There's a point when all good things must come to an end.

MapPoint was discontinued on 31/12/2014.

Across the United States and Europe, MapPoint was a trusted companion.

But it's time, and we're sad to see MapPoint go. MapPoint was first released in 1999. The product grew out of a 1988 blockbuster designed by four UK developers who bootstrapped it with other jobs. They released the beta to a few journalists in 1988 and it spread like wildfire. The consumer products were a hit for many years both in Europe and the U.S. Click here to read the full backstory.

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