Maps in Memory-Map (qct) Format

All the Waterway Routes Cruising Maps are available in Memory-Map (qct) format, as well as in Acrobat (pdf)  format. The Memory-Map (qct) maps have all the pages joined into one seamless map.

Advantages of the Memory-Map (qct) Format

  • Seamless scrolling through the whole map
  • Zoom in and out, to see more or less of the map
  • GPS tracking (like satnav or Google Maps) on GPS enabled devices
  • No turning through multiple pages
  • Memory-Map (qct) purchases include a free Acrobat (pdf) version of the same map for the best of both options

Disadvantages of the Memory-Map (qct) Format

  • Requires a two stage installation process
  • May require payment for software or app
  • Not ideal for printing (but just use the free Acrobat (pdf) version that comes with each Memory-Map (qct) version).

Which devices will the maps work on?

The maps work on almost any computer, phone or tablet with the correct App or Software installed, including:

How can I check if the maps work on my device?

Download one of the free maps from my website and try that.  If the free map works then the paid for ones will work the same way. You can try these free maps:

  • Droitwich Canals Maps
  • Maps for Restoration Projects

Please note

I produce the maps.  I  don’t produce the software or apps to use them, but I explain where to get those from.

Setup Androids 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 Android you will need an appropriate App installed. There’s a choice of three Apps for use on Androids.

This page covers the Memory-Map App which has the best range of features, but is the most expensive. Other pages cover the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking App which provides fewer features at a lower price, and the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App which provides restricted features – but it is free. The Memory-Map (qct) version of my maps works with each of these three Apps.

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 Google’s Play Store to download and install the Memory-Map App.

This comes with free sample maps. Make sure the Memory-Map App runs on your Android 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.

Download my free Droitwich Canals Cruising Map in Memory-Map (qct) format on your Android.

It is essential you save the map into the Download\Memory-Map folder on your Android. This is the same folder on your Android as the free sample maps that came with the Memory-Map App are saved in. You may be able to download the map directly into that folder, or you may have to download it elsewhere and move it into that folder when the download is complete.

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

If you need to check where maps are stored on your Android then you may find it helpful to use another App to view the folders and their contents. The free Astro File Manager from Google’s Play Store is very useful for this, but there are many other similar applications which will also help with this.

Open the Memory-Map App on your Android and it should show one of the free sample maps that came with the App you installed in the first stage.

On the toolbar at the top of the screen 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 Android before you spend any money.

Please make sure you test my maps work on your Android 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 Android 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 Memory-Map App. That comes from Memory-Map, through Google’s Play 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 Android.

Setup Androids with the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking 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 Android you will need an appropriate App installed. There’s a choice of three Apps for use on Androids.

This page covers the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking App which has a medium range of features at a medium price. The AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App is free, but it has restrictions, and the Memory-Map App provides the largest range of features at the largest price.

Setting up my maps with the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking App is a three stage process

  • Install the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking 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 AlpineQuest GPS Hiking App

In this step we we will install the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking App and check that works.

Visit Google’s Play Store to download and install the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking AppNote this is the full version of the App, not the “Lite” version.

This comes with free sample maps. Make sure the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking App runs on your Android and displays the free maps. If you have any problems getting the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking App running then please seek support from AlpineQuest who produce the App.

Only proceed to the next step when you have the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking 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 AlpineQuest GPS Hiking App installed and working first.

Download my free Droitwich Canals Cruising Map in Memory-Map (qct) format on your Android.

You can save this in any folder on your Android, but remember where as we will need it later.

If you are also using the Memory-Map App, or considering using it in the future, then it is helpful to save it in the Download\Memory-Map folder on your Android so it can be used by both Apps. You may be able to download the map directly into that folder, creating it if you don’t already have the Memory-Map App installed, or you may have to download it elsewhere and move it into that folder when the download is complete.

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

If you need to check where maps are stored on your Android then you may find it helpful to use another app to view the folders and their contents. The free Astro File Manager from Google’s Play Store is very useful for this, but there are many other similar applications which will also help with this.

Open the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking App. Select the “Map” icon (the second icon on the toolbar at the bottom showing a zig-zag folded map), then Available Maps. Navigate to the Download\Memory-Map folder, or wherever you saved my Droitwich Canals Map, and select the map to load it.

Please make sure you test my maps work on your Android 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 Android 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 AlpineQuest GPS Hiking App. That comes from AlpineQuest, through Google’s Play Store, and you must seek help from AlpineQuest in the event of any problems with their App.

My free Droitwich Canals map allows you to check everything works before you purchase any of my maps. Please don’t pay for any maps on my website until you have checked they work on your Android .

Setup Androids with the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) 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 Android you will need an appropriate App installed. There’s a choice of three Apps for use on Androids.

This page covers the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App which is free – but it has restricted features. The AlpineQuest GPS Hiking App provides a medium range of features at a medium price, and the Memory-Map App provides the largest range of features at the largest price.

