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Product: MapPoint 2002
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price: $249.95
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction & OverView
2: Presentation
4: Advanced Features

5: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Microsoft MapPoint 2002.


Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 90%
Manual: 80%
Interface: 85%
Performance: 85%
Features: 90%
Map Quality: 85%
Ease of use: 80%
Data Support: 85%
Overall: 84%

Microsoft has greatly improved MapPoint! The release 2002 is one of the most complete corporate mapping software programs that offers a bunch of powerful features. MapPoint 2002 is much more pleasant to use thanks to the new Office look and feel. The feature reward goes to the Smart Tags that really rock! Having the ability to view the map of a location simply by typing an address in Word or Outlook is unbelievable. There are some drawbacks being the inaccuracy of some maps and of the Drive Time Zone as well as the restricted features offered by the European edition (for instance there’s no road update feature nor speed limit indicators & turn restrictions as there is in the US version). All in all Microsoft MapPoint 2002 is a winner thanks to its unrivalled integration with Office XP as well as the new automation model that’ll help developers build high end programs using the mapping features of MapPoint 2002.



Specs & Package
Overall Score 84%
Version Reviewed Microsoft MapPoint 2002 European Edition
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box 1 License Agreement
2ss CD-Rom
The Good Points Enhanced Maps,
Office XP Integration,
Enhanced Save for Web wizard,
New Custom Pushpins,
Smart Tags,
Streamlined interface.
The Bad Points DTZ gives funky results,
Various glitches on maps,
Restricted Export Feature,
No 'update' feature for the european edition.
Reviewers PC Setup

Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard
Windows XP Professional
512 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8.1
19" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2200E

PC Required Minimum System Requirements

Pentium 133 or higher processor (PIII recommended)
Microsoft® Windows® 98, Windows Millennium, Windows 2000 ou Windows NT® 4.0 (with SP6)
64Mb of RAM
280Mb of free hard disk space
800x600 or higher screen resolution
2x CD-Rom drive


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