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My question as a newbie - How do I convert the lat-long data from USGS/GNIS to a format that can be read by Streets & Trips? I copy from the site, paste it as text into MS Excel and save it as a csv file...
Copy from what site?
If you are referring to POI files, they are often formatted as GPX files which Streets & Trips 2010
will do all the hard work of converting and will create pushpin sets that you can use right away. Other POI files are downloadable as CSV files and S&T can also convert those to pushpins, too. If you are looking at these files and seeing all this lat/long data and thinking 'gee, what do I do with all that?', don't worry the heavy lifting is done by the software.
Best is to get a free-trial download from the Microsoft website and start playing with it even if it is not on the computer you plan to take Down East. Get some POIs either from here or another website and load them up on your computer and import into Streets & Trips
. It's easy.