Nedra wrote:I don't have SA200x any more so I can't tell you the differences, but Dan works with both versions and may know it all off the top of his head.
Thanks for the vote of confidence Nedra, but DeLorme decided that my head was getting CRS, so they created a webpage to keep me honest. Now I just post the link
http://www.delorme.com//images/comparis ... lasusa.htm
If you can use any of the stuff at the top, it's very well worth the difference. Another thing to keep in mind, is that the Plus version contains way more business than are in the POIs, and businesses of every kind.
As with the Yellow Pages, they are sometimes hard to figure out what category they are in, what keyword(s) to use, but the less specific you get, the more hits you get, and by browsing the business name, your much more apt to see what you want or need. Even the POIs that come with the the regular version (same ones as in the Plus version), are often in strange categories. You just have to play with keywords, in both cases.
More importantly, look down the list and you'll see 4 million POIs. Now, look at the Plus version that has 150 million residential and business address. Even after you remove all the residential records, which of course will be way more.
Doing a city search in Temple, TX using the Find keyword "business"
SA POI database has 770
Doing a Business search using the Phone Data (unique option eliminates business in multiple categories, a YP trick to get seen more) SA Plus phone data has 3393
You may not use it often, but when you need it, you've got it. That alone traveling in an RV is well worth $20.
Not to mention the ability to put web-links, and hard drive links to scanned magazine articles about places we want to see, and photos we've take at places, right on the map, so all I have to do is click it, to see it. That's too cool IMHO
Ok, I'm getting carried away...sorry.