MapPoint and Streets and Trips are exactly the same program, AFAICT... Same interface, at least. The big thing about MapPoint is it allows plugins and embedding... So you can write your own app that uses MapPoint's data + routing. So if you like Streets and Trips, you'll like MapPoint too. MapPoint is very usable one you add AGPS, it gives you the turn-by-turn voice prompts and the re-routing.Originally Posted by 65Stang
Regarding Delorme Street Atlas... I bought that first, since it was cheap and seemed to have so many features... Voice prompts, rerouting, etc. Well, it does, and they work reasonably well... Only problem is, the maps are EXTREMELY low quality. For instance, I live in NJ just outside of NYC (not exactly the boonies) and the maps are missing a 4-lane road that has been there for at LEAST 10 years. It is the most-traveled road in the area, aside from the highways going away from NYC.
That makes Delorme routing useless in my area, and gives me very low confidence in the quality of its maps in other areas. On top of that, it looks like many of its other data points were recorded back when GPS was less-accurate than it is today... So locations will be off by 20-30 feet, not unusable, but certainly annoying.
Final gripe about Delorme is that it freaks out when you have to take an underpass off the highway... It decides that you're somehow back on the highway, and redirects you to the exit. Just silly.
So, I won't be using any mapping software that doesn't use Navtech maps in the future... They seem to be the most complete, as well as the most accurately recorded.