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I have searched past threads and researched the various options for mapping software. Like others, I am using Microsoft Streets and Trips but will be purchasing a new computer and need new mapping software. I use WordPerfect for my reports and need the ability to copy and paste or import maps into my reports. I need to be able to label sales, rents, subject location, etc. on the maps. Does anyone have experience with using Delorme Street Atlas maps in WordPerfect? Thanks in advance.
 

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Delorme is the way to go for commercial mapping in appraisal reports.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Does anyone have experience with using Delorme Street Atlas maps in WordPerfect? Thanks in advance.
That is what I use & I am a WP guy. You can label them, and i prefer B & W maps so using Adobe Acrobat 10 I print to pdf and change the map output to BW in Acrobat in printer dialogue. Then I use the snapshot tool in Acrobat to cut. Will paste then edit box to center and size the map.
 

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I use Google Earth Pro, which can be downloaded for free. It works alright.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I have tried Google Earth Pro in the past but have had difficulty saving what I've labeled, but I have not spent more than a few minutes on it before I gave up and moved on. I probably need to spend more time on that since it seems to be the future. I read on the DeLorme website that Street Atlas Plus is also being discontinued.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I have tried Google Earth Pro in the past but have had difficulty saving what I've labeled, but I have not spent more than a few minutes on it before I gave up and moved on. I probably need to spend more time on that since it seems to be the future. I read on the DeLorme website that Street Atlas Plus is also being discontinued.

I add a "placemark" which permanently saves it as a "place". then i change the marker style to match what I want. I haven't had a problem with it losing my data.
 

Walter Lea Thomas

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Get the Snaggit screen capture program and use whatever mapping program you want. Gives you the ability to do so many more exhibits very easily also; and you can put all kinds of labels on them. Good Luck!
 

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I second Google Earth Pro.

Set up a folder in your 'My Places' and then create placemarks within that folder, that way you can save the folder as .kmz file to your workfile if you need to revise/edit.

I would also suggest adding the mgmaps.kml layer to your 'My Places' which allows you to overlay several different map views, such as Google Maps rather than the native satellite view from Google Earth

Go to this link http://www.mgmaps.com/kml/ and download the maps.kml file, which is free. That will allow you to turn on different map layers.
 

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Like Terrel I print to pdf and then use the snapshot tool. I tried using snagit but I can't seem to make it scroll down and include more than what is showing on my screen. Snapshot lets me scroll and include more of the map.
 
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