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Released: 2009-09-11

DeLorme Earthmate GPS LT-40 2010 by DeLorme US Software

Software Details

Brand: DeLorme US Softwar..Media: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows Vista
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The Earthmate GPS LT-40 with Street Atlas USA 2011 allows anyone with a laptop, netbook, or ultra-mobile PC to enjoy outstanding performance any place in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The included Street Atlas USA software lets you turn your laptop PC into a powerful GPS navigator with spoken direction and voice commands. It is fast and easy - just load the software onto your device and plug the five foot Earthmate GPS cable into a USB port, and then place the GPS on your dash. You will see your position updated in real-time on detailed DeLorme maps. The LT-40 draws minimal power from your USB port - no batteries needed.  And you will see a wide geographic area showing large turn arrows and directions, easily visible in-vehicle. Nothing extra to buy, no subscriptions needed.


Windows Vista, Windows XP

Product Features

  • Turn your laptop PC or netbook into a powerful GPS navigator, with voice-guided navigation, automatic back-on-track, GPS Radar to locate travel services, and a new E-Z Nav wizard for effortless on-the-go routing
  • The LT-40 includes a high-sensitivity chipset for fast satellite acquisition, and DeLorme ConstantLock technology delivers surefire signal retention even in challenging GPS environments
  • DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2010 us exceptionally detailed map software you can use anywhere--on the go with your laptop PC, netbook, touchscreen phone or PDA
  • Includes street-level detail for the U.S. and Canada, plus highways and major roads for Mexico
  • Pre-plan your trips with automatic routing and over 4 million places of interest--restaurants, lodgings, attractions, truck stops, sports venues, and businesses of all kinds

Editorial Review

Voice-guided navigation, super-high-sensitivity chipset, support for netbooks, 3-D perspective, superior large-screen visibility, updated Street Atlas USA 2010 software. Automatic on-the-go searching and routing, 4 million places of interest.

Just plug the LT-40 into the USB port of your laptop PC or UMPC.

Turn Your Laptop or PC into a Powerful GPS Navigator
Turn your laptop PC or netbook into a powerful GPS navigator, with voice-guided navigation, automatic back-on-track, GPS Radar to locate travel services, and a new E-Z Nav wizard for effortless on-the-go routing. The LT-40 includes a high-sensitivity chipset for fast satellite acquisition, and DeLorme ConstantLock technology delivers surefire signal retention even in challenging GPS environments. Enjoy superior GPS tracking with NavMode, including optional 3-D perspective and large, easily accessible user controls. Use E-Z Nav to locate and route to nearby hotels, restaurants, attractions, sports venues, and businesses of all types--most with phone numbers included. Create routes automatically with user controls to ensure you take the roads you prefer. Calculate fuel usage and costs, and GPS-navigate with total confidence anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, and on major roads in Mexico. Add U.S. aerial imagery, and see your landmarks as you navigate.

LT-40 Features

  • Support for netbooks and ultra-mobile personal computers (UMPCs)
  • Optional 3-D viewing perspective when GPS tracking
  • More than 10 years experience making integrated mapping and laptop GPS solutions
  • Offers voice command option for you to ask the laptop PC questions and to hear responses (e.g., "How far to my next turn?")
  • Includes automatic back-on-track routing offering new directions to get you back on your pre-planned route with off-route distance settings you control
  • Provides high-contrast map color settings showing streets and roads in bright contrasting colors to improve in-vehicle visibility
  • Includes large fonts for easier typing when conducting searches on laptops—ideal for high-resolution laptop screens
  • Offers next-turn and turn-after-that large directional arrows and large-font text directions for ideal navigation mode
  • Includes Center-on-GPS setting allowing you to scout ahead on the map without always snapping back to your GPS position
  • Includes ability to GPS track on free aerial imagery downloaded from DeLorme
  • Provides GPS Radar searches with voice prompts that look for services near your current GPS location, displaying information about each with directions to get there
  • Offers ability to control many GPS settings such as length of the breadcrumb trail, voice settings, and distance off-track before automatic re-routing kicks in

Street Atlas USA 2010 Features

  • Street-level detail for the U.S. and Canada, highways and main roads in Mexico
  • Over 300,000 new or updated roads
  • Support for netbooks
  • Over 4 million places of interest in U.S. and Canada
  • Easy, automatic routing
  • GPS ready, with voice-guided navigation
  • Versatile, flexible editing and print capabilities
  • Support for Palm OS and WinCE devices
  • Available aerial imagery--$40 worth free
  • Share customized maps, routes, and directions
  • GPS-accurate placement for individual locations in 90+ chains in the U.S. and Canada
  • Truck stop data with extended information about service offerings
  • Airport and mall access roads
  • Major sports venues: college, professional, NASCAR
  • Support for UMPCs
  • Support for multiple monitors

E-Z Nav Wizard Details:
Try out the new E-Z Nav wizard for on-the-go routing. Just search on any category (see below), choose your destination (retailer, hospital, gas station, friend's address, etc), and start real-time navigation with your GPS receiver. Great for daily and overall trip planning, too.

