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Maptitude Mapping Software

Best Alternative to MapPoint Software for 2023

Stewart BerryBy Stewart Berry
30 June 2023

MapPoint® is discontinued. Maptitude now dominates the desktop space vacated by Microsoft. Maptitude is a widely-used and full featured mapping application. The software is designed for business users in every global market. Maptitude is the best MapPoint replacement.

MapPoint provided outdated data. Don't use old data for new location-based decisions. Upgrade to Maptitude to use the latest features, Census numbers, and demographics.

In this article:

Feature equivalent to MapPoint and supports MapPoint files


 Imports MapPoint PTM files  

 Unlimited layers/geocoding/routing

 Radius and drive-time tools


 Fleet and routing tools

 Complete control over speeds by road type

 Export to Excel

 Link and update data

 Copy drawing items between maps


The only value-priced (US$695) business mapping application

 Control sensitive data without storing on an external Cloud

 Available as a one-off software purchase without costly annual/monthly service subscription fees

Maptitude opens your MapPoint pushpin and territory layers

Maptitude opens your MapPoint layers!

Simply use the Maptitude File>Open command to open your MapPoint pushpins, territories, and waypoints.

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MapPoint User Testimonials of Maptitude

Rocco A. DiAntonio, Jr.

“I was in a bind when MS retired MapPoint. I discovered Maptitude in 2009 and have been using the software since then. Once you take time to use the various features, it becomes a joy to use when evaluating different market conditions/situations. I do enjoy using this software.”

Rocco A. DiAntonio, Jr.
Area Dealer Network Development Manager, Porsche Cars NA
Easton, Pennsylvania
Ben Hutchinson

Easy to use and speedy to map, comparable for ease of use to the discontinued MapPoint but offers lots of stronger features. The Video tutorials are a really good resource.”

Ben Hutchinson
Data Manager, Selco Builders Warehouse
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Aaron Wesson

“Ease of moving territories, obtaining census data, and plotting territories to that data. Beautiful interface and several ways to customize the product and exports. The ability to pull in my older MapPoint files and data was a huge plus!”

Aaron Wesson
Marketing Operations Mgr, Spartan College of Aeronautics & Technology
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Steve Hendel

“I believe that Caliper's Maptitude continues to provide more GIS-related features and more flexibility in defining and presenting data and map layers than MapPoint does.”

Steve Hendel
Office Depot
Delray Beach, Florida
Blog: Why 70% of Fortune 50 companies rely on Maptitude

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What Makes Maptitude the Best Alternative to MapPoint

The best mapping software! Here's why:

  • Maptitude opens your MapPoint pushpins, territories, and waypoints.
  • Maptitude is the easiest-to-use full featured mapping software.
  • Maptitude includes powerful tools such as multi-ring drive-time zones.
  • Maptitude has no subscription fees, and supports secure off-line data storage.
  • Maptitude provides fully customizable maps with unlimited point icons.
  • Maptitude has unlimited pin-mapping/geocoding.
  • Maptitude includes free demographics. These cover everything from population statistics to business counts and more!
  • Maptitude includes free mapping data. These cover everything from business locations to postal/ZIP Codes and more!
  • Maptitude includes the functionality of 3rd party MapPoint add-ins. Examples include MPCluster, MileCharter, and MPMileage.
  • Maptitude supports development in the GISDK scripting environment. Other languages are also supported including any .NET language, such as C#, and VBA or COM
  • Maptitude is updated annually. The last version of MapPoint was MapPoint 2013. Stop using old data and start using Maptitude!
MapPoint replacement - Maptitude map showing 5-minute interval drive-time bands around a location in Phoenix, Arizona

Five-minute interval drive-time band map created with Maptitude MapPoint replacement

MapPoint alternative - Maptitude map showing territories balanced by population based on counties in the Southwest United States

Territory map created with Maptitude MapPoint alternative

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MapPoint Datasets

Maptitude is competitively priced and enables organizations and businesses to use their location-based data to improve decision making. Detailed Country Packages include:












