[CoMoDev] Re: Mapping software

  • From: "dick_grier Grier" <dick_grier@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 18:33:52 -0600

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.


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