Software update for versions 8.0, 8.5, 8.51, 8.6, 8.7, 8.71, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.21, 9.5, 9.51, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.31, 10.4, 10.41, 10.42, 11.00, 11.01 and 11.02.
IntroductionThis download is for customers with current/active subscriptions who have a version of Terrain Navigator Pro between 8.0 and 11.00 It will update these versions of Terrain Navigator Pro to version 11.03. It can also be used as an "Installer" for new installations of Terrain Navigator Pro (but without a street layer.) 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. Updates for the "Network Edition" (including "All-in-One" drives) are no longer available. Please call us at 800-627-7236 to discuss migrating to Terrain Navigator Pro Enterprise.)
Welcome to TNP 11!We've been hard at work adding new map types, sought-after features and correcting minor incompatibilities. In many ways, this is the most significant update to Terrain Navigator Pro since it was initially released 20 years ago.
What's new in version 11.0-11.03?
- New Interface
We've redesigned major elements of Terrain Navigator Pro to accommodate all of the new features. For example, the "Open Map Selector" window is gone altogether, replaced by zoom/scale controls that allow easy access to whatever map scale desired. This also allowed us to remove the constrictions imposed by the USGS grid system for 1:24,000 topo quads; so downloading maps to the hard drive (now called MapPacks) and georeferenced/reprojected map exporting is seamless and can easily span across map boundaries. We've also redone all of the buttons on the toolbar with a new look.
- New Maps
While the USGS Topographic Maps remain the "gold standard" for their detail and accuracy, they are getting dated and the USGS is no longer producing them in the traditional manner. Thus, we have added many new map types: Satellite Images of high quality (including hybrid images with superimposed streets, landmarks, etc.), a Street Map, and three editions of Terrain maps. This is in addition to the standard and shaded relief USGS topographic maps, as well as the yearly editions of aerial photos that were present in prior versions of Terrain Navigator Pro.
- Custom Maps
Not only can you view the new map types, most GeoTIFF maps (available from a wide variety of sources on the web, or created with GIS software) can be used as a Custom Maps in Terrain Navigator Pro. For example, visit the USGS web site to download historical maps to use them with the modern tools in Terrain Navigator Pro or contact your local municipal/county for high-resolution orthorectified photomaps.
- Merged Maps
Virtually all of the map types can be combined with each other to create whole new combinations of base map data. For example, combine a USGS Topographic Map with a Satellite Image to create a map that shows contour lines and other features on top of a current photograph.
- Selection Tool
We've added a tool for selecting a geographic area. This is now used for creating MapPacks, Exporting Reprojected/Georeferenced Maps, Copying Maps to the Clipboard, Sending Maps to Garmin GPS Units, and various other tasks.
- Previous View and Next View
Just like your favorite web browser, we've added "forward" and "back" buttons that allow you to review the places viewed during the Terrain Navigator Pro session.
A MapPack is a map area that has been downloaded for offline use. Since only the traditional USGS topographic maps are included during the installation of Terrain Navigator Pro, all other map types are downloaded from the Internet as needed. If you are going to use Terrain Navigator Pro in an area without an Internet connection, create a MapPack of the desired area and map type. This function replaces Copy Maps to Hard Drive that was in prior versions of Terrain Navigator Pro.
- Internet and non-DVD Installation
We've reworked the installation routine to allow direct installation via a high-speed Internet connection. We've also added the ability to install from any location (not just an attached DVD drive) and included silent/scripted installation modes for advanced corporate installations across an enterprise organization.
- Other Changes and Improvements
The "Synch with Aerial Imagery" button will now work with any map type and can be adjusted in General Preferences; we've renamed the Print window to Print/Publish Maps to better reflect its role; the map edition control has been moved from the lower left hand corner of the map to the button/tool bar; the button/tool bar was expanded vertically to accommodate all the new tools and controls; the WebLinks have been revised and expanded; any map type can be zoomed to virtually any scale; aerial photos now display across UTM zone boundaries; and many other minor improvements to functionality and compatibility.
