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How to access OS 2017 mapping via the Digital Map Store

The OS 2017 mapping can be purchased in either on media or download format, the main differences between these two formats are the following:
  • Media: You receive a physical product with a serial number, this has the complete OS 2017 mapping loaded on it which can then be easily installed to your PC. Once installed on your PC you can then either transfer sections of the map or download it directly from the Digital Map Shop (using the Mobile Device (iOS/Android) instructions below).
  • Download: The licences for the mapping are applied directly to you Memory-Map account, you then download sections of the complete map from the Digital Map Shop.

Both formats give you 5 licences which allows you to use the mapping on any 5 devices of your choosing.
If you have purchased the Download format then you will need to use the instructions below to access it on your PC/Mac/Mobile devices:

Windows PC

  1. Open Memory-Map 6 (if you don't have the software you can download it from here).
  2. Click Map > Map List… > Double-click on Europe Base Map (this is included with the Memory-Map 6 software).
  3. Using the map, scroll to Great Britain
  4. Click Map > Digital Map Store > Online Maps…
  5. Select the OS 250K Road Atlas 2017 map and click Continue…
  6. The Road Atlas will now download
  7. Scroll to the area of Great Britain you wish to download at either 10K,  25K or 50K scale (depending on the product you have purchased)
  8. Click Map > Digital Map Store > Online Maps…
  9. Place a tick in the Show Old Edition check box
  10. Select the map you have purchased and press Continue
  11. Memory-Map will bring up an activation box asking you to use one of your 5 licences, click Activate.
  12. Press Map > Digital Map Store > Activate Visible Map
  13. The area will now begin downloading and displaying as the relevant mapping.
  14. Press Map > Digital Map Store > Automatic Download and the mapping will continue to download as you use it

Mac

  1. Open Memory-Map (if you don't have the software you can download it from here).
  2. Scroll the World map to Great Britain.
  3. Press Maps > Digital Map Store
  4. Select the OS 250K Road Atlas 2017 map
  5. Scroll to the area of Great Britain that you wish to download at either 10K, 25K or 50K scale (depending on the product you have purchased)
  6. Press Maps > Digital Map Store
  7. Press Map Types, place a tick in the Show Old Editions check box and then place a tick in the Topo-2017check box
  8. Select the map you have purchased
  9. Sign into your account if prompted
  10. Click Activate to confirm that you wish to use 1 of your 5 licences
  11. The map will now begin to download and continue to download as you use it

Optional: If you have a very fast internet connection you can download the whole map at once. To do this press Maps > Options (its the arrow next to the map name) > Download Whole Map

Mobile Device (iOS/Android)

  1. Open the Memory-Map app (if you don't have the app then instructions on how to download it can be found here for iOS and here for Android)
  2. Tap Settings > Map Licenses > Sign In
  3. Enter your Memory-Map username and password and tap Sign in
  4. Go back to the main map screen.
  5. Press Maps > Select a base map (such as the Road Atlas or Route Planner)
  6. Find a location that you want to download in the mapping scale you have purchased.
  7. Press Maps > Digital Map Store
  8. Press Map Types and ensure that Topo-2017 is ON/ticked.
  9. Press Done/Back, this should take you back to the Digital Map Shop screen
  10. Tap on the name of the map you have purchased, if asked for activation then tap Activate
  11. The map will now begin to display and download onto your device

Optional: If you have a very fast internet connection and a large amount of storage space on the internal drive of your iOS/Android device you can download the whole map at once. To do this open the map as described above and then press Maps > i > Bulk Download > Download Whole Map