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Microsoft Pocket Streets for Smartphone
Posted on 27-Mar-2004 09:07. | Tags Filed under: Software.

Microsoft Pocket Streets for Smartphone
Pocket Streets for Smartphone offers great map guide functionality right on your Smartphone. Locate addresses, intersections and points of interest or customize locations by inserting your own pushpins. Download maps of cities in the US, Canada and Western Europe from the Pocket Streets web site, or create your own maps using Microsoft desktop applications MapPoint, Streets & Trips or AutoRoute. Once your maps have been synced to your Smartphone you can access them when you need them most, when you are on the go.

Once you have copied a map to your Smartphone, search the map quickly by using the Find Address or Find Place functions. If you don't know the entire address, Pocket Streets accepts a partial address or company name and returns a list of possible options. You can also visually roam around the map and look for the "Points of Interest" icons. Pocket Streets maps contain many types of points of interest including ATMs, restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions, even shopping centers and auto service centers, that can be located visually or by using the Find Place feature.

Pocket Streets has an extensive list of bank ATMs and public transportation sites built into the maps. To turn on the Points of Interest categories that you're trying to locate, simply select Menu, Points of Interest, and then check the ones you would like to be displayed. Or use Menu, Find Address to enter your current location. Zoom out until you see the first icon that represents what you're looking for (say a train station) and that's the nearest one!

If you're having trouble deciding where to eat, select Menu -> Find Place and type in whatever you're craving. Entering "Italian" will return a list of restaurants with "Italian" in their name, and entering "pizza" will return a list of pizza places in the neighborhood.

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