This article was last updated April 2016
Microsoft MapPoint has been discontinued. But don’t panic! eSpatial is a fast, powerful, always-up-to-date alternative that provides similar functionality.
eSpatial is a cloud-based mapping software that has impressed many users with it’s accuracy and speed. Read this article about those who have switched from MapPoint.
Reasons to move to eSpatial:
Similar key functionality to MapPoint
Like most users, do you currently make pin maps or territory maps, using MapPoint? Well you can do the same with eSpatial, and much more – including radius maps and bubble maps. We’ve also recently added route map optimization.
All-in-one mapping software and data visualization tool
On its website, Microsoft helpfully explains that you can replace MapPoint – not with just one software package, but several. Aren’t you busy enough? Use eSpatial and you get multi-functionality in one great package: map creation, data visualization and data analysis. eSpatial does it all.
eSpatial always has up-to-date mapping information
Have you ever tried to plot data with MapPoint and found that all points are not accurately placed? That’s because your MapPoint geocoding tool is not up to date. eSpatial plots data on Azure Maps. This means we always offer users the most accurate maps on which to plot their data.
Easy to use
eSpatial has been designed by GIS experts to be fast and powerful, but also easy to use. Switching from MapPoint won’t involve a steep learning curve. Besides, when you need a little help, we’ll always be there to give it: through live chat, email support, tutorial videos, comprehensive help pages, etc.
Cloud-based mapping software compatible with PCs and Macs
One big difference that you will appreciate between MapPoint and eSpatial is that our mapping software is cloud-based. That means you and your colleagues can access your maps from anywhere with an internet connection. Sharing a map is as easy as copying and pasting a URL link – the recipient doesn’t need to have any software installed on their viewing device. MapPoint never came in a version for Macs – eSpatial, on the other hand, is universally compatible.
Regular free updates
eSpatial does not sit on its laurels: our policy is to provide updates to our software every 6-8 weeks. We add features and improve workflows. And we do it in a way that is utterly seamless. You don’t have to install anything: since the software is online, we do it all for you. There are no additional costs for updates. Of course, we’ll always let you know about the new features, via email.
Who’s uses eSpatial?
eSpatial is a global mapping product, used by thousands of companies,organizations and non-profits, worldwide. Below is a sample of our customer base. You can find out more about our users here.
eSpatial offers comprehensive support, which has been acclaimed by our customers. We don’t simply help you make maps – we come up with solutions to real business problems. When you become a paying customer, you are assigned your own Customer Success representative, ensuring tailored and speedy solutions to your data or mapping problems.
In some ways, this is the icing on the cake. eSpatial gives you access to over 400 boundary and information datasets, including US and UK census information. Get greater insights by analyzing your unique when it set beside alongside key demographics such as population age or density.
We’ve been creating great mapping products since 1997
MapPoint only came out in 2000 and was another product in a range of products produced by Microsoft. eSpatial, on the other hand, is a dedicated mapping company that has evolved over the years, but always kept it focus on the importance of mapping and data visualization.
Try it for free
Explore eSpatial Pro, free of charge, when you sign up for an eSpatial account. See how it handles your data in comparison with MapPoint. If you don’t like what you see, then just walk away. We ask for no financial details, just an email address, so you alone can access your account and the maps you create.
Check out our latest eBook “A Quick Guide to Replacing MapPoint” for helpful tips.
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