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Jeff Smith
11-08-2004, 04:15 PM
Hello,
I'm building a small website that requires routing and mapping. I checked on the MapPoint premium web service price and it was $15,000.00 just to set it up. This bought, I think, 50,000 hits. This is far more than I need and the set up price far exceeds what I can afford. Are there any other sustainable options beyond the 30 day trial and the 1 year free with MSDN? A pure per-use option would be fantastic or perhaps a collective of small site users such as myself that each pay on a per-hit basis.
Thanks,
Jeff
jeffwsmith@hotmail.com

Anonymous
11-09-2004, 07:51 AM
Hello,

We will be adding the ability to buy groups of low volume transactions. For details you can contact a MapPoint Sales Specialist at maplic@microsoft.com or (800) 426-9400, extension 11315.


Steven Pushee

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Anonymous
12-08-2004, 12:56 AM
Has this been put in place yet?

Anonymous
01-29-2005, 05:21 PM
Surely you jest.

That's US$0.30c per query. More established competitors are charging closer to US$0.04 - and that's at low volumes (< 20,000 / mo).

Either MP has something spectacular to offer that I haven't seen yet or I hope you left out a zero in there somewhere.

Anonymous
01-29-2005, 05:35 PM
Quoted from Steve Lombardi:

"Pricing really hasn't changed: still platform access starts at $8,000 per year. For this amount an organization gets million transactions on the Web Service. For higher volume applications where they need more than million they can purchase additional transactions in buckets of 100,000 and that starts at about a penny/per transaction and they scale down to about a penny transaction, for higher volume. MapPoint Location Server will be a component of MapPoint Web Service and therefore there will be no extra charge for it. "

-- www.giscafe.com/magazine/index.php?run_date=16-Feb-2004

See also:

www.directionsmag.com/article.php?article_id=522
www.msmobiles.com/article.php/67.html
www.mp2kmag.com/a107--location.server.lombardi.mappoint.html