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Did you know that… thanks to myTwoNav, you can install your maps with just a few clicks?

In this edition of ‘Did you know that…’ we’ll look at one of the most frequent questions: what steps do I have to follow to correctly install my maps? If you follow the steps below, your installation will be fast and trouble-free, guaranteed! Keep it simple and save this link in your browser!

 

AUTOMATIC INSTALLATION

1 – Log into www.myTwoNav.com with your username and credentials (log in using your purchase email).

2 – Once inside www.myTwoNav.com, click on ‘My products > My Maps’.

3 – Find the map you want to install and click on ‘Install’.

Note: Mosaic maps typically cover very large areas, so it is recommended that you install them one by one.

 

4 – On the popup, click ‘Install map’ to start the automatic installation with TwoNav Downloader.

Important: If you do not have the latest version of TwoNav Downloader installed on your computer, click on ‘Download TwoNav Downloader’.

5 – Then select the device on which you want to install the selected map. To install the map on a GPS or smartphone, remember to connect the device before continuing (if your computer has properly detected your GPS/Smartphone, the device will appear on the list).

6 – The installation process will then begin. You only need to follow the steps the TwoNav Downloader gives you. TwoNav Downloader will register the maps automatically, without the need to activate them using a registration code.

 

MANUAL INSTALLATION

If the automatic installation has failed for some reason, you always have the option of manual activation by following these steps, depending on the type of map you wish to register:

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Did you know that… you can download free maps from myTwoNav?

If you’re a TwoNav GPS user, this post is for you. In it we’ll show you how to get the most from your device. Just log in to myTwoNav.com. Si eres usuario de un GPS TwoNav, te interesa leer este post. En él te enseñamos a sacar el máximo partido a tu dispositivo. Sólo deberás acceder a myTwoNav.com.

myTwoNav is a personal area where you can easily manage your GPS unit, maps and software. Registering your GPS unit on myTwoNav gives you the following advantages:

GET THE PRODUCTS INCLUDED WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE GPS UNIT
When you purchase a TwoNav GPS, you get a set of very useful free products, like maps and software licences that can complement your user experience.

INSTALL MAPS EASILY
TwoNav Downloader lets you install maps automatically on the GPS unit with just a few clicks and without having to manually activate them.

ACCESS TO SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
Exclusive offers for users who already have a TwoNav GPS.

Follow these simple steps to register your GPS device on myTwoNav:

1 – Log into www.myTwoNav.com with your username and credentials (log in using your purchase email).

2 – Click on ‘Register my products’.

3 – Enter the promotional code (card included in the box) or the serial number from your GPS unit (on the rear of the unit).

4 – You will then be shown a list of the products included with your purchase of the GPS unit. Simply validate those products you wish to use.

5 – Once validated, you will be able to install the products from the ‘My products’ section.

I WANT TO GET MY FREE MAPS

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Did you know that Land 8… lets you create your own customized maps?

After a successful first edition, we continue today with our “Did you know that Land 8…?” section, presenting you with a very useful and important function: creating your own custom map of a particular area with the new Land 8. In addition to being practical, it’s a very simple function!

The creation of the map of a particular area with Land 8 can be carried out based on any map that is not copyright-protected. However, with on-line maps it is especially useful, because they are very large maps that give you lots of possibilities when it comes to choosing the area you need. Land 8 offers a selection of online maps of different countries and types (topo, ortho, OSM …) that opens up a huge range of possibilities.

The steps for the creation of your custom map are:

1- Open the online map (or any other raster map that does not have a copyright)

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2- Activate the selection tool.

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3- Select the area and click on “Create new map for this area”.

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4- If you have files loaded as waypoints, routes or tracks, you can choose whether you want them to be superimposed on the resulting map.

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5- Give it a name and select the format (we recommend rmap, for its performance and compatibility with all platforms).

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6- Wait (it can take hours if you have chosen a very large area).

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7- Now you have a new new map that does not require a connection to function and that you can place on your TwoNav!

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And remember: if you want to try out this function, you can download the new Land 8 free by here.
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OSM explained by TwoNav

Open Street Map, explained

OSM (Open Street Map) is a collaborative system that, to put it simply, is something like the Wikipedia of maps. The project came about in 2004, headed up by Steve Coast, but has needed years and, above all, the support of almost two million users who, free of charge, have added cartographic data daily to make it the great information source it is today.

The Open Street Map is a massive database of free and editable map data. The maps that make it up can be created by any user, using geographic information captured by mobile GPS devices, like our TwoNavs, orthophotos, and other free sources. It is estimated that the number of users grows 10% every month, and 90,000 km of new roads alone are added each week. The numbers would be even greater if we included types of data, like paths and trails, roads, points of interest, etc. The quantity and quality of information on the Open Street Map system varies greatly, depending directly on the work done by users. Countries like Germany and the Netherlands have succeeded in achieving very high levels of quality in their contributions to the project, while in less developed countries the information is more limited. In some regions Open Street Map may even include areas that are not covered by any commercially-available map product.

Open Street Map is a must for Outdoor lovers, and TwoNav wants to make it clear, with a great offer on OSM maps

In 2014 an update was carried out that significantly improved the system: in addition to expanding information, updating the street guide, and introducing aesthetic adjustments, automatic routing was incorporated. Now a user only has to indicate a starting point and destination on the map, and our software automatically provides the optimal route for his activity.

As is only logical for a project of this nature, neither TwoNav nor any other entity can be held responsible for the accuracy of the data provided. What do we have to do with this system, then? At TwoNav we have invested a lot of time and effort processing maps to make them more enjoyable, user-friendly and, above all, compatible with our Land and Air software and TwoNav devices. Now our users can take advantage of the information available on Open Street Map, easily and conveniently.

Despite all the work that this has entailed, at TwoNav we really strive to recognize these types of projects, and applaud all the users/volunteers who make them possible. Thus, we wanted to maintain this “open” spirit and offer maps at a very low price: €2 for an entire country. We also include maps from around the world with the purchase of one of our GPS devices.

Happy navigation to all!

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Black Friday in TwoNav online store: enjoy a 20% discount on all maps

BLACK FRIDAY: 20% off all Maps

At TwoNav we want to offer you the best when you want to get one of our products.

Do you like shopping from home?
Do you buy at the last minute?

At TwoNav.com we are open 24h a day and have the best prices!

Starting today at midnight and running for the whole weekend, you’ll be able to get all our maps at a 20% discount. Our online store never closes!
Get the best maps now and feel the freedom of exploring corners all over the world.

What are you waiting for?

Go to the online Store!

Find maps from the displayed list or using the map searching engine

Find maps from the displayed list or using the map searching engine

Most of the users use the map searching engine of our website to look for maps, while others would prefer a traditional list with all maps listed.

In order to satisfy all our users, TwoNav has decided to publish both solutions, so each user can choose how to find maps according to his own preferences: traditional list or by searching them manually.

Map searching engine:

For those who have not yet tested our new searching tool, take a look to one of the recent posts that were published in this blog. More information here.

List of maps:

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