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Microsoft Streets & Trips with GPS Locator '09 - ZV3-00023

by Microsoft
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) 3 answered questions

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Product Features


System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 7.5 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • ASIN: B002OOR6KM
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 11, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,992 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

All the features of Streets & Trips plus the power of GPS! A sleek Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver that plugs into the USB port on your laptop PC. Whether your next trip will be coast to coast or just across town, with Streets & Trips and your included GPS locator you'll drive with complete confidence.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for netbooks, and NO problem with Windows 7 November 1, 2010
By Y. H.
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First, a comment on Tom's review that his receiver did not work with W7: mine works great on my little Toshiba netbook running Windows 7 Basic. It worked before i upgraded memory to 2GB, but a bit slow. it works flawlessly on 2GB. i also tried it with (a trial version of) Streets and Trips 2010, didn't see any problem. actually i believe 2010 version uses the same receiver. So it seems Tom simply got a defective one.

As for the future version of the software, i don't see any reason why the receiver would not work. gps receivers are standardized these days.

Let's go back to the product itself. i saw some negative comments about the receiver's reception. i used in a Jeep Liberty in mountains (if it matters). i brought a long extension usb cable with me just in case i would need to hand it on the rear view mirror. it turned out to be unnecessary. i got good reception throughout the trip in the mountains in Zion, Glen and Grand Canyon National Parks.

One good thing i like it especially is that it shows the elevation. you would really appreciate it when you travel in mountains. i think only very expensive car gps's do that.

I should admit that i also have a car gps in the vehicle mostly for urban areas. i bought the software for travels on foot, like when i fly to another city for a meeting, and to Europe (there is a Europe version of the software). i don't have a 4G mobile phone and don't want to pay the monthly data fee. i will always have my netbook with me, and feel this is the best solution. It would work well as a car gps if you can somehow put it on your dashboard (i can't do it on my dashboard), or perfectly well if you have a navigator sitting in the passenger seat.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 2009 version gps will not work with Windows 7 August 16, 2010
By Tom
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I purchased the 2009 maps & streets w/gps & the gps would not work. I called Microsoft & was told they would send me a newer gps that will work with windows 7. The gps unit works fine with my old 2005 version of maps & streets.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So-so application April 1, 2010
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Overall, the quality of the maps in this version (2009) is fairly good.

I bought this version to get the GPS dongle, for a trip across Mexico. The Mexican maps and turn-by-turn directions are unexpectedly good. (There are several "use local road for..." instructions, but when one arrives there, it's self-evident.)

The problem with this application is that the lawyers had the last vote in the interface. Because of the prompts and "I Agree...." screens this application is truly dangerous to use in the car. For example, when the laptop goes to sleep, simply waking it up will not resume the application. One must "fiddle" with the controls to re-awaken the GPS function. So one must pull over, fiddle, wait and resume travel.

It's not a bad program, and I got it for very little money, so I suppose the lesson here is one gets what one pays for.

If I had to do it over, I'd go with a Garmin (for the Mexican maps) and be done with it. For travel / route planning, this application is decent. For enroute travel, not so much....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Windows Streets & Maps June 24, 2010
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I love this program. I use it to plan my trips to So. Calif. for snowbirding
and all the stops along the way. The price was great. I wanted to put it on
my desktop and my laptop. The 2010 version evidently does not allow you to do
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased May 10, 2010
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I purchased this product after the most recent 2010 version was out to save a buck. I was very pleased but almost didn't bother with a review since it is unlikely that stock will be available for others to purchase.

The newer GPS devices are very good and any PC or tablet is going to be less convenient in a car. Certainly, it would be reasonable to use a GPS for travel and an online service for larger desktop views. Streets and Trips does not depend on an internet connection (after installation), which can be an advantage. Planning features are at least comparable to the best on the net. I've used it when either I or my GPS or both are confused on the road. The large screen view makes it more likely that you can quickly regain a feel for the area or overall sanity.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Streets and Trips March 28, 2010
By Mike
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I love Streets and Trips. I have used S&T since it came out. You use to be able to buy it CostCo for $14.00, but now it is a bit more money, but still worth it. I use to tour with Rock shows and we would ride around the country in Buses. One night we left a show in St Louis, headed for Dallas on IH-44. We blew an inside rear tire on the bus and could only drive at about 40mph. I got on S&T, and set the view to look for gas stations and repair shops. It was 3:00 am so nothing was opened. So I set S&T to view all Hotels, and the software also lists phone numbers. I started calling Hotels and asking if they knew of any tire repair shops. One Hotel, the fellow said his brother could do it and gave me a home number. We met him at his shop at 4:00am, and repaired the tire and we beat the other buses to Dallas. The show or hide places is really great, I wish it would show Cigar Stores also....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyday use! December 20, 2010
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I use Microsoft Streets and Trips daily for my small bussiness and it never lets me down! Great product.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good gps unit
Just what I was expecting, works for what I needed it to do. This is an older version, but fopr the price works well.
Published 5 months ago by Joe Bak
4.0 out of 5 stars biggest GPS ever!!
if you like maps but hate killing trees this may be your ticket to adventure...
one of the best things about S&T is that you potentially get a giant display because it's on... Read more
Published 12 months ago by porkchop
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected from Microsoft
Now I know why this item was discounted, it was a outdated version and with no opportunity to upload a current version even at a extra cost. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Jean Claude Gau
5.0 out of 5 stars MS Streets & Trips w/GPS
I've been using MS Streets & Trips for over 10 years and it's served me quite well. I'll try to get a newer version every few years since it has the latest roads plus years ago... Read more
Published 22 months ago by ShelbyDodge
5.0 out of 5 stars MS Streets & Trips 2009 with GPS
I work as a long haul truck driver. I use this software in my laptop computer to find delivery and pickup routes. Read more
Published on September 9, 2011 by Alan
5.0 out of 5 stars Super program for insurance adjusters...
Enables high level time and fuel efficiencies by helping you list properties in best order. No need to get the latest version.
Published on August 16, 2011 by Dixon Yard
4.0 out of 5 stars Streets & Trips 2009, my upgrade from 2003 version
I have used a (much older) version of Streets & Trips with good success. The old version does not work on my current computer so I decided to update the program. Read more
Published on June 5, 2011 by Ralph A. Proud Jr.
2.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CONCEPT
You gotta have this thing! Wonderful concept! Big BUT!
It is Microsoft. It is inexpensive if you buy the 2009 version (you will have out of date maps). Read more
Published on April 11, 2011 by Edward Patton
1.0 out of 5 stars MS Streets & Trips
It freeze off all the times, the program is sluggish. The display is silly, and the voice has a robotic accent. Read more
Published on February 6, 2011 by szilist
5.0 out of 5 stars Updated version of an old favorite
I have copies of Microsoft Streets and Trips 2000, 2001, 2006 and 2009 for the US and Autoroute 2007 for Europe and the UK . Read more
Published on December 5, 2010 by Book and History Nerd
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