Trip Planning &
GPS Tools


Weather Maps and Information

Click here for MTF Weather Map page.


MS S&T to Garmin

Convert Microsoft Streets & Trips moving route points (turns) into Garmin MapSouce waypoints in 21 easy steps.




GPSInformation.com - GPS Utility Software.

GPSInformation.net - A lot of great info on GPSs


Find It with MapQuest

Need directions or a route plan? Find millions of places: cities, airports, hotels, post offices, restaurants, schools, theaters and more using MapQuest. Mapquest is an easy to use online trip planning tool where you input an address or location and it will provide a route plan with turn by turn directions and a overview map.


RoadSideAmerica.com -- Your Online Guide to Offbeat Tourist Atteactions

RoadSideAmerica lets you search cities and states to help plan your next road trip. Helps find oddball attractions around a city or town, see what places others have visited and recommended.




Directory of Cities, Towns, and Regions in United States

This website ( http://www.fallingrain.com/world/US/index.html ) lists all the Cities in the world by country, regions/state/providence alphabetically. Includes GPS coordinates for each city.


State Traffic and Speed Laws

  • State Traffic and Speed Laws - This site contains a summary of and links to state laws related to speeding, and in particular excess speeding and reckless driving


  • Insurance Institute for Highway Saftey - This site contains the Maximum Posted Speed limits for Passenger Vechiles in all states.


  • I.B.A. Approved Witness list

    This is a list of people who have volunteered and been approved by the IronButt Association to serve as witnesses for long distance rides requiring a witness at either the start of finish.



    Helpful travel phrases in spanish

    This webpage was put together by some of the MTF members to help them learn common phrases in spanish for traveling in Central and South America.


    Converting Degrees Minutes Seconds to Decimal Degrees

    Software mapping applications require different formats for lat/long coordinates. Below are some tips and tools to help you convert from one format to another.


    To convert Degrees Minutes Seconds to Decimal Degrees:

    To convert Decimal Degrees to Degrees Minutes Seconds:


    Click here to download a simple MS Excel Lat/long degree to decimal calculator.

    Click here to download WaypointWorkBench* - multi-functional coordinate calculator.

    (*Note: This is a MS Excel worksheet using macros provided as free "emailware" by the author)

    Click Here to download Gas Mileage Template Spreadsheet


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