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nazpaz

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Posted: 07/02/14 09:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I guess it's a sign of the times as people use on line trip planning tools but I hate seeing that Microsoft Streets and Trips is going to be discontinued: http://www.microsoft.com/Streets/en-us/default.aspx.


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Posted: 07/02/14 09:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm amazed to hear it's still a product!





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Hi,

I am disappointed to say the least. I suppose that the installation of gps real time software in vehicles is what is driving the death of the stand alone applications. That, and the ubiquitous "smart" phone that comes with gps built in.


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Posted: 07/02/14 10:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's still my go-to program for trip planning., looking at alternate routes, etc.

Oh well, " progress" I suppose. I have the disk so for me, it all still works.




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Posted: 07/02/14 10:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's probably not going to be a real big deal to me because it's only one resource for my trip planning. I really like it's drivetime zone function and I haven't seen anything quite like it in Google maps or Bing. However, as long as I have the program that function will still be available to me.

The other use is for trip planning when we are off the grid. It's helpful when putting together the next move when we don't have internet.

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Posted: 07/03/14 03:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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The other use is for trip planning when we are off the grid. It's helpful when putting together the next move when we don't have internet.


That alone made it priceless. The next best thing to a paper map.
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What a shame. It was and still is the best trip planning tool an RV'er could have. It was also a great Geographic resource.


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At least I have a copy of 2013 and can keep it and the POI's updated with POIFactory.


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I stopped using mine when the software bugged out! sorry I wasted the $45! It wasn`t that good of a product anyway. I have an old Rand McNally Trip Maker that I got from Chrysler back in the early 2000`s. best trip maker/planner I have used. It may be out of date, But I still use it!


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That is a shame I like the program. It is a great tool for planning a trip. I have upgraded once, I think that I have 2010 now.


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