Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 36 / MAY 1983 / PAGE 265

Road Atlas For The Apple

Columbia Software has introduced a computerized road atlas for the Apple II personal computer. Called Roadsearch, the program simplifies the process of determining driving routes, mileages, travel times, and fuel usage.

Roadsearch develops different types of routes. One program finds the shortest practical route between cities in its data base. This program can also avoid toll or other roads. Another program develops routes which may be longer but more suitable to a user's specific needs. Roadsearch also contains a subroutine that estimates flying time between cities.

The atlas has a data base of 406 cities and road intersections located in the USA and Canada. Also included in the data base are about 69,000 miles of interstate and major through highways. This data base can be modified with updated road mileages.

The printed outputs are an excellent companion on any trip. They include the driving route, distances, travel times, and fuel usage tailored to vehicle average miles per gallon (mpg).

Roadsearch requires an Apple II personal computer with DOS 3.3. The price is $34.95.

Columbia Software
P.O. Box 2235
Columbia, MD 21045