Microsoft Streets & Trips 2001

Microsoft Streets & Trips 2001

Post by SwStudi » Sun, 31 Dec 2000 03:48:02


I purchased this nifty program about two weeks ago exclusively
for mapping running routes in my neighbourhood, and having a
fairly accurate idea of run lengths.

Well, first off - it is great. I have mapped the course of a dozen
races I have ran, all the way up the the Canadian International
Marathon route, all to test mileage. The program passed with
flying colours. Every route was bang-on, right down to about
5 - 10 metres! I am more impressed than I expected. I recommend
this program, for sure. I now know the exact distance of every
regular route I have, as well as the km (or mile) split spots. It's
really great.

David (in Hamilton, Ont)
-no I do not work for Microsoft, nor am I affiliated with them in
any way. In fact, I usually hate the company.

 (sigh.... do I have to keep typing these disclaimers? jeeeez)

 
 
 

Microsoft Streets & Trips 2001

Post by Roger 2 » Sun, 31 Dec 2000 04:56:29

Quote:

>I purchased this nifty program about two weeks ago exclusively
>for mapping running routes in my neighbourhood, and having a
>fairly accurate idea of run lengths.

>Well, first off - it is great. I have mapped the course of a dozen
>races I have ran, all the way up the the Canadian International
>Marathon route, all to test mileage. The program passed with
>flying colours. Every route was bang-on, right down to about
>5 - 10 metres! I am more impressed than I expected. I recommend
>this program, for sure. I now know the exact distance of every
>regular route I have, as well as the km (or mile) split spots. It's
>really great.

>David (in Hamilton, Ont)
>-no I do not work for Microsoft, nor am I affiliated with them in
>any way. In fact, I usually hate the company.

> (sigh.... do I have to keep typing these disclaimers? jeeeez)

I got some program like that from Microsoft, I'll have to dig it back out
but I didn't have a whole lot of luck with it because it kept wanting to put
the markers on the wrong street corners.  I got so frustrated with it I gave
up on it, but I still have it installed on one of my computers at work so I
could get the exact name of it.

I hope I'm ready for a 5k on Sunday.  I'll be wearing new shoes, new jacket
and new pants and I hope I'll be warm enough without overheating.

Roger

 
 
 

Microsoft Streets & Trips 2001

Post by Roger 2 » Sun, 31 Dec 2000 07:41:25

Ok, I double checked the name just now and I have Microsoft MapPoint 2001
and not what you mentioned, unless if it is a small part of it.

Roger

 
 
 

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Post by SwStudi » Sun, 31 Dec 2000 10:10:51

No Roger, that program has nothing to do with S & T 2001.
Check it out. I paid $ 59.99 cdn. Make sure it's the 2001 one
and not the 2000.

David  (in Hamilton, Ont)


Quote:
> Ok, I double checked the name just now and I have Microsoft MapPoint 2001
> and not what you mentioned, unless if it is a small part of it.

> Roger

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew A. Galvi » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 17:08:29

Any Mac programs like this?(I'm going to do an online search tonight!) As one
who tries to "map out" my routes fairly religiously...I will drive around in my
car either prior to or after a run to approximate the distances and search for
new loops...
Andrew

Quote:


> >I purchased this nifty program about two weeks ago exclusively
> >for mapping running routes in my neighbourhood, and having a
> >fairly accurate idea of run lengths.

> >Well, first off - it is great. I have mapped the course of a dozen
> >races I have ran, all the way up the the Canadian International
> >Marathon route, all to test mileage. The program passed with
> >flying colours. Every route was bang-on, right down to about
> >5 - 10 metres! I am more impressed than I expected. I recommend
> >this program, for sure. I now know the exact distance of every
> >regular route I have, as well as the km (or mile) split spots. It's
> >really great.

> >David (in Hamilton, Ont)
> >-no I do not work for Microsoft, nor am I affiliated with them in
> >any way. In fact, I usually hate the company.

> > (sigh.... do I have to keep typing these disclaimers? jeeeez)

> I got some program like that from Microsoft, I'll have to dig it back out
> but I didn't have a whole lot of luck with it because it kept wanting to put
> the markers on the wrong street corners.  I got so frustrated with it I gave
> up on it, but I still have it installed on one of my computers at work so I
> could get the exact name of it.