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MapPoint Features

Features Maptitude MapPoint
Link and update records Yes Yes
Routing, territory creation, finding, circle & chart & heat mapping, GPS support, pushpin/address/post code mapping Yes Yes
GIS-related features and flexibility in defining and presenting data and map layers Yes No
Drive time rings for multiple origins and with multiple concentric rings per origin Yes No
Pushpin limitations Unlimited 10,000
Up-to-date Census Tract boundaries, ZIP Codes, Census data and demographics Yes No
Street data for Guam and other U.S. territories Yes No
Basic maps of the entire world Yes No
Detailed coverage and tools for Brazil, Australia, and many other countries Yes No
UK postal data for Northern Ireland Yes No
Calculate area of overlapping sales regions Yes No
Redraw territories while seeing the sum value of opportunities within each territory Yes No
Use selection and drawing tools to export data for regions or territories Yes No
Create custom territory boundary layers using drawing tools Yes No
Create multi-ring radius layers around one or more points automatically Yes No
Create multi-ring drivetime zone layers around one or more points automatically Yes No
Perform map/database filtering Yes No
Control the map/layer visibility of filters Yes No
Maps & Styles
Ability to turn ALL map layers on and off, including the background map style Yes No
Ability to fully customize any aspect of the map and map styles Yes No
Use any image type for pushpins Yes No
Only CUR, ICO, & BMP
Ongoing support for the mapping product and for customer questions Yes Discontinued
64-Bit version Yes No
SQL Server spatial Yes Yes

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Frequently Asked MapPoint Questions

What was the last version of MapPoint?

The last version of MapPoint was MapPoint 2013. Maptitude is the most suitable desktop replacement for MapPoint 2013. If you are looking for MapPoint 2013 replacement software, Maptitude has equivalent and improved features:

  • Updated maps of the United States and Canada
  • Demographic Data: Combine business data with demographics to find and target potential customers, and focus your business decisions
  • Integration: Insert maps into the work you do in Microsoft Office
  • Create Sales Territories: Share performance maps to clearly visualize, analyze, and communicate performance
  • Customize Map Settings: Choose whether cities, highways, local roads and parks show on your map
  • Pushpin Images
  • Programming: Build custom solutions and Office add-ins
MapPoint 2013 replacement Maptitude map

Map created with MapPoint 2013 replacement, Maptitude


Is Microsoft MapPoint still available?

MapPoint is not still available. The flagship Microsoft mapping product, MapPoint, was discontinued after the release of MapPoint 2013.

How can I get a MapPoint download?

The last version of MapPoint was MapPoint 2013. New copies of MapPoint can no longer be downloaded for purchase. Maptitude is one suitable desktop replacement for MapPoint. Maptitude is feature equivalent to MapPoint and supports MapPoint files. Maptitude:

  • Imports MapPoint PTM files
  • Supports unlimited layers/geocoding/routing
  • Includes radius and drive-time tools
  • Includes the latest demographics
  • Exports to Excel
  • Creates territories

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What happened to MapPoint?

Microsoft's flagship mapping product, MapPoint, was discontinued, along with AutoRoute and Streets & Trips, on December 31, 2014. Online support was available for the products through July 14, 2015. Since then, demographics have changed and new streets and subdivisions have been built. MapPoint data is old. It should not be used for new location-based decisions.

If you are wondering what happened to MapPoint and why you should replace it with Maptitude, here's why:

  • Maptitude has the same, and improved, tools as MapPoint.
  • Maptitude has the latest annual data updates. These include:
    • Nationwide demographics from the U.S. Census and American Community Survey (ACS)
    • Up-to-date HERE street data

These make Maptitude an ideal replacement for MapPoint. Maptitude Country Packages allow former AutoRoute customers to also access up-to-date maps.

Is there a MapPoint version for Apple Mac?

There is no MapPoint version of MapPoint for the Apple Mac operating system. MapPoint was a Windows application. The software is no longer available for any platform. Maptitude desktop is a MapPoint for Mac alternative. The application can run on Windows installed on a Macintosh. Maptitude Online can be accessed from any browser. This is another option for Mac users that need to analyze maps.

What is the MapPoint Alternative?

The MapPoint alternative is Maptitude. Maptitude is the closest desktop replacement for MapPoint, Streets & Trips, and AutoRoute. Maptitude Online is a web-based alternative to MapPoint. Maptitude mapping software is a great alternative to MapPoint because it has improved MapPoint features and new data.

