Microsoft MapPoint was the main geospatial product from Microsoft. Targeted at typical business (‘Microsoft Office’) users, it was an affordable business mapping application.
Although MapPoint may not have the full functionality of a GIS system such as Maptitude, it shipped with its own up-to-date road, address, and demographic datasets. This combination made MapPoint a very affordable alternative for a wide range of business applications.
These pages demonstrate how to use MapPoint to its full capabilities. Each function and feature is described, along with caveats and potential problems. Differences between the different versions are also explained.
Microsoft have announced that MapPoint 2013 is the last version and will be removed from sale at the end of 2014. Support will be provided until at least June 2015. We continue to sell and support our various extensions for Microsoft MapPoint.
We recommend that users looking for a new geospatial solution, should take a serious look at Maptitude. We are currently porting many of our MapPoint products to Maptitude, and will be producing completely new add-ins in 2015.