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Microsoft Streets and Trips 2013

by Microsoft
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (474 customer reviews) 45 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Updated street-level maps of the United States and Canada with more than 2.5 million points of interest from America's #1 travel and map software.
  • Plan your trip including multiple destinations, rest stops, scenic detours, fuel stops and more-all with no Internet connection required.
  • New! See customer ratings and reviews on businesses and take the guesswork out of deciding where to go when online.
  • View the quickest routes with one-click trip optimization; add notes for planned stops, reservations, phone numbers, and more.
  • Change your plans on the go, with no Internet connection; choose specific roads by dragging and dropping the route.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • Media: DVD
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007RFW1NA
  • Item model number: B17-00563
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 4, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (474 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #992 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Product Description

Product Description

Find adventure on the open road with Microsoft Streets & Trips. With America's #1 travel and map software, explore new places, generate maps and directions and even add your own contacts - all without an Internet connection.

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Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013

Explore the sights of the United States and Canada with Microsoft Streets & Trips. Plan a family vacation, optimize your business travel, or plan a trip around a hobby from amusement parks to historical sites. Tailor your trip to your personal style, such as preferred road types, start and stop times, and more. Streets & Trips makes your travels an adventure with over 2.5 million points of interest to help you find interesting stops along the way with no Internet required. Explore new places, generate maps and directions, and even add your own contacts. Get lost in the adventure - not trying to find it.

Maps, Directions, and Inspirations

A road trip is about more than "just getting there." Adventure awaits and Streets & Trips can help you coordinate your adventure from start to finish – including multiple destinations, rest stops, scenic detours, fuel stops, and more. Explore the United States and Canada with updated maps and over 150,000 new miles of roads. Calculate your mileage, fuel costs, and arrival times, and compare different routes you’re considering before you leave. Free construction updates will help you avoid delays – and maybe find a new favorite spot along a detour route.

Get even more when you are connected to the Internet. See customer ratings and reviews to take the guesswork out of where to go, and then take a peek at that location using Bing maps bird’s eye aerial imagery when you are online. Share your itinerary and trip details with friends and family and you just might inspire your friends and family to take their own trip.

Tailored to You

Do you prefer speedy and efficient highways or leisurely backroads? Either way, you can tailor your trip to your preferences. Easily set preferred driving speeds, road types, driving times, and more. Try one-click optimization and you might save time and money on fuel.

Create a trip tailored around your favorite hobby whether you are a history buff, BBQ enthusiast, or NASCAR fan. Use the more than 2.5 million included points of interest to find interesting stops or easily add your custom points of interest. See friends or family along the way by adding your Microsoft Outlook contacts. Keep track of the details by personalizing your maps with notes about planned stops, reservation details, phone numbers, and more.

Navigation on the Go

Find your way easily with detailed, turn-by-turn directions and an easy-to-read night map. Streets & Trips is also a great companion to GPS devices. Use Streets & Trips to plan the perfect trip, including multiple stops, points of interest, and start and stop times. Then share the route to a Garmin device for easy navigation along the way.

Why Streets & Trips?

Streets & Trips helps you plan or make changes to your trip – even if there is no Internet access or cell phone signals. Maps, routes, and directions are always at your fingertips and you don’t have to wonder what other routes you could take. With Streets & Trips, you can plan nearly unlimited stops, easily compare route options, and change routes by dragging and dropping without worrying about connecting to the Internet.

No DVD Drive, No Problem

If your computer doesn’t have a CD or DVD drive, you may still purchase and install Streets & Trips as a software download, or you can find out how to install the DVD version at www.microsoft.com/streets/activate.

Key Features

  • No Internet connection required
  • Updated street-level maps of the United States and Canada with 150,000 new miles of roads
  • More than 2.5 million points of interest including national parks, casinos, hotels, campgrounds, and more
  • Change your route on-the-go by dragging and dropping
  • View the quickest routes with one-click trip optimization; add notes for planned stops, reservations, phone numbers, or other details
  • Customize your trip with preferences such as driving times and speeds, start and stop times, and road types
  • Calculate fuel costs before you go
  • Share trips to your Garmin device for navigation and spoken directions
  • See customer ratings and reviews on businesses when you are online
  • Share trip details, such as route information and stops, with friends and family
  • Easy-to-read night map display for navigating in low light
  • Bing aerial map views and search results (when connected to the Internet)

System Requirements

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 (32 bit), or Windows XP (32 bit)
  • 1 GB RAM for 32 bit OS, 2 GB RAM for 64 bit OS, 256 MB RAM for Windows XP
  • 2 GB available hard-disk space
  • DVD drive or high speed Internet access for installation
  • 1024 X 768 or higher resolution monitor
Additional items or services are required to use certain features:
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 or 2010 required to use Send To features
  • Broadband Internet service (connect time charges may apply)
  • GPS device that supports NMEA 2.0 or later and USB port
  • Internet Explorer (will not displace your primary browser)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
73 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Preliminary Review July 11, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Updated from the 2009 version. All recently new and modified local roads/intersections have been updated. (The most recent local road modification was done about 18 months ago.) The only other modification to the software that I see is that MS has changed the menu icons from multicolor and eye appealing to very flat, basic two-tone blank and white. This obviously doesn't impact the functionality of the software but it just looks like a step backward.

