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orlandomailer
05-18-2009, 12:43 PM
Hi there!

I run a direct mail/database marketing company in Orlando, and we're looking for a way of creating maps from our client's office to their customers homes and printing them on a postcard. We have the printing part down, but we're looking for a way that we can feed in the lat/long of the office location and the house and have a map kicked out.
We're talking about a few thousand maps, so they can't be run one-at-a-time.

Does anyone know if MapPoint - or any other mapping solution - can handle this for less than the $10,000 that Google wants?

Thanks so much!

Winwaed
05-18-2009, 01:43 PM
Yes you could do this with custom programming. For a few thousand it is probably also practical for it to draw a route on the map.

Incorporating the map image in your own materials would be the more involved part. Again, custom programming helps. The best approach is probably "Print to web page" then extract the GIF file and use that.



Richard

Eric Frost
05-18-2009, 02:32 PM
Also, read through the EULA carefully. I think there's a limit on the number of maps you can create per license. Maybe 1,000. But it still sounds a lot cheaper than Google.

Eric

Winwaed
05-19-2009, 04:27 PM
Yes read the EULA carefully - there might be restrictions.

Eric: I think the 1000 image restriction was only in older versions and it has been taken out of recent versions.


Richard

Mattys Consulting
05-21-2009, 03:26 PM
I have the capture program written already, just need to feed it addresses.
Hope to hear from you.

Mike Mattys

orlandomailer
05-28-2009, 12:30 PM
Mike -
Is there a cap on how many we could run that way?
In theory we'd like to be able to run 10-20,000 and drop them onto a mail piece...