IntroductionThis download contains all the latest features and compatibility fixes; updating Terrain Navigator Standard Edition to version 8.71. We have made many improvements to the software that we hope you will enjoy. Note that version 8.71 is the final release of Terrain Navigator Standard Edition.
What Version of Terrain Navigator do I have, and will this download/update work for me?There have been many editions and versions of Terrain Navigator over the last 17+ years. However, the version 8.71 update is only available to those customers who have purchased Terrain Navigator between March 2009 and April 2012. While we have attempted to make this update compatible with as many discs as possible, very early editions of Terrain Navigator (and its predecessors, TopoScout and G-REF) may not be compatible.
Those with versions of Terrain Navigator sold prior to 2009 (software version 7.03 or earlier) are invited to upgrade to Terrain Navigator Pro, which contains many new features and is fully compatible with Windows 7 and 8. We are pleased to offer a significant discount for this upgrade. For details, please call us at 877-587-9004.
Discs in the 'National Park Digital Guide', 'Appalachian Trail Digital Guide', and 'Take A Hike' series are not compatible with version 8.71 of Terrain Navigator Standard Edition. Unfortunately, updates for these discontinued products are no longer available.
If you're not sure what you have, or have any questions, please feel free to call us at 877-587-9004 and we'll be happy to sort through the various upgrade options with you.
Can I get this update along with updated maps on DVD?Yes - as part of Terrain Navigator Pro version 9.21.
Please call us at 877-587-9004 and explain that you are a Terrain Navigator customer who would like to trade up to Terrain Navigator Pro on DVD. Terrain Navigator Pro is available for each state (or region for Mid Atlantic or New England) at a very low price - if you are interested, please give us a call at 877-587-9004. (This offer is only available to existing Terrain Navigator customers who call us.)
Applying the 8.71 UpdateIf you have a version of Terrain Navigator sold after March 2009 (versions 8.51, 8.6, and 8.7) and do not wish to upgrade to Terrain Navigator Pro, you are welcome to apply this 8.71 update. This download will also install onto new PCs, replacing Installer discs that are unable to run on Windows 7.
Step 1: Log into your Registration account
Please click this link to log into your existing TNP account. Your account was created automatically when you installed Terrain Navigator 8.x. Use the email address you provided when you originally installed version 8 to log in. If you have never set a password, click the 'get it' link to have one emailed to you. Once logged in, click the link 'Go to account and downloads' to find the link in your account to download Terrain Navigator 8.71.
If you are unable to access your Registration account, please call us at 877-587-9004.
Step 2: Download Version 8.71
Click the Download Terrain Navigator Standard Edition 8.71 link in your Registration account. In most instances, your web browser will ask if the file should be Opened, or Saved to your computer. Choose Save, then select a location to Save the downloaded file In. If you are unfamiliar with downloading and applying software patches, we recommend choosing your "Desktop"; select Save In, Desktop and press Save. Once the download completes, double-click the downloaded application that appears on your Desktop. (You need not uninstall the previous version before installing this update.) This will apply the download to your Terrain Navigator installation. Once that process is completed, you may run Terrain Navigator and (once working) delete the download from your Desktop.
Please note: Do NOT save this update in the same folder as your existing Terrain Navigator application. Doing so may corrupt your installation, requiring a complete re-install to correct.
Step 3: Apply the Update
After completing your backups, double-click the downloaded application that appears on your Desktop (or location otherwise specified when the update was downloaded.) This will apply the download to your existing copy of Terrain Navigator Standard Edition – or install fresh, if this is an installation on a new PC. Once that process is completed, you may delete the download from your Desktop.
Step 4: Install your State Discs
When updating an existing installation, you may be presented with the option to Configure a new state CD. If all of your states are already installed and configured, press "Skip State Configuration" to complete the upgrade process.
As a convenience for those customers who may be using this opportunity to install Terrain Navigator on a new PC (such as one running the Windows 7 x64-bit operating system) this update will install in "Demo Mode" if an existing installation is not found. Press the Install Map CD button (or choose New Map CD Setup from the File Menu) to configure your state(s) in Terrain Navigator. (Note: the USGS Topographic Series CDs will be required to complete the installation.)
Not Compatible:Note that Maptech titles in the National Park Digital Guide, Appalachian Trail Digital Guide, and Take A Hike series are not compatible with version 8.71.
Those with Maptech USGS Topographic Series and Maptech US Terrain Series CDs sold prior to March 2009 that have not been previously upgraded to version 8.51 or later (via a purchased upgrade Installer DVD) are not entitled to this upgrade.
In any of these cases, please call us at 877-587-9004 and we will be happy to offer you a special discount to upgrade to our current product offering, version 9.21 of Terrain Navigator Pro.
Continued Support and Development:Note that MyTopo no longer sells and services the standard edition of Terrain Navigator. However, we are pleased to provide the 8.71 download as a courtesy to those customers who may find it useful. Unfortunately, we can not provide technical assistance with its use, nor can "additional states" be added to the Terrain Navigator CD Library.
Instead, in addition to discounted upgrades to Terrain Navigator Pro, MyTopo (and our partners at Trimble Outdoors) offer various alternatives to the standard edition of Terrain Navigator. These include our MapPass and Trimble Elite subscription services. For details on these products, please visit:
Documentation AvailableDownload Link: TNR_871_Manual.pdf
Update Program Revisions12/18/09 - Version 8.6 Release
06/15/10 - Version 8.7 Release
10/13/10 - Version 8.71 Release
10/19/10 - Version 8.71a Release (minor fix to GPS Wizard)
11/05/10 - Version 8.71b Release (minor fix to help manual)
11/12/10 - Version 8.71c Release (minor fix to FontCharSel.dll)
04/03/12 - Version 8.71d Release (minor fixes to GPS Wizard, and Windows XP)
04/19/12 - Version 8.71e Release (minor fixes to Installer)Please click this link to log into your registration account and download this software update.