Street Atlas USA 2008 Plus

Street Atlas USA 2008 Plus

Street Atlas USA 2008 Plus PC DVD create custom maps powerful GPS mapping tools! 

Application 

Windows 

DeLorme 

2007 

DVD 

$56.99
Packaging
Street Atlas USA 2008 Plus DVD provides an affordable yet powerful set of mapping tools that allow businesses and advance mapping enthusiasts to visualize their own data on renowned DeLorme maps. 150 million updated phone listing, all searchable and locatable on the maps, ability to delete duplicate records in the phone data when there are multiple phone numbers for the same yellow-page locations. High resolution, recent imagery for many states available for purchase. Extensive map updates for the U.S, Canada and Mexico. Pinpoint locations, with updated names, highway and major road routing for Mexico. Airport access roads updated, connect online for geographic social net-working with other DeLorme customers. 900+ malls, truck stop data, translucent route highlights for seeing map data beneath routes.

Announcing the release of Street Atlas USA 2008 PLUS, for business and custom mapping using your own data with XData. Embed urls, photos, and more.

Windows Mobile 5.0 Support

Now Bring Static Maps on iPods!

Advanced and Practical

Everything in the regular version plus extensive data import capability, 150 million U.S. and Canadian phone listings, and higher-end print and draw tools

Produced by DeLorme Mapmakers

Unlike other mapping products that license from the same restrictive mapping sources, DeLorme updates, manages, & produces its own maps and 4 million places of interest

The GPS Leader

Innovative GPS features: voice commands, spoken directions, automatic back-on-track re-routing with off-route distance settings, mobile map colors, and much more

Core Functions

Map Controls

The maps can be controlled using a variety of methods, including the traditional push-button zooming, which drills in/out while keeping the map exactly centered. Also, holding down the left mouse button enables you to drag and zoom, left-to-right, across the map, and moving the mouse in the same manner but in the opposite direction zooms out.

Find

DeLorme employs several powerful search capabilities within the software. The first is a simple box called QuickSearch where you type common requests including towns, cities, lat/lons, ZIP codes, street addresses, colleges, and many more to receive the quickest possible matches. The places-of-interest search offers more advanced parameters and the advanced search is used when locating exact matches requires additional customer input.

Draw

Add MapNotes; draw your own circles, polygons, and squares; measure the area of your draw objects--even draw in your own roads and route on them--these are amazingly powerful draw tools for the money.

Phone

The Phone tab along the bottom portion of the interface allows you to create custom searches for finding either residential or business phone numbers and locations. You can search by yellow-page heading and find all the diesel repair shops and then select only the ones you'd like to display on the map. You can use the phone listings in conjunction with the XData tab to create and save custom data files for frequent retrieval.

Info

Right-click on the map to learn more about what's underneath your cursor. Lat/Lon, names of streets and bodies of water--even local radio station information--can be viewed in this manner. Moreover, the bottom toolbar of the software displays a continuously updated readout of what's underneath your cursor.

Voice

The voice tab of the software is where you train the software to recognize your voice for issuing routing and GPS commands while tracking. Ask common questions such as "How far to my next turn?" and the software answers. Microphone recommended for optimal usage. The software also reads upcoming turn information, including the time to turn, time to finish, and name of the street to turn onto. New voice settings allow you to select how far in advance of your turn you'd like to be prompted. Voice can also be turned off if you prefer.

Mobile Device Mapping

Pocket PC, Windows Mobile 5.0, and Palm OS Compatible

Included at no extra charge is the DeLorme Handheld software, which now includes support for Windows Mobile 5.0 devices. Access the maps you want from the desktop software and hot-sync to your PDA. Add a DeLorme Bluetooth GPS for use with Bluetooth PDAs and navigate wire-free.

The DeLorme handheld functionality provides address-to-address routing, spoken directions, mobile map colors to reduce in-vehicle glare, and four million places of interest. Finding what you need is easy using the powerful search capabilities. Now you have powerful desktop mapping software and PDA software all conveniently provided in one Street Atlas USA 2008 package.

Ease of Use

E-Z Nav Toolbar

This handy toolbar runs along the top of the interface and offers access to commonly needed routing and GPS options, especially useful for in-vehicle navigation on a laptop PC with the Earthmate GPS. In the 2008 version--right-click on the top toolbar and select the various icons you want.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Set your own keyboard shortcut preferences for optimum control when using GPS. The key-bindings function is very powerful and advanced so you can design your ideal in-vehicle navigation solution to your personal specifications.

Right-Click Routing

The easiest way for many to create and alter routes is to use the right-click feature. Select the route on your map and add new stops or vias, delete the route, all by simply right-clicking the object of interest. You can also add your own MapNotes or view the many pre-populated tags provided by the software.

Routing

Routing

Create automatic routes using the quickest (time) or shortest (distance) routes. Add VIAs to force the routing to take the roads you prefer. Turn on one-way indicators; select major areas to avoid; or select roads based on driving speed preferences. Add Stops and reorganize their order and the routing automatically recalculates. Create and manage routes either in the Route tab or by right-clicking on the maps.

Add Local Roads to Routing

A DeLorme exclusive, this is the best way to update local roads when new developments are planned or added between DeLorme software releases. This tool is located within the Draw tab and lets you draw in the road segment, connecting it to another local road within the database. Assign a name, save it, and when you create automatic routes, the software is smart enough to include these new local roads in the routing calculations and also update the directions.

