Wow! After waiting over 3 years for MS to update 2007 to 2010 version, they have released the 2011 version already. OK we know the maps aren’t as up to date as your satnav, but for laptop based planning purposes the laptop software is great. Judging by how many download my Autoroute POIs then I’m not alone!
One of my friends (Adam – http://www.europebycamper.com/ ) has the 2011 version already, and says “The 2011 version is the difference is night and day for Romania – there are roads connecting the dots (villages)!”
So especially if you are planning Eastern Europe, get the new version.
If you don’t have Autoroute – GET IT – it is superb for looking at POIS on your laptop.
If you have Autoroute 2010, I’d only recommend an upgrade to 2011 if you use it for GPS navigation, or indeed you are going to go to “new Europe”. For typical western Europe, and simple map viewing with POIs, then the 2010 version is still okay to use.
The coverage is:-
Detailed street-level maps and address-find capability for:
Street-level coverage and no address-find capability for:
Isle of Man
*Street level data for approximately 50% of the population base
**Data for less than 75% of the road network