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Streets and Trips 2013 with GPS

by Microsoft
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews) 16 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: 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007RFZDL2
  • Item model number: ZV3-00026
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 4, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,754 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013 with GPS Locator

Explore the sights of the United States and Canada with Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013 with GPS Locator. It includes a GPS locator that plugs directly into your laptop and provides full-screen navigation, spoken directions, and automatic rerouting. 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

  • GPS Locator included to turn your laptop into a navigation device with spoken directions, automatic re-routing, and full-screen navigation
  • 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)

Product Description

Find adventure on the open road with Microsoft Streets & Trips with GPS Locator. With America's #1 travel and map software1, explore new places, generate maps and directions, add your own contacts and points of interest, and even get spoken directions - all without an Internet connection.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars GPS Device not compatable with 64 bit systems December 23, 2012
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After wasting hours, loading and reloading the device driver I went to Microsoft Help where there are many posts from other people with 64 bit operating systems with the same problem. If Microsoft is not going to fix a well known problem, the least they should do is mention it will only work with 32bit OS in the system requirements.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Maps badly out of date. October 31, 2012
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I just got Streets & Trips 2013 to replace the 2010 version. I expected to get revised maps but there is a lot that is still missing, it's not much better than my 2010 version. Software is updated and good but without three years of mapping revisions it's no better (Map wise) than the older versions. If you can get along without the software upgrades stay with what you have.

Oh, I have two Garmins & both have current maps, both are far superior to the maps in Streets & Trips.

Rating reflects good software & poor maps.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag September 7, 2012
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S&T is inherently easier to work with for trip planning than a stand-alone GPS because PCs have larger screens and because you can pan and zoom the map with a mouse. A PC also makes it easier to scroll through the turn-by-turn list of directions.

Entering destinations is easier because typing on a keyboard beats tapping individual characters on a GPS screen, and creating a multi-destination route with S&T requires nothing more than inserting another destination in a list.

S&T could replace a portfolio of AAA maps, if you have your computer handy and turned on, but those old 2' by 3' sheets of paper still allow you to view more at a glance -- and they don't require batteries.

Travel routes are highlighted with the equivalent of a fat, blue magic marker. Something a little less gross would be an improvement.

S&T's absolute worst feature is the font used for street names. It is ugly and hard to read.

Even though the map data supposedly was updated in 2012, it still is not fully up-to-date. In my subdivision, streets existing for five years are not shown. S&T has the same incomplete data as Bing maps and MapQuest. It's odd that the streets are missing, since the Bing aerial photos show the paved streets, and Google maps has shown the streets correctly for a long time. Also, Places fails to show some gas stations that have been operating for at least a year.

The GPS sensor included with the combination package seems quite sensitive. For example, it will create a clear track for a walk around my back yard.

Streets & Trips could serve as a substitute for a standalone GPS, but it really is more of a companion.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for OTR truck drivers. December 21, 2012
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I use this as an OTR truck driver. It's great for route planning. It's really nice seeing an overview of your route as well as planning stops and 10 hour breaks with ease. ( I also use Truck Stops Plus add-on, so I know where all the truck stops/ weigh stations Wal-Marts etc are and can easily add them to my route).

I use the GPS feature. Obviously you must still verify the route with your road atlas, as this product is designed for cars (Truck Stop Plus really helps here) but it's nice seeing and hearing about upcoming turns as well as keeping a running tab of your progress. Speaking of hearing the turns, I turn the "pause Windows media player" option off, because every time the software says "out of route" (road construction, pulling in to fuel, etc) it starts and stops the media player over and over.

Overall, I really love this product. It just makes life a lot easier. I would highly recommend it to any trucker. I also highly advise getting the Truck Stop Plus add-on. ( [...] )
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Streets and Trips 2013 July 26, 2012
The new Streets and Trips 2013 installed and ran without a problem on my laptop and on my desktop. The program seems to be a little quicker in calculating a route. There are more points of interest. It was a worthwhile upgrade for me.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars travel planner September 26, 2012
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generally okay for planning. has some good tools like finding what's near here and estimating the trip. I found it awkward at times with some panes disappearing and trying to figure out how to get them back. the software also routed me the long way around in multiple instances, adding about 200 miles at one point to my vacation. I also didn't like the way it broke up a road that changed its name, making it difficult to calculate how far to drive on that part of the route. It did let me add new points so i could try 'what if' scenarios. Haven't yet found the magic button to pick the most efficient route based on the stops I wanted.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The "updated" maps are not as up to date as implied September 26, 2012
Newer isn't necessarily better. I purchased the Streets & Trips 2013 specifically because I had read that the maps had been updated for the first time in 3 or 4 years. Yet, the maps do not have the corrections that the maps on a cheap GPS I bought two years ago from a China Vendor. In fact, my previous two year old TomTom had corrections that are not on the Streets & Trips 2013 (nor on my newer Garmin for that matter). Besided, the maps don't seem to be any better than the Streets & Trips 2009 maps that I also own. Of course, that is only a superficial speculation from appearances.

Other than the outdated map issue, the Streets & Trips 2013 loaded into my netbook (IBM Lenovo) without glitch and I was able to activate the maps over the Internet. (I haven't tried to activate the product on several computers as one reviewer says to have done in his review. And I'm a bit skeptical of such a claim.)

The important thing is I was able to load the maps on a unit with only a 1024 X 5?? screen resolution. (DeLorme Mapping software refused to install because of the screen size of my netbook). And the netbook with Streets & Trips 2013 has more functionality than any standalone GPS unit that I know of.

There you have it. Don't buy the Streets & Trips 2013 for what you think will be updated maps. You are likely to be sadly disappointed. Buy the Streets & Trips 2013 because you want to install the software on a computer for whatever reason. And Streets & Trips 2013 is about as inexpensive as the most recent previous version.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
it will never let you get lost
Published 14 days ago by Melody S Martin
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great software and GPS pong for the cost.
Published 1 month ago by Jayson
5.0 out of 5 stars great item
work great, I've had this product before so it was no supprise to me and it is so easy to use
Published 4 months ago by Donald R Severns
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much the same as 2007 version
2013 is pretty much the same as the 2007 version which is the only other version we have used. It's still useful for planning our trips. Read more
Published 4 months ago by George W. Maehrer III
5.0 out of 5 stars Streets and Trips with GPS
We get this every year to update our computers. It makes planning a trip so much easier. With this you can plan stops along the way to take in sights, amusement, etc. Read more
Published 5 months ago by William S. Phelps
1.0 out of 5 stars support is a propblem
I like the streets and trips, I went to down load on to another pc and after a hour of just siimply trying to log on to Microsoft site i give up. Wish i never bought this product.
Published 6 months ago by chuckey
5.0 out of 5 stars On the road again
This program was easy to use. Mapped out our trip west picked up rv resorts and gas stations. Several friends have this program and love it.
Published 7 months ago by Rollinonpartners
3.0 out of 5 stars Not pleased with GPS
Cannot get the GPS to recognize satellites. It will not connect like my Garmin does. Would purchase the ST without GPS.
Published 7 months ago by ShanRR
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome Software
great product i use it for up loading over 100 address a day it optimizes them pretty good, very helpful tool
Published 7 months ago by Leo Shulga
1.0 out of 5 stars Get 2005
Typical of Microsoft, they take a good thing and make it WORSE! It's ugly, clumsy and other than updated is worthless.
Published 8 months ago by David E. Sherman
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