Get lost with Microsoft

by Volker Weber

  1. Open http://mappoint.msn.com/DirectionsFind.aspx
  2. Start: Norway, City: Haugesund
  3. End: Norway, City Trondheim
  4. Get directions

See Europe in 47 hours and 31 minutes. Total Distance: 1685.9 Miles.

Comments

You should have selected the "shortest" route... with a (short) trip to the U.K. it takes 51 hours and 22 minutes. Considerable savings on gas for only 390,3 Miles.

Pascal Behrend, 2005-01-10

Interesting, may be sponsored by one of the "Seven sisters", sure it runs on a Microsoft NT server...

Pieterjan Lansbergen, 2005-01-10

The MapPoint Europe application won't even find a route between the two places.

Declan Lynch, 2005-01-10

You should update your post with a picture of the map - the green "loop" through Northern Europe is hilarious. Here's a link to the results.

Rocky Oliver, 2005-01-10

Well, the shortest route also has some appeal. Take the ferry to England, take the ferry back, then drive the shortest route.

Ragnar Schierholz, 2005-01-10

Map24 actually does it a little better. 805.08 kilometers (pretty much exactly 500 miles) and 20:01h. Sounds awefully slow, but there are some ferry transfers involved (even though this time none of them is leaving Norway ;-)).

Ragnar Schierholz, 2005-01-10

Didn't the "PC Programmer's Sourcebook" from M$ Press in the 80s contain a working implementation of the Dijkstra algorithm in C?

/k

Karsten W. Rohrbach, 2005-01-10

I checked with Mappoint Europe 2004. It covers Western Europe up to Italy, Austria, Czech republic, Germany and Sweden in the East. In Norway only Oslo and surroundings are covered, similar to Finland (only Helsinki to Tampere). In contrast to the older 2003 version there is no routing outside of this area possible. There you could plan a route from Tromso to the Turkish-Iranian border (no real use for me), but with Mappoint 2004 this is no longer possible.

Bernd Schuster, 2005-01-11

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