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MapPoint 2004 vs MapPoint Web Service 3.0

This is a discussion on MapPoint 2004 vs MapPoint Web Service 3.0 within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Hi all, I'm working on a windows application using MapPoint 2004 ocx. My client also want to port this program ...

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    MapPoint 2004 vs MapPoint Web Service 3.0

    Hi all,

    I'm working on a windows application using MapPoint 2004 ocx. My client also want to port this program to his web-server. In this case, I want to use the web service. This seems to be possible (althought not trivial).

    The only thing I'm missing is the 'Shape'-interface. Can I put shapes on the webservice's maps, or do I have to draw them myselves on the gif returned by the service. In the later case, how to place them behind the roads?

    Thanks in advance

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    Hello,

    Except for pushpins/icons and routes the MapPoint web service doesn't draw anything on it's maps. If you want to draw other shapes then you would have to use the .NET GDI drawing classes. There are some demos at http://demo.mappoint.net that are a good place to start.


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    If you want to do more then put pushpins on a map, web services wont work. They are designed to be easy to use, but you sacrifice customization and have very few features.

    If you want to deploy on the desktop and Internet, try GeoMicro. Their desktop and Internet products have the same object model. Which means they support the same features and if you implemented on the desktop, it is very easy to migrate to the web. When it is all said and done, the web service allows you to quickly show a map, but they do not save you any time on integration and that's where the hard work is done.

    Grant

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