We have a map-based project we’re working on and we need to decide which map engine to use. The main functionality is to find out if the map engine provides interactivity functionality which means that for example I can display a Vehicle @ a location on the map and be able to click on it and get the property information or invoke another child window. This basically boils down to a dynamic layer over the map so the click of the mouse can get the icon information and make a database call. Our application is a web-based application so we either have to have the map engine installed on the client machine and allow the browser to communicate with map or preferably have it on the server side and communicate with it through internet while having a viewer form of the map on the client side or embedded into the browser.
So I was wondering if anyone had tried such thing on the MapPoint and knows if this is doable using MapPoint.
Other functionality required but not as important is the following:
1. Address to X, Y conversion and vs.
2. Find the shortest route
We can always get this information through a routing server and provided the final X,Y to the mapPoint that is what I’m saying that is not as important as the active layer.
Would very much appreciate your feedbacks and if you can send me links of samples or examples…