software features


software features

Learn more about the powerful features in Memory-Map Navigator


Laptop and PDA showing topo maps

Optional Extras

Import Maps (cost US$50)

All memory-map branded mapping products work with the FREE Memory-Map software for PC, iOS and Android. However, this FREE software is limited to working only with maps published in the Memory-Map proprietary formats. If you have access to maps in other formats or want to scan and calibrate paper/digital images, you will require the "3rd Party Map Import" license extension. Below is a summary of the map formats available under this option.

  • GeoTiff standard digital map format.
  • TIFF images supported with TFW or TAB and Datum files.
  • JPG images with calibration information in JGW files
  • Scan and calibrate paper maps or use none geo-referenced digital images.
  • ECW format is not supported directly but is easily converted into the GeoTiff format by using the free utility ER Viewer from www.erdas.com
  • Other supported formats include; Maptech’s BSB, NDI’s BSB and Softchart’s Nos/Geo

Upgrade to Professional Features (cost US$125)

Our professional-level license enables a number of advanced features:

  • Overlay data import/export

  • The standard product can import and export using the Memory-Map and Maptech proprietary formats, and CSV text format. The professional version adds ESRI Shapefile format (an industry standard for distributing geographic data).
  • In ESRI Shapefile import, there is an option for automatically joining track segments. This is useful if your GPS data consists of a large number of separate polyline segments in the Shapefile.
  • Import NMEA 0183 data logs (RMC, and WPL sentences).
  • Real Time Tracking of Remote Parties

  • Keep track of your business assets, or your buddies! Using a wireless internet data connection, the position of all parties in your group is shown on the map. Click for more details.
  • Ship AIS

  • Real-time tracking and collision avoidance of ships, and other vessels using VHF transponders.
    Click for more details.
  • Large-format Printing

  • The standard product allows map printing up to A3 size. The professional version allows large format printing.
  • Customize Memory-Map Navigator or Pocket Navigator

  • Software developers can now interact with our PC and Windows Mobile applications, and control the map view and overlays in real time. The SDK (Software Development Kit / Programming Interface) is free if you buy 5 Memory-Map Professional licenses, or you can order the SDK with 5 Memory-Map Professional runtime licenses for US$1125.

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FAQ’s - Frequently asked pre-purchase questions


Can Memory-Map be used commercially?
Maps are for non-commercial use. Display and print outs of maps are for personal use or internally within your organisation - not for resale or public distribution (i.e. website) or commercial gain. Copyright restrictions apply.

How often are maps updated?
Topographic maps are updated over a 3 to 5 year period or as important new map releases become available. Marine Charts are updated annually. Online software updates are free but charges apply to map and chart updates. Usually there is a generous discount for existing users.

Can the maps be used with other software?
No, Memory-Map uses a proprietary format that only works with Memory-Map software.

Can I use other maps or scan my own maps?
Yes, if you Activate the Import Maps feature (US$49.95 online purchase or 10 free trial).

Does Memory-Map run on Windows 7? - Yes Click here for more Details

Which Mobile Devices will Memory-Map work on?
Memory-Map will work on any Pocket PC or SmartPhone running a Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system.  Some in car GPS/navigators run on a cut down version of Windows CE and can run a special version of Memory-Map that can be downloaded from here.

Can I use this software with a Mac?
Only if your Mac can dual boot and runs Windows. For other Mac’s, we’re told it works on a Windows simulator. However, we are unable to provide support on this configuration and suggest that you try it out with the free demo first.

Can I install it on more than one computer?
You can install the software on two computers that you own and two PDA’s. When you get a new computer you can migrate your licenses over to the new one.

Is there a manual?
Once the software is installed you can access over 300 pages of instruction beginning with the ‘Getting Started’ section. The first time you run the software the manual opens automatically - after that it can be accessed via the ‘Help’ menu.

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Detailed Key Features

"QuickChart" technology: High performance image manipulation algorithms let you move the map across the screen, by simply clicking and dragging. Scrolling and zooming is instantaneous, even on a mobile phone.

Simple user interface: Large, clear tool bar buttons and intuitive layout for fast access to commonly used features. Large, clear tool bar buttons and intuitive layout for fast access to commonly used features.

3D World: Display any map or aerial photograph, draped over a 3D Terrain model. Zoom in and out, spin it around, change the lighting! Adjust vertical exaggeration to highlight the terrain features. Right-click on a route or track, and "fly" along it in the 3D view.

Horizon View: The 3D terrain extends right out to the horizon, giving a stunningly realistic view of the landscape.

Seamless Mapping: Merge adjacent or overlapping topo maps or charts to eliminate the map edges.

Mouse wheel: Use the wheel on your mouse to quickly zoom in or out. In fact, you can use nearly all features of the software without using the keyboard.

Real maps: The maps and charts are detailed color digital images of the user’s familiar paper maps and charts.

