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TXBobcat
11-16-2012, 12:46 PM
I just installed the MS Streets & Trips. So far I am really impressed. They have a new part which is a Mega File (http://msstreets.com/poimegafile/). It has a lot of POI's that you can turn on an off. It also has clearances. If you use, have used or plan to use Streets & Trips I suggest you look into this and their forum. I joined it and found out some things I didn't know..

Here are some screen captures of the Mega File and the look of the New Map.


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rick_debbie_gallant
11-16-2012, 12:50 PM
Is that some sort of app?


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pegmikef
11-16-2012, 12:59 PM
Hey Bob, That really looks slick. Can we just buy any upgrade or do we need to get a whole new package (although I seem to remember it wasn't very pricey)? Thanks, Mike

danemayer
11-16-2012, 02:08 PM
Bob, do you know if it will transfer destinations and waypoints to a Garmin GPS

olcoon
11-16-2012, 05:39 PM
Anybody know if they have a version for Mac?

Silverado23
11-16-2012, 09:05 PM
No mac version.
You can try it free for 14 days.
http://www.microsoft.com/Streets/en-us/default.aspx
Streets can export as gpx files and so gps devices that support gpx files should be able to use route destination and waypoints.
Download the trial and try it before you spend the money if it does not work with your garmin gps.

Be sure to add the megafile poi that was mentioned earlier.

TXBobcat
11-16-2012, 09:40 PM
[QUOTE=rick_debbie_gallant;277317]Is that some sort of app?/QUOTE]

No this is not an app. It is full blown Microsoft computer applicatiion. I have used it for many years when I worked at a local electric company to locate our Substaion & Switching Stations.

Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013
(http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.251272900?WT.term=microsoft+streets+and+ trips+2013&WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Streets+%26+Trips&WT.medium=cpc&WT.campaign=5+-+Streets+%26+Trips&WT.srch=1&WT.content=t6hlApjz&WT.source=google&cshift_ck=ab8fd429-1fb1-4a63-a242-329750085bcbcst6hlApjz)

BC

TXBobcat
11-16-2012, 09:47 PM
Hey Bob, That really looks slick. Can we just buy any upgrade or do we need to get a whole new package (although I seem to remember it wasn't very pricey)? Thanks, Mike

You can buy the full version on from the website (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.251272900?WT.term=microsoft+streets+and+ trips+2013&WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Streets+%26+Trips&WT.medium=cpc&WT.campaign=5+-+Streets+%26+Trips&WT.content=t6hlApjz&WT.srch=1&WT.source=google&cshift_ck=ab8fd429-1fb1-4a63-a242-329750085bcbcst6hlApjz) for $39.99. It looks like you can get it from New Egg for $34.95. I don't know of any upgrade. I normally download it or go buy a new version...

BC

TXBobcat
11-16-2012, 10:02 PM
Bob, do you know if it will transfer destinations and waypoints to a Garmin GPS

I don't think so. S&T does run on your compter and if you have a gps dogle it will work. I have a Microsoft gps dongle that works if you want to use your computer on the highway.. But I don't think you can run it directly by uploading it to, say a garmin gps device like my 465t.

I can't see any way to take a file with a route and import it into Garmin software, either Basecamp or MapSource..

BC

TXBobcat
11-16-2012, 10:20 PM
No mac version.
You can try it free for 14 days.
http://www.microsoft.com/Streets/en-us/default.aspx
Streets can export as gpx files and so gps devices that support gpx files should be able to use route destination and waypoints.
Download the trial and try it before you spend the money if it does not work with your garmin gps.

Be sure to add the megafile poi that was mentioned earlier.

I agree.. The mega file is great. It is what is called a template file... Ending in .stt . You can take and make a map that you use most often save it as an .stt file then load it and modify it for different triips. You can also take the original map and save it so that S&T will load it every time you launch it. You should backup the orginal file New North American Map.stt before you save the new modfied file. When you go to save the file as a template it will take you to the correct folder. I made a file that had all the profile settings the way I want it and saved it as my New North American Map.stt.

You can make a file that you like, launch the mega file then pick thigs out of it for your trip and paste it into the working file you are making. This is really cool. A lot of things are in this file and we as users can also help make the mega file better by sending information to the persons maintaining the file. There is a campground near me that is not in the database. I am going to give them the name and location so people can find it.

