Please return to non seamless maps
I just installed version 11.0. I am not happy that all the maps are seamless now. I work with individual 7.5 minute topo maps and need to know their respective boundaries. I will be uninstalling this version so I can go back to the old system. Also, upon exiting the program should retain the last project you were working on. It is really annoying that one has to re-enter the project each time you log in.
I am pleased to announce the availability of TNP 11.02 which includes the return of non-seamless map viewing of USGS collars. Details and download at: https://tnp.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/165863
There is really only one feature suggestion in your list - the desire to view the map collars. I am pleased to note that feature will be included in version 11.02 of Terrain Navigator Pro, due out on 4/10/17.
As far as the other requests:
1:24,000 scale is currently possible in TNP, simply type in whatever scale you want into the toolbar and/or print window. Note that you may be using scales not optimized for display.
The "Open Map" window is permanently retired. It is completely incompatible with the new (current) maps offered in TNP 11. Maps can be located by USGS quad name under the Find menu.
The "National Map" consists mainly of NAIP Aerial Orthophotos overlaid with a TomTom street layer. This is exactly the same as is possible in TNP 11. That said, we may offer this as a Map Type in the future; be sure to vote for it as a separate suggestion.
For more tips and tricks on making the most of the changes in TNP 11, please see:
Version 11.02 is scheduled for release on 4/10/17; unless major issues are found. It will mark the return of a non-seamless (USGS Maps with Collars) viewing mode and numerous other improvements to the software. One customer who received an advance copy called it "lightning fast."
For tips on how to make the most of TNP 11, please see:
I find the new version of TNP is not FRIENDLY to use. I very well may reinstall Version 10 back into my desktop to get a more friendly program!
Christopher Canzonieri commented
Since the last major update (11.1) we have been disappointed in a number of features that are no longer available. I have provided a list of several features that we relied upon and used frequently.
We are no longer able to have maps with collars.
No overview map option (allowing us to select individual quad map)
No 1:24000 scale
No option for a single map or seamless map.
For all the talk of quads being obsolete, the new 'National Map' is not included.
We are able to make quad boundary overlays but can't show at the same time as Township & Range overlay, because each will only show if the coordinates setting is defined.
Township & Range - we need to estimate in areas without...it is impossible to do without a collar.
We typically deal with older forms referencing older quads; it's hard to deal with Township & Range now.
I just realized today, after searching for an hour, that the seamless view is not an option in the new TNP. I realize it's probably not used by a lot of people, but I use it a lot when I'm teaching mapping classes to SAR groups. Please consider adding it back as an option. Been using TN and TNP since the late '90's. I use it almost every day. Great Program!!
@Robbie - UTM coordinates (and grids) are built into TNP - set them using File, Preferences, Coordinates. (Moreover, they can be in NAD83; most USGS maps are NAD27.) Magnetic Declination (which is updated regularly) is indicated in Map Information. The map date presented doesn't break out the photorevised date, print date, etc.; but it does give you some idea of currency.
That said, we are certainly considering adding a non-seamless view. But want to understand the circumstances that make this feature necessary too and offer alternatives (that may be more useful.)
Robbie Warner commented
There is a lot of information in the collar that is of use to professionals... UTM coords, dates of topographic data and imagery updates, magnetic declination, and other useful tidbits. These maps, collars and all, are presumably on the DVD that came with the product, so please give us a way to see that information.
Township/Range is integrated into Terrain Navigator Pro. In most cases, it is not necessary to access the map collar to obtain Township Range coordinates. Instead, open Terrain Navigator Pro's File menu, choose Preferences, Coordinates, and set the Primary Coordinate Display Format to TSR (Section or Parcel.) Now the TSR coordinates (and Custom Grid, if activated in Layer Size/Visibility) will be displayed throughout Terrain Navigator Pro.
Larry Walker commented
I definitely need the "Non-Seamless view" to see the section, township and range we were in
A couple of comments:
1. If you need a layer that indicates boundary of the USGS topographic maps, set a custom grid (File, Preferences, Custom Grid) to have coordinate spacing of 0deg, 7min, 30 seconds. Then enable Custom Grid in View, Layer Size/Visibility. Note also that the current quad name is displayed in the map titlebar.
2. TNP always retains the last Project used. What is not automatically retained is the starting location of each Project. Set a starting location for each Project using Layers, Manage Projects. A setting of "Last Location" is provided.