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Old 04-21-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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OT but somewhat relevant- looking for route planning software

Hi all,

I thought this might be the best forum for my question, if not please let me know or just have a mod move it-

I'm looking for a USA street map/route planner that I can keep on a flash drive and stash in a glove compartment. Preferably freeware. I have found a few situations where looking something up on a map would be helpful and I'd prefer to be free of wireless service, so this can work in the middle of nowhere. I don't need city street level detail, mainly looking for things like how to get from Miami to Kansas City, etc.

Any suggestion from all you GPS gurus?


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Old 04-21-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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How about something like;

http://www.amazon.com/United-States-...dp/0792293185/

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On a more serious note, What about the openstreetmap project?

http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=4/39.74/-105.91

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Old 04-22-2014, 03:04 AM   #3
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:03 PM   #4
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I'd like an answer, too. I really liked the functionality of Google maps on my phone, but with the recent overhaul, you can't really plan detailed adventures anymore. I have a Garmin Zumo, but I don't really care for Basecamp or the device.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:33 PM   #5
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For my zumo, I use mapquest. It lets you drag the route the way you want, and as long as you make all of the waypoints into "stops", it transfers to the zumo via a web-based plugin.

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Old 04-24-2014, 12:46 PM   #6
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I use TYRE (http://www.tyretotravel.com/) for the past few years, and very happy with it. There are free and paid versions, I am using free. I highly recommend it for trip planning. As matter a fact I just finished planning my trip from Boston to Smokey Mnts and back and used TYRE to do create my daily routes.
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