Microsoft Streets and Trips

Microsoft Streets and Trips

Post by Dave » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 04:33:05


Inspired by other comments posted here, I ordered a copy of the above
mentioned mapping software.  I'm just trying it out now and I can see
it is going to come in very handy when trying to find some running
routes around my neighborhood.  (And for planning real trips).

My question - is there any way to get the software to show me the mile
marks?  Obviously, it isn't that important, but it would be nice to
know.

Dave

 
 
 

Microsoft Streets and Trips

Post by SwStudi » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 04:41:23

Quote:

> Inspired by other comments posted here, I ordered a copy of the above
> mentioned mapping software.  I'm just trying it out now and I can see
> it is going to come in very handy when trying to find some running
> routes around my neighborhood.  (And for planning real trips).

> My question - is there any way to get the software to show me the mile
> marks?  Obviously, it isn't that important, but it would be nice to
> know.

Map out each mile separately, then start a new one. That's what I do.
By the way, make sure you zoom in as close as you can when mapping
runs. The further out you do it from, the more innacurate it is, and
this is a sliding scale. I use km's instead, as it allows you to move in
a little closer, even.

--
David (in Hamilton, Ont)
"Bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible."
                                   Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
http://www.angelfire.com/nc/swstudio/home.html

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Microsoft Streets and Trips

Post by SwStudi » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 04:42:55

Quote:

> Map out each mile separately, then start a new one.

...start a new mile, that is - not a new map (in case
I was unclear).

--
David (in Hamilton, Ont)
"Bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible."
                                   Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
http://www.angelfire.com/nc/swstudio/home.html

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Microsoft Streets and Trips

Post by Peter Flaxma » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 05:31:28



Quote:
> > Inspired by other comments posted here, I ordered a copy of the above
> > mentioned mapping software.  I'm just trying it out now and I can see
> > it is going to come in very handy when trying to find some running
> > routes around my neighborhood.  (And for planning real trips).

> > My question - is there any way to get the software to show me the mile
> > marks?  Obviously, it isn't that important, but it would be nice to
> > know.

> Map out each mile separately, then start a new one. That's what I do.
> By the way, make sure you zoom in as close as you can when mapping
> runs. The further out you do it from, the more innacurate it is, and
> this is a sliding scale. I use km's instead, as it allows you to move in
> a little closer, even.

> --
> David (in Hamilton, Ont)
> "Bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible."
>                                    Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
> http://www.angelfire.com/nc/swstudio/home.html

> -

If you're not already doing so, you will find you get more accurate
measurements (down to the yard) by using the "measure distance" (ctrl e)
command rather than "route planner" command.
 
 
 

Microsoft Streets and Trips

Post by SwStudi » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 05:53:00


Quote:

> If you're not already doing so, you will find you get more accurate
> measurements (down to the yard) by using the "measure distance" (ctrl e)
> command rather than "route planner" command.

Totally. The 'route planner' option is clearly for
vehicular travel plans.

--
David (in Hamilton, Ont)
"This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
Embrace this moment; remember, we are eternal
All this pain is an illusion."
                                          Tool - Parabola
http://www.angelfire.com/nc/swstudio/home.html

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Microsoft Streets and Trips

Post by Dave » Sat, 16 Mar 2002 06:57:30

Thanks.  It worked pretty good.  Even the route planner came up with
pretty accurate #'s around town.  But, the "measure distance" was what
I was looking for.

It's giving me some interesting trip routes for a recent trip I need
to take.  I don't know if I completely trust where it is suggesting,
but maybe I'll try it for a change in scenery from my usual route.




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: > If you're not already doing so, you will find you get more
accurate
: > measurements (down to the yard) by using the "measure distance"
(ctrl e)
: > command rather than "route planner" command.
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: Totally. The 'route planner' option is clearly for
: vehicular travel plans.
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: --
: David (in Hamilton, Ont)
: "This body holding me reminds me of my own mortality
: Embrace this moment; remember, we are eternal
: All this pain is an illusion."
:                                           Tool - Parabola
: http://www.angelfire.com/nc/swstudio/home.html
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