If you would like to try out the Map Point web service with New Zealand mapping data, but need a place to start then this is for you. Greg Cook of Christchurch, New Zealand has written about the shortest possible sample. He's shared it as a sample here.
To use this sample code you will need Visual Studio .NET 2003, and you will also need a Map Point web service account. You can get a trial account by searching for "MapPoint Web Service Evaluation Account" on this page. It takes a day or two to get the account so apply now.
Once you have the trial account you plug in the Web Service User ID and Password into Greg's sample code and hit F5.
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