Launches MapPoint Web Service for Australia
Microsoft announced the Australian
launch of Microsoft® MapPoint® Web Service 3.5 (MWS) the
company’s location and mapping Web service. With the introduction of
MWS 3.5 in Australia, businesses and third-party software developers
will be able to easily and cost-effectively deploy location-based
solutions and applications that incorporate Australian location data.
Sciences To Supply Australian Data For MapPoint
MapData Sciences Pty Ltd
(MDS) is to supply Australian mapping data to Microsoft Corporation for
use with Microsoft’s mapping solution, MapPoint Web Service 3.5. The
MDS data products include RoadNet Comprehensive, RoadNet Routing,
Australian Points of Interest, Australian Suburbs and Post Code
Boundaries. They will be supplied under a 3-year contract with annual
Development Strategy in Australia
From ARNnet - Microsoft launched a
new developer platform at this year’s TechEd conference and is
canvassing partner support. MapPoint has been available in the US and
Europe for more than two years. It allows partners to build mapping
applications such as online store locators.
Releases Grid Imp Tool for MapPoint
Technology has released the Grid Imp tool for Microsoft's MapPoint
application. Grid Imp plots gridded data in MapPoint, reading from a
variety of text formats. Data is indexed using latitude, longitude
coordinates (e.g. as used by GPS systems) rather than street addresses.
Orthographic Images Made Available Inside Map-In-A-Box
Mapping Solutions LLC
announced that its flag ship product Map-In-A-Box for MapInfo
Professional has been updated. It now includes seamless access to the
high resolution color orthographic aerial images recently made
available by Microsoft's TerraServer-USA web portal.
to TomTom Navigator Add-in
Blackbit announced the
release of a new mappoint add-in: a POI converter that can export all
pushpins from multiple datasets to TomTom navigator (using OV2 files).
MatchMaker Release 1.0 is Now Available
Darren Gates announced a
new MapPoint / Excel application to compute the relative distances and
drive times for multiple addresses simultaneously.
Announces Release Of CRM Front-End 2.0
Cubistix announced the
release of its CRM Front-End 2.0, an intuitive map-based interface for
use with the Microsoft Business Solutions CRM system. The incorporation of MapPoint 2004
into CRM Front-End provides users with the ability to create
multi-tiered marketing campaigns by segregating their campaigns into
geographical containers, plotting customer leads on a map, and
exporting maps into Microsoft Word documents.
Announces GeoSpatial Case Manager
GeoSpatial Case Manager, a solution developed for child welfare
services in response to the unique challenges facing their industry.
Cubistix also announced today the results of an in depth case study and
proof of concept completed with Florida’s Partnership for Strong
Releases Sales Planning Process Solution
HarvestGold LP announced
the release of the first complete territory-level sales planning
solution, the HarvestGold Sales Planning Process. Microsoft's MapPoint,
which can be used in conjunction with the HarvestGold software, allows
sales managers to plot customer locations and define effective and
Freedom 3.0 1x and Airlink Pinpoint
Baka Trak-it has
successfully completed integration of the Airlink Pinpoint product into
an existing telematics client solution. Fleet Freedom's addition of
Bell Mobility's 1xrtt network will encompass four different hardware
platforms on one screen. This will allow fleet and operations personnel
to view devices on different networks and device platforms presented in
one user interface from multiple, disparate gateways.
and Multimap Sign Agreement
Microsoft and Multimap
announced they have signed an agreement to accelerate the delivery of
solutions based on the Microsoft® MapPoint® Web Service. As
part of a non-exclusive worldwide partnership, Multimap will add
Microsoft’s MapPoint Web Service to its service portfolio, providing
customers and prospects with a broader range of services.
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Streets and Trips 2005 With GPS
Releases Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0
Streets and Trips 2005
has arrived! This year, Microsoft is also offering a version which
bundles a USB GPS unit and cable. The new version includes better GPS
support and Pocket Streets for Smartphone. Enhancements include updated
map data, more ways to customize your maps, and a GPS pane that
displays your heading, speed, and latitude/longitude coordinates.
Businesses Fuel Economy With Help From Technology
to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses in
the United States will produce more than half of all innovations and
create 75 percent of all new jobs this year. In recognition of this,
Microsoft Corp. announced it is joining other advocates of small
business, including the SBA, to show support for small businesses.
Backgrounder from the Economist
Microsoft is a software giant: too much of one, say some. The firm's
dominance in the operating-systems market first brought scrutiny from
the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in 1998. But though Microsoft claims
to be a kinder, gentler company these days, the company's strategies
for both .NET and Windows XP, its newest operating system, show
Strengthens Executive Team
SRC LLC announced it has appointed Ed
John as Vice President of Sales and Field Operations. Most recently,
John served as a principle founder and Managing Director for
SpatialPoint LLC, a Microsoft Certified Partner involved in the
integration and extension of the Microsoft MapPoint platform.
Nips at Microsoft In Market for Web Browsers
From the Wall Street Journal (subscription
req.'d) - A gang of Russian cybercriminals has helped accomplish
what antitrust regulators couldn't: reduce Microsoft's share of the
market for Web browsers, if even just a bit. Millions of computer users
this summer tried to avoid an attack by computer hackers in Russia by
installing free software from the Mozilla Foundation. July marked the
first time since Microsoft vanquished Netscape in the "browser wars" of
the late 1990s that the software giant's share of the Web-browser
Solutions announced the availability of Microsoft® Business
Solutions - Great Plains® 8.0, a cross-industry financial
management solution for midmarket segment businesses. Microsoft Great
Plains 8.0 will deliver improved usability; richer functionality for
distribution, manufacturing and project accounting; greater
capabilities through integrations with Microsoft Business Solutions
Business Portal 2.5 and Microsoft Office 2003; and improved analytics.
Has Been Digitized with Universal Addresses
NAC Geographic Products Inc. has
announced that Brazil has become the first country in South America
that has been completely digitized with Universal Addresses and Natural
Area Codes, and made the number of the Universal Address digitized
countries to 19: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Finland (Uusimaa, Häme, and Pirkanmaa regions), France,
Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.