[CoMoDev] Re: Mapping software

  • From: David Beers <cervezas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dick_grier Grier <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 18:24:22 -0600

Actually, for what we are doing there isn't an issue about displaying the map 
on the device.  All we're doing is sending points from the device back to the 
server so some guy in the office can look at the map from a desktop browser and 
say "why have half our trucks been parked in front of Mort's Bar for the last 

I'll look into Pepperwhite, though, thanks.  They have one sentence about their 
Internet Map Server on their home page and then it seems never to be mentioned 
again. <shrug/>
David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
Skype ID: pikesoft

 On Tue, 7 Jun 2005 18:05:51 -0600, dick_grier Grier wrote:
> 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).
> Dick
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