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Is there a better roadtrip planning/map site than Mapquest?

Old Feb 17th, 2006, 09:59 AM
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Is there a better roadtrip planning/map site than Mapquest?

I've lost the name of a site I used several years ago. Does anyone have a favorite or something other than Mapquest? Thanks for any help.
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Old Feb 17th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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AAA. Here's an alternative but I haven't used it
http://www.randmcnally.com/rmc/road/rtgHome.jsp
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Old Feb 17th, 2006, 10:16 AM
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I do like mapquest, but don't use it exclusively. Google maps can also be fun - maps.google.com and I really love www.freetrip.com if I need to find hotels along the way.
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Old Feb 17th, 2006, 10:20 AM
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I also like viamichelin.com
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Old Feb 17th, 2006, 10:25 AM
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That's it!! It was www.freetrip.com that I had used. Thank you!! I will also try the others mentioned, and see if I like one more than the others. Fodors folks are so helpful!
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I used to use mapquest all the time, but I really like Rand McNally better.
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Old Feb 17th, 2006, 10:33 AM
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I use the randmcnally.com one posted already. It is the one I use exclusively now. We used to use mapquest and one in our family still does. He ended up in the middle of a farm field again yesterday.

The randmcnally one has never set me wrong in MI, IL, IN, WI. They have up to the week newer road openings as well.

If you put my address in MI into the driving direction for Mapquest, it sends you to a lake that is about 80 east of my lake. And that's with the correct zip codes etc. Their databases are older and often incorrect. And their right and left are sometimes wrong in their directions.

We notified them twice on the Fish Lake problem and got back form emails about updates will be "added". What added, they are flat out wrong.
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Old Feb 17th, 2006, 11:04 AM
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Based on the above posts, I just visited Rand McNally.

They have significant errors in my neighboorhood and the streets have been the same for many years.

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Old Feb 17th, 2006, 11:28 AM
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What state are you in, Keith? Because I have never had wrong directions from them in mine. We use them for all the trips for Profs. etc. from the school as well.
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Kansas - metro KC. Two nearby streets are missing.

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Old Feb 17th, 2006, 12:13 PM
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If they aren't on the map itself, they still may be in the driving directions database. Put yourself at start of journey and one of those missing street addresses at the finish. I bet they may still be in the database although not showing on the map. Tell me if they do show up or not.

I may be wrong in your case, but they always get us there in any state we have driven in so far- for three years now, even on all the little lakes' access roads. They even got us to Biloxi, MS from IL without an error.
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Try maps.yahoo.com
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