Setting up my maps with the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App is a three stage process

  • Install the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) 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 AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App

In this step we we will install the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App and check that works.

Visit Google’s Play Store to download and install the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App. Note this is the “Lite” version of the App.

This comes with free sample maps. Make sure the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App runs on your Android and displays the free maps. If you have any problems getting the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App running then please seek support from AlpineQuest who produce the App.

Only proceed to the next step when you have the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) 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 AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App installed and working first.

Download my free Droitwich Canals Cruising Map in Memory-Map (qct) format on your Android.

You can save this in any folder on your Android, but remember where as we will need it later.

If you are also using the Memory-Map App, or considering using it in the future, then it is helpful to save it in the Download\Memory-Map folder on your Android so it can be used by both Apps. You may be able to download the map directly into that folder, creating it if you don’t already have the Memory-Map App installed, or you may have to download it elsewhere and move it into that folder when the download is complete.

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

If you need to check where maps are stored on your Android then you may find it helpful to use another app to view the folders and their contents. The free Astro File Manager from Google’s Play Store is very useful for this, but there are many other similar applications which will also help with this.

Please note that the “Lite” version of the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App has one serious restriction (but it is free). You can only open one map per day so do not experiment trying to open other maps.

Open the AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App. Select the “Map” icon (the second icon on the toolbar at the bottom showing a zig-zag folded map), then Available Maps. Navigate to the Download\Memory-Map folder, or wherever you saved my Droitwich Canals Map, and select the map to load it.

Please make sure you test my maps work on your Android 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 Android 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.

Remember that the free (Lite) version of the App will only load one map per day. You will need to use the paid-for AlpineQuest GPS Hiking version of the App, or the alternative Memory-Map App if you wish to use more than one map per day.

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 AlpineQuest GPS Hiking (Lite) App. That comes from AlpineQuest, through Google’s Play Store, and you must seek help from AlpineQuest in the event of any problems with their App.

My free Droitwich Canals map allows you to check everything works before you purchase any of my maps. Please don’t pay for any maps on my website until you have checked they work on your Android .

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.

 

Setup Windows Computers with the Memory-Map Software

Please note that I supply the maps, but not the software to use them. To use the Memory-Map (qct) version of my maps on a Windows computer you will need the Memory-Map software.

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

  • Install the Memory-Map software 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 Software

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

Visit Memory-Map’s website and follow their links and instructions to download and install the Windows version of the Memory-Map software.

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

Note the name of the folder you choose to install the free sample maps in – you will need to know this later.

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

Download my free Droitwich Canals Cruising Map in Memory-Map (qct) format to your computer and save it in the same folder as the sample maps that came with the software, or a sub folder of that. You can download it somewhere else first, then move it into that folder, or sub folder.

Open the Memory-Map software and use the menu commands Map > Map List > Refresh Map List > OK

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 software 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 have GPS on your Windows computer and you are near Droitwich then 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 Memory-Map software. If you choose not to make payment then the Memory-Map software will no longer work with my maps. That payment is collected by Memory-Map to cover their costs for developing and supporting the software 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 software allows you to check you can get my maps working on your Windows computer before you spend any money.

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

Installing more of my free or paid-for maps

Once you have the free Droitwich Canals map working on your Windows computer 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 software. That comes from Memory-Map, by download from their website, and you must seek help from Memory-Map in the event of any problems with their software.

My free Droitwich Canals map and the free trial of the software 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 Windows computer.

Setup Mac Computers with the Memory-Map Software

Please note that I supply the maps, but not the software to use them. To use the Memory-Map (qct) version of my maps on a Mac computer you will need the Memory-Map software.

Please note that the Mac version of the Memory-Map software is an upgraded version of the Memory-Map App for iPhones/iPads and not a direct copy of the Windows computer version. As such, some features may have slightly less options or work in slightly different ways.

Some customers have reported successfully using Parallels or Bootcamp to create a Windows environment on their Mac Computer and using the Windows computer version of the Memory-Map software with its greater range of options.

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

  • Install the Memory-Map software 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 Software

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

Visit the memory-Map’s website and follow their links and instructions to download and install the Mac computer version of the Memory-Map software.

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

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

Download my free Droitwich Canals Cruising Map in Memory-Map (qct) format to your computer and save it in the same folder as the sample maps that came with the software, or a sub folder of that. You can download it somewhere else first, then move it into that folder, or sub folder.

 

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 software 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 have GPS on your Mac computer and you are near Droitwich then 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 Memory-Map software. If you choose not to make payment then the Memory-Map software will no longer work with my maps. That payment is collected by Memory-Map to cover their costs for developing and supporting the software 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 Mac computer before you spend any money.

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

Installing more of my free or paid-for maps

Once you have the free Droitwich Canals map working on your Mac computer 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 software. That comes from Memory-Map, by download from their website, and you must seek help from Memory-Map in the event of any problems with their software.

My free Droitwich Canals map and the free trial of the software 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 Mac computer.