View Full Version : Need MapPoint for Apple Mac

10-19-2003, 10:40 PM
As a long time MapPoint (and prior user of Automap) and recent convert to Apple's OS X operating system, I hope the Microsoft will release MapPoint for the Mac soon.


Fred Brookes
10-21-2003, 11:29 AM
Certainly agree with Eric that a Mac OS X MapPoint would be a big plus. I have had to buy a hateful Windows PC just to run MP, which it does very unwillingly, and swapping data is a pain.
However I saw a Microsoft announcement somewhere on their site which said there were no plans for a Mac version. That was earlier in the summer as I recall.


Eric Frost
10-21-2003, 01:33 PM
MS has very few and only major apps available for the Mac and I think none of their Geography products. I would be very surprised if they supported it ever.

You might try Virtual PC.. I don't know anything about it but see this post:

BTW, what Mac mapping apps are out there?


Fred Brookes
10-22-2003, 09:06 AM
There is a geographic mapping application suite called TNT (which I have but find too complicated to use). It came from one of the American universities websites. It is Unix-based I think and makes use of X-Daemon and darwin, whatever those are.

Other than that my searches, from here in UK, found no mapping applications that were mac-native.

I am a bit chary about the virtual PC route, anyone have any experience of this?

Eric Frost
10-22-2003, 09:16 AM
It looks like DeLorme used to have a Mac version? I found this which refers to it..:
You might find some other reference to Mac mapping software there..


01-15-2004, 03:24 PM
Get a Windows machine, loser.:twisted: