[aprssig] A new APRS possibility

David Fleming ddallasnc at stx.rr.com
Sun Dec 9 20:33:08 EST 2007

Unfortunately, my particular "system" does not allow extraction, though 
I cannot figure out why. When I put the Program Data CD in the CD drive 
and the program autostarts, or when I run the program with the Program 
data disk in place everything is fine. When I run the extract0,  that 
small program cannot find the Program Data disk. Perhaps it is because 
it is looking for the "Street Atlas USA Program Product CD" and the CD 
is called "Streets9". Maybe it is because this program does not 
recognize new type CD drives. Maybe it is a conflict Windows XP. I am 
thinking that if I get a copy of  Delorme AAA Map'n'Go version 7.0, that 
other extract program may work ... but it is a gamble. That program may 
"choke" the same way. I have found a place to buy this old program if I 
want to try that.

I was looking around for a third party extraction program on Google for 
the last couple of days but could not find anything that looked 
promising.   If anyone has any good ideas of things to try let me know. 
How is the data named when it is extracted into the mapdata folder? What 
extension does it have? On the CD it has a dat extension.

Stephen H. Smith wrote:

> Mark Earle wrote:
>> David Fleming wrote:
>>> How would I extract the data to my hard drive.? Would I just copy 
>>> the CD to a folder on the hard drive or is it more complicated than 
>>> that?
>> Click Start
>> Select RUN
>> Click Browse
>> Navigate to c:\program files\street atlas 9.0
>> Find the extract0 program, double click that, then press run.
>> A menu will come up letting you choose ALL states, or only 1 state, 
>> or you can "check" boxes for more than one state. For any state you 
>> do not check, you can see roads in that sate but only zoomed far out.
>> This procedure is also explained in the product's help.
>> Once you click all the states you wish, click OK (I think, it's an 
>> obvious button below the state selection).
>> Next time you run with out a CD you should be impressed how fast it 
>> operates!
> You must initially install STreet Atlas with the "Custom" option 
> rather than with the "Default" option.    When you do this, an 
> additional program "Extractor" appears in the Delorme Start Menu 
> group.  [In SA9's heyday a decade ago, laptop hard disks were far 
> smaller than today. Extractor allowed you to save disk space by 
> copying only the areas of interest to the hard drive.] 
> Extractor is used once to copy the CD data to the hard disk.   When 
> you run it, you get a display tha looks like a Windows File Explorer 
> directory tree that allows you to selectively copy individual countys, 
> states, metro areas (or the entire US) to the hard drive.  Extractor 
> then copies the selected items (normally to a directory located under 
> the main SA9 program directory, and then modifies some files in the 
> SA9 program directory to tell SA to look on the hard disk for those 
> regions.
> A full install of the entire US adds about 542MB of data to create a 
> total footprint (SA9 program + data) of about 1.1GB.   Another space 
> saver in the initial "Custom" install of SA9 is to opt out of the 
> install of 'Points Of Interest" (Gas stations, motels, restaurants, 
> etc) which saves another 280MB or so.
> -- 
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