Microsoft MapPoint Web Service Access for Startup Applications

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 19, 2006— Starting today, web developers can purchase Microsoft MapPoint Web Service usage transactions in small blocks for their applications. provides access to the MapPoint web platform for transactions usage starting out as low as 1,500 transactions per month - ideal for small or start up applications requiring map look up and driving directions. provides developers direct access to the Microsoft platform under a cell phone model, utilizing monthly usage charges, and transaction rollover, all under an annual contract. These is no activation fee, and developers can select usage plan between 1,500 and 50,000 usage transactions per month. As your application grows, usage plans may be upgraded at any time is a service of InfoGrow Corporation, a Microsoft Certified Partner and leading MapPoint Web Service application developer.

Recently Microsoft MapPoint Web Service has been re-branded to the Virtual Earth Platform. The Virtual Earth Platform is an integrated set of location based services that combines unique bird's-eye, aerial, and satellite imagery with the best-of- breed mapping, location and search functionality.

Through the Virtual Earth Platform, web-based application developers will have flexibility of tapping into one of the two Virtual Earth application programming interfaces (API): MapPoint Web Service API using SOAP XML to communicate with customer applications and Virtual Earth Map Control that lets users make requests via JavaScript to AJAX map object.

As pricing details become available for the Virtual Earth Platform, will incorporate them into the monthly access plans.

About InfoGrow

InfoGrow accelerates sales & marketing effectiveness through strategy, process and technology. Seventeen years of experience has taught us that technology without strategy and process is a wasted investment. As experts in location intelligence and MapPoint technology, we help you identify your best prospects, discover any missed opportunities, focus your reps on your most profitable accounts, reduce marketing waste and optimize sales productivity. InfoGrow builds and hosts MapPoint applications. For more information visit

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