After over 40 years and close to 2 million milesAnyone have a favorite way to plan trips using computer map programs? We've got a small laptop and I'd like to save routes and locations for quick reference later. Anyone have a good way?
CJS, I have a 2720 Garmin and Streets and Trips software. Can I use this GPSU and put it on the GPS? What is a GPSU ??I've used Microsoft Trips & Streets for several years now. I've tried almost everything else, but keep coming back to this software. It has it's little quirks, but overall works very well. I especially like the visual presentation of routes and locations. Streets are very easy to see and identify. Creating routes is very intuitive and reconfiguring routes is quite straight forward. You can get a free trial of the software for 60 days. It costs less than $50, and is always available where some of the online programs require that you are connected to the Internet. Using GPSU you can easily convert routes saved from Streets & Trips to the GDB format that can be opened and used in MapSource which will allow you to dump the route information into a Garmin GPS.
I've been traveling for the last week and have planned all of the 2200 miles so far in this manner. It's working very well.
Yes you can. GPSU is free program available at http://www.gpsu.co.uk/CJS, I have a 2720 Garmin and Streets and Trips software. Can I use this GPSU and put it on the GPS? What is a GPSU ??