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Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Tue Nov 6 01:13:59 UTC 2007


The latest UI like the old crossed with the new.  As it goes, it's an 
extremely useful tool to have in my day job.  Besides, I'm in favor 
of supporting local Maine business.

It doesn't hurt that Delorme has this place mapped properly 
too.  Garmin and Tomtom take their good sweet time to update.  For 
half a decade everyone had my actual road shifted 1000+ feet off (as 
well as the other areas).  I'm guessing someone imported from a 
different datum.  As it went, every package was wrong for a 
while.  Last I checked, Garmin still was, Tomtom fixed it, and 
Delorme fixed it ahead of everyone.

It's always possible that Delorme has an 'in' at Maine Office of 
GIS.  It seems many states are getting into mapping their own areas.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 08:05 PM 11/5/2007, Ken H> wrote:
>I used to buy a new version of SA every couple of yrs myself - even 
>since version 3.0.  Then at version 9.0? when they changed the total 
>format I stopped.  Last version I purchased and am still using 
>version 8.0 - MUCH easier to use.  I changed to the newer versions 
>and stayed with them for a while, then would switch back.  My 
>brother played with my version 9.0 and refused to change.
>
>Ken H> K9FV





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