I use S&T to plot out my route and keep a S&T file with every location we have stopped each year by using the stop feature. This told me that we had pulled the BH 9,495.4 miles in 2012.

I also use Basecamp to upload waypoints and routes to my 465t. It is the new software Garmin is developing and many useres do not like it. It is run like a dabase file reather than a simple file app that you safe each route as a seperate file. Basecamp keeps all the waypoints and routes in the same file. There are some good points about this but the biggest problem is that it gets confusing and cluttered when everything is kept in one file/database... But it is free and that is the way they want to program their application program. I am getting use to it & can use it. I just wish they would publish upgrades to Basecamp that were solid with out as many problems.

BC

back2nature
11-16-2012, 10:24 PM
We have the 2010 version and I use it to plan all our RV trips and stops. It's great. Maybe now I should upgrade to the 2013 version. Looks like there are some neat new things.

TXBobcat
11-16-2012, 10:36 PM
We have the 2010 version and I use it to plan all our RV trips and stops. It's great. Maybe now I should upgrade to the 2013 version. Looks like there are some neat new things.

If you go to the Mega file location they have a Mega file (http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/2595-poi-mega-file-pushpin-collections-truckers-rvers-other-travelers) for version 2010..

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Silverado23
11-16-2012, 10:47 PM
Bob, do you know if it will transfer destinations and waypoints to a Garmin GPS

Here is the link describing how to use your Garmin GPS with Streets and Trips.
http://www.microsoft.com/Streets/en-us/send-route-to-gps.aspx

Terry H
11-16-2012, 10:51 PM
You can send a location or a saved route to a GPS Device by clicking on the "Send to GPS Device" icon in the tool bar. Or by right clicking on the location or route, then selecting "Send to GPS Device".

TXBobcat
11-17-2012, 12:17 AM
Great information. Thanks a lot guys.. I am learning more about S&T.

Things are looking good.

BC

Ray LeTourneau
11-17-2012, 09:47 AM
I've had MS Streets & Trips 2013 for a few months but have only used it for basic routing and poi's. I've been using their mapping software for several years. This is great stuff I didn't know was in there. Thanks Bob!

TXBobcat
11-17-2012, 10:59 AM
You can send a location or a saved route to a GPS Device by clicking on the "Send to GPS Device" icon in the tool bar. Or by right clicking on the location or route, then selecting "Send to GPS Device".

Hay Terry... I looked at my S&T and found "Send to iPhone" I could not find "Send to GPS Device" nor when I right clicked on the route. Do you have to have the GPS device connected to the computer?

Thanks to all with the help and information.

BC

pegmikef
11-17-2012, 05:09 PM
Hey Bob, on my 2010 version it is the third icon from the right on the tool bar (it is grey has a right arrow pointing to a road) . . . maybe it is different on the 2013 version.

Terry H
11-17-2012, 08:25 PM
Bob,

Yes the GPS needs to be plugged into the computer.

MyPoint...Exactly
11-19-2012, 02:58 PM
I just installed the MS Streets & Trips. So far I am really impressed. They have a new part which is a Mega File (http://msstreets.com/poimegafile/). It has a lot of POI's that you can turn on an off. It also has clearances. If you use, have used or plan to use Streets & Trips I suggest you look into this and their forum. I joined it and found out some things I didn't know..
BC


Hi Bobcat - I'm the creator of the POI Megafile video that is seen on the Microsoft Blog at the 'Mega File' link you provided in your post.

If you or anyone else have any questions on using Street and Trips - Please feel free to drop me a line. Chances are - I've got a video that will help answer your question.

wal_mart
11-19-2012, 06:54 PM
Haven't tried yet, looks interesting to get map info to garmin gps devices. Another option out there.

http://www.garmin.com/us/products/onthetrail/basecamp#fragment-1

TXBobcat
11-19-2012, 07:28 PM
Hi Bobcat - I'm the creator of the POI Megafile video that is seen on the Microsoft Blog at the 'Mega File' link you provided in your post.

If you or anyone else have any questions on using Street and Trips - Please feel free to drop me a line. Chances are - I've got a video that will help answer your question.

