MS streets & trips users?

 

Who is still using MS Streets & Trips? was recently looking at the POI megafile and noticed it needs ST2010 to ST2013 which is no longer for sale. Does anyone else use the POI megafile for S&T? where can you buy ST2010 or ST2013 still and activate it? Any helpful suggestions are appreciated.

What's POI Megafile

I'm not familiar with POI Metafile. What is it and how is it used?

I do use S&T 2013, but only for trip planning. I create the trip and waypoints in Basecamp, but plot my daily end points on a long trip by using the scheduled stops function.

It's not perfect but far better than any trip planning function in Basecamp.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

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GPSgeek wrote:

I'm not familiar with POI Metafile. What is it and how is it used?

I do use S&T 2013, but only for trip planning. I create the trip and waypoints in Basecamp, but plot my daily end points on a long trip by using the scheduled stops function.

It's not perfect but far better than any trip planning function in Basecamp.

I also have not used the POI Megafile in several years as it lacked a lot of detail such as street addresses about each entry normally found in a POI-Factory file.

I do use S&T 2013 in the same manner, as an aid to planning long trips for transfer to BaseCamp and my 3597. The ability to tell S&T your starting time, driving time and break plans are features BaseCamp could really use. S&T's built in POI list is dated but many of the hotel/motel locations haven't changed all that much and the errors are easy to correct in BaseCamp.

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Basecamp does have the

Basecamp does have the capability to schedule Start, Finish, and Stop times.

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same question

GPSgeek wrote:

I'm not familiar with POI Metafile. What is it and how is it used?

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I do have S&T 2013 and was bummed when it was discontinued.

I use it to print a few map close ups for work and/or trips so I have an idea before I get somewhere of what to expect.

That said what's bumming me more is the thought of Garmin getting out of the stand alone Automotive GPS business.

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ebay, bonanza just to name a couple ...

ktjensen wrote:

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where can you buy ST2010 or ST2013 still and activate it? Any helpful suggestions are appreciated.

Even the MS site still has it avalible for download ...

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?i...

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sources of MS ST2013

soberbyker wrote:
ktjensen wrote:

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where can you buy ST2010 or ST2013 still and activate it? Any helpful suggestions are appreciated.

Even the MS site still has it avalible for download ...

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?i...

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I saw that and downloaded the trial version. but that will fail and lock my out of use after a couple weeks. Just not interested in trying to create virtual winxp to install it weekly. Anyone know how to get ST2013 and activate it for a reasonable price? found a VOLUME LICENSING version for $30 but would think their are better sources?

May end up just going down the path of using Google MYMAPS

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ktjensen wrote:
soberbyker wrote:
ktjensen wrote:

~snip~

where can you buy ST2010 or ST2013 still and activate it? Any helpful suggestions are appreciated.

Even the MS site still has it avalible for download ...

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?i...

.

I saw that and downloaded the trial version. but that will fail and lock my out of use after a couple weeks. Just not interested in trying to create virtual winxp to install it weekly. Anyone know how to get ST2013 and activate it for a reasonable price? found a VOLUME LICENSING version for $30 but would think their are better sources?

May end up just going down the path of using Google MYMAPS

So once the trial is over you can't purchase it is what you're saying? As I also mentioned, I saw 2013 for sale on ebay for around 25 dollars. Wouldn't buying the boxed version include the activation key?

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Scheduled Stops?

phranc wrote:

Basecamp does have the capability to schedule Start, Finish, and Stop times.

S&T has the ability to set Scheduled Stops. You can set something like a 15 minute stop every 2 hours.

I do this on a long trip because it approximates the breaks that you would likely take for a leg stretch and washroom breaks. On an 8 hour driving day, you're going to chalk up an hour in non driving time, into the trip.

This does a pretty decent job of approximating where you'll be at each stop and at the end of the driving day.

I choose a target town each day and set that as my destination for the day. At some point in the daily drive, I evaluate if I stop before or past this arbitrary destination and then book a hotel wherever it seems best.

I don't believe, that Basecamp doesn't allow this degree of planning.

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NUVI2555LMT, NUVI350

Same Here

As others have said, I find Streets & Trips convenient for *planning* a long trip, especially a multi-day trip.

Once on the road, my tool is currently a TomTom 620, but I really prefer to do the advance planning in S & T.

- Tom -

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S and T

this post caused me to look at some software I put away, I don't throw away retail software I buy I just put it in an old cabinet in a cardboard box lol, god I have a lot of crap I even have streets and trips 2008, widows 95-98 xp millennium vista , some really old games that wont even install on win 10 .