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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software

Migrating from MapInfo to MapPoint is going to save our clients about $1000 per computer. Most clients run our software on 5 - 10 of their computers. Most of the bids we lose are due to cost and we usually only get under bid by less than $5k. We will be able to deliver a better product at a cheaper cost thanks to MapPoint.

Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2004 9:34 AM | Back to top

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Have you checked out our map control at ? It might get your price even lower since it's royalty free distribution for Winforms and low cost server licensing for Webforms.

We are also introducing a new product called RenderUSA that provides all of the rendering and TIGER Data for the entire United States which looks very similar like Map Point. You can check it out at on our site.

If you have checked it out we would love to hear feedback from you.


Left by Clint Batman on Aug 23, 2004 1:30 PM

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They are really very different tools, I discuss this some in a Map-In-A-Box review on MP2Kmag.. it's a little like saying "We're going to save our clients thousands by using the free built-in Windows calculator instead of installing a powerful tool like Excel."

I can't think of too many cases where MapPoint is a direct replacement for MapInfo or vice versa. MapX vs. MapPoint maybe.. certainly there are many other products more close to MapPoint in price and functionality such as DeLorme's XMap, Streets-On-A-Disk, etc..

Left by MapPoint on Sep 08, 2004 9:55 PM

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I too think the comparisons cannot really be done. Do you want to build a shed or skyscraper? I know MapPoint is cheaper and there is a reason. Shedding MapInfo to use MapPoint will only save you money if you are delivering the same products to your customers. If you are not providing the needed functionality, then you will simply lose money from your customers finding a supplier who can give them what they need.

Maybe MapXtend vs MapPoint.
Left by Paul Hallett on Oct 06, 2004 4:34 AM

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Did any body knows whethere MapPoint and MapInfo gives same data?
Left by ajaygaikwad on Dec 01, 2008 3:39 AM

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