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Question on licensing

This is a discussion on Question on licensing within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; I am looking to use MapPoint 2004 to simply provide the distance and travel time between 2 addresses as a ...

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    Tempus is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Question on licensing

    I am looking to use MapPoint 2004 to simply provide the distance and travel time between 2 addresses as a web service for internal use. I currently have this working in a test environment. I keep seeing reference in licensing discussions that map generation is limited but what about the non-visual aspects of MP? Our current setup has one middle tier client making the request of the web server. Do they both require a license or just the server. Can any one clear this up?

    Thanks

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    Wilfried is offline Senior Member Black Belt
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    Hi,

    Indeed, as far as I know the licence agreement is only speaking of 'generated maps'.

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    oxcarz is offline Junior Member Yellow Belt
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    actualy, I think the EULA pertains to any mapPoint 2004 control. That would include maps, route info, etc. But as long as you dont expose the controls to the internet, you are fine. LAN or intranet would be OK.

    As far as the number of licenses, you need a license for the server and each machine that will view the controls. This would include, for example, a machine on your intranet that used any of the controls in web browser.

    The amazing thing is that MS has made their new Virtual Earth useable for commercial applications! You just need to show the ad banner. So instead of struggling with the technical issues of serving mapPoint controls, and a VERY restrictive EULA, you might want to look at VE. The API doesnt expose as many options as MP 2004 yet, but it sure is easy to hook up to a server.

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