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Old 01-22-2012, 08:15 PM   #15
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I have been using the DeLorme Street Atlas on my laptop for 10 yrs now and have had very few mis-routes or problems with it. And the laptop screen is easier for these old eyes to see. I update the software about every other year.
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I have been using the DeLorme Street Atlas on my laptop for 10 yrs now and have had very few mis-routes or problems with it. And the laptop screen is easier for these old eyes to see. I update the software about every other year.
Exactly the same here, very good for planning.
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I have used the Delorme system for over 15 years and would not travel without it. We travel with a Dell lap top and the nice screen size suits us much better than the small GPS units. Delorme , won't leave home without it !
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I know that Delorme is a good one. I had it on another laptop that crapped out on me. Don't know what ever happened to the cd or the external gps antenna. As far as the android phones. They're super. I've used my droid x many times going out on a sales call to somewhere my cars built in gps couldn't find. I just want something with a bigger screen for the motor home. The ipad looks like it's gonna do fine with the app I downloaded for $20
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I know that Delorme is a good one. I had it on another laptop that crapped out on me. Don't know what ever happened to the cd or the external gps antenna. As far as the android phones. They're super. I've used my droid x many times going out on a sales call to somewhere my cars built in gps couldn't find. I just want something with a bigger screen for the motor home. The ipad looks like it's gonna do fine with the app I downloaded for $20
Can you do trip planning with this app? Can you insert VIAs etc? If so then that's a good alternative. The Delorme Street Atlas Plus is bundled with the GPS receiver for $49.95.
With Street Atlas I also like that I can overlay WalMart icons onto my map at the end of the day when I start thinking about my stop.
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Trip planning yes. VIA's? I'm not even sure what that stands for.
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Trip planning yes. VIA's? I'm not even sure what that stands for.
VIA here of VIA there, a way to force a specific route. A stop along the way. If it does trip planning then I suspect that it does support such things. The IPAD's are still expensive enough that I can't really justify one but it seems I'm getting close to acquiring one.
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VIA = by way of.

Chicago to L.A. VIA Phoenix = Chicago to L.A. by way of Phoenix.

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VIA here of VIA there, a way to force a specific route. A stop along the way. If it does trip planning then I suspect that it does support such things. The IPAD's are still expensive enough that I can't really justify one but it seems I'm getting close to acquiring one.
I won my ipad in a sales contest at work. Glad I did, because I find it more of a toy than a tool. Knowing what I know now I'm glad mine was a freebie. I get more use out of my droid x phone as a business tool and it's pocketable. The ipad does have some useful apps for business, but I'm already paying a pretty premium price for our Verizon family plan and the DW's tablet internet plan. It doesn't make sense to pay more for the internet connectivity for the ipad. I'll tell you though, Angry Birds on the ipad is way better than on the phone.
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