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Route Planner Great Britain 2002

by Map & Travel
Windows 2000 / 95 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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  • Street level route and travel planning
  • Detailed map of Great Britain (621,400 miles of roads, 36,000 locations)
  • Travel guide (33,000 practical travel tips)
  • Export to your PalmPilot
  • GPS interface
  • Quick and easy to use

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 95 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

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  • ASIN: B000062TFH
  • Release Date: 8 Feb. 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,844 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Route Planner Great Britain 2002 provides the maps and directions for navigating inside any town or city in Great Britain, which can easily be printed for when you really need them--out and about, away from your computer. As you tap in a name, Route Planner shows a list of all the matching streets or places. You can navigate from one landmark to another or to a street and get turn-by-turn directions as well as a highlighted route on the map. And if you've got a GPS receiver you can use that to see where you are on your route.

The first step is to create a map of the area you're visiting, by picking a town or postcode. Then you add key addresses, which show up as symbols along with points of interest (public buildings, museums and other landmarks), restaurants, railway stations, garages, service stations and car parks. Depending on the zoom you choose you'll see some or all of the road names and you can search for a street or any of the points of interest, but more usefully you can find a route between two places, with driving or walking directions.

The directions aren't always perfect but combined with the highlighted route and the landmarks Route Planner is a very good way of navigating around a town. With Route Planner Great Britain 2002 you might never get lost again. --Mary Branscombe

Manufacturer's Description

Map & Travel Great Britain 2002 is part of a new range of high quality route planning software. This product enables anyone to plan their routes quickly and easily with the most advanced route data available. Map & Travel is the first ever software that offers consumers a fast calculation engine with precision down to house numbers in 1,900 city maps!

It offers the same convenience of a travel guide as well as different options that can make all your trips easier in Great Britain.

Customer Reviews

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive level of detail 12 Mar. 2002
Having used other route planning software previous to this, I knew the generic gaps in this type of product - not so true this time! It managed to find relatively obscure locations in England and Scotland (the ones that usually confound this type of software: Tattingstone, Rendlesham, Wickham Market!) as well as displaying varying levels of detail, including huge amounts of facilities in the area. I never knew I had so many cinemas and other "tourist attractions" in my vicinity! The actual route planner was quicker than other packages I'd tried, with a *lot* of detail on the route it created. You're also able to define certain stop-off points (a route via 2 petrol stations and a park with an overnight stay somewhere around the halfway mark).
The facility to toggle many different display modes was good, too - momuments, gyms, cinmeas, theatres, restaurants. I'm sure there were others, too - can't remember it all!
All in all - pretty impressive for this type of product.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great laptop tool 17 Oct. 2002
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As a sales person covering a large territory I am very pleased with this program, the mapping is great with even very small roads included. I was also impressed with the speed and ease of use and would recommend this to anyone.
On the negative side there is no option to input driving speeds and so the time calculations are not accurate, and there is no facility to search by postcode.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good features far outweigh the bad 5 Nov. 2002
I've used autoroute and the AA route planner before but Route Planner is better than both. It does street level planning with road names and numbers for the entire of the UK. The routes it plans are logical and the directions are very clear. It does have some odd ommisions though. Not showing motorway junction numbers is probably the most annoying and drops my rating from 5 to 4 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Route Planning 16 Dec. 2002
As an owner of Microsoft Autoroute Express2000 I thought I would get a later version. In the end I decided to purchase Route Planner 2002, Map & Travel V6.5 to use as my route planner. The software is great to find out where places are and the level of detail is superb with even the smallest roads/lanes shown. However as a route planner to use for driving from point A to B it is very poor and is completely outclassed by the Microsoft product. The level of detail is far too great and totally confusing. As an example roundabouts do not exist. If you want to leave at the 3rd exit then the instructions will list at least 3 directions to take. The first is to turn left and then immediately right followed by a left turn. If your passenger is reading out the instructions then the chances of getting lost are high.
In summary as an aid to find out where places are the software is a good buy but as a route planner it is next to useless.
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