Is there a mapping program for Mac like Microsoft Streets and Trips ?

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  1. Xicculus

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    Anyone know of a good mapping program like the one Microsoft sells called Streets and Trips? My company bought me the MSFT program for my work Windows laptop but I want to do the work on my home Mac sometimes, haven't found a comparable program does anyone know of one?

    Obviously because I'm using it at home I dont care if it has GPS capabilities, I just need a good program where a map shows up and I can pinpoint different locations on it, and figure difference, scope etc.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Check out RouteBuddy. Not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for, but it might help
     
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    I meant a free program :bigok:
     
  4. TheWeasel

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    No. Nothing good. All the mapping programs suck with the exception of RouteBuddy but it's expensive and then you have to buy the maps separately which are almost another $100.
     
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    Sorry, didn't know you were looking for free. I figured since Streets and Trips wasn't free, that you would be ok with paying. My bad
     
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    My bad - I got Streets and Trips loaded on my laptop from work, so I didn't know it was a paid program. I want to get a similar program for my Mac so I can do work at home on a computer I enjoy using, thanks for your tip...if you think of any shareware/freeware programs please lemme know!
     
  7. TheWeasel

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    Wait, so what are you looking to do with the program? RouteBuddy is used for stuff like in-car GPS directions. That's all I've ever used Streets and Trips for also.
     
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    Why not set up VMWare Fusion and run Streets and Trips on there.
     
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    Streets and trips you can basically work without having a gps in. You can just browse around the map, set points and destinations, figure out directions, routes, distances, etc, without being connected to any satellites or internet.

    EDIT: I'm guessing that's what he's looking for on the mac.
     
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    I work for a private equity group that owns a portfolio of retail real estate, and I'm doing a study, part of which focuses on which retailers are located within a 5 mile radius of certain properties in the portfolio. Streets and Trips has a plotting program whereby you use pushpins to identify locations and map out different areas, I'm looking for something similar on Mac.
     
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    google maps? *shrugs*
     
  12. TheWeasel

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    Aaaaah I see. Yeah nothing that I know of like that for the Mac. RouteBuddy won't really do that for you. As others have said, if you have an Intel Mac installing Windoze using Fusion or Parallels and using M$ Streets and Trips is gonna be your best bet.
     
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    google earth :dunno:
     
  14. TheWeasel

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    Aaah that's true. You should be able to do that using Google Earth.
     

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