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Streets & Trips Replacement RRS feed

  • Question

  • How is this used to establish a route that is similar to Streets and Trips? For example, for a 5 day trip from Texas to Michigan, I was able to establish a suggested route with suggested overnights. I could then use an overlay showing the Corps of Engineers campgrounds that were close to those suggested overnights. Then I could set up one night stops at the closest campground. Is that possible with Bing Maps? 
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:04 AM

Answers

  • The Bing Maps consumer site http://bing.com/maps can do most of this right out of the box without any need to purchase anything.

    Note that Streets and trips will continue to work until you uninstall it, there just won't be new versions sold.


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    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:14 AM
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:06 PM
  • Hi Rogers81,

    Microsoft Streets and trips was an offline solution for Windows and that replacement is now free from the Windows Store.  Please give the following application a try https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/windows-maps/9wzdncrdtbvb#activetab=pivot:overviewtab

    I use it regularly for the things you mention and it is fun to also look at the 3D cities.  The App has direct access to the video capabilities in Windows so you can spin city blocks in 3D.

    I agree that you used to have to buy Streets and Trips but this should do everything you need without any extra cost other than your copy of Windows.

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:53 AM
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All replies

  • The Bing Maps consumer site http://bing.com/maps can do most of this right out of the box without any need to purchase anything.

    Note that Streets and trips will continue to work until you uninstall it, there just won't be new versions sold.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:06 PM
    • Marked as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:14 AM
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:06 PM
  • I really like Streets and Trips. I have not found another program that comes close to what Microsoft had with Streets and Trips. I recently head that Bing Maps was the replacement to Streets and Trips, who are they kidding I could use Google and get more information. Microsoft really dropped the ball when they discontinued Streets and Trips.
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:23 PM
  •   When are you going to get smart and bring back Streets and Trips? That was the best program out on the market. When I heard that you had discontinued Streets and Trips and were going to Bing maps to compete with Google Maps, I thought that you would basically change the name of Streets and Trips call it Bing Maps and have a great product. instead you copied Google Maps with out the good parts. I have an old copy of Microsoft Streets and Trips that I plan my trips on then use a Garmin for navigation. Some times in a pinch I'll use Google Maps for navigation not planning, but Bing maps is useless. If Bing Maps was the only thing out there I would buy an atlas.

      You had a chance to make a really good travel planning and navigation program, and you blew it.

     

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:39 PM
  • Hi Rogers81,

    Microsoft Streets and trips was an offline solution for Windows and that replacement is now free from the Windows Store.  Please give the following application a try https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/windows-maps/9wzdncrdtbvb#activetab=pivot:overviewtab

    I use it regularly for the things you mention and it is fun to also look at the 3D cities.  The App has direct access to the video capabilities in Windows so you can spin city blocks in 3D.

    I agree that you used to have to buy Streets and Trips but this should do everything you need without any extra cost other than your copy of Windows.

    Sincerely,

    IoTGirl

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:53 AM
    Owner