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Looking4Me
10-05-2005, 12:36 PM
I'm considering a move of my business to a different location and would like to take an excel spreadsheet of 1700 employees' home addresses and run sets of commuting distances to a new building location.

Is this doable on any website and if not how could I get this done involving Mappoint solution of some kind?

Not planning on doing this regularly, so frankly I'm trying to avoid an expensive product or service for a seldom done analysis.

Appreciate any help.

Regards,

John Meyer
10-05-2005, 01:16 PM
I do not think there is another GIS solution cheeper than Mappoint. Have you tried the free demo version? You should give it a try and import your address info. You might need an add-on product to do the batch job you are describing but at least with the mappoint demo you can get a feel for the program.

Winwaed
10-05-2005, 03:07 PM
When you get MapPoint, there are at least two add-ons available that will calculate distances (or travel times, or costs) from the employees to the new location, and both are very affordable.
Who sells them? Why, John and myself :-)

There are differences between the two products, so you may find one suits your requirements better than the other. Both work on MapPoint - give it a map with the locations pre-loaded, and they'll go off and perform the calculations for you.

John's suggestion that you get the MapPoint demo is a good one.


Richard