Well Hello. Thanks a lot for posting. How did you pickup my post. Are you a Heartland Owner or an RVer??

There is a lot of information in that file. I plan to use it alot. I use MS S&T all the time and have for many years when I worked for a local electric company.

There is a campground just outside of where I am that is not in S&T. Not one of my favorite but I think it shoud be there for others that may want to use it.
Lighthouse RV Resort
1232 Central Expressway, Melissa, TX 75454 (972) 838-4600 ()‎

It is not really a resort but it is a campground.

As I travel through out the US I find problems with GPS software but never know where to let the persons in charge of the software know where the problem is located..

Thanks for your post... Stick around, maybe you can entice you into a Heartland 5er...

BC

lwmcguir
11-20-2012, 08:30 PM
Microsoft has ST 2013 on their black Friday for about $14 on line. Sure use ours quite a bit.

jimtoo
11-21-2012, 02:07 AM
Microsoft has ST 2013 on their black Friday for about $14 on line. Sure use ours quite a bit.

Where did you find this?? I can't find it... can you post a link?
Jim M

danemayer
11-21-2012, 06:37 AM
Microsoft Store (http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.BlackFriday?ESICaching=off) holiday deals start Thursday.

lwmcguir
11-21-2012, 11:02 AM
Microsoft Store (http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.BlackFriday?ESICaching=off) holiday deals start Thursday. Thanks for posting

TheLindsays
11-21-2012, 09:07 PM
are you able to save the file to a thumbdrive or send to an email? We have Sync in our truck for gps has all kinds of options to tweak your route plan except the height clearance.... of course... the one I worry about the most.

Manzan
11-21-2012, 10:41 PM
I picked up a Streets and Trips at Office Max today for $14.95. We have used it for years with GPS and have found it very useful. Also have a TOM TOM and compare them if I have laptop hooked up in the Suburban. Fun figuring out which one to follow when they don't agree. Also use the Campground Directory but plan our route with S & T.

TXBobcat
11-22-2012, 12:22 AM
are you able to save the file to a thumbdrive or send to an email? We have Sync in our truck for gps has all kinds of options to tweak your route plan except the height clearance.... of course... the one I worry about the most.

I tried to upload a S&T file and an exported .GPX file but the system would not let me upload it.

Let me know and I will email you a .GPX file.

BC

dewwood
11-22-2012, 09:04 AM
Here is another option for Streets & Trips, it is only good today.
http://www.staples.com/Microsoft-Streets-Trips-2013-with-GPS-Locator-DVD/product-nr_933601

Silverado23
11-22-2012, 11:32 PM
Here is another option for Streets & Trips, it is only good today.
http://www.staples.com/Microsoft-Streets-Trips-2013-with-GPS-Locator-DVD/product-nr_933601

Newegg has both with and without GPS as their weekly special.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416502 no gps 14.95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416503 with gps 34.95

TheLindsays
11-23-2012, 11:06 AM
I tried to upload a S&T file and an exported .GPX file but the system would not let me upload it.

Let me know and I will email you a .GPX file.

BC

that would be cool.. would love to test it out... julie@tungstenphotography.com
Thanks

TXBobcat
11-23-2012, 12:37 PM
that would be cool.. would love to test it out... julie@tungstenphotography.com
Thanks

Email has been sent...

BC

happykraut
11-24-2012, 09:35 AM
I've been using Streets & Trips for quite a few years. It is a great program. I can make a route to the next rally and show all the geocaches and munzees along the way. I ordered mine from Amazon last night for $15 and free shipping.

sailored
05-11-2013, 01:49 PM
Bob, do you know if it will transfer destinations and waypoints to a Garmin GPS

Streets and Trips 2010 exports routes to GPX which can be imported by MapSource and I belieive Base Camp. Streets and Trips 2011 and 2013 corrupts the GPX export file so the Garmin programs don't recognize them. There is a filed bug with Microsoft about this and they are aware of it, although they still sell the software with no notification about the bug. One work around is to download GPSBabel free and use it to convert the exported S&T GPX file to a GPX file. GPSBabell will clean up the problems so that the Garmin software will recognize it.

danemayer
05-11-2013, 01:56 PM
Hi sailored,

Welcome to the Heartland Owners Forum and thanks for contributing to the discussion.