[aprssig] APRSPoint with MapPoint 2004 Media

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Fri Nov 23 17:13:00 EST 2018

On 11/23/2018 4:37 PM, Francisco Diaz via aprssig wrote:
> Hi all,
> I do not know if someone can help me, but I do make the question.
> In Janury 2006 I bought APRSPoint, which included MapPoint 2004.  Today I was 
> trying to install the software, but unfortunately both disks seem to be bad, 
> probably from age.  Last time I used them (a year ago) they worked fine.  And 
> I made the mistake of not making some sort of backup of them. Also, to my bad 
> luck, APRSPoint is out of business, so I can not ask them for help.
> So the question is this, does anybody in the list still have that software 
> (APRSPoint with MapPoint), that could make .ISO images of both disks and send 
> them to me online?
> Any help would be appreciated.  If you feel more confortable answering me off 
> the list, I have no problem; my email is np3od at yahoo.com

More confirmation of what I have repeatedly warned people about:   Recordable 
CDs & DVDs are NOT archival media suitable for long-term storage.

APRSpoint is actually a plug-in or add-on to MS MapPoint.   You must have 
MapPoint installed first.    MapPoint is now a discontinued product with the 
final version being the 2013 edition.

[ALL of the  locally-stored  independent-of-the-Internet  mapping packages 
(Delorme Street Atlas, Delorme TopoUSA, MapPoint and Microsoft MapPoint fell 
victim to the smartphone foolishness of assuming you can be constantly tethered 
to the Internet and only need Google Maps. --  They were all  discontinued In 
the same period of about 18 months. As you well know in PR, you CAN'T depend on 
the Internet always being there.   Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of 
square miles of  western North America that have NO CELL COVERAGE AT ALL, even 
without a hurricane.]

I have cached the last version ever of APRSpoint (ver 4.57) on my website at


The out-of-print MapPoint  (both the North American and European versions) can 
usually be found on the Bittorrent peer-to-peer file shareing networks.


Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
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