[aprssig] APRSPoint with MapPoint 2004 Media

KF4LVZ aprssigZbr6 at acarver.net
Fri Nov 23 17:44:03 EST 2018

On 2018-11-23 14:13, Stephen H. Smith via aprssig wrote:

> [ALL of the  locally-stored  independent-of-the-Internet  mapping
> packages (Delorme Street Atlas, Delorme TopoUSA, MapPoint and Microsoft
> MapPoint fell victim to the smartphone foolishness of assuming you can
> be constantly tethered to the Internet and only need Google Maps. -- 
> They were all  discontinued In the same period of about 18 months. As
> you well know in PR, you CAN'T depend on the Internet always being
> there.   Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of square miles of 
> western North America that have NO CELL COVERAGE AT ALL, even without a
> hurricane.]

Not quite true, they've been supplanted by GPS receivers with mapping
capability such as the ones made by Garmin.  All map data is loaded on
the internal memory or optional SD card, no network required (Delorme
was also purchased by Garmin in 2016 and Garmin has incorporated their
detailed mapping into the GPS receivers since the acquisition).

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