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Microsoft Streets and Trips 2008 with GPS [OLD VERSION] by Microsoft

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Brand: MicrosoftMedia: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows Vista
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Travel with plete confidence!Product InformationMicrosoft Streets & Trips 2008 with GPS Locator pairs the power of Streets& Trips with a sleek new Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. With Streets & Trips 2008 with GPS Locator you’ll always know exactlywhere you are.  Map your route plug the GPS receiver into your laptop andgo!  The prehensive trip planning software makes route planninga snap around town or anywhere across the U.S. and Canada. Microsoft Streets& Trips gets you where you’re going quickly easily and without all theguesswork.  With Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008 you can instantly find more than 1.2 million points of interest such ashotels restaurants ATMs museums campgrounds and more. Use Live Search tofind current business listings when you’re online then take them with you onthe road.  Get accurate detailed door-to-door directions anywhere alongmillions of miles of routable roads streets and highways.  Plan breaksscenic detours and fuel stops. You can even add multiple destinations or quicklyalter your route with simple drag-and-drop controls. Personalize your maps withdrawings notes and pushpins to mark important information. Import yourcontacts directly from Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft OfficeExcel.  Use your customized travel guide on-screen as you go or print itout in any of a variety of helpful formats. You can even e-mail it to yourfriends or post it online!Plan it customize it drive it. Your trip...your way!IncludesUltra-pactSiRF-starIII GPS Locator  GPS opens up a new dimension of capabilities Use advanced GPS functionality found in Streets & Trips 2008. The stylish and pact GPS device with new and improved SiRF star III technology is 10x more sensitive than previous models finds your location faster and holds a signal longer -- even in a building or in a crowded city. Connect the include


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Product Features

  • Over 1.6 million points of interest such as ATMs, hotels, landmarks, and more
  • Enhanced Keyword search helps you quickly find nearby business and POIs immediately
  • Customizable trip planning options allow you to plan stops, scenic detours, and more
  • Navigation Mode lets you estimate drive time before you leave your house
  • Includes sleek USB GPS receiver

Editorial Review

You know where you want to go, and Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008 with GPS can help you get there. This best-selling travel and map software has been enhanced with several new features that take all the guesswork out of traveling, letting you focus on the sites, instead of the directions. With more than 1.6 million points of interest to choose from, and with updated maps and the most extensive trip planning features you'll find anywhere, Streets & Trips will help you plan your trip, your way.

A sleek GPS receiver plugs into the USB port on your laptop PC, giving you enhanced GPS capability.

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And with a sleek Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver that plugs into the USB port on your laptop PC, this software is all you will ever need to get you across town, or across country. You can now drive with absolute confidence, knowing that you have the most complete and updated information at your fingertips at all times.

What's New in 2008
Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008 offers the latest available maps of nearly 6 million miles of routable roads and highways throughout the United States and Canada. While you're driving, verbal turn-by-turn directions let you concentrate on the road while the software guides you. Customizable trip planning features allow you to plan multiple stops, find nearby places to visit, calculate drive time, and more.

Updated features let you identify one-way streets at a glance, and a robust keyword search lets you quickly find business and other points of interest quickly by entering in single search terms. Do you need a cup of coffee now? Simply type in the word "coffee" and Streets & Maps offers you the nearest coffee houses. Best of all, the search results automatically refresh as you continue to drive, so you will always have the most relevant information at your fingertips.

Online or off, Streets & Trips gives you the latest maps that give you the most accurate, detailed door to door directions at your fingertips. In a hurry? You can optimize your travel efficiencies by calculating mileage, time, and expenses in advance, even avoiding delays due to construction by downloading free updates from the Web. An updated navigation mode makes it easier than ever to know where you are, so that you can estimate drive time quickly and precisely, and enhanced customizable trip planning options will help you to plan stops, scenic detours, and fuel stops. You can even add multiple destinations; and quickly alter your route at a moment's notice.

Streets & Trips also features enhanced support for your GPS receiver that gives you a new perspective map view that can give you a road view like the one you would see through your windshield. And the automatic re-routing feature gets you back on track, even when you miss a turn.

The Benefits of GPS
Microsoft Streets & Trips 2008 with GPS offers enhanced features that only a GPS device can provide. The new sleek, stylish, ultra-compact GPS device with SiRF star III technology is 10 times more sensitive than previous models, finds your location faster, and has the power to locate you even in most buildings or a crowded city. Plus, the USB adapter gives you the flexibility to travel cable-free. Just plug in the included GPS receiver and start using it right away.

The GPS device allows you to track your route in real time in an easy-to-read full screen display with simple, easy-to-locate navigation buttons. You can also change to the special night map display with a single click of the button. Get real-time, voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that always let you know where your next turn is. The GPS device also enables you to easily see upcoming turns with an automatically zooming map that shows relevant details based on how close you are to your next turn.

Streets & Trips 2008 with GPS is enhanced with GPS routing features, including distance-based voice prompting, GPS trail, rerouting, intelligent zooming, and much more. With GPS functionality, you have the ability to locate gas stations, restaurants, and other points of interest closest to you as you go, and the GPS Task Pane provides important information fast, including driving speed, latitude and longitude coordinates, altitude, travel direction, and more. The GPS Trail function can even let you retrace your steps to quickly find your way back to your starting point.

As Easy-to-Use as Typing
If you can type, you can take full advantage of the wealth of features Streets & Trips has to offer. To create a route and generate directions, it couldn't be any easier. You simply type in your starting and ending locations and click on "Get Directions." And voíla! Your trips can include side trips and segments, and you can instruct the software to customize your route by telling it what types of roads you want to travel, how quickly you want to get there, and the general area where you want to stop to gas up. Streets & Trips will create your itinerary, down to the precise gas station. Overall you'll have access to over 1.6 million local POIs such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations and even ATMs. And while you're driving, the software can give you verbal turn-by-turn directions that let you concentrate on the road instead of the directions.

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Publisher: Microsoft SoftwareCategory: Maps & AtlasesBinding: DVD-ROM

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