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MapPoint 2013 North America

by Microsoft
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews) 9 answered questions


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Product Features

  • New - Updated street-level maps, new look and 2.5M points of interest.
  • New - Hotel and restaurant reviews and ratings.
  • Insert maps into the work you do in Microsoft Office.
  • Visualize business, customer and demographic data using maps.
  • Create routes and share them to your navigation devices.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: DVD
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007RFW2BQ
  • Item model number: B21-01421
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 4, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #909 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


Product Description

Product Description

Microsoft MapPoint is powerful mapping software that makes it easy to combine business data with mapping and location. Using MapPoint you can turn complex business information stored in spreadsheets and data tables into easy-to-understand maps.

From the Manufacturer

Microsoft MapPoint 2013

Microsoft MapPoint gives you the power to visualize sales and competitor and customer data to make better business decisions. Create information-rich maps with your data to show important relationships, identify business trends, and illustrate opportunities. When on the road, get trip routing and turn-by-turn directions to get there easily.

Streamline Your Travel

Arrive on time

Detailed directions — voice and text-prompted — make it easy to follow your route.

Optimize your trip

Quickly calculate mileage, drive time, and expenses in advance.

Navigate with ease

Plan your trip on your PC, then print or share your route to your navigation devices.1

Use Maps in Your Microsoft Office Documents

Seamlessly integrate maps into the work you do in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and more. Tell your story visually, inserting maps into documents and presentations to illustrate everything from sales performance and customer locations, to new business opportunities.

Tap into existing data sources

Create maps from data stored in current versions of Office Excel, Office Access, Microsoft SQL Server, or other database sources.

Extend Your Business

Take advantage of the extensible MapPoint object model to build custom business solutions such as fleet tracking and business intelligence.

No DVD Drive, No Problem

If your computer doesn’t have a CD or DVD drive, you may purchase and install MapPoint as a software download, or you can find out how to install the DVD version at www.microsoft.com/mappoint/activate.

1. GPS device sold separately. To share your route with your Garmin device you must export a GPX file to a GPX compatible GPS device. Not all GPS devices are supported.

Key Features

  • Updated street-level maps, new look, and 2.5 million points of interest
  • Hotel and restaurant reviews and ratings
  • Pushpin images
  • Insert maps into the work you do in Microsoft Office
  • Visualize business, customer, and demographic data using maps
  • Create routes and share them to your navigation devices1
  • Share territory and results maps to clearly visualize, analyze, and communicate performance
  • Combine business data with demographics to find and target potential customers
  • Choose whether cities, highways, local roads, and parks show on your map
  • Build custom solutions and Office add-ins

System Requirements

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 (32 bit), or Windows XP (32 bit)
  • 1 GB RAM for 32 bit OS, 2 GB RAM for 64 bit OS, 256 MB RAM for Windows XP
  • 2.1 GB available hard-disk space
  • 1024 X 768 or higher resolution monitor
  • DVD drive or high-speed Internet access for installation
Optional
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010 required to use "Send To" features
  • Broadband Internet service (connect time charges may apply)
  • GPS device that supports NMEA 2.0 or later and USB port
  • Internet Explorer (will not displace your primary browser)

Some features will not work with the 64 bit version of Microsoft Office 2010.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Limited functionality and hard to use October 23, 2012
By R.W.S.
Verified Purchase
For the price I expected a feature rich mapping product. What I got was a product that is hard to use, does not imbed easily into other MSFT products, and didn't do what I thought should be basic functions. Plus, the map quality is primitive at best. Save your money.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mappoint - an in-depth review on good and the bad October 10, 2014
By Jake B.
There are things that are awesome and things that are could use some work with MapPoint. Because my career is in Sales, and to cover my territory efficiently, I have to do a ton of mapping, and I spend a lot of time mapping out my business. I use MapPoint for territory design (splitting up the territories between reps in the first place). Streets and Trips (Also by Microsoft) is my tool of choice to get around when I'm offline and need to design a route. And I use the Badger Map for mapping on my iPad and phone as well as building my daily route and schedule. I've been using MapPoint for years, so here is my experience with the good and the bad of MapPoint.

First, the best part about MapPoint is that the functionality for building the territories in the first place is awesome. Figuring out how to split up our customers into 50 equal territories across the country would be a nightmare without MapPoint. Highly recommend Mappoint for this use case.

MapPoint is also very strong in creating custom tailored maps that you can export for showing in presentations and websites. You can show territory lines, colorize by performance or sales, etc. Great for this type of territory level analysis. I'll put the outputs into photoshop if I want to get extra fancy. Its also impressively fast at doing this heavyweight numbercrunching

Its also worth mentioning that MapPoint does work offline, so if you are out in the field in rural Montana etc where AT&T hasn't bothered to put up towers, you still get access to your maps.

