Has anyone succeeded in printing A3 yet? I purchased the upgrade specifically on the basis that it supports "Unlimited A3 Printing". Thus far it has refused to let me select any paper size other than A4. I have e-mailed Anquet support and I await their response.
I would second the remarks about it being slow. I have the map files stored on a solid state drive, 16 processor cores, masses of memory and it still cannot render map titles at a respectable speed. So I don't buy the claim that "the maps load so quickly you'll barely notice it happening". It took just about 60s to finish drawing the OS Road Map at 10% scale. According to Wikipedia humans perceive flashing images if the frame rate is below 16 frames per second, so I reckon it is running about 16 * 60 = 960 times too slowly.
Anquet sent me a link to their latest beta version and this seems to have fixed the A3 printing issue. (it looks OK on the printer driver's preview; I have not tried actual paper yet).
They say they have fixed some crashes and other issues too.
I upgraded to OMN and have had success with the A3 printing which I love. However, the rest of the software is leaving me distinctly underwhelmed. The Detailed Gazetteer never worked an with their latest fix the Gazetteer hardly works. Brighton does not exist though I know of 3 (Cornwall, Shropshire and Sussex).
I find it is very clunky when swapping between maps. Some just don't display.
I agree with Tom B above in that this version was not fit to publish and they need to fix it quickly before it tarnishes their reputation.
Hi, Ed from Anquet here.
(Jon's happy for me to post directly.)
@ Nick H 36 Apologise, on the gazetteer issue we introduced a bug that effects some (but not all) Gazetteer files as part of the roll out of the latest release of OMN for PC which enabled the French IGN map data. This slipped through our testing I’m afraid but we have it fixed now. Do we have a support ticket for you? If so, we’ll update you via that.
@Zippy, Map clarity should be at least comparable to v06 and you can expect 3D mapping to be faster. Again, perhaps we can look into these issues for you? Are you in contact with our support desk?
Ed from Anquet again,
Thought I’d add a few general points relevant to some of the post on this thread.
At launch we had an issue with A3 printing and an issue with converting some older v06 disks to OMN compatible downloads. Both were addressed quickly, within a few days I believe, once reported.
All in all though, the direct user feedback for OMN has been very positive. Most have had a trouble free experience and are enjoying using the new software.
But you know, as much as you test a product, in the real world, there are always new permutations of hardware, graphics cards, firewalls, service packs etc which can throw things up. As these things have come up we’ve isolated the issues and fixed them. In short, you should expect OMN for PC to be fast and stable and more than fit for purpose. If that’s not how you find it, please do let us know and we’ll investigate of course.
On the subject of the pricing of upgrades, I thought I’d do my best to clarify a few things. Here goes…
There is capable free version of OMN for PC which has the features that most people will need.
There’s also a Pro version of OMN for £40 which includes GPS connectivity, 3D maps, A3 printing etc.
Any Anquet maps bought in 2012 and onwards will work in both OMN and Anquet v06.
If you have maps on disk or download that were bought before 2012 that you would like to use in OMN for PC then you need a the v06 Map Reader Plug-in to convert them to OMN compatible downloads. This costs £30, no matter how large or small the map library.
There’s also an Early Bird offer which gives the Pro version of OMN for PC, the v06 PC Map Reader Plug-in, the v06 Android Map Reader Plug for £50.
Also, just a note on the continued support of Anquet v06: It’s here to stay. If any of you used Anquet v1, back from 2001, you know we mean it when we say we’ll continue to support a product.
With the above, we have tried to provide existing v06 with some options, they are:
1. Stick with v06, re-assured that v06 is still very much supported and that any new maps they buy will be OMN compatible. We hope this means that customers who are happy with v06 can carry on using it knowing that should they wish to convert in the future, they can.
2. Convert v06 maps to OMN compatible downloads. Here we charge a one off fee to convert all v06 maps, no matter how large the map library. This, we hope, provides a fair way to give existing v06 customers access to new software without asking them to re-buy their maps (which, incidentally, until very recently, was the only option under OS regulations).
As I say, just an effort to clarify things where I can. Hope it helps.
Happy to answer questions if I can. You can drop us note at Anquet support or post here but I may not be able to reply right away here.
Zippy wrote (see)
Ed, Just rechecked v06 and omn side by side - after an update ran. Clarity now seems pretty similar so you must have fixed this. In terms of the 3D, it seems to have speeded up but I still do not seem to have the option in omn (that I do in v06) to simply click and hold with the mouse and move the image around. Is this still supposed to work? Ed you say that the early bird offer includes the Android plug in, but it doesn't say this on the website. It only mentions Pro plus the v06 PC plug in. Is the android app in fact included in what I bought?
We’ve not knowingly addressed anything to do with clarity, but I guess whatever was causing the issue for you might have been changed in the update.
On 3D, again, not knowingly addressed but glad it’s speeded up anyway. With regard to moving the map, it’s the 3D controls or the short cut keys to move the 3D map around in OMN. If I remember correctly (but don’t quote me, it was a while back) , touch screens had a hand in that design decision for OMN somewhere along the line.
The Early Bird Pro upgrade includes the v06 Android Map Reader Plug-in, yes. So with it, you’ll be able to use all of your maps in OMN for Android. But you will also need the app itself. Thanks again for the feedback. Oh, and I’ll make sure the v06 Android Map Reader Plug-in is mentioned in the web pages for the Early Bird Pro Upgrade.
I am having problems with Anquet Pocket. All of a sudden most of my maps except 2 of them won't load or recognise when trying to open on my Pocket PC. Is this an issue due to the development of the new cloud interface? Will Pocket PC still be supported afterwards or is it now going to be only iphone and android?
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