MICROSOFT STREETS AND TRIPS


Dowlonad the MS Streets .est file and unzip. To import the file into MS Streets and Trips, click File, Open. A new ?Open? window pops up. Navigate to the file you want to import, select it by clicking once on it, and click Open.

Your new map overlay will be displayed on your MS Streets and Trips map.

If you have a file (such as a spreadsheet or text file) that has latitude and longitude information:

  1. Click Data, Import Data Wizard.
  2. Navigate to the file, select it and click Open.
  3. The Import Data Wizard box pops up. Choose the character that separates your data fields and click Next.
  4. 4. The Import Data Wizard boxes opens as follows.
  5. If the first row of your data contains Headers, click the ?First row contains column headings? box.
  6. 6. You need to tell MS what is contained in each column. Click the drop down arrow for each column and select the data type. Note that you can skip any columns you do not want to display.
  7. 7. Click Finish and your data will be imported.

Once your data is imported, you can change the default symbol by clicking the dataset under Pushpins. Then, click the Symbol drop down arrow and select your symbol. Note that you can import custom symbols, and you can create custom symbols using Paint or by downloading symbols from the Links page.

COMBINING POI'S
Instead of having a separate map file for each of your POI's, you might want to consider combining several POI sets (such as Passport, FlyingJ and DaysEnd) into one POI file. There are several ways to do this, but the simplest way is as follows:

  1. Open a POI file (such as PASSPORTMS.est).
  2. On the left side of the screen (in the Legend and Overview area), right click the Passport pushpin and select copy.
  3. Open another POI file that you want to add this data to (such as FLYINGJMS.est)
  4. Right-click the FlyingJ pushpin and select Paste.
  5. Presto! You now have a map that shows both FlyingJ and Passport America campground locations. You can combine as many POI files as you want, just remember to save your new file with a unique name!

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