I also have a Tom-Tom which my wife and I use for short trips and to get directions from point A to point B within the state. Local travel is what the Tom-Tom and Garmin units are designed for. But where S&T beats the small units hands down is when planning long distance trips. There are many congested areas of the country I refuse to drive through (I-95 through the CT-NY-NJ area.) With S&T all I have to do is tell it to avoid this area by dragging the mouse over the map and the planned route is instantly modified. S&T also beats the small units when manually re-routing a trip. All you have to do is click on the route and drag the route marker where you want to go. S&T also provides a much greater overall map view of your trip as you are driving (you can see your progress on the entire trip rather than just a quarter mile ahead of you.) This is great with the kids/grandkids in the back seat watching the progress of the trip and seeing how far they have gone and how far they still have to go.

The little units have their place but my preference for long distance travel planning and GPS tracking is still with S&T. I was planning to upgrade to the 2012 edition but had to wait for 2013. Again, no major software upgrades that I have seen (other than the maps and POIs), but for the price I don't think you can beat it. The upgrade was worth it for the maps alone.
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105 of 112 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
As seems to be the pattern with new editions of Streets and Trips, there is nothing revolutionary about this upgrade, though it was almost two years in the making. While I find it a useful program, it is still quite limiting in ways I wish would be addressed.

I use Streets and Trips almost daily. In addition to maintaining several thousand points, I receive addresses several times a day from people whereby I find their location and give them directions to the closest point in my database. And, like most people, I use Streets and Trips to plan my road trips. What has forced me to upgrade from 2007 is the new map data so I can match newer addresses.

Here is a summary of different features, the good and the bad.

Searches: The address search still needs improvement. When an address does not match anything in their database, the suggested alternatives are often far off. For example, I typed in an address and town containing "Penn Rod Rd." The search returned a Penn Wood Dr and a Penn Roberts Ln in two places across the state from the town I included with the road. Manually scanning the roads around the town I entered in, I found it: "Pennrod Rd." The search is unable to handle many of these petty errors.

Data import: The program allows you to import locations from Excel, Access, or another database. I match by GPS coordinates because the same errors and bad alternative suggestions come up here when I match by addresses, and there is no way to go into the map to find the right info without cancelling the matching procedure. Once the data is in, you have to manually check all the attributes you want to display that did not match their list of predetermined attributes.
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars FAIL November 8, 2012
I have used Microsoft Streets an Trips since version 1. My company is a Microsoft Partner; I am a Microsoft Certified Application Developer. So I know what I am doing with a computer. This time Microsoft has produced a product that can't open older S&T map versions. After S&T recognizes the need to upgrade a previous map file, it displays the error: "Failed to open document." Other people are having this problem, but there is no support article from Microsoft. It is the year 2012, and by now Microsoft should be able to produce a consumer software product that just works. Besides that, there is no compelling feature in this version that warrants upgrading. Save your money.
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48 of 55 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
While I have been a big fan of Streets and Trips over the past decade, Microsoft failed 64 bit users with a flawed DVD. The online free trial download followed by an activation works.

The benefits to using software versus ad-supported online maps are many. In particular, the user has more control over how the information is displayed. Moreover, maps can be saved and annotated. Yet, with Google Maps getting better by the day, Microsoft has really let its user base down.

Frequent users of Google Maps notice that it provides driving, public transportation, walking and bicycling directions. Streets and Trips 2013 *still* only has driving directions. What Microsoft needs to do is offer more sophisticated real-time data inputs such as those from public transit and traffic congestion sources. It surprises me that Microsoft has not made a bigger investment in this software. The product is not much different from the previous six versions. It is especially irritating as users had to wait so long for the nonexistent 2012 version to come out only to here nothing from Microsoft until the 2013 was released July 2012.

Despite the lack of investment, the benefits of standalone map software warrant purchasing Streets and Trips 2013. However, given the power of online alternatives, users may find themselves using both Google Maps and Streets and Trips 2013.

Ability to annotate and save maps
Rapid pan and zoom
No Internet access require
Powerful search nearby locations
No advertisements

No bicycle, walking or public transit directions
Little connectivity with third-party data sources
No traffic
Problems installing from DVD for 64 Bit users
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 2 days ago by Frank
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
No complaints !
Published 3 days ago by Gary
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wish Microsoft hadn't discontinued this awesome product.
Published 6 days ago by mom of 2 boys
1.0 out of 5 stars Was not as good as prior version
Basically useless. Bought one years ago, and was hoping that this would be the same, but updated. It is a step backward in usefulness. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Fuzz Buzz in IN
1.0 out of 5 stars $$199.95 ?!?!?!?!?!?!? No, thanks.
$$199.95 ?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I use MS Streets & Trips 2007. Decided to upgrade to the newest version -- $$199.95 ?!?!?!?!?!?!?

No thanks. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Sojourner Truth
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 25 days ago by Rich
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
to bad, but Microsoft has stopped making it and so no updates
Published 27 days ago by paul a grace
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Essential tool for a guy on the road like me.
Published 1 month ago by darren beanard
3.0 out of 5 stars I don't like the interface as well as the previous ones and ...
I don't like the interface as well as the previous ones and it seems to hang and bug (icons don't show as icons, but folders) the data is behind about 2 years on many road in every... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kevin Farley
5.0 out of 5 stars item just as described. fast shipping. thank you ...
item just as described. fast shipping. thank you.
Published 1 month ago by carl oetken
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