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Microsoft AutoRoute 2007 (PC)

by Microsoft Software
Windows XP
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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  • Customizable trip-planning options allow you to plan routes, scenic detours, and petrol stops.
  • Optimize your trip by calculating mileage, time, and expenses in advance.
  • Find everything you'll need along the way, from petrol stations to golf courses as well as local businesses that you discover online.
  • Store your travel plans for use on the road, print them out in a variety of helpful styles, or share them online.
  • Take the fast route, the scenic route, or add multiple destinations.
  • Reroute any time you wish, instantly, without going online.
  • Import contacts from Microsoft Office Outlook or Microsoft Office Excel into your maps
  • View the map in Full Screen mode for easier viewing and refer to the estimated drive time to always know how far you are from your destination.
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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Item Weight: 109 g
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  • ASIN: B000JK64B0
  • Release Date: 27 Oct 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,932 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Going to Europe? Use Microsoft AutoRoute 2007, the customizable route planning software that provides accurate driving directions and helps you easily explore new areas, so you can make the most of your trip in Europe. With more personalized trip planning features than major online mapping sites and map coverage of more than 37 countries, AutoRoute 2007 gets you where you're going quickly, easily, and without all the guesswork.

Microsoft AutoRoute 2007 gives you accurate driving directions to lots of destinations in 37 countries, plus more trip-planning features than major online mapping Web sites. Instantly find more than 747,000 points of interest such as hotels, restaurants, ATMs, museums, campgrounds, and more. Live Search makes it easy to find current business listings when you're online then take them with you on the road. Get accurate, detailed door-to-door directions along 3.9 million miles of road and motorway throughout Europe.

Plan breaks, scenic detours and petrol stops - you can even add multiple destinations or quickly alter your route with simple drag-and-drop controls. Personalize your maps with drawings, notes and pushpins to mark important information. Import your contacts into your maps and routes directly from Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft Office Excel. Use your customized travel guide on-screen as you go, or print it out in a variety of helpful formats. You can even e-mail it to your friends or post it online!

Product Description

Plan breaks, scenic detours and petrol stops - you can even add multiple destinations or quickly alter your route with simple drag-and-drop controls. Personalize your maps with drawings, notes and pushpins to mark important information. Import your contacts into your maps and routes directly from Microsoft Office Outlook and Microsoft Office Excel. Use your customized travel guide on-screen as you go, or print it out in a variety of helpful formats. You can even e-mail it to your friends or post it online

Customer Reviews

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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
The major and most obvious improvement in Autoroute 2007 is the integration of place relevant search terms with Windows Live. Details, including sat picture details of place names and specific locations, can now be displayed at the click of an icon

Other than that there's not much I can see to suggest that there's any need to upgrade from Autoroute 2006 (which can now be bought quite cheaply).

The map coverage of Europe is very disappointing though. There's very little coverage, other than main road coverage, of eastern Europe beyond the German border. Maps of parts of northern Europe including Sweden and Finland are also very sparsely detailed as well - maps of Spain and Italy also don't enjoy the detail I was hoping for. Most Europe wide dedicated sat nav units have maps that provide high quality road mapping data. Not Autoroute. Autoroute's mapping provider Navteq provides the detailed data which isn't however included in the Autoroute maps.

But this is a slick bit of software to be sure - the interface is intuitive to use and the screen formatting is very clever.

I haven't managed to replicate the routing bug reported by another review (London to Heysham) and, so far, no bugs are obvious.

I would recommend Autoroute and as long as your expectations, in terms of European mapping detail aren't too high, you'll probably be impressed. For UK and Ireland mapping it's the best there is.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Doug TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Having read the other reviews I was worried.

Very worried.

But I only wanted autoroute for one thing

I am on the road a lot, and I can import from an excel spreadsheet the details of my clients and they appear on the map screen! So I can plan journeys to reduce maileage and with fuel prices as high as they are that soon saves the cost of the software. I have nothing to add on any other comment, but this feature alone makes it a must have.
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90 of 101 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars And it's still broken 23 Nov 2006
Following on from the fiasco of AutoRoute 2006 where they managed to miss most of the postcodes and the one's they did have were often miles away from where they should be, I was eagerly awaiting the latest release, since competitor products just aren't as good.

The 2nd route I attempted to calculate was London to Heysham, and AutoRoute 2007 thinks I should drive to Liverpool, catch the ferry to the Isle Of Man and then catch a ferry back to Heysham !!!!