Personalized Routing with Address Book

Create and save commonly-used names for places you visit often, such as "home," work," or "Dad's." Once these names are assigned, the routing Starts, Stops, and Finishes also display these names making retrieval easy for repeated usage. Customize routes using your own names and save them within MapShare for others to see--they'll be amazed. You can also include up to 200 names from your address book to be recognized using this system.

Importing

XData

The XData Import Wizard is the key to viewing your own data on the map, automatically placed. Easily import your own data from ACT!, Goldmine, Excel, text files, or databases. Select different symbols to represent the locations of your information. Or, create your own custom symbols to use on the map; any 24x24-pixel bitmap image can be easily added as a draw symbol using the intuitive XSym module. Street Atlas USA 2008 PLUS best matches your records with a specific address, ZIP code, or latitude/longitude coordinate on the map. NEW tools allow you to symbolize the level of accuracy of your geocoded data.

Quickly and easily view the location of each record with a mouse click

Add lines, shapes, and text to mark a sales territory or a property boundary

Highlight a region to show the untapped market and sales potential

Use symbols to mark different accounts or your competition

See the city streets and surrounding population centers near your customer locations

View concentrations of customers or accounts in specific geographic regions

Find new accounts or customers by seeing your business in a new geographic light

Map & Travel Information

Map Data

Because all DeLorme map data is created, updated annually, and owned by DeLorme, we are able to provide many features typically reserved for expensive in-vehicle navigation systems. Free from the license restrictions and third-party dependencies of other publishers, we can also evaluate customer-submitted revisions and implement these changes after triple-checking all submissions. We currently have an enhanced commitment with staff in place to make as many customer revisions as possible.

Places of Interest (POI) Data

The DeLorme database contains over 4 million annually updated places of interest across the U.S., with additional ones in Canada, including restaurants, lodgings, gas stations, travel services, RV stops, malls, shopping--just about everything you could ever need on the road. The software settings let you choose the magnification level to display the various POIs to avoid cluttering your map views. The POIs can be accessed using the many Find capabilities or by right-clicking on the map and selecting places based on type and distance from map center.

GPS Features

GPS Radar Search

Now you can travel with GPS and have the software find upcoming travel services based on their location from you. Find gas, hotels, shopping, and much more in your direction of travel and then easily make detours to these desired stops along the way. It's like having your personal travel concierge with you at all times.

Automatic Back-on-Track GPS

Using the Earthmate GPS LT-20, which turns a laptop PC into a powerful GPS navigator, it's possible to have the software offer new spoken and visual directions when you stray off course. Within the GPS tab of the Options section of the E-Z Nav toolbar, you can select or type the off-route distances you want to travel before the automatic recalculations kick in. Select short distances for city travel and longer ones for highway travel where you may exit frequently for roadside travel services.

GPS Spoken Directions

The software can offer voice directions indicating upcoming turns and street names. It also can be set up to respond to your voice and answer common travel questions--a very powerful capability for mapping software within this price category. Several different voice types are included.

Printing & Sharing

Print

Print crisp color or black & white maps that you control to best match what is seen on screen. Also print Travel Packages containing strip maps and directions to bring on your trip. Don't want to use a lot of ink and paper? Then print just the Turn Details which show thumbnail maps of each of the decision points along your route.

MapShare

MapShare makes it easy to share your customized maps and directions with family, friends, and business associates. You create exactly the content you want and then post within our online MapShare library, which includes private administrative tools for you to manage. Similar to some of the better online photo resources, MapShare allows you to provide controlled access to your important maps without worrying about email and spam filters.

Demos & Tutorials

Getting Started Tutorial

This tutorial provides a guided tour of the main capabilities of the software. It is also included within the software along with a comprehensive Help section with links to online discussion groups where DeLorme customers can help you.

Data
Included

Street Atlas USA 2008 PLUS contains the DeLorme produced and managed United States and Canadian street-level network, as well as highways and major roads for Mexico. The included 4 million U.S. places of interest (POIs) are updated annually based on phone book information and DeLorme's own research into exit services. Canadian POIs are also included, many with phone numbers. When you factor in the 150 million included phone listings for the U.S. and Canada, you have one of the most extensive POI databases available anywhere.

Street Atlas USA 2008 PLUS DVD allows you to import your own data from text, Excel, Outlook, and other sources. It does not, however, allow 3rd-party supplementary data to be imported.

What's New?

Extensive street and highway updates for the U.S. and Canada

150 million updated phone listings, all searchable and locatable on the maps, ideal for creating custom databases or for finding friends and services across the U.S. and Canada

Improved overall map readability, with more detail now provided at magnification levels 7-10

Ability to delete duplicate records in the phone data when there are multiple phone numbers for the same yellow-page locations

National Grid System support

High-resolution, recent imagery for many states available for purchase

Highway and major road routing now available for Mexico

Pinpoint locations, with updated names for 150 pro sports and NASCAR venues

40+ new or updated GPS-accurate chains added to the 4 million places of interest, including Wal-Mart, Chili's, Denny's, Walgreens, Exxon/Mobil, and many more

Airport access roads updated

Connect online for geographic social networking with other DeLorme customers

900+ malls and access roads updated

Truck Stop data with extended information about service offerings

Translucent route highlights for seeing map data beneath routes

Map transfer to PDAs improved with support for Mexican maps

Support for multiple monitors

Convenient DVD-ROM edition

For Windows [*Please review compatibility/platform sections in 'What You Get']

WHAT YOU GET:

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