The nav engine is identical.
S&T is geared more toward business or commercial users while MapPoint is more of a consumer-level package.
POIs and GPS functionality are identical in both, MapPoint 2009 and Streets & Trips 2009. The only advantage, if you are a programmer, is the ability to control MapPoint programmatically -- something that cannot be done w/S&T.
Streets and Trips
So MapPoint would be the better choice?
Okay I admit I didn't search first (oh no I'm a hypocrite!), thinking that maybe there'd be a CarPC-oriented answer. Here's what I found on an official site:
How is MapPoint different from Microsoft Streets & Trips?
MapPoint includes all the routing capabilities and points of interest content of Streets & Trips, but is predominantly a business mapping application. Streets & Trips does not include business data mapping. Only MapPoint contains the analysis capabilities that enable business users to plot database information and analyze business and demographic information on a map to identify key trends in their businesses.
So, Streets would be the better (simpler) CarPC choice.
Well I have my RR buttons set up to work pretty nicely for 2007. Hopefully they'll be similar in 2009.
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/road...6-skin-10.html If you have any suggestions, please post them.
MS has done a great job at the route planning side with this software but still does a crappy job at the nav side. The only feature enhancement I saw was "Big Buttons". Technical speaking, it might work well enough without the sendkey stuff but I can't stand that fact that the button sets are on the top and not on the side, taking up valuable resources on my screen. Seriously, with the buttons and guidance on there is not much room left for the map.
If I can't get the sendkeys to work, this maybe the year I finally switch to iGuidance