- Construction Module
Developed in conjunction with our partners within Trimble, we have added an optional Construction Module to Terrain Navigator Pro. This includes the ability to import a wide variety of raster map images (including PNG with PGW, JPG with JGW, TIF with TFW, and other raster formats - with optional world files.) If a .PRJ file is found, it's projection is used, otherwise selection from a list of common projections is provided. Alternatively, use our new Reference Custom Map window to quickly reference any map image, regardless of scale and projection, by simply placing three or more reference points on the image while matching those points on known locations. Once a custom map is imported, it can be displayed in Terrain
Navigator Pro on both the PC desktop and the TNP Mobile App. Map merging is also available to blend the imported map with topographic maps, aerial photos, satellite images, and relief shading. When used in conjunction with Terrain Navigator Pro's project synchronization for field data collection of makers, tracks, and geopins, the Construction Module becomes an invaluable tool for on-site recording and live
reporting back to the engineering staff. This module (sold separately) can be ordered by calling us at: 800-627-7236.
Sadly, some of the features in Terrain Navigator Pro have been significantly changed, or removed altogether. This includes the "Send Map" e-mail that was found on the File menu and the "Single Map View", which allowed viewing of the collars of the original printed USGS topographic maps.
For details on these changes, and how to adapt to TNP 11, please see:
What was improved in version 11.01?
Version 11.01 is a maintenance release addressing a number of incompatibly issues. Notable improvements include: better determination of the state plane coordinate zone, reduction of "(Not Responding)" warning messages, inclusion of all page blocks when printing maps, and misc. polygon tool improvements.
- MapPack Improvements
We've increased their maximum size significantly - you can now download approximately 7000 square miles (at a minimum display scale of 1:4,514) of a single map type into one MapPack. Moreover, standard edition aerial photos downloaded with prior versions of Terrain Navigator Pro are now recognized - and do not need to be re-downloaded into MapPacks for display. We did need to (temporality) remove the Delete function from MapPacks - as that operation needs some work before it is reliable. Look for that (and further MapPack improvements) as we continue to refine and improve Terrain Navigator Pro.
- Finding Your Way
The necessary retirement of the "Open Map" window was a bit disconcerting to some of our long time customers. To help locate your area of interest, we've made some changes. First, if you are scaled out on a less-detailed map, choosing any "Find" operation (such as in the Find menu, or any of the various other windows) will automatically scale the map display into 1:18,056, if necessary. Terrain Navigator Pro will now also automatically select the correct US state - if it is not the current one already. Finally, we've changed the default satellite map (when scaled out) to be the "Hybrid" edition - which includes names, boundaries, and other landmarks to help establish a frame of reference. Note: The Find features are currently incompatible with the Google Earth map type and may cause Terrain Navigator Pro to terminate unexpectedly; this will be addressed as we continue to refine and improve Terrain Navigator Pro.
- KMZ Map Publishing
We've added the ability to save maps in the Print/Publish window into the georeferenced KMZ format. Note that some map types (such as Satellite Images) can not be saved in this format due to licensing restrictions.
Version 11.02 is a maintenance release addressing a number of incompatibly issues. Notable improvements include: consistency added to Copy Map to Clipboard operations, Internet connection compatibility in unusual computing environments, reliability of certain Find menu operations, reduction of "(Not Responding)" warning messages, support for small scale (less detailed) maps to be sent to Garmin GPS units (and other fixes for small-scale map viewing), better compatibility with Google Earth, corrected toolbar availability when the active project is locked from editing, added support for monochrome GeoTIFF custom maps, increased speed and consistency of map display, and support for certain invalid ESRI shapefiles.
- MapPack Improvements
We know that one of Terrain Navigator Pro's strengths is its ability to run reliably without an Internet connection. MapPacks make this possible, and we've added some important new features. First is the ability to download a MapPack on one PC, then share it with other licensed copies of Terrain Navigator Pro; this is ideal for teams that need access to Terrain Navigator Pro's extensive map library while in the field. You'll find the download speed and overall reliability of MapPacks improved. We've also reintroduced (and improved) the Delete MapPack function, added disk size and minimum display scale to MapPack Information, and added a Continue option to complete partially-downloaded MapPacks.
