About mapping

 

H2OS includes a feature to obtain geographic maps from the Microsoft Virtual Earth Mapping service; to save these maps as graphic image files, and to retrieve and print these images individually or with job tickets.

 

 

Important: H2OS uses the Microsoft provided Virtual Earth mapping application, which is free to use as of this writing, with these caveats:

 

 

 

 

These considerations are beyond our control, but we are committed to having a mapping feature in H2OS. The issue is whether we will continue to have it available for free or not, and whether Microsoft changes the interface (again).

 

We do think that at some point in time, Microsoft will charge some amount for each map retrieved. If and when this should happen, you'll need to re-evaluate the value of mapping to your business, and either subscribe to or drop the service.