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Where does Microsoft Streets and Trips store data files?
LineChaser
Despite my intentions to start transitioning my maps over to my copy of Streets & Trips 2010, I have not had the time and continue to update my maps primarily in 2008.

Lately, given Google Maps' expanding street view coverage, I have been taking the time to check my main map against what I can see in street view (and correcting it as I go). I know in some areas when I laid the line down the road was slightly crooked, but now going back and looking, I find the line is now more crooked than the road. So am I right in assuming that Streets & Trips 2008 is actually now working off the 2010 map data? Just curious!

Dave

PS: on the subject of Google's street view - I have had the opportunity to cross over north of the 49th Parallel up into Canada and am amazed at the level of detail in the photos compared to that in the US. What gives?
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by LineChaser
PS: on the subject of Google's street view - I have had the opportunity to cross over north of the 49th Parallel up into Canada and am amazed at the level of detail in the photos compared to that in the US. What gives?
Good clean living.

...ken...
Marvin Hlavac
He he, I suspect Google displays as much detail as it thinks it can get away with without risking a lawsuit. In some jurisdictions Google may feel safer to post greater detail. On the other hand, some European countries are against Google Street View.

But back to your original question. I'm not sure I understand what you are asking about "Which dataset?". I was going to edit the title to make it more descriptive, but because I was unsure I understood the question I didn't edit it.
LineChaser
Let's try again. Where do S&T 2008 and S&T 2010 store their map data files?
taoyue
Where else? S&T stores most of its map data in \Program Files\Microsoft Streets & Trips. The updateable data is stored under \ProgramData. The maps are not updateable.

Google has upgraded its cameras in the past few years. The US imagery was captured before the Canadian imagery. At present, Bing Maps has much sharper street-side imagery than Google does in the US (albeit less coverage).
LineChaser
So -
I initially had 2008 installed, then when I decided to add 2010, it put the map data in the same folder where the 2008 map data previously resided (thereby overwriting the 2008 data), correct?
No complaint - just want to confirm that's what happened.
Marvin Hlavac
Each version of the product creates its own folders. You can have several versions of Streets & Trips installed at the same time, and each of the versions will contain its own map data.

Your Streets & Trips 2008 still has its 2008 map data, and your new Streets & Trips 2010 has its 2010 maps.
t1d
I have also upgraded to 2010. I keep my maps in separate 2008 and 2010 folders. I only bother to upgrade a map from 08 to 10 when I am going to use that particular map. I just open the 08 map in 10 and re-save it to the 10 file under the same name with "2010" added to the title. The program walks me through the change file format wizard (that is the questions to assure that you want to save in the new file format, never to return.) That way, I preserve the original to use with 08 if I ever care to use that program. I have noticed that the gurus, here on the forum, have many year versions and can simulate and test various problems. That's very helpful; I aspire to be a guru when I grow up
Ken in Regina
I'm never going to grow up. Growing old can't be avoided but growing up is optional.

...ken...
SpadesFlush
I, personally, am growing down so I suppose can never aspire to guru-hood.
GerardJanice
I loaded Autoroute 2010 onto my laptop on which I already had copies of Autoroute 2007 and Mappoint 2009.
The 2010 appeared to load only three folders into the Autoroute 2010 program folder and I thought that it was confusing the two versions of Autoroute. What it actually did was to split the 2010 files between the new

C:\Programs\Autoroute 2010

folder and

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft AutoRoute\17.0\

which contains the Data & Templates folders. This makes for a messy installation in my opinion but probably has something to do with the new licensing regime. If you want to save a modified template *.axt or *.stt this is where it is kept
mickey53usa
I wish that you could specify a "default" location, other than the C:\Documents and Settings\...... I generally manually direct them to the Program Files\Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010\Data folder. Wish I could change the default to that.
LineChaser
My question is moot now. I drop-kicked Streets & Trips 2008 out of my Windows VM.
Ken in Regina
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My question is moot now. I drop-kicked Streets & Trips 2008 out of my Windows VM.
Just got back from a trip and getting caught up... What are you replacing Streets&Trips with? I've got a good Garmin iQue 3600 I could make you a real steal of a deal on. Or a well-used Palm T|X with Garmin XT on it...

...ken...
LineChaser
Ken: Using Streets & Trips 2010 - foam rubber hats and all. Previously had both 2008 and 2010 on my virtual PC - but got bit by the pin corruption bug in 2008 once again hence my drop-kicking it out of the system.
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