RoutePlanner for the Amiga
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RoutePlanner is a highway trip planner for the Amiga. It allows you
to determine a route from one city to another, optionally via some
other city or cities. You can see the shortest, fastest, or
- An Amiga Technologies Amiga computer
- AmigaOS 2.04 or later
- MagicUserInterface 3.2 or later
- 2 MB of RAM
- An Amiga
- AmigaOS 2.1 or later
- MUI 3.2
- 3 MB of RAM
- A 68020 or higher processor
- A Preferences-supported printer (text-only required)
You can register RouteEdit and receive RoutePlanner at the same
time by following the registration
- Supports up to 20 intermediate cities on your route.
- You can decide what types of road to use using "preferred
- You can customize the speed settings for each type of road
based on your own driving habits.
- Supports both metric and English measurement systems.
- Includes a large database of cities and highways (over 5500
locations, and growing).
- Includes a conversion utility for RoadRoute databases.
- Includes a sophisticated database editor.
- Uses the powerful MUI system for a customizable user
You can also download the RoutePlanner archive from your nearest
To use RoutePlanner, you'll also need the MUI 3.3 User Kit (if you
don't already have MUI 3.2 or higher). Download it:
Note that the current version of RoutePlanner only requires MUI
3.2, but upgrading to 3.3 is still recommended.
You'll probably need to make sure you save to disk if you're
using AMosaic or NCSA Mosaic. Netscape and Lynx will (usually)
recognize that you are downloading a binary file and let you save
You may also be interested in reading the latest version announcement, as sent to the
RoutePlanner map files are also called databases. Each database
includes information on a certain number of cities and the routes
There are currently three databases included in the RoutePlanner
NorthAmerica.route, and Deutschland.route.
In addition, at least one person has contacted me in the hopes of
creating a database for the United Kingdom. Considering that
GBRoutePlus is priced at UK £29.95, this database would
probably present it with some competition.
NOTE: Registrations are not currently being accepted for
RouteEdit. My Amiga is currently being repaired, so I can't issue
- The NorthAmerica database is a complete database of major
highways, currently completed for the lower 48 states. When
complete, it will include all U.S. states except Hawaii and all of
- The Basic-USA database is presented as an example of a small
database, and is only useful for those users who don't have enough
memory to use the NorthAmerica database.
- The Deutschland database is the converted German database from
RoadRoute on Fred Fish disk number 504. It is provided so someone
will decide to improve it.
There are two different registration options:
I accept U.S. currency, Canadian currency, U.S. personal checks
(drawn in U.S. dollars on U.S. banks), cashier's checks (drawn in
U.S. dollars), U.S. money orders, and postal orders (in U.S.
dollars). I don't currently accept electronic or credit card
- Keyfile only: For US $5 or CDN $6, you will receive the
keyfile enabling the Save as Locked... requester in
RouteEdit by electronic mail (the database is far too large to send
by email). If, at any time after registering, you want a copy of
the latest complete release on disk, you can receive it for US $5
or CDN $6.
- Everything on a floppy: For US $10 or CDN $12, you will
receive a copy of the latest release of RoutePlanner on disk, along
with a keyfile and your unlocked copy of the NorthAmerica database.
Future releases are US $5 or CDN $6 on disk; if you don't need or
want the unlocked database, all you need to do is download the
latest RoutePlanner distribution from Aminet (or from an Aminet
CD-ROM) -- your keyfile is good forever.
Here in the U.S., theft of money from envelopes by postal
employees is disturbingly common. If you are sending cash, I
recommend that you use a non-translucent envelope and/or place the
money inside a folded sheet of paper inside the envelope. I
recommend strongly against sending coins (this will be more of a
problem for Canadian users).
Before registering, I strongly recommend that you read the
RoutePlanner and RouteEdit license agreements, included in the
RoutePlanner archive on Aminet. By registering, you imply your
consent to abdie by those agreements.
Send your registration fee, along with contact information (your
name, postal address, and electronic mail address) to:
P.O. Box 2622
Oxford, Mississippi 38655-7262
Floppy updates are available for registered users without Aminet
access. Send either $5 US or $6 CDN to the author for the latest
version of RoutePlanner on floppy.
- Physical mail:
- Chris Lawrence
P.O. Box 2622
Oxford, Mississippi 38655-7262
- Electronic mail:
If you want to send PGP-encrypted mail, please see my info page for my PGP public key.
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Chris Lawrence <firstname.lastname@example.org>
( 1 Oct 1999 at 02:14 CDT)