Update/Fix: Version 11.08 Software Upgrade

Software update for versions 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.31, 10.4, 10.41, 10.42, 11.00, 11.01, 11.02, 11.03, 11.04, 11.05, 11.06 and 11.07.


This download is for customers with current/active subscriptions who have a version of Terrain Navigator Pro; it will update these versions of Terrain Navigator Pro to version 11.08. 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 over 20 years ago.

What's new in version 11.0-11.08?
  • 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
    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.
  • Site Add-on
    With version 11.07, we are pleased to announce the official release of the much-anticipated Site Add-on for Terrain Navigator Pro. Developed in conjunction with leading industry suppliers, the optional Site Add-on allows the import of construction plans/drawings as custom maps for display on both the PC desktop, and on iPhone/iPad mobile devices running the TNP Mobile App. Through seamless integration with Trimble Business Center, the Site Add-on facilitates the use of these plans for taking field notes and observations, while maintaining easy transfer of markers and notes in real-time among the engineering staff. Supported map/drawing formats include: DXF (binary and text) with DC calibration files, georeferenced raster formats (including GeoTIFF, plus JPG/PNG/TIF with "world" files), and non-referenced formats such as PDF, GIF and BMP/DIB. Drone videos/photos - processed into high-resolution GeoTIFFs - can also be employed. Formats without included projection parameters/coordinate systems can have those specified from a preset list, or loaded from external .PRJ projection or .DC calibration files. Even formats that are not georeferenced can be referenced directly within the Site Add-on - allowing the use of Terrain Navigator Pro's vast set of tools on any map conceivable, including historic maps and rough drawings.
  • 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
    We've added "forward" and "back" buttons that allow you to review the places viewed during the Terrain Navigator Pro session.
  • MapPacks
    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.

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.
What was improved in version 11.02?
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.
What was improved in version 11.03?
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.

  • Increased Speed
    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.
  • MapPack Improvements
    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.)
  • Installer
    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.

  • What was improved in version 11.04?
    We've improved the display performance, added some minor enhancements to the Polygon tool, increased the compatibility of using certain GeoTIFF maps as custom maps, repaired the use of printed tic marks on high-resolution UTM grid-based printed maps, increased compatibility when importing Overlays in newer DXF formats, improved the Selection Tool, and repaired many other minor incompatibility issues.

  • Updated Street Layer and Enhanced Address Searching
    The Street Layer added on top of USGS Topographic and Aerial Orthophoto map types has been completely replaced with current information that streams over the Internet connection. Moreover, the search by address feature in the Find menu has been enhanced, allowing for quicker and more accurate results. New Preferences for Street display have been added including color, size, and labels. Finally, while the data is received as needed via the Internet, options are presented for downloading the street address information for use when an Internet connection is unavailable or unreliable.
  • MapPack Information Shows Area
    The Information window accessed using File, Manage MapPacks now selects the area included in that MapPack. This can be used to determine the exact area of coverage contained in that MapPack, and then employed to select an adjacent area for download. Also a Find button has been added to Manage MapPacks that also selects and locates the area included in the MapPack.
  • 2016 Aerial Orthophotos
    Coinciding with the release of 11.04 are updated 2016 Aerial Orthophotos for 22 states. Note that Satellite Images, Street, and Terrain Outdoor/Contour maps are updated automatically on a monthly basis. 
  • Installer Improvements
    We've greatly reduced the size and increased the reliability of the installation process for both new computers, and for adding additional states and regions.
  • Starting Location for New Projects
    Whenever a new project is created, the starting location for the project is now set automatically to the Last Location. This will mean that whenever that project is activated (or when Terrain Navigator Pro is stated), the last map location that was in use will be displayed.

  • What was improved in version 11.05?
    We've improved the display performance signifcantly. Moreover, the street and (optional) parcel ownership layers no longer "flash" while panning the map with the hand/drag tool.   

    What was improved in version 11.06?
    The Photo Labels layer automatically filters the map when there are too many named items to display. We've increased compatibility when importing certain GeoTIFF variants as Custom Maps. And we've corrected a number of incompatibilities and addressed some reliability issues.
  • Street Labeling by Route Number
    There is a new preference for Streets which allows choice of display between the
    primary (formal) name, or the road number, if it is available. This is useful if you prefer state or interstate highway designations (such as 'I-95') or US Forest Service road numbers (such as 'FS-251') rather than the official name used for the road or highway. 

