Apple Mac OS and Terrain Navigator Pro

At this time, we do not offer Mac-specific versions of Terrain Navigator Pro. Unfortunately, we have determined that to port 20+ years of Windows-based development onto another platform would not be cost effective. While we admire the Mac for its ease of use, it is not feasible for us to produce a version of Terrain Navigator Pro specifically for the Mac OS.

However, many Mac users have reported successful use of our products with Windows emulation modes such as Boot Camp, Parallels, and Fusion. While we cannot officially support installations in that environment, it is our understanding that Terrain Navigator Pro works flawlessly with these compatibility modes and emulators.

Know that we are working on advancing Terrain Navigator Pro's compatibility with our mobile and web offerings. In doing so, if a workable Mac OS application can be developed, we will certainly consider creating one. However, like our mobile applications, some of the most powerful features in Terrain Navigator Pro may be restricted to the main PC based application.

Special Note for using TNP under Parallels:

We have had several customers report that using TNP with Parallels is a very good solution. However, by default, Parallels installs access to DVD drives as "Network drives" rather than "CD/DVD drives" within the Windows Operating system. This issue is documented (with a fix shown) on these web sites:
http://kb.parallels.com/en/113543
http://www.askdavetaylor.com/why_doesnt_parallels_see_my_cddvdrom_drive_in_windows_xp.html

General Questions (FAQs) and How-To Answers

  1. Getting Started with Terrain Navigator Pro
  2. Coordinates: Definitions and Overview
  3. What are Layers? What's the difference between markers, routes, tracks, etc.?
  4. Organizing Layers with Projects
  5. Managing Projects, Splitting the Default Project, Project Synchronization to TNP Mobile/Web, and Other Tips
  6. How do I obtain an area measurement?
  7. Street Layer. Can I turn it off? What about updates/inaccuracies? (And other common questions)
  8. What is a MapPack and how do I use it to show photos when TNP has no Internet Connection?
  9. Transferring Project Layers to a new PC
  10. How to Disable Registration and Subscription Renewal Notices
  11. Red Triangles on the maps. Can I toggle them off? (And other common questions)
  12. Apple Mac OS and Terrain Navigator Pro
  13. Adding Land Use, Boundaries, and other GIS Information to TNP
  14. Using Existing Markers to Create a Route in TNP
  15. Creating Routes via Bearing/Distance (metes and bounds) - by Azimuth or Quadrant bearings.
  16. Adding Waypoints within a Route; Appending Routes Together
  17. My Markers, Routes, etc., are way too big (or too small.) What's going on?
  18. Attaching Maps to an Email
  19. How do I make TNP open my map every time it starts?
  20. Recording 3-D Video Clips
  21. Keyboard Shortcuts
  22. Error Loading Polygon or Error Loading GeoPin when TNP starts.
  23. TNP System Requirements
  24. Video and Printer Driver Updates: How to apply them to improve Terrain Navigator
  25. Repairing a Corrupt Map Engine (black maps, not responding, etc.)
  26. Google Earth doesn't interface properly with TNP

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