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Hi all -

I'm not at all a GIS expert (took one class on it a few years back) and am looking for suggestions for something I've been tasked with: I need a program (free or relatively cheap) that will both let me geocode and also graphically represent the concentration of addresses for a massive number of records on a local, state, regional, or national level. I guess that would be considered spatial analysis?

I assume ArcView has this capability, but I'm wondering whether I need a program that advanced for soething like this. Ideally, the program would also allow me to export reports to PDF or a website.

Any help or guidance is appreciated. Thanks.

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Microsoft MapPoint comes to mind. Inexpensive and it does geocoding out of the box.
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Microsoft MapPoint comes to mind. Inexpensive and it does geocoding out of the box.


...but does Microsoft place any restrictions on what you can do with maps you produce using MapPoint?
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Microsoft MapPoint comes to mind. Inexpensive and it does geocoding out of the box.


...but does Microsoft place any restrictions on what you can do with maps you produce using MapPoint?


Yes, it does.
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