Originally Posted by gmw photos
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.