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Stops are located only at nearest intersection
ron4adams
I know S&T's idiosyncrasy of locating stops at the nearest intersection rather than at the exact address has been discussed in other threads but thought I would begin a new one since previous threads have not been active recently.

I have just discovered ITN Converter software and I found its interaction with S&T interesting and wish to share. I recently created an itinerary using ITN and exported it as a S&T itn file. When I open with S&T the stops are mapped at the exact address. Just to compare I chose to add several mid block addresses which were already part of the itinerary and sure enough the stops were mapped at two different locations. Perhaps the distance between the two stops for the same address will have little impact on navigation directions, but on previous trips we have reached the intersection S&T identifies as the stop and been instructed to turn left or right having not yet reached the desired address.

Ron
Marvin Hlavac
Hi Ron,

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When I open with S&T the stops are mapped at the exact address.
That sounds like a helpful tool for frequent Streets & Trips users. Do you care to share a link?

For those not yet familiar with this S&T issue, info can be found at the following topic:

Stops should be at exact addresses, instead of the closest intersections
ron4adams
A webpage from Softpedia is attached. I am not sure I actually attached anything so here is one of several possible links.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Miscellaneous/ITN-Converter.shtml
SpadesFlush
It sounds like a nice tool but I am put off by the other stuff the installer wants to put on my machine.
ron4adams
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Originally Posted by SpadesFlush
It sounds like a nice tool but I am put off by the other stuff the installer wants to put on my machine.
I probably didn't even notice what all I was signing up for, but did find an additional use for it. I had a set of locations that I wanted to load as push pins, so I entered them into INT converter. Then I exported them as a cvs file. Now I can import them into S&T as a new set of push pins whenever I want. It felt more efficient than entering them into S&T one at a time, but that may only be because I'm enjoying playing with a new software. My navigation desires are probably unique because I use a dual system. I use my Tom Tom for navigation between stops while also running S&T navigation on my netbook using a map with relevant pushpins but no stops. For me I get my "close up" turn-by-turn directions while getting a "long" view of where I am and where I am going.
SpadesFlush
Is using the INT converter easier than just a simple cut-and-paste of a pushpin set?
SpadesFlush
My security suite detects a Trojan in that download...
ron4adams
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Originally Posted by SpadesFlush
My security suite detects a Trojan in that download...
OH NO! Is there something I should worry about?

Ron
t923347
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Originally Posted by SpadesFlush
My security suite detects a Trojan in that download...
My security software also detects issues with that download.
tcassidy
Maybe it would be better to download it from the provider...always assuming this is the same program!

http://www.benichou-software.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=4&lang=en

NOTE do not click on the green download buttons!!

Terry
SpadesFlush
Good one, Terry. Further to your admonition not to click on the download buttons, click on "Desktop version" instead.

And, Ron, I worry about Trojans and perhaps you should, too.

Having said all that, the little app looks pretty neat! I can see this as a valid alternative to commercial programs such as Streets and Trips and Street Atlas for many users with uncomplicated requirements.

The fact that it creates a route overlaying Google Maps is a real plus. One of the things you can do is go to Google's Street View which can be very useful. I like being able to toggle to the Satellite view of Google maps rather than mess with that damned old Bing that S&T uses.
SpadesFlush
Now, my security suite is saying there are potential problems with the denichou download, too.
tcassidy
Maybe it doesn't like executables. Some security settings don't.

Terry
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