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MapPoint ActiveX vs Web service

This is a discussion on MapPoint ActiveX vs Web service within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Hi there, I am new to MapPoint development, so please forgive my ignorance on the subject. My task is to ...

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    aoleynikov is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    MapPoint ActiveX vs Web service

    Hi there,

    I am new to MapPoint development, so please forgive my ignorance on the subject.

    My task is to provide map capabilities for a web-based application. There will be a SQL-server and ASP.NET application feeding content to the thin clients across an intranet.
    Which of the two MapPoint tools should I consider for this project? What are the major benefits/drawbacks of either approach (response time, feature list, maintenace etc.)?

    Is there a limitation on how many instances of MapPoint ActiveX may be loaded at one time (multiple client sessions)?

    Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

    Best,
    Alex O.

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    nringdahl is offline Junior Member Yellow Belt
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    I strongly suggest the web service. First, for using the ActiveX component on an intranet, you must have one licence for each of your users, which can sum up a lot. Second, the web service offers better data updates, better support for developing in a web environment and is probably faster when the number of users increase.

    There is an option to pay "per user" for the web service, check that out.

    - Niklas

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