What has replaced MapPoint?

After MapPoint was discontinued in 2014, Microsoft released a number of other products that provided similar functionality, such as Bing Maps and Azure Maps. These products are available through a variety of platforms and devices, and they offer a range of features and functionality that are similar to those offered by MapPoint.

Maptitude is a geographic information system (GIS) software program developed by Caliper Corporation. It is a commercial product that is used for mapping and spatial analysis, and it includes a range of features such as geocoding, routing, and spatial analysis tools. While Maptitude is similar to MapPoint in many ways, it is not developed and marketed by Microsoft.

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How do I install Microsoft MapPoint?

MapPoint can no longer be installed because it was discontinued after the release of MapPoint 2013. MapPoint 2013 was the last version before it was discontinued and does not contain recent geographic changes nor up-to-date demographics. Don't install and use old MapPoint data for new location-based decisions.

Maptitude includes the latest annual updates to nationwide demographics from the U.S. Census and American Community Survey (ACS) and up-to-date HERE street data. Download and install the software here.

Can I use my MapPoint layers with Maptitude?

MapPoint layers can be used with Maptitude. If you are using outdated MapPoint layers, maps, and data, you can update them in Maptitude. Simply use the Maptitude File>Open command to open your MapPoint pushpins, territories, and waypoints. By using your layers with Maptitude you will get a more accurate picture of your market.

In addition, you will have access to tools that were unavailable to you before. See the table above for a comparison of MapPoint and Maptitude features.

How do you draw a territory in MapPoint?

Territories were drawn in MapPoint using the manual drawing tools. MapPoint is no longer available for purchase. The outdated population demographics in older versions of MapPoint should not be used to build territories or to make location-based decisions.

If you need to create, modify, or balance territories, you can use Maptitude. Maptitude has additional territory tools that were not available in MapPoint. With Maptitude, you can:

  • Import your MapPoint territories
  • Calculate area of overlappping sales regions
  • Redraw territories while seeing the total value of opportunities within each territory
  • Use selection and drawing tools to export data for regions or territories
  • Create custom territory boundary layers using drawing tools
  • Access current demographics and street data
How do I map a list of addresses? This Maptitude map shows stores and customers located on a map

How do you draw a territory in MapPoint? MapPoint 2013 was the last version of MapPoint. If you need to create territories that are balanced you need to use the latest demographic data. Use Maptitude to build territories that are balanced by population, disposable income, number of customers, total sales, or any other variable. Maptitude can also build territories based on drive-time accessibility.

Maptitude Territory Video Tutorials:

When was MapPoint discontinued?

Microsoft MapPoint was discontinued on December 31, 2014. Online support was discontinued on July 14, 2015.

More MapPoint User Testimonials of Maptitude

“Maptitude has an incredible number of potential applications. My company purchased it as a major upgrade to the discontinued Microsoft MapPoint. After discovering how much easier it is to accomplish what I did in MapPoint using Maptitude, I am discovering uses for it that were not considered during the time of purchase. I am only scratching the surface of Maptitude's potential applications, and their support team has been incredibly helpful along the way .”

Mark Sitton
EBSCO Research, LLC
Brett Lucas

“While MapPoint was a decent inexpensive program for someone who needed to make a quick thematic map, it had a minimal amount of functionality. For those who want to take business mapping to the next level, Maptitude is an excellent product with an amazing amount of functionality for the price. Maptitude has an easy learning curve, as everything you need comes in the box.”

Brett Lucas
Senior Planner, City of Cheney WA
Matt Ardoin

“We are able to do things with Maptitude that we had not dreamed of doing before (using MapPoint). There are so many possibilities, that you can easily create a mapping solution that perfectly meets the need of your business model.”

Matt Ardoin
Operations Mgr., Great Direct Concepts
Alejandro Reyes

“I was looking for a replacement to MapPoint, I found it, and it is many times better than the defunct MapPoint. The customer service is great too at Maptitude.”

Alejandro Reyes
Sr. Manager - Economist, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

“MapPoint (is) designed for simple visualization and map creation, while Maptitude offers additional analytical tools that can be used for in-depth geographical analysis.”

Michael E. Cline
Online Review
Maptitude is the best alternative to MapPoint which was discontinued after the 2013 release

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