Learn Mapping Tips
Streets & Trips mapping tools give you great options for planning your trip, whether you have one destination or many. Learn how you can use the mapping tools to plan a route, find places you want to go, and how to use the map view to navigate your map.
When you're ready to go, you can share your maps online or take them with you, by printing them or bringing them on your laptop. You can even turn your laptop into a GPS navigation system – using your own GPS device, or Streets & Trips with GPS Locator.
Read on for a how-to on using maps in Streets & Trips!Map types | Map views | Points of interest | Print & share | GPS Locator help
Street & Trips has different types of maps to suit your needs
What kind of trip are you planning? Choose a map that gives the right type of information.
Road map shows major and minor roads and highways, as well as cities, airports, railroads, bridges, and other places of interest; use these for basic travel needs and planning
Political map shows city, county, state and national boundaries and borders; these maps help when you're making an interstate or trans-continental trip
Terrain map shows the shape and elevation of an area; these are great maps for outdoor enthusiasts or vacationers
Perspective map for GPS users shows a stretched view of destinations as you approach; use these on the road to help get your bearings as you go
Now that you're familiar with the types of maps you can use, plan a route and learn how to navigate.
Creating a route is easy. Here's how to do it:
Your route will display above the Map pane.
Using the Map View
You can choose a map view to meet your needs and navigate the map by using the following tools on the Advanced toolbar.
Move the map a little
Move the map a lot
Zoom in on a specific area
Show or hide places on the map
You can specify categories of places you want to either show or hide on the map.
Designate favorite places to always show on the map so they will always show up instantly on every new map you create.
Now that you're ready to go, you can print and share maps with others, too. It's easy.
Choose from five layouts and numerous printing options. You can define page breaks and add summary specifications to your printouts. You can even title your route and maps for quick reference.
The five printing layout options are:
Share maps with your friends and colleagues. You can use Microsoft Office Outlook to send a copy of the map you currently have on your screen, either as a picture in the e-mail message or as an attachment. You also can save your map as an HTML file for use on the Web. Need to fax a map? Streets & Trips can change the image for fax transmission so that you can print a faxable map.
Note: Before you can share the map that you have on your screen, you must save it. On the File menu, click Save
To send an on-screen map in an e-mail message
To send an on-screen map by e-mail as an attachment
To save a map as a Web page
To print a faxable map
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