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  1. Watershed Delineation

    "Fill" a watershed with virtual water from a set elevation to visualize a hypothetical impoundment area on topographic maps and aerials. This is useful for planning ponds, lakes, and culverts. (This feature is available on Global Mapper.)

    9 votes
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    • Allow track and route names/numbers to be displayed on screen as markers are.

      Currently you can't have track names on-screen. Names, trail numbers, etc., are very useful for our SAR unit. Having such a feature would save us time in preparing mission maps.

      8 votes
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      • Rotate Label

        In addition to inserting text horizontally using the label tool, I would like the option to insert the text vertically as well as actively setting an insertion angle.

        7 votes
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        • Provide capability to display both dog and gps receiver for Alpha 100-TT15

          Garmin sells the alpha 100. With this you can see the position of a canine in the field (sporting or search dog) by plugging the handheld into laptop and running basecamp software. I can plug my alpha in and see my location on TNP but I can't see the dog's location. We want the ability to see the location on TNP for several dogs in the field from a receiver in base. Would rather use TNP than have to switch to upgraded map products in their basecamp software.

          7 votes
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          • Add Direct GPS Support for DeLorme PN-40

            I have a DeLorme PN-40 and would like to connect to it directly using the GPS menu of TNP, rather than importing and exporting GPX files.

            7 votes
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            • 6 votes
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              • snapping during data entry

                simple snapping feature: hold down the shift button while drawing a distance line, track, route, marker, etc to snap to the nearest segment or vertex of a distance line, track, route, marker, etc

                6 votes
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                • Date of Satellite/Aerial Photos

                  We used to be able to access acquisition dates of aerial photos through the "information" link on the photo; that now seems to be lost in TNP 11 (and there seems to be no way to determine when the satellite photos were taken - not even the year). In my work it is important to be able to reference the date of the photo - any way to provide that information again?

                  5 votes
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                    The Aerial OrthoPhoto map type retains the ability to indicate the date (year) of the photo. In fact, each year available is listed as a Map Edition.

                    Unfortunately, the data provider for the higher resolution Satellite Imagery does not indicate the date of that image to us. Perhaps they will add this ability to their service in the future – at which time we can consider adding it to TNP.

                  • Make a "default print scale" preference

                    This would let you avoid having to remember to set the scale every time you want to print if you consistently use 1 scale. You would still be able to change the scale during the print function if desired.

                    5 votes
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                    • Orientation view options - Track Up and North Up

                      Currently only a North Up (North at top of screen) as far as I can find is available. Would be nice to have a Track Up option

                      5 votes
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                      • make available a CD/DVD (s) of Calif.' "Shaded Topo Map" series...don't always have internet avail for shaded topo downloads downloads

                        We use TNP 9.21 in SAR & frequently do not have internet available...wilderness. Is it possible to sell us CD/DVDs of California Topo series with shaded maps?...I would purchase them instantly!
                        ...PS: but, we do appreciate you making the "shaded topos" downloads available! Thanks for your consideration & all that you do!

                        5 votes
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                        • Quick way to review the Show/Hide status of all sublayers in a large Project.

                          Currently, the Show/Hide state of sublayers (e.g. Markers, Overlays) in a Project is found either by scrolling through a lengthy list in the Layer Size/Visibility Preference or by examining one-at-a-time the individual sublayers (e.g. Markers in the Edit Markers window). Example Suggestion: Gray-out the name of each Hidden Marker in the entire list of Markers in the Edit Markers window, distinguishing the Show/Hide state of every Marker at a glance. This suggestion has perhaps greatest value for Overlays in a complex Project.
                          This suggestion does not require revising the always-visible GUI as proposed in this forum "layer display palette on…

                          4 votes
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                          • Auto-Detect GPS unit within Software or Pull Laptop USB Info to derive correct unit

                            Request to update the TNP software to allow for it to correctly
                            recognize the GPS unit that is currently connected to the USB port vs. having to manually select the make and model within your software. Often I have several different makes and models I am
                            working with, and an auto-detect feature would go a long way in
                            assisting with tracks from a multiple variety of units, vs. having to change it every time there is a different model connected.

                            4 votes
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                            • Modify polygons

                              Be able to modify a polygon from say 40 acres to 25 acres. Click on a line segment and drag it to new connecting point to close new polygon with new information.

                              4 votes
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                              • more keyboard shortcuts

                                these are the shortcuts we could really use, including our top wish list items in each category:

                                - toggle display of various layers
                                -- tops: Markers, Tracks, Overlays, Routes, Labels, Custom Grid
                                (tied with the other request about keeping the layer visibility palette in the left sidebar - the main benefit there would be that you could leave it open without taking up real estate or blocking other actions)

                                - select tools from the toolbar
                                -- tops: Marker, Distance Tool (straight line), info, preferences

                                - bring up the Layers dialogs (especially My Projects)
                                -- tops: Layers -> My Projects; Layers…

                                4 votes
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                                • Add Direct GPS Support for Garmin Astro 220

                                  Can you add a setting in TNP for the Astro 220. Ideally, I'd love to be able to see my dog's position in real time on the TNP map display.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Allow the ability to center the text within a label on a map.

                                    Allow the ability to center the text within a label on a map.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Auto scroll to typed character

                                      In the "Find.Marker" dialogue box (and other search dialogue boxes), I'd like to be able to type the first letter of a marker name (similar to the "Find.City/Town search dialogue box). For example, in Find.City/Town, if an "S" is typed, it automatically scrolls to the first city/town that begins with "S". This is a pretty standard feature in many search boxes. It's a bit of a pain to scroll through my
                                      hundreds of markers each time. I requested this years ago.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Import either KML or KMZ tracks.

                                        I would like to import tracks created on google earth and saved as either KML or KMZ files on my computer without having to convert them to a GPX file first. Right now I have to save the file, then open in it in another program, save it as a GPX, and then finally open in TNP.

                                        3 votes
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                                          You can import KML/KMZ files directly into TNP as Overlays – open the Layers menu, choose Overlays and press Help for more details. Once imported, then the contents of the KML/KMZ file can have routes, tracks, and markers created from its data.

                                          That said, it would be useful to import KML/KMZ files directly as routes, tracks and markers.

                                        • Weather radar layer

                                          Just how there are street and label and landmark layers, it would be extremely helpful to have a high-resolution radar layer (ie: useful radar, not blobs). This is present on the TNP Web version, as it is already part of the embedded Google maps I'm sure, but having it on the Desktop client would be excellent. This would allow for easier reference to when weather should hit what specific markers. More importantly, it allows for beautiful TNP printouts with a radar layer on top.

                                          Considerations:
                                          * Resolution
                                          * Additional layers along this concept - cloud cover, temperature, wind
                                          * Obviously…

                                          3 votes
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