What is MapPoint? MapPoint E-Maps

Since 2000 organizations used Microsoft MapPoint for quick geographic insights. The tool had background maps for large parts of the world and for many countries you could geocode. The software and the maps had to be installed on a (network) harddrive.

People used MapPoint for quick geographic visualisations and analyses of their own MS Acces or Excel data. In selected countries routing was an option as well. By the end of 2014, Microsoft stopped developing MapPoint.

Excel E-Maps the successor of MapPoint

What comes after MapPoint is the easy to use, Excel mapping plug-in E-Maps. E-Maps provides worldwide advanced geocoding, based on address, postal code or city names. The Excel add-in is the best tool for GEO analysis with features like heatmap, choroplets and other thematic mapping. E-Maps uses the up-to-date map and geocoding engine from Here ™.
Isochrones and routing capabilities are available in E-Maps Mobility.

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More points to plot in free trial version

E-Maps trialFrom now on, we made it possible for you to plot more points in the free trial version of Excel E-Maps. This means better understanding of the possibilities and features of the Excel plug-in.

You can plot the address or postal codes in batches of maximum 2.000 per time, per layer. The total number of points you can plot in the free trial version is 5.000.

Remember that plotting points on a map can also be done by coordinates, if you have them. Plotting on a map by using a full or a partial address or a postal code in Excel E-Maps is named geocoding. The good thing is, you can use it worldwide!

In the paid, full version, geocoding is not limited, but based on fair use.