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Old 05-14-2012, 09:39 AM   #15
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You might want to check out Microsoft Streets and Trips with the GPS locator.
Streets & Trips

There is a free 60 day trial download. If you keep your eye out, you can find an older version with the GPS for a reasonable price. $35 on Amazon:

Amazon.com: Microsoft Streets & Trips with GPS Locator 2011: Software

It will keep track of gas and many other things.
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Thanks but I'm an Apple person.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:46 AM   #17
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I understood one can run a windows program in a virtual box on an Apple
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possibly, I'll check it out, thanks
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More to your question, I still have "Street Atlas USA 2008" on my PC, and any of these types of programs will give you time/distance calcs. Some of these programs allow you to set custom speeds for different roads. It's been so long since I used SA, I can't remember if it does or not. I used to have a mapping program where you could set it to up to 160 mph for it to base the calculations ! Anyway, you might think about trying one of these types of apps.<snip>
I've used Street Atlas since version 1.0...back in the dark ages of the 90's. They've almost always got a sale going on where you can get the software AND a hotel-soap-bar sized USB GPS for under $50. I've got the thing on my netbook and its great. The screen size actually lets you see what's going on. A big advantage is that you have your e-maps on hand even when the nearest cell coverage is an half-day away (as in the trip we took to Utah last month). Pretty decent routing, too.

As a bonus, I've got a database that I've made (and sell...) of EVERY mine in the US. I pull that into Street Atlas when we're traveling and my sweetie and I are never at a loss in finding a nearby rockhounding spot.
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Thanks but I'm an Apple person.
You can pick up a cheap netbook on places like Woot for a couple of hundred bucks...probably even less on eBay (quick search shows a bunch of machines under $80). Just view the thing as a dedicated GPS and forget that you've got a second computer. No need to go for a new Win7 Box. You can pick up an XP machine for a song that will work just fine
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I have a new MacAir laptop and gps- Rand McNally for rv which I used with my Lance. I always print out a route before hand, use a map and gps also, so that is not an issue.
I'm trying to figure out driving times/distances particularly if there is something neat to see to see during the day, like Beartooth Highway or the Cascades with Mt Rainier vs driving by these places at night. My departure is flexible as to leaving, am/pm it's just that I have to return in 8 days and want to see some of the sights during the daytime and miss the drudgery at night (like the cornfields and basically everything on this side of the Mississippi).
The other option is I94 vs I90. I have been on I90 thru S. Dakota so I94 appeals to me but then they meet in Montana and become one route over to Washington state, all new sights for me and something I'd like to view during the day. The distance is about the same but I'm not sure about the scenery in N. Dakota, Minnesota,Wisconsin.
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