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"Q. What is MapPoint Location Server? What’s the difference between MapPoint Location Server and MapPoint Web Service?

A. The following points outline the differences:

  • MapPoint Location Server is a component of MapPoint Web Service that allows the integration of real-time location data into business and consumer applications. MapPoint Location Server provides access to location providers such as mobile network operators and acts as a proxy between an application and MapPoint Web Service. For commercial purposes, MapPoint Location Server can only be used with a valid agreement for MapPoint Web Service.
  • MapPoint Web Service is a programmable XML-based Web service that customers can use to integrate mapping capabilities and location-based services into business or consumer applications. MapPoint Web Service supports industry-standard SOAP and XML interfaces, which developers can use to build location-based services into their applications easily. Solutions that integrate MapPoint Web Service can be developed with Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET, which provides a powerful, optimized environment for developers.
  • MapPoint technology is the core technology behind Microsoft’s mapping and location services platforms and applications. It is the basis for MapPoint powerful business and consumer desktop applications and the application developer XML Web Service platform."

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Programming MapPoint in .NET

Chandu Thota's New Book from O'Reilly Press
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The first and only book in print on programming MapPoint technologies. The book includes sections on Microsoft MapPoint, the MapPoint Web Service, MapPoint Location Server, and Virtual Earth. The books is 354 pages chock full of programming examples and map screenshots. For example, the book spends 40 pages discussing in depth the various Data Map styles in Microsoft MapPoint, dissects the DisplayDataMap method in detail, and has a number of examples of importing data from various sources. There are over 100 pages on the MapPoint Web Service including sections on the Find, Route, and Render API's. Take your MapPoint programming to the next level!

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