Map Updates – September 2015 – Issue 42

It’s the middle of the month and the latest map updates have just been published.

Our England & Wales map is now at Issue 42 with the monthly updates – nobody else can match that for regular updating.  We’ve collected our own updates while cruising over the past month, a few regular contributors have fed me details of the updates they have spotted, and a few customers have been kind enough to email changes they have spotted.

Chesterfield Canal Map
Extract from England & Wales Waterway Map showing the Chesterfield Canal

Whatever the source of information, once we’ve made any checks to validate the information and make sure, for example, it’s a permanent change and not just a facility that’s out of action for repairs, it goes straight onto the master map.  Then, around the middle of each month, all the maps that have changes on them are reissued.

When you obtain a map from us you not only get the most up to date maps to start with but you the first year of updates by download are included so you can keep them up to date.  A small fee (20% per year) will enable you to keep them up to date for future years too.

Compare that with printed books that start to go out of date the day they go to the printers – which could be several months or even years out of date when you buy them – and where you have to pay full price again for the next issue which will already be a few months out of date by the time its printed again.

This month we have updates to the following maps – and it’s unlikely that these updates will be in any of the printed books

England & Wales Waterway Maps

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal Maps
Chesterfield Canal Maps
Coventry Canal Maps
Fossdyke & Witham Navigations Maps
Kennet & Avon Canal Maps
Leeds & Liverpool Canal Maps
River Slea Maps
River Thames Maps
River Trent Maps
Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations Maps
Trent & Mersey Canal Maps

Black Country Ring Maps
East Midlands Ring Maps
Warwickshire Ring Maps

Map Updates – October 2015 – Issue 43

I’ve just published the October 2015 updates for our maps of canals and rivers.

Our England & Wales map is now at Issue 43 with the monthly updates.  These include the changes we have identified ourselves by cruising along the canal or cycling the towpaths.  They also include changes reported by other boaters, including several regular contributors, with a big thank you to them.

Caldon Canal Map Extract
Caldon Canal Map Extract

The Caldon Canal map is just one example which was updated after I cycled the full length of the canal, including the Leek Branch.

When you obtain a map from us you not only get the most up to date maps to start with but you the first year of updates by download are included so you can keep them up to date.  A small fee (20% per year) will enable you to keep them up to date for future years too. Compare that with printed books that start to go out of date the day they go to the printers – which could be several months or even years out of date when you buy them – and where you have to pay full price again for the next issue which will already be a few months out of date by the time its printed again.

This month we have significant updates to the following maps – and it’s unlikely these updates will be in any of the printed books, and probably won’t be for some time.

England & Wales

Aire & Calder and Calder & Hebble Navigations Maps
Ashton and Peak Forest Canals Maps
Birmingham & Fazeley Canal Maps
Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) Maps
Bridgewater Canal Maps
Caldon Canal Maps
Chesterfield Canal Maps
Coventry Canal Maps
Grand Union Canal Maps
Leeds & Liverpool Canal Maps
Oxford Canal Maps
River Avon (Stratford) Maps
River Weaver Maps
Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations Maps
Shropshire Union Canal Maps
Stratford upon Avon Canal Maps
Trent & Mersey Canal Maps
Worcester & Birmingham Canal Maps

Avon Ring Maps
Birmingham Mini Ring Maps
Black Country Ring Maps
Cheshire Ring Maps
East Midlands (Leicester) Ring Maps
Four Counties Ring Maps
Mid Worcestershire (Droitwich) Ring Maps
South Pennine Ring Maps
Stourport Ring Maps
Warwickshire Ring Maps

A few other maps have minor updates too.  My website has a full list of the current maps issued.