> I hope I'm ready for a 5k on Sunday.  I'll be wearing new shoes, new jacket
> and new pants and I hope I'll be warm enough without overheating.

> Roger

 
 
 

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Post by Chazze » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 22:43:28

Check the Delorme web site.  They have Mac mapping software.


  Any Mac programs like this?(I'm going to do an online search tonight!) As one who tries to "map out" my routes fairly religiously...I will drive around in my car either prior to or after a run to approximate the distances and search for new loops...
  Andrew


    >I purchased this nifty program about two weeks ago exclusively
    >for mapping running routes in my neighbourhood, and having a
    >fairly accurate idea of run lengths.
    >
    >Well, first off - it is great. I have mapped the course of a dozen
    >races I have ran, all the way up the the Canadian International
    >Marathon route, all to test mileage. The program passed with
    >flying colours. Every route was bang-on, right down to about
    >5 - 10 metres! I am more impressed than I expected. I recommend
    >this program, for sure. I now know the exact distance of every
    >regular route I have, as well as the km (or mile) split spots. It's
    >really great.
    >
    >David (in Hamilton, Ont)
    >-no I do not work for Microsoft, nor am I affiliated with them in
    >any way. In fact, I usually hate the company.
    >
    > (sigh.... do I have to keep typing these disclaimers? jeeeez)
    I got some program like that from Microsoft, I'll have to dig it back out
    but I didn't have a whole lot of luck with it because it kept wanting to put
    the markers on the wrong street corners.  I got so frustrated with it I gave
    up on it, but I still have it installed on one of my computers at work so I
    could get the exact name of it.

    I hope I'm ready for a 5k on Sunday.  I'll be wearing new shoes, new jacket
    and new pants and I hope I'll be warm enough without overheating.

    Roger

 
 
 

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Post by David Forbe » Thu, 04 Jan 2001 01:29:32

David,
How well does it work for rural areas?  Does it show all paved roads
(for example) or just major roads in rural areas.  
Cheers,

Quote:

> I purchased this nifty program about two weeks ago exclusively
> for mapping running routes in my neighbourhood, and having a
> fairly accurate idea of run lengths.

> Well, first off - it is great. I have mapped the course of a dozen
> races I have ran, all the way up the the Canadian International
> Marathon route, all to test mileage. The program passed with
> flying colours. Every route was bang-on, right down to about
> 5 - 10 metres! I am more impressed than I expected. I recommend
> this program, for sure. I now know the exact distance of every
> regular route I have, as well as the km (or mile) split spots. It's
> really great.

> David (in Hamilton, Ont)
> -no I do not work for Microsoft, nor am I affiliated with them in
> any way. In fact, I usually hate the company.

>  (sigh.... do I have to keep typing these disclaimers? jeeeez)

--
Regards,
Dave
**************************************
I'd love to think that there's an end
just waiting right around the bend,
but every turn's a tunnel.
       I descend
I'm the running man...
Edward Ka Spell and kEvin Key,
The Last Man to Fly, 1991
**************************************
 
 
 

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Post by Lorne Sund » Thu, 04 Jan 2001 07:25:55


Quote:
>How well does it work for rural areas?  Does it show all paved roads
>(for example) or just major roads in rural areas.  

Name a rural area and I can look.  It depends, I think, on which part of
the country you need info on.

--
Lorne Sundby

 
 
 

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Post by SwStudi » Thu, 04 Jan 2001 14:19:10

Yes, I concur with Lorne - there's rural areas 50 miles away from
me that are perfectly mapped, but in really, really remote areas
the detail of street content isn't there.

Suggest a route in a state and I will map it out for you.

David (in Hamilton, Ont)


Quote:
> David,
> How well does it work for rural areas?  Does it show all paved roads
> (for example) or just major roads in rural areas.
> Cheers,


> > I purchased this nifty program about two weeks ago exclusively
> > for mapping running routes in my neighbourhood, and having a
> > fairly accurate idea of run lengths.

> > Well, first off - it is great. I have mapped the course of a dozen
> > races I have ran, all the way up the the Canadian International
> > Marathon route, all to test mileage. The program passed with
> > flying colours. Every route was bang-on, right down to about
> > 5 - 10 metres! I am more impressed than I expected. I recommend
> > this program, for sure. I now know the exact distance of every
> > regular route I have, as well as the km (or mile) split spots. It's
> > really great.

