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You will not get a better package for mapping your routes. I do alot of travelling with work and I find Autoroute 2001 invaluble. The detail is fantastic even in the small welsh villages. You can plan you route from A to B or you can take it via a certain point. You can enter the price of petrol and it will work out how much the trip will cost you provided you keep to a sensible speed. It will give you the fastest route time wise and the fastest route milage wise which is not always the fastest route time wise. For the larger places it will give you places of interest to visit etc, great. Autoroute 2001 also gives you GB and Europe on one CD - go out and buy it.
Autoroute 2001 is the latest route planning package to have made its way out of the Microsoft camps and I must say that the detail and features in this version cannot be beaten. The CD is full to the brim and not surprisingly so because the map of Britain is that detailed that I can even find my own house and the pub that is about 200 metres away. Autoroute even tells you the opening time of the pub, the manager and head chef! What detail. The fastest route finder is best and takes into account how busy some roads are compared to others. Also, a good feature if you want a family day out is details on the major theme parks across the UK and the prices plus what rides are there if you decide to go. A brilliant package that everyone should have.
AutoRoute 2001 maps just about every European road above dirt track level (over 2.5 million miles). Countries such as Great Britain, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy are coverdd right down to individual street level. As a route planner you specify your points of origin and destination by mouse of typing in details, one click and you are presented with a detailed driving plan. AutoRouite includes articles on hundreds of European cities and has an impressive database of petrol stations, tourist attractions, hotels and more……Home in on any location, and you can display all or some of the amenities within a given radius. Telephone numbers are usually included. Pushpins allow you to customise maps for your own personal use. Well done Microsoft.
This was free with my new pc and not something I would have bought myself, but it is brilliant. It's very easy to use, you just type in your start and destination and your route and a map is prepared. You can go in and alter the type of roads that you like or don't like, to avoid motorways, ferries or toll bridges. It estimates the journey time and gives an approximate time for your journey. It even tells you how much the journey will cost, although with petrol prices rising by the day, this will be out of date. The map generated points out places of interest along the route, you can also measure distances between places, save your journey details for another time and locate places on the map. Your journey itinery and map can be printed out to take with you, which is very handy. I would have thought this was a 'man' thing (sexist remark, I know!) but it's really handy for women!