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Old December 30th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default Delorme Street Atlas or Microsoft S&T?

I got a Gift card to from my parents for Best buy, besides a few movies I couldn't find anything I wanted besides a GPS Navigation system for my Laptop. I want to Eventually use it in my off road toy as well.


I was wondering if any body had an opinion on either the Delorme Street Atlas (With Earthmate LT40) or Microsoft Streets and Trips with the GPS Locator?

At the moment I'm leaning more towards the Delorme. The Microsoft GPS Locator is a Thumb drive like thing and I could see it breaking Very quickly. The Delorme is a USb device that has a nice 5 or 6 ft cord.

I've never worked with either program but have read that it takes a bit more getting used to the Delorme then S&T's. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old December 31st, 2009, 06:29 PM   #2
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I used the Microsoft S&T 08 last year for mapping offroad in the TJ. It was better than my Garmin eTrex in fact the Garmin shows no roads but is topo. Guess what all of the trails from St. Hellens, South Branch to Oscoda was in the Microsoft S&T. I used a different Bluetooth gps antenna.

Delorme I don't know yet

Now I'm learning about my Magellan Triton 400 with Topo explorer.
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I have the Delorme and really like it. I also bought their Topo program. I have used both offroad and in the car.

I have been able to import or export my tracks to others with no issues at all.
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OK, So S&T has the ability to go off road? I didn't know that. I know Delorme has an Excellent Topo program that come separate though. Thanks for you Help guys. I built my "desk" Yesterday. PVC is an amazing thing.
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Yes S&T works very well off road and you can use the USB receiver with any other application.
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