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Windows 10 Map app
GoneNomad
FYI: This uses Here's excellent map data.
Now if only Microsoft provides some of the trip planning features that S&T has, that are mostly absent in the current alternatives...

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/04/17/navigate-the-world-with-windows-10-maps-for-phone/
"Maps delivers a single and consistent mapping experience across all your Windows devices. Whether you’re on your PC in the office, or using your Windows phone on the go, Maps offers you the features and tools you need to explore and navigate the world."

Maps on Windows 10 Technical Preview for PCs:



"Directions and guided navigation

Once you’ve found the place you’re looking for, Maps will be the best app to help get you there! Regardless of whether you’re driving, taking public transportation, or walking, the app gives you the detailed turn-by-turn directions to help you navigate with confidence."
Dutchie
Wishful thinking...
taoyue
Note that the Maps app is developed from the software that already existed for Windows Phone. It is a unification of HERE Drive, HERE Maps, and Bing Maps. Totally different code base, and totally different design philosophy.

The Maps app in Windows 10 does allow for offline maps. There seems to be no geographic limitation. You can download maps of any country. Map updates come once a quarter, instead of once a year as with Streets & Trips.
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Ken in Regina
I'm upgrading my Surface Pro to Windows 10 as I type this. I've been testing the preview versions on a desktop system until now so no real way to test the Maps app although it looks pretty good, including the ability to download the maps for offline use. If I recall correctly, at least one of my Bluetooth GPS receivers works with the Surface Pro so I'll be able to try navigating with the Maps app for real. ...... Assuming all goes well with the upgrade.

...ken...
tcassidy
Also assuming you can actually make the shim work that gives an external USB GPS internal location powers. Good luck with that.

Terry
taoyue
I'm encountering a bunch of feature regressions from previous versions of the software.

From what I've read, the new Maps app is a unification of Bing Maps, HERE Maps, and HERE Drive. They took bits and pieces from all three programs to create the new Maps app. But they didn't take all the features, so there's a bunch that's missing.
RepairDan
Hi, I am new to this site. I have been using an external GPS & S&T users since 2004. I recent got a Toughbook cf-30 with GPS and have been using the Windows 10 Map app. It work as well as S&T but with a newer look and updated roads. While I am still exploring it, I do miss the trailing feature and .est files.
Ken in Regina
Welcome RepairDan! Yes, the new Maps app is good for navigation. It's the travel planning that everyone misses. Nobody did it as well as Streets&Trips.

Garmin has been developing a desktop app called Basecamp for the past few years and have added a trip planner to it with many of the features that S&T has. But that part of it is still very much under construction and fairly unstable from release to release.

...ken...
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