Windows Mobile version: Plan your routes and waypoints on your PC then download to a mobile device to give you a portable navigation system that shows your position on real colour maps. The Windows Mobile version has nearly all the features of the desktop.


Full GPS interface with on-screen track-log: Your real-time position displayed on-screen on your laptop or mobile, with your track appearing and the map scrolling automatically as you move!

Performance Monitor: Monitor and review your performance by connecting a GPS and recording your position, time and speed on the on-screen track-log at down to 1 second intervals. Click anywhere on the track log to see the time you were there, and your speed at that time. Also display the elevation profile and speed profile of your track.

Easy GPS programming: Make full use of your handheld GPS by downloading routes and waypoints created by just clicking on a real map on your PC or Mobile

SyncWindows: A synchronised view of two maps side by side. Makes it easier to plan & view long distance routes and work with aerial photos.

Search & Display index: search features appropriate the the map; streets, topographical features, places, etc.

Elevation Profile: See the elevation profile of a route.

Speed Profile: A graphical display of your speed along a GPS tracklog

Other Profiles: Pedal Cadence and heart rate may also be graphically displayed if the data has been captured by the GPS.

AutoTrack: Draw routes and tracks freehand, convert routes to tracks and split long distance tracks. Makes route planning and GPS programming easier. Ideal for programming long routes in to a GPS.

Time Planner: Estimate your total trip time allowing for hill climbs and descents.

Customisable Navigation Window: Use the Goto waypoint or Follow route command and a pop-up window will display user selected data. Windows can be moved and sized anywhere on screen with text auto sizing.

PC to SmartPhone interface: Use Memory-Map on your desktop or laptop to plan your route, then download the maps, charts and waypoints to a PDA or SmartPhone for a full colour, portable, instant reference

Map Outlines: Show outlines of large-scale maps on your small-scale route planning maps, to enable you to quickly see if a more detailed map of the area is available.

Maps at cursor: Simply right click on a chart or map to show all the maps available at that position.

Printable "Route Card": Print off a list of waypoints in a multi-media route-card, with an elevation profile and area overview.

TextNotes: Add detailed notes to your maps in a choice of font styles and colours. Useful for creating route finding notes or recording potential hazards.

Waypoint click and drag: Enables you to quickly enter and plan a route using multiple waypoints. Simply click to enter a new waypoint then if necessary drag it to alter its position.

Waypoint / Route lock: All waypoints and routes can be locked individually. This ensures that once it is set, a route or waypoint cannot be accidentally moved out of position.

Voice Memo Position Marks: Press the record button on your Pocket PC to place a mark at your current position and rec Pedal Cadence and heart rate may also be graphically displayed if the data has been captured by the GPS.

Print custom maps: Add your own routes and waypoints to a map then print it in high-resolution full colour. Relief shading and grid overlay are print options.

Print to Scale: Print your maps at selectable true scales.

Continuous scroll mode: Quick, convenient scrolling with laptop pointing devices.

Velocity vector: Provides a quick visual check of where you’ll be if you continue the current course and speed for a given time. Enables you to quickly assess whether your current course could lead to a potential hazard.

Email: One click email support to send or receive routes, marks, tracklogs or your current position.

Chart / Map selection with Keyword search: Add your own Keywords to the charts and maps you use to make them easier to find on your system.  

Auto Chart Select: Automatically selects the best chart for a given GPS position.

Lock on to GPS: Automatically selects the most appropriate chart, then as you move, keeps your current position in any position on screen whilst the map scrolls.  Provides a constant view of your current position and surrounding area.

Distance from current position: Simply clicking on the map will show the distance and bearing from your current position.  Enables fast cross checking of your position with a compass using bearings from known landmarks.

Alternate Chart Views: Enables you to have two alternate views of the same chart at different locations and/or zoom levels. Useful for a high level and detailed view of your current position or to toggle between start and end points of a route.

Multiple Windows: Multiple charts can be opened, and tiled on the display, either vertically or horizontally.

Night Colors: A menu option switches the display to lower intensity night colors to preserve night vision in low light surroundings.

Area measurement: Displays the area enclosed within a polygon, or within a tracklog created with the GPS. Displays the swept area of an agricultural machine as you drive.

Anchor and Proximity Alarm: Sound a warning beep or play a linked file when you are too close to or too far away from a point.

Satellite Status: Shows satellite signal strength, fix type and HDOP.

Position formats: Supports several coordinate systems including UTM, British National Grid, NZTM, NZMG, AMG, and a few more besides.

Overlay Import & Export: Powerful features to manage marks, routes and tracks: GPX, LOC (Geocache), iFinder, CSV, and Shapefiles.

Overlay Categories: Manage your waypoints, routes and tracklogs in any number of categories.

Video file output: Export a 3D fly-through as an AVI file, then use a video editor to create a high-impact multi-media presentation.


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