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    Looking for software that gives driving directions

    All I care about is driving directions - since I have a 5.6" LCD I wouldn't be able t see a map - but directions would be very cool!

    Low overhead would also be great...

    Any ideas?

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    two words... "co-pilot"...
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    Any chances I can get a LITTLE more info than that? Web link, manufacturer, etc?

    Thanks!
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    Delorme Street Atlas

    much less expensive than copilot (unless you don't already have a gps receiver)

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    Street Atlas is much less expensive and about 1/20th as useful. =)

    I have both. I used to have Street Atlas installed on my car computer but it's so worthless I removed it.

    I keep CoPilot on the car comp. I use Street Atlas on my home computer, or on my laptop if I bring it.

    I use Street Atlas to plan routes and general looking over the map. I use CoPilot for vehicle navigation.
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    I would love to have copilot, but they only sell it with the GPS, and I don't need a third one.

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    Is street atlas a good program for those of us who just want to look up driving directions (i.e. software version of mapquest)?

    Cause I don't have GPS, but it would be nice to have directions software in the car..

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    Cliff...

    That's exactly the question I need answered

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    Let me put it this way, Street Atlas is not as bloated as the microsoft products, and has better GPS capabilites.

    it costs about $40.

    You put one address into it and it will show the location, and you can choose how much zoom/detail you want to see.

    You can put two addresses into it and it will calculate the route, time, fuel used, etc.

    You can hook it up to the GPS and it will give you driving directions, even speak to you.

    You can print out maps with it.

    The current version allows you to create/edit roads to more accurately depict actual roads.



    Copilot costs $400...
    It is probably the best map/gps software...
    I can't afford $400 bucks worth of any software/gps...

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