> > David (in Hamilton, Ont)
> > -no I do not work for Microsoft, nor am I affiliated with them in
> > any way. In fact, I usually hate the company.

> >  (sigh.... do I have to keep typing these disclaimers? jeeeez)

> --
> Regards,
> Dave
> **************************************
> I'd love to think that there's an end
> just waiting right around the bend,
> but every turn's a tunnel.
>        I descend
> I'm the running man...
> Edward Ka Spell and kEvin Key,
> The Last Man to Fly, 1991
> **************************************

 
 
 

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Post by David Forbe » Fri, 05 Jan 2001 00:52:23

Uvalde County, Texas.  Uvalde town is approx 99 46 west 29 12 north.  
If the program shows all the minor roads I'll buy it.

Quote:


> >How well does it work for rural areas?  Does it show all paved roads
> >(for example) or just major roads in rural areas.

> Name a rural area and I can look.  It depends, I think, on which part of
> the country you need info on.

> --
> Lorne Sundby

--
Regards,
Dave
**************************************
I'd love to think that there's an end
just waiting right around the bend,
but every turn's a tunnel.
       I descend
I'm the running man...
Edward Ka Spell and kEvin Key,
The Last Man to Fly, 1991
**************************************
 
 
 

Microsoft Streets & Trips 2001

Post by Tom Schipp » Fri, 05 Jan 2001 01:38:17

: I purchased this nifty program about two weeks ago exclusively
: for mapping running routes in my neighbourhood, and having a
: fairly accurate idea of run lengths.

Another very good program is DeLorme's Street Atlas USA.

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by NoRace » Fri, 05 Jan 2001 01:49:28

Quote:

> Uvalde County, Texas.  Uvalde town is approx 99 46 west 29 12 north.  
> If the program shows all the minor roads I'll buy it.

David,

On my 1996 edition of Microsoft Automap Streets Plus (which I believe
to be the forerunner to Microsoft Streets and Trips) it shows the
following streets near the town of Uvalde:

Knox St
Hacienda Rd
Anderson Rd
Tidwell Ln
Ranch Rd
Puccini Ln
Beaver Ln
Benson Rd
Martin St
Cummings St
Bohme St
Anglin St
Capitan St
Crisp St
Park St
Florence St
Leona St
High St
Getty St
Camp St
Wood St
Oak St
Mesquite St
1st thru 5th St
College Ln
Unnamed St
Brook St
Garden St
Nopal St
Prairie St
Shook St
Reyes St
Chaparral St
Castro St
Boone St
Main St
Roberts Ln
East St
Piper Ln

There's more... but, my fingers are tired.  :)

--
NoRacer
- SunTrust Richmond Marathon - 18 Nov 2000

 
 
 

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Post by David Forbe » Fri, 05 Jan 2001 03:31:36

Thanks.  Just a few would have been fine.  Looks like Streets and Trips
will be a 50th birthday present for me!!

Quote:


> > Uvalde County, Texas.  Uvalde town is approx 99 46 west 29 12 north.
> > If the program shows all the minor roads I'll buy it.

> David,

> On my 1996 edition of Microsoft Automap Streets Plus (which I believe
> to be the forerunner to Microsoft Streets and Trips) it shows the
> following streets near the town of Uvalde:

> Knox St
> Hacienda Rd
> Anderson Rd
> Tidwell Ln
> Ranch Rd
> Puccini Ln
> Beaver Ln
> Benson Rd
> Martin St
> Cummings St
> Bohme St
> Anglin St
> Capitan St
> Crisp St
> Park St
> Florence St
> Leona St
> High St
> Getty St
> Camp St
> Wood St
> Oak St
> Mesquite St
> 1st thru 5th St
> College Ln
> Unnamed St
> Brook St
> Garden St
> Nopal St
> Prairie St
> Shook St
> Reyes St
> Chaparral St
> Castro St
> Boone St
> Main St
> Roberts Ln
> East St
> Piper Ln

> There's more... but, my fingers are tired.  :)

> --
> NoRacer
> - SunTrust Richmond Marathon - 18 Nov 2000

--
Regards,
Dave
**************************************
I'd love to think that there's an end
just waiting right around the bend,
but every turn's a tunnel.
       I descend
I'm the running man...
Edward Ka Spell and kEvin Key,
The Last Man to Fly, 1991
**************************************