As far as the not-so-good parts of MapPoint:

First and most importantly: The routing basically doesn't work when you have more than 3 points or so. The routes it creates will have you criss-crossing and zig-zagging around town.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pathetic, Classic Microsoft February 6, 2013
How pathetic! I am a MapPoint user and upgraded to the 2013 edition. It is not an upgrade. I feel like one of the original Windows Millennium purchasers. It claims to use updated information but the 2013, yes, I said 2013, edition does not even have 2010 census data in it. This alone makes it only usable by people who havn't figured out that map routes are free. Bye bye, Microsoft. Great job losing another customer. I just wish I didn't purchase volume licenses.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Intuitive, Not Accurate! November 4, 2013
This software is definitely NOT easy to use. Nor is it accurate. When I import addresses and tell the software to create a route, it creates routes that are not logical, nor efficient. There seems to be no rhyme nor reason as to the stop order it creates. It will criss-cross between areas of the city.

If you wish to manually change the order, you must click on each stop and hit the up or down button to move it ONE position above or below. So in order to move a stop from position #42 to position #12, you must hit the "move" button 30 times to put it where you want.

You can not move multiple stops either. If you have a group of stops you wish to move to a different section of the route, you have to do the same thing FOR EACH STOP.

You need to purchase add-ins to do simple things like export the stop list without directions.

I have been frustrated to no end with this software
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I tried to do a big project with it and loaded 27,529 current 5 digit zip codes and it could not find 3,715 of them (good zips) or by city name 3,525 - it does no comparison of it's own. The interface and the data reek of Windows 98. It does a few things nicely, it can locate using the first three digits of a zip (it still missed 776), create territories and allows multiple data sets. If, however, you want to display or print more than a small region, you will get almost no detail. If you want a full US Map, you will get something that looks like it was drawn in crayon even on a 1600 x 900 monitor. Normally an MS fan, I'd not put my name on this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother August 5, 2013
Microsoft Mappoint has been a disappointment since the 2009 edition. The marketing sales pitch is way overblown. Functionality is hardly up to par. Maps are not detailed. You don't get an upgrade price (wow - that was a surprise).

Don't know what else is out there, but if you have a serious need for a mapping program, I suggest you look elsewhere.

Rich
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very useful but MISSING tons of Streets January 30, 2013
Having used every version of MapPoint ever released, I have constantly run into problems where a certain street exists and DOES SHOW UP in Google maps . . . but is simply not there in MapPoint.

You can click on "Update Construction Information" and it does update - but that never fixes the problem. It is always missing tens of thousands of streets.

However, it is much faster to use than Google Maps, MapQuest, etc.
And it allows you to quickly load up numerous sites - have them labeled, and draw lines before exporting the map. I just hit Alt-PrintScreen and then paste it into Photoshop to finalize it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Old bugs fixed, but new, less serious bugs show up. August 20, 2014
By Gym
Verified Purchase
Great. Fixes bug in 2006 and older versions. When updating multiple data sets at once with SHIFT-F9, on a PC with multi-thread CPU, errors were generated, BUT NOT anymore with this version 2013!

HOWEVER, new bug, when using DataSet Properties Dialog, after 2 to 5 "Balloon" Tab settings changes [that is, in 2 to 5 different dataset properties dialogs] (selecting new fields to show in "Show Info" Balloons on Data Points), MapPoint 2013 hangs indefinitely, and needs to be restarted. In other words, after making changes in 2,3,4, or 5 different dataset property dialogs on the balloon tab, the next change will cause MapPoint 2013 to freeze!

Microsoft, please fix your software.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it when a plan comes together.
Was exactly as stated. thanks a bunch.
Published 1 month ago by Colonial Lawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by adam adam
2.0 out of 5 stars return of microsoft mappoint
I have looked all over my office area and am unable to find the Map Point disc. I however would like to receive the lower priced version which has a wizard (green light) attached.
Published 2 months ago by Jim Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Complete install - dwindling now hat MS has discontinued it.
Published 2 months ago by Dale
4.0 out of 5 stars Support and Updates end soon!
I bought this without realizing they are cancelling support and updates for this software early in 2015. For that, -1 star. Read more
Published 4 months ago by PhotoDorer
4.0 out of 5 stars The software works as described and has definitely assisted in ...
The software works as described and has definitely assisted in some of our route planning for the company I work for. Read more
Published 5 months ago by C. Filiatreau
3.0 out of 5 stars Does not read some older version MapPoint files
Forced to upgrade from version 6.0 when I purchased a new computer. MapPoint 2013 does not read the files produced by MapPoint 6.0. Read more
Published 6 months ago by TJC
4.0 out of 5 stars The product was as Microsoft intended the delivery/packaged was...
The product was as Microsoft intended the delivery/packaged was crushed when I got it but the DVD was un damaged.
Published 7 months ago by J. Lord
2.0 out of 5 stars Replace MapPoint with [...]?
Has anyone else tried [...] as a replacement for MapPoint? With Microsoft ending MapPoint support at the end of 2014 I need another source for business mapping.
Published 8 months ago by Barbara in Maine
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great tool to use for logistics.
Published 9 months ago by Michael
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