i need a map program help plz

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  1. mnmkiv macrumors newbie

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    ok so i am new to a macbook pro and i have been using microsoft streets & trips since 2009. i am very bummed to not be able to find a simular program :(

    please any suggestions?!?!
     
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  4. mnmkiv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    see this is the best i have found, however i need it to be able to work without wifi. and honestly streets and trips is much much better for what i do. i use it for calculating my routes driving a auto transport semi. and there is lots of places that my wireless card dosnt work.

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    looks better, but also needs wifi.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    use a VM or Bootcamp and install a windows mapping app.
     
  6. mnmkiv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    does that require me to purchase the widows 7 software?
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    yes. unfortunately the map software doesn't like Macs. DeLorme used to make great map software but they dropped Mac support long ago. I'd love to have some standalone maps for OSx, but haven't found any.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Many GPS apps work without internet connection from iPhone / iPad with 3g or 4g.
     
  9. DoctorCrap macrumors regular

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    Genius...
    Spend more money and cause heavy amounts of lag.
     
  10. mnmkiv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    feel free to suggest your solution:rolleyes:

    it would seem that there simply is no map program worth a crap that is for a mac.... running it thru windows seems like my only option.
     
  11. old-wiz, Oct 17, 2012
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    If you run in Bootcamp, there is no real lag. For a mapping program, a VM would be fine since you aren't gaming. Can you point to an OSx standalone mapping program? I've searched over time and never found one. Windows apps are available, OSx apps are not. If you have a better solution why not tell us what it is.

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    But the OP is looking for an OSx app, not IOS.
     
  12. mnmkiv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this kinda bums me out that there is not one option i am seeing thus far. other than using the windows program. oh well. at the end of the day streets and trips is perfect for what i need so ill give VM a shot... not looking forward to buying windows tho :mad:
     
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    Check out Crossover, to see if your app is in the list. If so, you don't need a windows licence.
     
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