Schmap World

Schmap World 2.0

Take virtual tours in 200 worldwide destinations

I'm always looking for good reference points to know what to do and see in a city, and the internet is a great resource, but often the information is not well organized and you will have to look at many different sites to have a better idea of a town or place. View full description

PROS

  • A lot of interesting information divided by easy to use categories
  • Thematic tours
  • Interactive maps

CONS

  • Navigation problems
  • Stability issues

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I'm always looking for good reference points to know what to do and see in a city, and the internet is a great resource, but often the information is not well organized and you will have to look at many different sites to have a better idea of a town or place.

Schmap helps you because is like an intelligent database, with a lot of useful, interesting touristic information, but it's not designed just for tourists, because people can discover a lot about their city of residence as well.

I really liked the tour function. The program creates a visual tour on the town's map based on your interests. It shows you the interesting places with a brief description, a photo and then it moves to the next highlight by moving the map, so that you can see how far the places are between each other.

What I've found annoying for such big piece of software is the lack of a powerful navigation menu, so to allow you to jump from the map mode to the descriptions where you have all the information about a city. There are also some stability issues; The program frequently crashed, for example while downloading new photos or while simply using it.

Schmap is a very powerful tool to organize a travel itinerary or simply to know more about your own city. It is a great guide also to activities you can do nearby a town and the thematic virtual tours will help you get the most in the shortest time. Be prepared to deal with a poor navigation system and some stability issues though.

Schmap World is a pack of Schmap guides for dozens of worldwide destinations, crammed with maps, useful links, playable tours, top picks plus hundreds of photos and reviews.

This pack contains 199 touristic guides for cities in 20 countries all around the world, including United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand...

The pack also features the Schmap Player, a little piece of freeware that will bring the guides to life.

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Schmap World 2.0