Maps on iPhones/iPads

My maps are available in a choice of two formats and both can be used on iPhones/iPads.  The formats are:

  • Acrobat (pdf), and
  • Memory-Map (qct)

When you purchase one of my maps in Memory-Map (qct) format you also get a free copy of the same map in Acrobat (pdf) format.

Please ensure you test my maps work on your iPhone/iPad, as described below, before purchasing any of my maps.

Please note that I supply the maps, but I do not supply the App to use them which is available separately, as explained below.

Using my Acrobat (pdf) Format Maps on iPhones/iPads

All my maps are available in Acrobat (pdf) format.  This is a widely used format and it is very likely that you will already have an App on your iPhone/iPad which will open Acrobat (pdf) format maps.

These maps are split into pages, designed for printing at A4 or A5 size.  They can be viewed on screen but there is no smart GPS tracking and you will need to change pages manually as you cruise along.

For further information please see:-

There are other Apps which claim to open Acrobat (pdf) format maps and it is likely that many of them will work with my maps but I have not tested any of them.  Setting up those Apps and using them is likely to involve similar steps to those described for the Acrobat Reader App, above.

Please ensure you test my maps work on your iPhone/iPad using my free Droitwich Canals Map in Acrobat (pdf) format before purchasing any of my maps.

Using my Memory-Map (qct) Format Maps on Mac Computers

All my maps are available in Memory-Map (qct) format.  This is the “Quick Chart” format which is used for mapping products, including some versions of Ordnance Survey maps.  It is sometimes referred to as the “Classic Map” format to distinguish it from the alternative “qc3” format.

These are the same maps as in the Acrobat (pdf) format but they are joined into one large map which you can seamlessly scroll around and zoom in and out.  On devices with GPS they provide smart tracking like Sat-Nav or Google Maps.

There is just one App for using my maps on iPhones/iPads:-

  • Memory-Map App:  This has a good range of features, but payment is required to use it.

For further information please see:

Please ensure you test the maps work on your iPhone/iPad using my free Droitwich Canals Map in Memory-Map (qct) format before purchasing any of my maps.

Remember, when you purchase one of my maps in Memory-Map (qct) format you also get a free copy of the same map in Acrobat (pdf) format.

Setup iPhones/iPads with the Adobe Acrobat Reader App

Please note that I supply the maps, but not the App to use them. To use the Acrobat (pdf) version of my maps on an Android you will need an appropriate App installed.

This page describes using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader App.  There are other Apps that claim to open Acrobat (pdf) format maps and most of them probably work but I have not tested any of them.

Setting up my maps with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader App is a three stage process:-

  • Install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader App and check that works
  • Install my free Droitwich Canals Map and check that works
  • Install more of my free or paid-for maps

Installing the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader App

In this step we we will install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader App and check that works.

If you already have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader App installed and working, or an equivalent you are happy with, then you can proceed straight to the next step to install my free Droitwich Canals map.

Visit the App Store from your iPhone/iPad and install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader App.

Only proceed to the next step when you have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader App installed and working.

Installing my free Droitwich Canals Map

In this step we will install my free Droitwich Canals Map and check that works. Make sure you have completed the previous step and have the Memory-Map App installed and working first.

Download my free Droitwich Canals Cruising Map in Acrobat (pdf)  format on your iPhone/iPad and note where you have saved it.  You may wish to create a folder for storing maps in.

You can download the map directly to your iPhone/iPad using WiFi or Mobile signals, or you can download it to a computer and transfer it to your iPhone/iPad.

Open the free Adobe Acrobat Reader App on your iPhone/iPad and use the local tab to navigate to the folder you saved the Droitwich Canals map in, and open the map.

You should now have my free Droitwich Canals map on screen and you can view the map on screen, a page at a time.  Note that the Acrobat (pdf) version of my maps does not have any of the smart scrolling and tracking features that work in the Memory-Map (act) version of my maps.

Using my free Droitwich Canals map with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader App allows you to check you can get my maps working on your iPhone/iPad before you spend any money.

Please make sure you test my maps work on your iPhone/iPad and you can conquer the installation process. Only proceed to the next step when you have my free Droitwich Canal map working on your Android.

Installing more of my free or paid-for maps

Once you have the free Droitwich Canals map working on your iPhone/iPad you can repeat the previous step to install more maps.

