MICROSOFT STREETS AND TRIPS 2010

ADDING THE DOAI PUSHPIN SET
The new 2010 version adds many exciting features, but the biggest one is the ability to hide or display pushpin sets. This means that you can have a S&T map (.est) file with all of your map POI?s installed and selectively view any or all of them on your map. (Previous versions of S&T required that you quit your current map file and load a different map file with the Draw Layer you wanted).

To assist you, there is a S&T 2010 ?master? map file that you can download HERE. Just download this file and open it up in S&T 2010. In addition to having all the map POI?s, you will have custom icons for each POI file. Note that the master file you download is a compressed (zipped) file that you will have to unzip before you can use it.

Viewing and hiding pushpin sets is easy. With the master map file loaded, just click the ?Legend and Overview? icon on the toolbar (sixth item from the left) and open up the Pushpin menu if it is not already open (click the ?plus? sign next to Pushpin in the menu that popped up on the left side of your screen). Now you will see all of the DOAI pushpin sets. You will notice that each pushpin set is listed and probably all of them have ?(hidden)? at the end of their name. This means that this pushpin set is hidden and not viewable on the map. To view a pushpin set, right click it and click ?Show pushpin set? on the popup menu. Notice that ?(hidden)? disappears from the end of this pushpin set and the pushpin set appears on the map. To hide a pushpin set, right click the pushpin set you want to hide and click ?Hide pushpin set? on the popup menu.

UPDATES

Quite often, the map database files are updated. You can update your S&T 2010 via one of two methods.

The first method is to just download a new S&T 2010 master file. However, many RV?ers don?t have a high-speed connection and may prefer the next option.

The second option is just a little more involved, but is not difficult:

  1. Download the updated map file as a Text file (NOT the MS file!). Unzip this file.
  2. From the Legends and Overview pane, right click on the map file that will be updated and click ?Delete?.
  3. Click ?Data? on the menu bar and then click ?Import Data Wizard? on the drop-down menu.
  4. A new menu box appears. Navigate to where you saved the text file from step one above, select the file and click ?Open?.
  5. The ?comma? separator character should already be selected. Click ?Next?.
  6. On the next box, you will notice there are three or four columns of information, and each column has a box with a drop-down arrow. On the first box, select ?latitude?. On the second box, select ?Longitude?. Usually, the next boxes contains name or location information, so you can select name, address or city as appropriate for each box.
  7. Click ?Finish?. Notice that you map is now populated with a new pushpin set using the default pushpin symbol. Notice the new pushpin set has been added to the top of the ?Legends and Overview? pane with the name that was used for the text file.
  8. To change the pushpin symbol to the custom symbol, right click on this new pushpin set and click ?Properties? on the pop-up menu. The name of the file will be highlighted in the ?Name? field and you can change the name if you wish. Next to the ?Name? field is the ?Symbol? field ? click the down arrow and browse to the custom icon you want and click ?OK?.