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04-20-2009, 03:02 PM
My name is Gary and I develop in Delphi and recently had a requirement from a customer to write software that will display maps (mostly city level) with relevant information overlayed. I found Pepperwhite Street Map OCX and like what the product does and since it is an ActiveX component it inferfaces with Delphi very nicely. The problem is that they no longer appear to be in business as phones are disconnected and there is no response from email.

I have been programmiong for many years but the maping stuff and GIS is completely new. I need to write code that will automatically parse input data such as excel and display the map and point or areas marked.

Any help for a newbe would be of much appreciated.

04-20-2009, 09:21 PM
Welcome to the forums.

MapPoint has an ActiveX control so it could be just what you are looking for. It can also perform geocoding (looking up street addresses).

The downside with using the control is that all your users have to have a licensed copy of MapPoint installed. There are redistribution and bulk licenses though.


04-21-2009, 05:29 PM
Thanks for the response and I may have to go that way. We are trying to develop an add on package that we can sell for around $500 and the license would take a considerable chunk.

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05-23-2009, 09:15 PM
Blueman99 welcome. I have settled on using MapPoint for application and found out we could get runtime licenses for around $50.00. Thanks everyone for their help.

Eric Frost
05-23-2009, 10:43 PM
How do you get a runtime license for $50? What country are you in?


05-24-2009, 12:23 AM
USA, California. I haven't gotten any yet so it might be a mistake. My partner is handling it so I will double check.

Eric Frost
05-24-2009, 06:42 AM
You can get Academic-licensed copies for very cheap, not sure if that low, but the Academic-licensed copies you see advertised on the internet a lot are definitely a good value for Academic users.