If you travel frequently in your motorhome, you probably bring a laptop
for convenience. Now you can take along a comprehensive mapping system
that plugs into your computer and gives you GPS guidance, locations of
restaurants, national parks, ATMs and more.
Microsoft Streets & Trips 2009 — Standard (msrp $39.95) and
with GPS Locator (msrp $74.95) — combines the company’s travel and
mapping software with a GPS receiver that plugs into a computer’s USB
port. Streets & Trips is designed to help you find your location,
calculate efficient routes of travel and search for nearby points of
interest within a 50-mile radius. It also provides road construction
information and creates alternate routes to bypass delays.
New to the Standard edition are updated maps for Canada and the
U.S., and the ability to send location information to a mobile device;
with the GPS Locator edition, you also get spoken street names and
turn-by-turn directional information.
For more information, visit Microsoft at their Web site.