Installing the GPS Locator dongle wasn't easy, since there's no proper documentation.
Install Streets & Trips 2013, boot it up, and you'll see a menu item for GPS Receiver Configuration. So I plugged it into a USB port, and waited, but nothing happened.
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Only the many Access reports I have developed over the years keeps me from doing that.
In an age of GPS apps, portable navigation devices, and even online HTML GPS clients, it's getting tougher and tougher to justify PC-based maps software.
Microsoft has ended some of its long-running franchises like Encarta and Flight Simulator, but Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013 (.95 direct) is still kicking around.
Like CD-based encyclopedias, Microsoft's traditionally sold mapping products, Map Point and Streets & Trips, had their time in the sun. There is already an impressive replacement available in Bing Maps.
But with users increasingly accessing location information through online services on mobile devices, these products no longer make sense. And it's available in mobile app form—and backed by incredible Nokia HERE Maps technology—on both .x and Windows Phone.