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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 reviewing 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 transcontinental 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.

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Creating a route is easy. Here's how to do it:

  1. Select Route Planner from the Standard toolbar.
  2. Enter your starting point in Type Place or Address and click Add to route.
  3. Enter your destination Type Place or Address and click Add to route.
  4. Click on More Options to set driving preferences or enter fuel costs, then click OK.
  5. Click Get Directions.

Your route will display above the Map pane.