posted on Jun, 1 2015 @ 03:59 PM
I highly recommend Delorme Street Atlas USA. I have the 2009 version with a earthmate gps that plugs into the usb.
Once you get used to it, it is an awesome piece of software. It puts google maps to shame in my opinion.
You can calculate multiple thing in your trip, that you can't do on phones.
I particularly like the radar search function that searches within a path for things on your route. Calculates stops, gas costs and locations to fill
up before empty.
It also doesn't do the stupid things goog maps does, like re-route you out of you way to hit toll roads and shopping malls. It has voice nav and all
the bells and whistles too.
The fact that it's on a laptop makes calculations blazingly fast, and if you can get a wifi signal to it, it downloads in real time a ton of info,
like hotel numbers etc.
It is available on the internet, if you know where to look, but you will need the gps rcvr for real time tracking and some other features, but they
are pretty cheap. That software may actually come with the unit, I can't remember.