E-Z Nav Search Categories: A New Address, Saved Locations, Food & Restaurants, Auto & Travel, Entertainment & Recreation, Emergency & Community

Much More Powerful than Online Mapping
Comprehensive tools for detailed desktop planning of your vacation or sales trip BEFORE you go, AND for on-the-go traveling using the latest electronic gear. Most other vehicle GPS systems are NOT planning tools and only track as you go. Support for Windows Vista, Pocket PCs, Windows Mobile 5.0 and later, UMPCs, and Palm OS included.

The GPS Leader
Innovative GPS features: 2-D and 3-D NavMode voice commands, spoken directions, automatic back-on-track re-routing with off-route distance settings, high contrast mobile map colors, and much more. All in addition to the new E-Z Nav Search feature.

Up-to-Date Maps & Travel Information
Comprehensive street and POI updates for the U.S and Canada, now with Mexico highways. Over 300,000 new or updated roads for 2010. Powerful travel planning tools, MapShare, and many data types.

Download Aerial Imagery
Download $40 of aerial imagery FREE using included DeLorme Data Dollars and the software's NetLink tab. Imagery can be used with all of the Street Atlas USA routing, GPS, and draw tools.

Authentic DeLorme Maps
Not licensed from 3rd party companies, the updated maps and 4 million places of interest are produced by experienced mapmakers at DeLorme.

See the Newest Street Atlas USA Features:

  • New--Support for Netbooks
  • New--NEW! Over 300,000 road and road name updates. Extensive map and places-of-interest updates for the U.S., Canada, and Mexico
  • New--NEW! Easy-Nav wizard makes on-the-go routing a breeze. Find a Point-of-Interest Navigate Right form Your Search Results

Plan a College Visit Tour.

GPS NavMode High-Contrast Colors.

Core Functions

Map Controls
The maps can be controlled using a variety of methods, including the traditional push-button zooming, which drills in/out while keeping the map exactly centered. Also, holding down the left mouse button enables you to drag and zoom, left-to-right, across the map, and moving the mouse in the same manner but in the opposite direction zooms out.

DeLorme employs several powerful search capabilities within the software. The first is a simple box called QuickSearch where you type common requests including towns, cities, lat/lons, ZIP codes, street addresses, colleges, and many more to receive the quickest possible matches. The places-of-interest search offers more advanced parameters and the advanced search is used when locating exact matches requires additional customer input.

Add MapNotes; draw your own circles, polygons, and squares; measure the area of your draw objects--even draw in your own roads and route on them--these are amazingly powerful draw tools for the money.

Right-click on the map to learn more about what's underneath your cursor. Lat/Lon, names of streets and bodies of water--even local radio station information--can be viewed in this manner. Moreover, the bottom toolbar of the software displays a continuously updated readout of what's underneath your cursor.

Use your voice for issuing routing and GPS commands while tracking. Ask common questions such as "How far to my next turn?" and the software answers. Microphone recommended for optimal usage. The software also reads upcoming turn information, including the time to turn, time to finish, and name of the street to turn onto. New voice settings allow you to select how far in advance of your turn you'd like to be prompted. Voice can also be turned off if you prefer.

Netlink and Aerial Imagery
NetLink is your online link to DeLorme for $40 of free aerial imagery now included with the Street Atlas USA 2010 versions. Select your areas of interest and download only those grids to the software. Toggle the imagery on and off in a single-screen view. Add notes and draw objects to the imagery to customize lifelike views from space.

Mobile Device Mapping

Pocket PC, Windows Mobile 5.0 and later, and Palm OS Compatible
Included at no extra charge is the DeLorme Handheld software, which now includes support for Windows Mobile 5.0 and later devices. Access the maps you want from the desktop software and hot-sync to your PDA. Add a DeLorme Bluetooth GPS for use with Bluetooth PDAs and navigate wire-free.

The DeLorme handheld functionality provides address-to-address routing, spoken directions, mobile map colors to reduce in-vehicle glare, and four million places of interest. Finding what you need is easy using the powerful search capabilities. Now you have powerful desktop mapping software and PDA software all conveniently provided in one Street Atlas USA 2010 package.

Maps on iPods
Using a tool similar to how MapShare works, now you can select the maps you want from the desktop software and send them to your photo-capable iPod. These map images are static (e.g., cannot be manipulated once on the iPod) and come across in the order you select them, same as with photos. Once on your device, you can access the ones you need, when you need them. Due to the small screen size of iPods, we recommend these maps for urban walking situations where you can discretely reference the maps you need. (Not GPS compatible.)

Convenience and Security on the Road.

Imagery can be used with all of the Street Atlas USA routing, GPS, and draw tools.

