IMO, these problems are (primarily) a function of the limited display on Pocket PC (type) devices, along with a more important matter. $$. There isn't a large enough revenue stream for these problems to be fixed anytime soon. The reason the Mappoint web service costs so much is because (no inside information here) they aren't making money yet. It's a question of selling more and making it up on volume. There are other possibilities. For example, Pepperwhite Street Map OCX component for desktop software development is now available for web development as Pepperwhite Internet Map Server. I haven't used it, but it may be worth a look (www.pepperwhite.com<http://www.pepperwhite.com/>). Dick Richard Grier (Microsoft MVP - Visual Basic) Hard & Software 12962 West Louisiana Avenue Lakewood, CO 80228 303-986-2179 (voice) 303-593-9315 (fax) Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, 4th Edition ISBN 1-890422-28-2 (391 pages) published July 2004. For faster service, contact the publisher at http://www.mabry.com/vbpgser4<http://www.mabry.com/vbpgser4>.