoint for Emergency Services
    By Anonymous in forum MP2K Magazine Articles
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-21-2004, 05:12 PM
  5. --VB DEVELOPER-- The method QueryAllRecords of a d....
    By Anonymous in forum MapPoint Desktop Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-27-2002, 07:50 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83