- Non-Seamless USGS Maps
One of the most missed features from prior versions of Terrain Navigator Pro was the ability to view the map collars of the standard edition USGS maps. Single-map view is now selectable as a map edition for the USGS Topographic map type.
Version 11.03 is a maintenance release addressing a number of incompatibly issues. Notable improvements include: Increased consistency when finding layers across state boundaries, better compatibility while sending layers to Garmin GPSs, improved reliability of georeferenced export, added edge scrolling of distance tool, increased compatibility with imported GPX files, added team tracking support for non-admin users, corrected compatibility with imported .LOC files, added web mercator shapefile support, added support of malformed .PRJ files, fixed BMX import/export to fully support new map types and editions, improved range ring editing when scaled out.
We've been hard at work on these performance enhancements: Better display and performance when using Terrain Navigator Pro without an Internet connection, faster repair of a damaged map catalog, increased speed of Find by USGS Map Name or Reference Code, improved speed of show and hide of custom maps, and many other overall speedups of certain operations.
There have been continued improvements to the speed and reliability of MapPacks - necessary for viewing maps and photos while disconnected from the Internet. Download and processing speed has been increased, and the display of the downloaded maps has been enhanced.
Map Names when Printing
New options for map names are available as text and summary fields while printing and publishing maps. These can reflect the USGS Map Name (regardless of the map type in view) or the name of the custom map in view (if applicable.)
The download, installation, and update process has been made more robust. This includes secure download support, and automatic retry and recovery of partially completed downloads.
How To Download and InstallStarting with version 9.1 of TNP, software updates are automatically detected. Restart Terrain Navigator Pro and you should be presented with an option to download the latest version. Press Yes to download and install the above version.
If you are not presented with an option to download, open the File menu of Terrain Navigator Pro, then choose Preferences, Internet Access and Map Cache, and press the Check Now button for application updates.
My copy of Terrain Navigator Pro does not update automatically. Is there another way to accomplish this?
In the event the automatic update does not apply, please see:
Software updates are included as part of the annual subscription. This subscription entitles you to all software upgrades, map/photo updates, aerial photos (of various editions) and many other benefits. If you have let your subscription lapse, please call us at 800-627-7236 x204 to renew your subscription - which will enable you to download version 11.03.
I do not have a TerrainNavigator.com account, how do I download this update?
Please call us at 800-627-7236. After verifying your subscription status, we will provide a link to the download, or some other method to acquire the software updates to which you are entitled.
My subscription has lapsed, how do I download this update?
If you have a TerrainNavigator.com account, you can log into https://terrainnavigator.com/Customer/Login and click Subscriptions to renew. If you have an older version of Terrain Navigator or Terrain Navigator Pro, please call us at 800-627-7236.
How do I get updated map DVDs?
Customers who want to replace their older USGS topo map CDs with DVDs can do so for $49. This cost is for per state/region that has already been purchased and includes the latest Installer DVD, featuring version 10. Please call us at 800-627-7236 to order. This offer is only available to existing Terrain Navigator Pro customers with active subscriptions for updated photos, topos, and software who call us.
Note that TNP 11 now supports web downloads for complete installations - DVDs are no longer required!
How To Download the Mobile AppThe 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.
Software and Map DVD Updates are Available
Also Available for Download: Installer DVDLog into your TNP Account and click Downloads to find an "ISO Image" of the current Installer DVD. This can be used in lieu of the web downloads to do a full installation of the software (including the state discs) or provide a replacement for those who have misplaced their discs.
To deploy this image, please use the "TNP Installer DVD downloader" - which will download the 3.2 GB ISO image, and then automatically unpack and run the latest Installer DVD. This is recommended for those who are not familiar with using ISO DVD images and need a complete installer disc for Terrain Navigator Pro.
Alternatively, you may download the 3.2 GB ISO image itself, then use appropriate software to mount the ISO image as a CD/DVD drive, or to create a DVD using the image. Doing so is an operation best handled by someone with IT experience - the TNP support staff cannot assist with DVD creation or ISO image mounting.
Update Program Revisions12/01/16 - Version 11.0 Release
02/13/17 - Version 11.01 Release
04/10/17 - Version 11.02 Release
09/05/17 - Version 11.03 Release