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  deCarta ESRI GoogleMap MapQuest
Scalability + + + +
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
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


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