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Software update for versions 8.0, 8.5, 8.51, 8.6, 8.7, 8.71, 9.0, 9.1 and 9.2.
This download is for customers with Terrain Navigator Pro version 8.0, 8.5, 8.51, 8.6, 8.7, 8.71, 9.0, 9.1 and 9.2. It will update these versions of Terrain Navigator Pro to version 9.21. It can also be used as an "Installer" for new installations of Terrain Navigator Pro. We have made many improvements to the software that we hope you will enjoy. (Please note that the download described on this page is for the "Stand Alone" edition of Terrain Navigator Pro. A download for the "Network Edition" is available here, and a download for "Terrain Navigator Standard Edition" is available here.)
Can I get this update along with updated maps on DVD?
Please call us at 877-587-9004 and explain that you are a Terrain Navigator customer who would like to trade up from the older CD state regions to DVD. If your collection of CDs are tired, or too cumbersome to manage, you may want to trade them up to the DVDs - most states fit on 1 disc! In addition to providing the latest 9.21 software and some updated topo maps, the DVDs feature a 1:250,000 map scale (in addition to the 1:24,000 and 1:100,000 scales.) Updated DVDs are available for $25 per state (or region for Mid Atlantic or New England) - if you are interested, please give us a call at 877-587-9004. This offer is only available to existing Terrain Navigator customers with active subscriptions for updated photos, topos, and software who call us.
What's New in Terrain Navigator Pro 9.0/9.1/9.2
We've been hard at work adding new features and correcting minor incompatibilities. Here are some of the highlights.
Now on iPhone and Android: Terrain Navigator Pro mobile app. The Terrain Navigator Pro mobile app allows you to view your position, record tracks, place markers, and take photos, videos, and sound bites with your mobile device.
Use Project Synchronization to automatically share your markers, routes, tracks, and geopins with other copies of Terrain Navigator Pro - either on your mobile device, or others in your office. Moreover, with a variety of synchronization methods, projects can be synchronized against other projects - creating backups, combined projects, and other possibilities.
Map (and Aerial Photo) Editions: Alternate types of topographic maps and aerial photos are now available. For example, topographic maps can include shaded relief; aerial photos can be of different years - or in black and white instead of full color. Additional editions (such as infrared photos, for example) will be added automatically as long as your subscription remains active - the possibilities are limitless. Also, maps and photos of differing editions can be stitched together using Mixed View.
Street Layer now included: See a current street map superimposed on the topographic map and aerial photos. Streets are labeled, can be toggled on and off, and can be included on printed maps. (Unfortunately, street routing with turn-by-turn directions and a separate street map type are not currently available; those features were part of the now discontinued US Streets Module.) Updated (Jan. 2013) street data is now available on the version 9.21 Installer DVD.
Additional Map/Aerial Photo features and improvements include: new "Splitter" Window control to make side-by-side (or top-bottom) display of two maps (and/or aerial photos) easier to manipulate and use; Aerial Photos are labeled with features such as city names, mountain peaks, and other places of interest - this can be turned off (by category, or entirely) in the Layer Size/Visibility window; Aerial Photos (and topographic map versions viewed from the MyTopo server) fade in quickly, then add detail for increased speed; support for wireless carriers who manipulate aerial photo overview packets.
Web Links: Automatically open web pages related to the current geographic location. Want to know the current weather at the location on a map? Open the Web Link for 'NOAA Weather'. Or get driving directions to (or from) your cursor position. Over a dozen Web Links are included - and are automatically updated. Plus, you can create your own Web Links to any web site that accepts a digital position.
PDF Export: Create PDF documents featuring topographic maps and aerial photos directly from the Print window - no additional software is required.
New Backup and Restore Features: Automatically archive Projects into any location; Backup (or Restore) all Projects at once. No longer worry about keeping up-to-date archives of your important Markers, Routes, Tracks, etc.
New Track features: Split existing tracks into separate segments; 3D compatibility on certain displays; increased compatibility with Google Earth; color is preserved when sharing tracks with most compatible Garmin GPSs.
Additional Tool Features: Distance tool indicates grade of current segment; added ability to reset automatic Label numbering; color orange is now available; progress thermometer appears when doing time-sensitive operations (eliminating Windows 7's "Not Responding" errors); Notes available for Projects in list of available Projects; file import (MXF, GPX, etc.) can import multiple files at once; metric preference added for various tools, support added for 1024x800 displays.
