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  • MapPoint v. Streets and Trips

    I've done a quick search but didn't find anything that went into any detail.

    From what I gather, MapPoint is more for organizations and Streets and Trips is more for the individual user.

    I've gone to the Microsoft site for each but didn't find a comparison. Is there one?

    Can anyone outline the differences between the two products?

    I used Streets and Trips 2006 on our trip this weekend and liked it a LOT better than iGuidance as iGuidance is just too difficult to work with as far as finding streets, etc.

    Anyone?
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

  • #2
    The biggest difference is that MapPoint has an SDK so it can be integrated nicely into a frontend like Road Runner while S&T can't.

    MapPoint also has a more extensive POI database, I believe. Other than that, the maps are the same.
    iGMon - Integration between iGuidance and Road Runner
    CFX - Skin for Road Runner

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    • #3
      and Mappoint costs a lot more.
      AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
      Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
      Installed.


      -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
      -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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      • #4
        Street deck uses Map point and it looks pretty cool they have customized it

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        • #5
          Does anyone have any pics of Mappoint integrated into their frontend?
          91 Toyota Supra fabrication http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=73932

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          • #6
            http://www.carpctexas.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=214#214

            There's a few screen shots from Darque's install.

            Thanks for the info guys.

            I've got Streets and Trips 2006 already, looks like I'll play around with Map Point 2004 here at the office and see if I can tell any difference.
            Jan Bennett
            FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

            Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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            • #7
              blast.....Red beat me to it, but yeah that is map point in Streetdeck

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              • #8
                Forgive me for sounding contrary, but I regret buying streets and trips after using iguidance..

                Iguidance has a much better 'on the road' style interface that makes it much easier to operate. Streets and trips has a crap interface that is a total ***** to use with a touch screen.

                Am I missing something?

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                • #9
                  I guess the problem for me lies in that I have a hell of a hard time finding the roads I need in iGuidance.

                  For instance, for the Plano area in Dallas/Fort Worth, they list Plano 2 or 3 times. Depending on which street you are looking for, you have to select a different Plano, which is horse **** IMO. Makes it incredibly hard to input data while driving when you have to click so many times.

                  The other thing is the way iGuidance names the streets.

                  I can't find 75, or North Central Expressway, or whatever else you want to call it in iGuidance for the Dallas area. I've looked for about 6 different places on 75 and can never find the road name. If I wanted to find a restraunt, I had to go in for the actual name, and even then, I have to search for it under the KIND of food to find Pappadeaux (which is a rather large chain restraunt), I can't type in the name, nor could I type in the friggin highway because I can't find it in iGuidance!
                  Jan Bennett
                  FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                  Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AWDNUT
                    Forgive me for sounding contrary, but I regret buying streets and trips after using iguidance..

                    Iguidance has a much better 'on the road' style interface that makes it much easier to operate. Streets and trips has a crap interface that is a total ***** to use with a touch screen.

                    Am I missing something?
                    Did you use the S&T skins as well? I hope you did, I couldn't imagine using S&T with no skin. S&T is far from perfect, but that is why we are looking forward to Map Point integration. The Streetdeck setup looks pretty nice.

                    ETA: sorry I didn't realize this was in the GPS forum and assumed we were all using RR.

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                    • #11
                      Silentbob - do you have a link to the S&T skins you just mentioned?
                      Jan Bennett
                      FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                      Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                      • #12
                        I agree with Red about iGuidance's ****ty way of finding street names and such. One time I was looking for a street in Maryland (forgot the name). IG couldn't find it. I had to map it on Yahoo Maps and routed by Lat and Lon. Once I got there, IG was able to display the street name I was looking for just fine. It has the street in its database but couldn't find it. How ****ed up is that?

                        Anyway, I still prefer IG over S&T because of its more touchscreen friendly interface. And with iGMon, it's a clear winner for me.
                        iGMon - Integration between iGuidance and Road Runner
                        CFX - Skin for Road Runner

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
                          Silentbob - do you have a link to the S&T skins you just mentioned?
                          ahh I just relaized this is in the GPS section and not in the RR section. It's an RR skin, well actually there are 2 of them

                          One is made by Mattkins99 and the other by Softec
                          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=61880

                          I made the Softec skin in to BAV as well, the link is in that thread. What frontend do you use?

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                          • #14
                            I just installed Roadnav and it's a simple neat nav program.
                            Having trouble dowloading the maps, but I'm sure the creator can help me out with that.

                            Nothing fancy; windows and linux:
                            http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Silentbob343
                              I just installed Roadnav and it's a simple neat nav program.
                              Having trouble dowloading the maps, but I'm sure the creator can help me out with that.

                              Nothing fancy; windows and linux:
                              http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/
                              Thanks for the link. After checking it out I really think this program has potential. I made a new thread about roadnav in hopes of generating more interest.

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