tconrad


Hi Guys,
I have started on a new contract where the client wants to rebuild their Web Dashboard application. On their home page they currently have a Dundas map that plots out the locations of over 17,000 offices world wide. This is a very ineffective solution for what they want to do. They want to have the ability to mark problems on the map and be able to drill down to the location and be fed the details of the problems. I was looking a Google maps but I see where that is $10,000 min charge for internal non public facing sites + more money depending on number of requests. Then I started looking at Virtual Earth. I have not been able to find much information as to cost and one reference I saw indicated that there was no charge for the service so I wanted verify cost first. The second question I have is, keeping in mind that I want to plot over 17,000 location worldwide would you recommend using Virtual Earth or Map Point Web Service, and if the latter is there a charge for that

Thanks Tim



Re: SDK Recommendations

Derek Chan


Tim,

A Microsoft Representative while back had posted some VE pricing numbers here:

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx PostID=1471552&SiteID=1

It's best to discuss pricing issues with a MS sales representative or you can e-mail the licensing alias at maplic@microsoft.com with your questions. In short if your using the Mappoint Web Service for production usage you will need a contract with Microsoft to pay for transactions being made.

Hope that helps,







Re: SDK Recommendations

Duncan Garratt

I would suggest that you contact your local Microsoft office with a view to becoming a VE partner or link up with an existing partner. I think you will find that Microsoft pricing is extremely competitive for Intraweb applications which is on a per user per annum basis. Depending on the number of users Microsoft pricing could be significantly cheaper than Google.

Duncan Garratt

http://www.gis-logic.co.uk/







Re: SDK Recommendations

tconrad

Thanks guys, I appreciate your time and responses. I checked the web site for the retail side of the business...which is a whole nother animal, and I saw that they are already a VE partner and using it to map their locations. Now to cut throught the red tape to latch hold of the resource.

Thanks again Tim