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Memory-Map Version 5 Standard Edition - OS Map1:50K - Full GB

by Memory-Map
Windows Vista / XP / 2000
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP / 2000
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.3 x 19 cm ; 100 g
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  • ASIN: 1845140745
  • Release Date: 21 Oct. 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,724 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Easy to use software with Ordnance Survey maps for your PC and Pocket PC. Ffinding your way has never been so easy, so accurate and so much fun.

Memory-Map navigation software is easy to use on a PC or Pocket PC. It helps you plan your routes and print maps or charts. With a GPS connected it will show your position on a full colour detailed map and help you navigate your way.

Bring the maps to life with the new interactive 3D World. Visualise the terrain around your routes and tracks in a continuous 3D landscape See the shape of the horizon, change the lighting to envisage the hills during different times of the day or create fly-through movies of your routes and tracks and save them for future use.

When you return home, the Performance Review features let you see exactly where you've travelled, distance covered, speeds and even hear rate (if using a GPS with in-built heart-rate monitor). You can even add your own notes, digital pictures or any other files directly to the maps using the Digital Journal. Finding your way becomes easier, safer and more fun!

Six regions covering Great Britain are available in the popular Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 format. Regions can be purchased individually or as a half or full country set. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Go Outdoors Awards 2004 - Outdoor Accessory of the Year -- Outdoor Industries Association --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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I agree with the reviewer but felt the need to clarify some points made. I agree that the the software is old and frankly the useability could be much better (I use Google for aerial photography). However, with some playing around you can get it to do what you need. For example.

1) You can output route cards to Excel as well as HTML (or a Duke of Edinburgh specific HTML format). This isn't explained in the manual but can be selected from the "Templates" when exporting a route card.
2) You can get the route card to only show named waypoints so reducing the number of points on your route card so it fits on one page. However, you need to make sure when you name a waypoint you tick "Show" as otherwise this feature won't work - again something not docuemented.

Frankly I think the software is a generation or two out of date but there is no other way I know of to get such flexible mapping of the UK. I live on the border of several OS maps. With Memory Map I have a seemless map of my area and I can print out an A4 sheet of any area I am going mountain biking in, laminate it on my home laminator (which was very cheap and a better solution than expensive paper) and stick it in any pocket (not just a map specific pocket). In response to the previous viewer if you choose an A4 template for printing rather than just drawing a rectangle you always get the map you want.

This printing functionality for me alone makes the cost worthwhile as I trash most of my maps stuffing them into pockets and then getting them damp (or wet when trying to change the map within a map case). With this, I just have to print another.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unrefined - not impressed 14 Mar. 2008
I bought Memory-Map V5 and am less than impressed. I would not buy it again.

It has all the basic functions that you need for plotting routes and tracks and uploading and downloading to a GPS etc, There is a 3D fly through function but no aerial photography for some regions. I have found it easier to export the route to Google earth and fly over it there.

The windows layout is very non standard and hence confusing - and many functions are difficult to find - nothing so simple as a File menu for example.

The route card that it creates to provide information on your route is dissapointing, it does provide compass bearings, distances and times etc but it does not have cumulative mileage or cumulative time - essential when walking if you want to know if you are on time at a particular point. It is in web page format and has far too many pages- not very useful on a walk, there is no way to customise it and unfortunately it is formatted in such a way that importing it to a spreadsheet is painful.

Waypoint labels on a printed map are useful if you plan to walk a preplanned route using a GPS, Memory-Map doesn't seem to allow changes to font size for the labels so maps printed at small scale have labels that are difficult to read. At large scale, labels overlap, with the same effect.

If you accidentally delete anything there is no undo function.

There is a facility for adding notes to a map, it appears to be limited to 250 characters. After that it doesn't just stop allowing character entry, it all goes horribly wrong by adding new text at the beginning, ruining what has been already entered.

For printing maps out, there is a function for selecting the map rectangular area to be printed but no simple way that I have discovered for selecting a shape with sides proportional to A4 except by guesswork. Printed maps thus often have large areas of white space on them as a result.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You Need to Learn How to Use It! 12 Feb. 2009
Whilst largely agreeing with some of what the other reviewers have said, I must take issue with one or two points.

Firstly, the statement that the routecards are not configurable is simply not true. They are created according to templates which can be altered freely both with the regard to the values they contain (which are individually described in the included help index under 'routecards'!) and even the underlying html code (colour/font/tablecell sizes/included images etc). Cumulative time and distance can easily be added, for instance.

These changes can then be saved in user-defined templates. What the previous comment 'nothing so simple as a file system' means, I have no idea, as the name/path to each file the system creates is clearly chosen/shown in each dialogue box.

When exporting to excel, it is excel's import system that is the problem, not memorymap's format (html is, er, rather popular), but even this is alterable within the excel import wizard settings.

Yes, some of aerial photography is a little out of date, but since its possible to export a memory map route straight into Google Earth, so what? And if all you want is maps, then for the price of a dozen paper versions you get just about every version of every available OS map covering the whole of Britain. I mean you do actually want to visit these places right, not just fly through them on a screen?

With regard to the annotations, its unreasonable to want to enter more than 250 words in a note every 50m and then complain that they overlap on a 17 inch screen. If you really want to add that much information, just use the 'attach file' function to join a text file to the waypoint, and choose to add it as an appendix on the route card.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good to work on computer an plot waypoint which you ...
Good to work on computer an plot waypoint which you can load on GPS, but the maps dont download to the GPS
Published 4 months ago by Chalky4
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job quite well
A good and fairly user friendly printable version of the Landranger digital map. Not the most intuitive of interfaces and don't expect a helpful manual for those things you can't... Read more
Published 12 months ago by thomash
1.0 out of 5 stars Memory Map
I have been a user of Memory Map products for some years now. Overall the various devices work well but beware if anything goes wrong or if you want to do something slightly out of... Read more
Published 13 months ago by customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Total bargain
Yes, it's all true: It's not very user friendly and a bit dated, but you've got the whole of Great Britain at 1:50 000 and it's £20!!!! What more do you want?
Published 14 months ago by Mr. M. J. James
4.0 out of 5 stars Checkout the memory map website before you buy from Amazon
Before you buy this version check out the memory map website as the latest (2012) full GB version is now retailing at £99 with free shipping, as at 9th Jan 2012. Read more
Published on 9 Jan. 2012 by Rory
1.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, but poor interface and rubbish support
You have to be a junior rocket scientist to figure out this software. I am a software developer by trade and my humble opinion is that the user interface for the software is clunky... Read more
Published on 25 Aug. 2010 by Dan Gleeballs
4.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable solution for frequent users of OS quality maps
Not a sophisticated piece of software but if you need frequent access to Ordinance Survey quality maps for a large part of the UK that can be annotated, printed out and enable... Read more
Published on 29 Mar. 2009 by DJM
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