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What version of MapPoint 2006 should I buy?

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    What version of MapPoint 2006 should I buy?

    Hello all,

    I am trying to buy a MapPoint 2006. I'd like to use it's ActiveX control interface to get driving distances as well as directions between two locations, also retrieve a geo-code for a given address through C#.NET.

    I was on Amazon.com to buy a copy, however was overwhelmed by the options and by the lack of product description for a developer.

    There are quite a few options:
    MapPoint 2006 Standard Edition priced a $279
    Microsoft MapPoint 2006 with GPS $299
    Microsoft Mappoint 2006 $189
    MapPoint 2006 $429
    AE MapPoint 2006: currently unavailabe.

    Could someone enlighten me? What are the differences? What would suit me best?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: What version of MapPoint 2006 should I buy?

    MapPoint 2006 Standard Edition priced a $279
    Microsoft MapPoint 2006 with GPS $299
    Microsoft Mappoint 2006 $189
    MapPoint 2006 $429
    AE MapPoint 2006: currently unavailabe.
    what?

    On Amazon.com there should just be two versions -- w/ GPS and w/o GPS, that is the top two on your list.

    (Disclaimer, on this site you can buy the version w/o GPS for $259).

    Since it is Amazon.com we should only be talking about the North American maps, you should note there is a European maps product as well, you can purchase on Amazon Uk and De etc.

    The last three lines are confusing..
    Microsoft Mappoint 2006 $189 <-- perhaps this is licensed for Academic use only?
    MapPoint 2006 $429 <-- no idea why it would be so expensive
    AE MapPoint 2006: currently unavailabe. <-- have not heard of AE MapPoint

    ?

    Eric

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    Re: What version of MapPoint 2006 should I buy?

    Thanks Eric!

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    I was curious so I searched on Amazon, the ones that are over $400 are disturbing to me, they are listed in Home & Garden and Electronics, I don't know who they are trying to fool. ? As a seller myself, I will admit that would be a nice margin

    Eric

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    Re: What version of MapPoint 2006 should I buy?

    Hi Eric,

    Oh whell you will be working 30 year later as hard as now. Just like me and many others. The ones selling things with a nice margin also, unless they are lucky with fooling

    Of topic I know but I could not resist

    But when I see the list, I think there was a fleet version also of MP2006 or am I wrong ?

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    Re: What version of MapPoint 2006 should I buy?

    There is a Fleet version but it is only available through ISV's (Microsoft partner designation for independent software vendor) and Microsoft volume licensing programs. Not through retail.

    Eric

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