Ease of Use

E-Z Nav Wizard
New E-Z Nav wizard makes on-the-go searching and routing a breeze. Just search on any category (see below), choose your destination (retailer, hospital, gas station, friend's address, etc), and start real-time navigation with your GPS receiver on your dashboard. Great for daily and overall trip planning, too.

NavMode brings together all the primary GPS controls and readouts needed when using the GPS. Large-screen views make it easy to see the map and directions. You can switch between 2-D (standard) map view and 3-D perspective view for lifelike views.

Keyboard Shortcuts
Set your own keyboard shortcut preferences for optimum control when using GPS. The key-bindings function is very powerful and advanced so you can design your ideal in-vehicle navigation solution to your personal specifications.

Right-Click Routing
The easiest way for many to create and alter routes is to use the right-click feature. Select the route on your map and add new stops or vias, delete the route, all by simply right-clicking the object of interest. You can also add your own MapNotes or view the many pre-populated tags provided by the software.


Create automatic routes using the quickest (time) or shortest (distance) routes. Use the E-Z Nav wizard if routing from a search result. Add VIAs to force the routing to take the roads you prefer. Turn on one-way indicators; select major areas to avoid; or select roads based on driving speed preferences. Add Stops and reorganize their order and the routing automatically recalculates. Create and manage routes either in the Route tab or by right-clicking on the maps. New translucent route highlight lets you see exit numbers and route shields beneath the route highlight.

Add Local Roads to Routing
A DeLorme exclusive, this is the best way to update local roads when new developments are planned or added between DeLorme software releases. This tool is located within the Draw tab and lets you draw in the road segment, connecting it to another local road within the database. Assign a name, save it, and when you create automatic routes, the software is smart enough to include these new local roads in the routing calculations and also update the directions.

Personalized Routing with Address Book
Create and save commonly-used names for places you visit often, such as "home," work," or "Dad's." Once these names are assigned, the routing Starts, Stops, and Finishes also display these names making retrieval easy for repeated usage. Customize routes using your own names and save them within MapShare for others to see -- they'll be amazed. You can also include up to 200 names from your address book to be recognized using this system.

Map & Travel Information

Map Data
Because all DeLorme map data is created, updated annually, and owned by DeLorme, we are able to provide many features typically reserved for expensive in-vehicle navigation systems. Free from the license restrictions and third-party dependencies of other publishers, we can also evaluate customer-submitted revisions and implement these changes after triple-checking all submissions.

DeLorme currently has an enhanced commitment with staff in place to make as many customer revisions as possible.

Places of Interest (POI) Data
The DeLorme database contains over 4 million annually updated places of interest across the U.S., with additional ones in Canada, including restaurants, lodgings, gas stations, travel services, RV stops, truck stops, malls, shopping--just about everything you could ever need on the road. The software settings let you choose the magnification level to display the various POIs to void cluttering your map views. The POIs can be accessed using the many Find capabilities or by right-clicking on the map and selecting places based on type and distance from map center.

GPS Features

GPS Radar Search
Now you can travel with GPS and have the software find upcoming travel services based on their location from you. Find gas, hotels, shopping, and much more in your direction of travel and then easily make detours to these desired stops along the way.

It's like having your personal travel concierge with you at all times.

Automatic Back-on-Track GPS
Using the Earthmate GPS LT-40, which turns a laptop PC into a powerful GPS navigator, it's possible to have the software offer new spoken and visual directions when you stray off course. Within the GPS tab of the Options section of the E-Z Nav toolbar, you can select or type the off-route distances you want to travel before the automatic recalculations kick in. Select short distances for city travel and longer ones for highway travel where you may exit frequently for roadside travel services.

GPS Spoken Directions
The software can offer voice directions indicating upcoming turns and street names. It also can be set up to respond to your voice and answer common travel questions--a very powerful capability for mapping software within this price category. Several different voice types are included.

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Printing & Sharing

Print crisp color or black & white maps that you control to best match what is seen on screen. Also print Travel Packages containing strip maps and directions to bring on your trip. Don't want to use a lot of ink and paper? Then print just the Turn Details which show thumbnail maps of each of the decision points along your route.

MapShare makes it easy to share your customized maps and directions with family, friends, and business associates. You create exactly the content you want and then post within our online MapShare library, which includes private administrative tools for you to manage. Similar to some of the better online photo resources, MapShare allows you to provide controlled access to your important maps without worrying about email and spam filters.

Demos & Tutorials

Getting Started Tutorial
This tutorial provides a guided tour of the main capabilities of the software. It is also included within the software along with a comprehensive Help section with links to online discussion groups where DeLorme customers can help you.


Street Atlas USA 2010 DVD contains the DeLorme produced and managed United States and Canadian street-level network. DeLorme highways and major roads for Mexico also included. The four million U.S. places of interest are updated annually based on phone book information and DeLorme's own research into exit services. Canadian POIs are also included, many with phone numbers.

More Details

Publisher: DeLorme US Softwar..Category: Maps & AtlasesBinding: DVD-ROMLanguage: English

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