  • What was improved in version 11.07?
    Besides the release of the Site Add-on (described above) there are a fair number of changes in version 11.07 to improve Terrain Navigator Pro's usability and reliability.
  • Increased Level of Zoom/Scale
    To support high-resolution drawings (loaded through the Site Add-on) and drone imagery loaded as GeoTIFFs, we increased the maximum scale (resolution) available when viewing and printing maps to 1:283. Note that when this scale is applied to the map types typically included with Terrain Navigator Pro, the display will appear pixelated ("fuzzy") as these base maps are not designed to displayed at such levels of magnification.
  • Printing Improvements
    New default scales are now listed that better reflect those commonly used on physical media, such as 1:24,000, 1:50,000, etc., rather than scales that are best for on-screen viewing. The scaling algorithm has been improved to allow the use of Aerial OrthoPhotos at wider scales than was previously possible when printing and publishing maps. This allows Aerial OrthoPhotos to be produced at scales of 1:50,000 and below on any size page (up to and including 3' x 4' sheets.) Other compatibility issues with the Properties tab and Preview sections of the Print window were also addressed.
  • New Selection Functions
    We've added new shortcuts to the selection tool making it more flexible and easier to use. Right clicking on the map and choosing Export as Georeferenced/Reprojected Map, Send this Map to GPS, Copy this Map to Hard Drive, or Copy this Map to Clipboard, will each reset the selection rectangle automatically to reflect the screen area (if the right click occurs outside of the currently selected area.) Another new right-click shortcut is Select this Quad Sheet - which automatically places the selection rectangle at the 7.5' boundaries defined by the USGS; perfect for exporting specific USGS maps. Finally, right click on the selection rectangle to select adjacent areas to the north, northeast, south, etc.; this is ideal for creating series of individual MapPacks to cover a large geographic area.
  • Improvements to Exporting Maps Georeferenced/Reprojected
    The accuracy of larger reprojected/georeferenced maps created by Terrain Navigator Pro has been improved significantly. Moreover, the export map window now defaults with the true scale and dpi values that better reflect the typical desired result. The mouse wheel can now be used to zoom in and out in the preview area; Terrain "Shading Only" maps can now be exported; the filename now defaults to that of the USGS quad sheet; and there are many additional compatibility/reliability improvements.
  • MapPack Enhancements
    As mentioned with the new selection functions, there is now a shortcut to Copy this Map to Hard Drive when right clicking on the map; this instantly creates a MapPack that covers the screen area, and uses the nearest geographic feature to name it automatically. When creating MapPacks using File, Save MapPack, the scales are now restricted to reflect the scales actually stored within the MapPack. MapPack Information now includes the edition (year) of any Aerial OrthoPhoto it contains. Finally, as described above, the selection tool can now automatically select adjacent areas; get a MapPack's Information to select an existing MapPack's boundary, then use Select Adjacent Area (right click on the selection rectangle) to create a matching MapPack directly to the north, south, etc..
  • Other Enhancements
    We've been hard at work correcting various incompatibly issues as they have been discovered. These include: properly referenced map layers at all screen resolutions and scales, improved compatibility with Google Earth, enhanced preference settings for Range/Bearing Lines, corrected the use of semicolons in Find Address and Find Parcels, added support for additional GeoTIFF variants, improved the reliability of the installer, refined automatic project archiving, increased the reliability of marker placement, creation of markers using position averaging, and proper clipping of labels when using copy to clipboard. Finally, we added a special "compatibility mode" which is employed automatically on computers running outdated or corrupted video display subsystems.      

  • What was improved in version 11.08?
    Due to a minor programming oversight, the Polygon tool edit buttons were disabled in version 11.07; this is the only correction present in version 11.08.

    How To Download and Install

    Starting 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:

    Important Note:
    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 the latest software.

    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 11.  Please call us at 800-627-7236 to order. This offer is only available to existing Terrain Navigator Pro customers with active subscriptions.

    Note that TNP 11 now supports web downloads for complete installations - DVDs are no longer required!

    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.

    Also Available for Download: Installer DVD

    Log 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 .97 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 Revisions

    12/01/16 - 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
    12/05/17 - Version 11.04 Release
    01/12/18 - Version 11.05 Release
    02/06/18 - Version 11.06 Release
    07/16/18 - Version 11.07 Release
    07/18/18 - Version 11.08 Release

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