In his GIS blog, James Fee today discusses the merit of using the IS Consulting (Microsoft Partner) MapDotNet Server solution with a Virtual Earth*front end*as an alternative to ArcIMS for rapid and easy development of web mapping applications.

From his post:

" ... for quick and simple web mapping I think MapDotNet and Virtual Earth will be the killer combination for ESRI .NET developers who are already familiar with the tools. The simple fact that folks won’t have to abandon any of their existing ESRI servers (ArcSDE is still there) and desktop clients, the ease of which we can develop applications and the speed of MapDotNet will give our clients that quick, easy to use, great looking web mapping tool that they have been clamoring for."

Read here.

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