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Microsoft Streets & Trips 2009

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

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.

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