Get your OS X kicks with Route 66 mapping software
By Macworld Staff
MacworldOCT 3, 2001 5:00 pm PDT
A new, and Carbonized, version of Route 66 is now available for the Mac.
Route 66 Route USA 2001-2002 for Macintosh offers up-to-date maps, over 2,600,000 streets in the USA, and more than 725,000 points of interest.
Route 66 Route USA 2001-2002 is designed to calculate the most reliable and accurate trips between any number of stops. And it purportedly contains all information available for car navigation products in the USA. Points of interest are listed in over 50 categories such as hotels, restaurants, theatres and petrol stations, most of which together with their addresses and telephone numbers.
All this data is accessible via the Route 66 search engine. And the new version also provides support for GPS (Global Positioning System), theoretically enabling you to establish your exact location using satellite navigation and ensuring that you will never lose your way again. In combination with a GPS receiver, the product shows you your precise location on the map.
The itinerary in Route 66 Route USA 2001-2002 uses the directions you encounter on road signs during your journey. Additionally, you can add any roadblocks you feel necessary. For example, you can plug in road construction info, and the system automatically takes account of this during the route calculation.
Besides Mac OS 8.5 or higher (with the CarbonLib extensions installed) or Mac OS X, you’ll need 64 MB of available RAM, 3.1 GB of free hard disk space, an 8-speed CD-ROM drive, and a monitor with 256 colors (8 bits per pixel) at 800×600 pixels. The product costs US$49.95.