There are free maps to download from my website for many restoration projects and there are paid-for maps for the open waterways.

Please Remember

I supply the maps and I will provide support for the maps in the unlikely event of any problems.

I do NOT supply the free Adobe Acrobat Reader App. That comes from Adobe, through Apple’s App Store, and you must seek help from Adobe in the event of any problems with their App.

My free Droitwich Canals map allow you to check everything works before you spend any money. Please don’t pay for any maps on my website until you have checked they work on your iPhone/iPad.

Setup iPhones/iPads with the Memory-Map App

Please note that I supply the maps, but not the App to use them. To use the Memory-Map (qct) version of my maps on an iPhone/iPad you will need the Memory-Map App.

Setting up my maps with the Memory-Map App is a three stage process:-

  • Install the Memory-Map App and check that works
  • Install my free Droitwich Canals Map and check that works
  • Install more of my free or paid-for maps

Installing the Memory-Map App

In this step we we will install the Memory-Map App and check that works.

Visit the App Store from your iPhone/iPad and install the Memory-Map App.

This comes with free sample maps. Make sure the Memory-Map App runs on your iPhone/iPad and displays the free maps. If you have any problems getting the Memory-Map App running then please seek support from Memory-Map who produce the App. The Memory-Map support pages are very helpful.

Only proceed to the next step when you have the Memory-Map App installed and working.

Installing my free Droitwich Canals Map

In this step we will install my free Droitwich Canals Map and check that works. Make sure you have completed the previous step and have the Memory-Map App installed and working first.

These instructions assume you will download my free Droitwich Canals Map to a computer, then transfer it to your iPhone/iPad through iTunes. It may be possible to download it directly to your iPhone/iPad and I would welcome feedback (and step by step instructions) from anyone who has achieved this.

Download my free Droitwich Canals Cruising Map in Memory-Map (qct) format to your computer and remember where you saved it.

Transfer my free Droitwich Canals Map to the Memory-Map App on your iPhone/iPad using the instructions on Memory-Map’s website. In summary these are

  • Connect your computer to your iPad/iPhone using iTunes
  • On the computer, select the connected iPhone/iPad
  • Click “Apps” and select Memory-Map from the list
  • Click “Add File” and navigate to wherever you save my free Droitwich Canals Map
  • Select the free Droitwich Canals Map (wr-41m2-droitwich-canals.qct)
  • Click open and wait for the copying to complete
  • Disconnect your iPhone/iPad and open the Memory-Map App on it

On the toolbar select the “Maps” Icon (a set of stacked squares) to bring up the map menu. Use the “Map Types” button to ensure type “Cruising” is ticked and use the “More Maps” button to select “All Maps on Device”.

You should now see my free Droitwich Canals map listed. All my map names start with “WR” (for Waterway Routes) so they will be near the end of an alphabetical list. Select the map and it will start to load.

Somewhere during the last few steps (it will vary depending on which version of the App you have) you will be asked to enable the “Classic Map Compatibility Option” and offered a free trial. Select the free trial.

You should now have my free Droitwich Canals map on screen and you can scroll around and zoom in and out in the usual way. If you are near Droitwich the GPS tracking will work too.

At the end of the free trial for the “Classic Map Compatibility” option you will be asked for payment if you wish to continue using the App. If you choose not to make payment then the App will no longer work with my maps. That payment is collected by Memory-Map to cover their costs for developing and supporting the App and none of it comes to me.

Using my free Droitwich Canals map with the free trial of the Classic Map Compatibility option in the Memory-Map App allows you to check you can get my maps working on your iPhone/iPad before you spend any money.

Please make sure you test my maps work on your iPhone/iPad and you can conquer the installation process. Only proceed to the next step when you have my free Droitwich Canals map working on your iPhone/iPad.

Installing more of my free or paid-for maps

Once you have the free Droitwich Canals map working on your iPhone/iPad you can repeat the previous step to install more maps.

There are free maps to download from my website for many restoration projects and there are paid-for maps for the open waterways.

Please Remember

I supply the maps and I will provide support for my maps in the unlikely event of any problems.

I do NOT supply the Memory-Map App. That comes from Memory-Map, through Apple’s App Store, and you must seek help from Memory-Map in the event of any problems with their App.

My free Droitwich Canals map and the free trial of the App allow you to check everything works before you spend any money. Please don’t pay for any maps on my website until you have checked they work on your iPhone/iPad.