This is a minor annoyance that requires adding a via, the main problem with AutoRoute is that Microsoft never releases updates for it to fix problems, so this bug and any further ones discovered will remain until 2008.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars lack of control 19 Mar 2009
By chef
the mapping is ok but the worst thing is that you only have slider controls for the speed on roads you have to estimate ,there is no longer actual speed settings it gave me a route ,which was ok till i tried to set up the speed and where it would take an hour it reckoned to take 20 mins ,i tried to adjust it ,after over an hour of tweaking still no joy,
Do not bother to buy it as it is a waste of money.
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55 of 63 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really useful as an upgrade 31 Dec 2006
By Dan
This was a Christmas present as I'd recently passed my driving and was borrowing a car over the festive season. Someone thought that it may be of use to aid in my planning and navigation for the long haul journies which I'd planned. The interface is very similar to recent previous versions making it easy to use and there are some nice touches to some features like printing out different styles of routes or directions. You can also use a GPS connected to a laptop for mobile users although it could only find COM ports on my laptop and not my USB GPS device so I never got to play with that feature. I got the impression though that you can use Autoroute 2007 in the same way as TomTom as it gives you the option to install some speech software. There are some other minor points and it is not as up to date as the version 2007 would have you believe.

For a start, some pubs in my home town which have since changed hands over two years ago are listed by their previous names where as others which have been established for years are not even shown. So if you were planning on using pubs as an established form of land mark then forget it. Also, not all service stations are listed for the motorways which made planning stops on routes a little awkward. In reality, I found that practically all junctions of the M1 have services other than the 4 shown in Autoroute 2007. Directions refer to slips roads of motorways as ramps and one particular route gave me the wrong exit off a roundabout at a junction. When exporting the maps to Pocket Streets, I found that they were incompatible with Pocket Streets on my PDA and I could not export them as a previous version.
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62 of 72 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars All downhill since 98! 25 Nov 2006
If you wanted the extra maps that cover Poland etc, don't bother - these maps are pretty much useless. Ok, there are main roads and the larger European class roads, not not much else. The route planner will add straight lines from the motorways instead, so you'll need a paper map afterall!

Compared to Autoroute Express 1998 edition, the 2007 product comes a poor second. The screen/interface looks terrible, the maps lack detail, plus I had to pay for it! You really shouldn't buy this if you have any idea of value for money.

If you're heading east, serious map detail ends with Austria, Germany and a little bit of the Czech Republic. Further east will leave you with lots of towns and villages with absolutely no roads, and only motorways indicated.

Chris - travel photographer
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars i like it
i bought this because i wanted to know if microsoft can make this sort of thing any easier than the others and at the end of the day it does a good job there are so many like this... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mr. David Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, does exactly as is written on the box, I would...
Excellent product, does exactly as is written on the box, I would recommend this product for purchase. Well packaged and arrived on time.
Published 15 months ago by John Boardman
4.0 out of 5 stars Great map
Very clear map and easy to use on pc. Although it need update every year. Very good value of money
Published 18 months ago by Richard Potts
3.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Autoroute 2007
I've had this software for some time, and realised I hadn't actually written a review for it! This version of the software is not as good as the older version, and while it is... Read more
Published on 7 Aug 2010 by C. Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for planning - shame no map updates
I panned the 2010 GPS version because MS don't provide updates for the map - but I really ought to give the positive angle too. Read more
Published on 19 Dec 2009 by D. J. Walter
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it has always done
Still the market leader in my view. Does exactly what it says on the box.
Published on 15 Dec 2009 by H. G. White
5.0 out of 5 stars autoroute
aoutoroute is very inportant to me as travel around alot so i put in post codes and away i go
Published on 5 Nov 2009 by D. Alden
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product!
This item has proved extremely useful to us already when planning routes. It was excellent value for money and arrived very quickly. It was also in perfect condition.
Published on 18 Oct 2009 by T. Goodwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Autoroute
This route planner is still the best on the market. It is simple to use, yet comprehensive in content. Read more
Published on 18 Sep 2009 by Mac
4.0 out of 5 stars Autoroute 2007
Wanted this for some time but continued to use my old Autoroute 2001. Had read some poor reports about it but I find it as easy to use. Read more
Published on 13 July 2009 by Keith Holyman
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