Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Overlay for Map Software

First of all, a big Welcome to the reader from Montana! Thanks for checking us out. (We now have readers from every state except Wyoming and South Dakota if my info is correct....)

I am always looking for good links and helpful information. Pam and I attended the Life on Wheels conference last fall (see my Sep 12 post). During one of the many conversations there with current full timers, I was introduced to a URL with a free map overlay. This download interfaces with a number of map applications with loads of info.
  • Delorme Draw Files
  • MicroSoft Streets and Trips
  • CoPilot Google Earth
I use MS Streets and Trips and find it very useful. I thought you might also so here is the link:

Some of the overlay items you can find include:
  • Escapee Parks and Discount Parks
  • Cummins Service Centers
  • Freightliner RV Service
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • National Parks/Monuments/Rec Areas with developed RV campgrounds
  • Overnight Parking
  • InOut Burger Restaurants
  • Military FAMCAMPS
  • RV Unfriendly (NW, NE, MW, SE, SW)
  • State Parks
  • Thousand Trails Campgrounds
  • WalMart (that bar RV parking)
  • Big Rig Friendly RV Parks-Eastern US
The file has the caveat: use at your own risk. (I've never had an issue).

If you get a chance to test it out, let me know what you think. Also if you have other sites with some good info, please pass it along.

See you next time.

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