Hi David, I see. It's still a problem of development cost vs. return. BTW, the Pepperwhite Street (solution?) is agnostic, when used as a server. Naturally, this is something that you cannot do, legally, with the MapPoint desktop product -- though from a programming standpoint it is comparatively simple. One of the nice things about Pepperwhite is that I "think" the license allows you to use a single copy (about $500) for LBS. You have to develop the backend vehicle tracking, which actually is pretty simple if the vehicles are "connected." The real question is, "Does it provide the features that you need." They have a demo version, so it may be possible to test that part without any more investment than time. 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>.