Map chooser overlays

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Thursday, December 28, 2006

The ViewRanger map chooser is a Windows application that is used to select and purchase areas of 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 mapping. It shows the country split into small tiles. You can choose any tiles you wish, and a running price and estimated memory size is displayed. Prices start at £20. You are only charged for land area, not for sea - the map chooser displays the land cover of each tile in the bottom bar.

The map chooser now has an overlay which is used to show previous orders. The updated application is available at [8.99Mb].

To use the overlay select Import map choice into overlay... from the Overlay menu. You will be prompted to choose one or more map choice files. The overlay squares are shown as dark grey, the new tiles are shown as pink with a red border.

In this screen shot the North Kent coast is shown dark grey by the overlay. Two separate new areas have been selected and are shown in pink.

Christmas and New Year

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Wednesday, December 27, 2006

From 27th December we are open as normal for both sales and support. Over the New Year weekend we will answer email queries.

We wish everyone a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

Support phone number and Skype id

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Monday, December 11, 2006

You can now reach us for technical queries and support by phone and by Skype. Your normal call rates apply to the phone number, it is not a premium rate line just a London number.

Phone: 020 7193 7233
Skype: viewranger

Email is the best way to reach us in the evening, at weekends and on bank holidays as we do check and answer queries regularly during those times.

N73 firmware - updated

posted by Mike Brocklehurst on Monday, December 11, 2006

This is an update to the previous N73 firmware posts.

N73s with firmware version v2.0628.0.0.1 may experience Bluetooth connection problems. When this happens ViewRanger's GPS circle and cross will go grey, and the Hdop will be reported as 100.Dial *#0000# to see your firmware version.

Nokia released new firmware v2.0628.0.0.3 in September, which fixes this problem. In November v3.0638.0.0.1 dated 30-10-06 was released, which contains other fixes and improvements.

You can update online using the Nokia software updater from . This is usually the easiest way to update, follow the instructions carefully.

You can also take your phone to a Nokia service centre. You can find your nearest service centre using this page , but do ring to check they can upgrade your phone before travelling.

However, some of the network operators use a branded version of the firmware for which there is no update available yet. Forums at sites like and contain lots of discussions about this issue if you want to know more.

The firmware variant on your phone is determined by the product code. This is a number located under the battery starting 05. There are literally dozens of variants.

If you have a product code of 0527009, 0539101, 0539102, 0539093 or 0539094 then you can update using the Nokia software updater now. If you have a different product code then you may or may not be able to update, you need to try the Nokia software updater to find out. Make sure you download and install the latest Nokia software updater.

If you have any questions about this then please e-mail