View Full Version : Mappoint2002 vs. ESRI Map Objects

08-07-2002, 07:55 AM
We currently have an ESRI Map Objects application and are looking at MapPoint.
Has anyone had experience with both and do you favor one over the other?
How often are zip codes updated?
Can I import Shapefiles?
How well does it work with Oracle?
Can you make this a web-enabled app?
Thanks in advance for you help!

Eric Frost
08-07-2002, 08:15 AM
A better comparison is to ESRI's Business Map products I think.. Does Map Objects include zip's? MapPoint is updated annually though this time around (MapPoint 2002 -> MapPoint 2003) I think it will be more like 1.5+ years between releases. There is an un-supported and incomplete but free shape and mif/mid file importer http://www.mp2kmag.com/news.asp?NewsID=20, also see http://www.mp2kmag.com/importersub01.asp . Not sure about Oracle though anything for which you can contruct a .UDL (Microsoft Data Link) should work? The EULA prohibits use on the web although you may post static images created from MapPoint.