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SpadesFlush
I have suggested on this Forum that it might be interesting to have a thread of trips that Members have experienced. This can be done easily by posting a message with an *.est file attached. Marvin has been kind enough to enable attaching *.est files up to the size of 3Mb which should be big enough for a few laps of North America.

This sort of trip-sharing may be useful for some in planning their own itineraries or it may just be an opportunity have a voyeuristic giggle at someone else's nutty idea of a good trip. Either way, I hope this is a bit of fun.

Should you have concerns about privacy, you can adjust the route points to reflect general locales or towns rather than including specific personal and private addresses. This shouldn't be necessary for public places such as Subway restaurants along the way or hotels. It might be nice, however, if a certain amount of specifics are included such as if you pulled over for a snooze at a certain rest-stop you might reflect that as a Stop with details on a Pushpin, if possible.

This might lead to exchanging qualitative observations about various places along the way such as saying the beds were lumpy in a particular hotel or the Lancaster Air Museum in Nanton, Alberta is definitely worth a detour.

I am following this with a few messages with individual trips to try to kick things off.

I hope this is something of interest to the Membership.

N. B. If you would like to join me in posting a favourite trip, be sure to have at least one character typed into the body of the message as well as the attachment.
SpadesFlush
New York to San Francisco via Canada (S&T 2007)
Attached Files
File Type: est New York to San Francisco via Canada.est (1.64 MB)
SpadesFlush
New York to Ocracoke, North Carolina (S&T 2007)
Attached Files
File Type: est NY to Ocracoke.est (400.0 KB)
SpadesFlush
New York to Small Point, Maine (S&T 2007)
Attached Files
File Type: est NY to Small Point, ME.est (196.0 KB)
SpadesFlush
Los Angeles to Las Vegas Via Palm Springs (S&T 2007)
Attached Files
File Type: est Los Angeles to Las Vegas.est (208.0 KB)
SpadesFlush
Phoenix to Las Vegas via Prescott (S&T 2007)
Attached Files
File Type: est Phoenix to Prescott to Las Vegas.est (189.5 KB)
HarryD
Indiana to Northwest US (S&T 2007)

This is a planning map for a we are taking in 2009 (postpone from 2008). I will transfer the route to individual days using both Microsoft Streets and Trips and Garmin Mobile PC. This is the longest trip I have planned using S&T.
Attached Files
File Type: est West Trip Base Map.est (697.5 KB)
SpadesFlush
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryD
Indiana to Northwest US (S&T 2007)

This is a planning map for a we are taking in 2009 (postpone from 2008). I will transfer the route to individual days using both S&T and Garmin MPC. This is the longest trip I have planned using S&T.

Harry, thanks for making your posting to the "Library." It looks like an interesting trip!

I was hoping that people would post proposed trips, like you have done here, as well as past trips. In this way, perhaps other Members can comment on your route with constructive ideas or observations or recommendations for things such as hotels, restaurants, or other possible stops.

Good luck with the trip.

Philip
bobhatch
I'm new here, but not to S&T. It would help if, when posting your *.est file, you also post the version it was created with. It looks like all trips posted so far are in the 2009 version, which I don't have yet, so I can't open them.

Marvin, thanks. This is a great idea, and I'll post a few of mine over the next few days.
SpadesFlush
I hope this is not too dependent on application vintages as Bob suggests. I do not know about S&T 2009 but, before that, things were backward compatible. For instance, something done on S&T 2005 could be opened by S&T 2007.

All of mine are done on S&T 2007, so I would be interested to know if you cannot read them.
Marvin Hlavac
SpadesFlush, big thanks for starting this Streets & Trips Library of Member Trips . I think it's an awesome idea, and I truly hope people will find it a useful resource. I'm looking forward to seeing many people contributing their files.

bobhatch, welcome to Laptop GPS World. It is honor to have you here, Bob. Many people are familiar with your name from various RV-related online communities.

S&T 2009 is still very new, so many people still use older versions. Any version of Streets and Trips is able to open files saved in an older S&T version, but not the other way around. A file saved in a new S&T will not be opened by an older version of the program.

I'd say everyone is welcome to post a file saved in any version of S&T. If someone already uses v2009, I suspect it would be quite inconvenient for them to try to re-do the whole trip all over again in an older file.
Ken in Regina
Hi Marvin,

I think bobhatch's suggestion is an excellent one. He was not suggesting to post in older versions. He simply asked that everyone who posts a trip make a note in their message what version of S&T it was created in.

That will save a lot of frustration when someone tries to open one that was created in a newer version than they have. If you have an older version, you won't waste your time trying to look at something that you know won't work.

I think now is the perfect time to start that as the standard way of doing it, before we get too many posted. It would be great if Spadesflush would go back and edit the ones he has posted to include the S&T version in each of the attach messages. That will make it clear that it's the desired standard way of doing it. All the attach message needs is a short bit of text added, like "S&T 200x".

Respectfully,

...ken...
SpadesFlush
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marvin Hlavac
... Any version of Streets & Trips is able to open files saved in an older S&T version, but not the other way around. A file saved in a new S&T will not be opened by an older version of the program.

...
Bummer.
Marvin Hlavac
Ken, you are correct, Bob's suggestion is a very good one. A simple (S&T 2007) or (S&T 2009) right after the Trip Title would be very much appreciated.
SpadesFlush
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
... It would be great if Spadesflush would go back and edit the ones he has posted to include the S&T version in each of the attach messages. That will make it clear that it's the desired standard way of doing it. All the attach message needs is a short bit of text added, like "S&T 200x".

Respectfully,

...ken...
Roger, wilco.


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