Improved GPS Compatibility and Features: Markers, Routes, and Tracks can be linked and automatically transferred (or updated) whenever matching custom maps are sent to (or edited for) compatible Garmin GPSs; direct support for the Garmin Montana and Garmin eTrex 10/20/30 GPS units; improved tracking functions with Garmin USB GPSs; improved compatibility of the GPS Setup Wizard.
Print Preview Improved: The speed of the Print Preview has been significantly enhanced, especially when manipulating aerial photos. Also, the grid-like pattern that could appear on exported aerial photos has been virtually eliminated.
Enhanced Aerial Photo speed: Display and printing of aerial photos (both standard and alternate editions) has been improved to reduce delays in performance. Also, aerial photos (and access to Alternate editions) will appear more reliably in certain circumstances.
New Copy/Paste Functions: Copy Coordinates to Clipboard; copy multiple Markers, Routes, Tracks, etc. to Clipboard (via Export window).
Increased compatibility of 3D display on 64-bit operating systems. This includes printing, 3-D Glasses/Anaglyph mode, copy to clipboard, etc.
Additional GIS Import Formats for Overlays: Support of 'Bulge' attribute of LWPOLYLINE types from DXF file; other improvements to DXF compatibility and other Overlays.
Improved display of Alaskan topographic maps and 3D elevation data. (Elevation improvements are available by separate download.) Improved support for Alaskan map reprojection/export (Hotine Oblique Mercator) in Alaska Zone 1.
New features for Team Tracker (optional module): Direct control of Pryme Radio GPS Mic configuration; NMEA waypoint support (WPL, TTL and TXT strings) for interfacing and tracking of single or multiple field units using APRS (or similar) devices.
Google Earth: Usage of Google Earth in conjunction with Terrain Navigator Pro has been improved. Specifically, when Google Earth is not embedded within a Terrain Navigator Pro window (as specified in the Google Earth preferences) Google Earth will no longer appear in the list of available Map Types. Access is provided by the Sync with Google Earth button on the toolbar, or by opening the Window menu and choosing Sync with Google Earth.
Auto Updates of Software: Terrain Navigator Pro will automatically inform you if a new software version is available. With your consent, the new version will be downloaded and installed. This option can be disabled (or immediately enacted) using the Internet Access and Map Cache preferences.
Installation: The command to add additional state discs has been revised. It is now referred to as Setup States and Regions, and can be accessed via the File menu, or through the CD Library window.
How To Download and Install
Click the Registration link at the top of this page and log into your MyTopo (formerly Maptech) account. (Do not create a new account, see below.) Click the link 'Go to account and downloads'. As long as your subscription for software updates and map/aerial photos is current, you will have a link in your account to download Terrain Navigator Pro 9.21.
When you installed Terrain Navigator Pro, an account was created in your name with the registration information that you entered. Your email address is the user name on the account. If you have not yet logged into your account, the password is likely to be a series of random letters and numbers - click on the 'I forgot my password' link to have it emailed to you. (If you need assistance, please call us at 877-587-9004 and we'll be happy to help.)
Click the Download Terrain Navigator Pro 9.21 link in your registration account. In most instances, your web browser will ask if the file should be Run or Saved. Choose Run (if Save is the only option, choose Save, then double-click it in your list of Downloads to run it.) Once the download completes, it will be applied to your Terrain Navigator installation.
If you receive a warning that this application is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer, press Actions, then Run anyway.
Please note: Do NOT download this update into your existing Terrain Navigator Pro Program Files directory. Doing so will corrupt your installation, requiring a complete re-install to correct.
How To Download the Mobile App
The Terrain Navigator Pro Mobile App is available for download at the App Store (for iPhone) and Google Play (for Android.)
Once the app is downloaded, you will be prompted for an account name and password. These are set up in the Terrain Navigator Pro desktop software by opening the File menu and choosing Preferences, Project Synchronization.
Why am I being asked to register an account to download this update?
Starting with version 8.6 of Terrain Navigator Pro, we are asking customers to log into their account before downloading any updates. While the updates remain free (for current subscribers), and creating an account is simple, this process allows us to better serve you with frequent updates and new features.
Update Program Revisions
12/22/11 - Version 9.0 Release ("Preview Edition")
03/26/12 - Version 9.1 Release
04/19/12 - Version 9.1a Release (Minor updates to Installer and GPS Setup Wizard.)
06/01/12 - Version 9.1b Release (Minor improvements to Installer; 3 new Print Templates.)
12/17/12 - Version 9.2 Release
01/30/13 - Version 9.21 Release (Minor compatibility improvements; 1 new Print Template.)