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Mapping Platform Selection

Platform



deCarta
ESRI
GoogleMap
MapQuest


Scalability
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Internet/Internal
Internet (hosted)
Internal and Hosted
Internet (hosted)
Internal and Hosted


SDK, Ease of development
Navigation SDK, rapid deployment for hosted solutions, no
code needed for simple apps (using Wizards)
ArcGIS for desktop, client and web dev.
KML, javascript SDK
SDK


Support
+
+
good public forums
+


Development Languages
JavaScript API, WS
Java, JavaScript, C++ for WinCE, Win XP, JSP, ASP, ASP.NET,
ColdFusion, ArcXML, WS, Eclipse dev environment
JSP, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, JavaScript lib
JSP, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, XML, WS


Major Markets
Telecom, Wireless
Goverment, Public works
mostly Consumer, Google MapEnterprise for >500K hits a
day or when ads are undesired
commercial, asset management, logistics


Other pluses
Free access to TeleAtlas data
Exact boundary data
integration with search platform, Maplets, add links to
maps, iPhone integration
(relatively) long history, MapInfo consulting, Points of
interest SDK