Getting Mappoint to connect to external data
Posted on 2006-07-02
Im trying to find a solution for a customer who wants to track 50 vehicles for a short time.
Basically he will be in the outback of Australia, and therefore will only have access to the slowest of the slow satellite broadband, probably at 9.6Kbps or similar.
That means our regular web tracking application wont work very well for him.
What we have proposed is that he get a copy of Microsoft Mappoint installed with all maps local, then we use some sort of add-in to connect Mappoint to our web service, possibly with XML, or even a simple txt file.
My question is, is this possible to do? Can anyone point me inthe direction of maybe a COM addin or similar to allow us to connect Mappoint to a basic web service?