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desertjim wrote:Yep??? Meaning that I can view my overnight stops within the directions?? How?
John Moran_2 wrote:The Delorme basic software's routing options far exceed the capabilities of "Streets" at an affordable price. Experienced users can make the software do just about whatever they want with a few right and left button mouse clicks. One area in which the printed and displayed route directions are a little weak is in creating multi-day, multi-leg directions automatically. The route Directions page(s) may seem to contain both too little and too much information simultaneously.
If I did not currently have a gps device for the computer, I would look for a good price on a new PN-30 or PN-40 gps device bundled with Topo8. Delorme Topo8 road routing is on a par with the latest Delorme SA 200xx software and has many other features besides. The PN-30/40 can be used either tethered to the computer or as a standalone device capable of road routing in its own right.
desertjim wrote:Yeah, but I don't want to go to the "DeLorme College of Routing" .
We have two GPS devices plus the one that came with DeLorme. Haven't yet hooked it up, but may on our upcoming trip. Neither of our hand held models are updated yet, but that usually doesn't prove to be a problem.
Basically, I like to sit at home and prepare our trip information, as I have done already for our upcoming 4500 mile trip. Once on the road, we don't have to be bothered with it, except to sort of "confirm" what our plans have already told us.
McNally is still the best for my use, apparently, but it is lacking in some areas. Too bad they didn't keep at it. It would be the "best", hands down.
What is your use for your mapping? Are you a full-timer? Do you use it on camping trips or vacations? It sounds like you use it for trips and vacations.
If your trips are long, and you want to follow your mileage daily till you stop for the night, you can set up a trip in segments, Day 1, Day 2, etc.
You just save each day to a specific name, and in the morning, run the new day's trip.
You really should hook up the GPS and try working with it locally before a long trip. It's a bad plan to not learn how to use it with the mapping BEFORE your trip. Good luck, and let me know if you feel my option might work for you.
desertjim wrote:Some spots we want to visit (Thousand Trails) are quite a ways via crooks and bends off the highway.
Yes, I think your [Nedra's] suggestions are quite valid and I'll give them a shot, time permitting.
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