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Finding a Replacement for ESRI BusinessMap

This is a discussion on Finding a Replacement for ESRI BusinessMap within the BusinessMap forums, part of the Other Mapping Platforms category; Ah great! I wasn't even sure ESRI had retired BusinessMap at the time of the interview until the very last ...

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    Re: Finding a Replacement for ESRI BusinessMap

    Ah great!

    I wasn't even sure ESRI had retired BusinessMap at the time of the interview until the very last sentence

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    Re: Finding a Replacement for ESRI BusinessMap

    The guy who developed BusinessMap is now on his own and he is making a new web based service at Texmobile.com - Home.

    Anyone hear of this service?

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    Re: Finding a Replacement for ESRI BusinessMap

    Not until you pointed out that article.

    Some details for the GeoWebMap product are listed here Texmobile.com - Introducing GeoWebMap
    but no instructions on how to buy it, maybe it's still in development/vaporware?

    The copyright at the bottom of the page still says 2009. I'm not sure it is still going anywhere.

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    Re: Finding a Replacement for ESRI BusinessMap

    I saw that, if they want to sell their product they should at least update the page. .. ugh

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    Re: Finding a Replacement for ESRI BusinessMap

    Do you know if it's a real product?

    Maybe my head's not properly in the clouds , but I did get a sense some of what he was saying in the interview is ahead of it's time.

    Although computer platform usage is definitely changing (people spending more time on tablet/mobile devices for simple things) where there is actual knowledge/content creation/analysis type stuff going on i.e. GIS work, it's definitely still PC's and workstations.

    Honestly, I just recently got my hands on a copy of BusinessMap 5.0 and was delightfully impressed.

    I still suspect they just couldn't get their marketing or product mix right and develop the customer base.

    On one side, if ESRI marketed BusinessMap 5.0 heavily to their complete customer base, they would definitely risk cannibalizing ArcGIS / Business Analyst sales.

    On the other side; they probably didn't have the resources or guts to be in the mass market channels (Best Buy, Walmart).

    Just my 2 cents!

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    Re: Finding a Replacement for ESRI BusinessMap

    Hello
    Texmobile was one of the alternatives I looked into for replacing BusinessMap; even reached out to Bill McNeil about 10 months ago. Unfortunately the software was not able to fit our needs, but who nows what the future holds.

    BusinessMap was pretty awesome, it will be missed.
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    Re: Finding a Replacement for ESRI BusinessMap

    Well-put.

    While MP is most extensible via the API, the map rendering is still limited compared to such things as Bing Maps.

    We'll see what the future holds.

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    Re: Finding a Replacement for ESRI BusinessMap

    Here is a great article that compares BusinessMap with similar/alternative software products.

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    Re: Finding a Replacement for ESRI BusinessMap

    This is an old thread and you are linking to a very old article.

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