Download PrettyMap & PrettyEarth for Palm OS

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PrettyMap 5.5 for PalmOS
zip archive (6 MB) contains executable and basic maps

Alternatively, you can download a single .prc file that can be directly transferred to your Palm device ("OTA" download, 4.2 MB). This installer contains a few maps and will automatically install PrettyMap on the device.

PrettyEarth 5.5 for PalmOS
zip archive (3.8 MB) contains executable and basic maps

Alternatively, you can download a single .prc file that can be directly transferred to your Palm device ("OTA" download, 4 MB). This installer contains a few maps and will automatically install PrettyEarth on the device.

Revision history

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New in version 5.5:

  • slightly faster displaying of vector maps
  • fixed drawing of some vector maps: objects are now again sorted by importance (this was a bug since v5.3)
  • improved default color styles for labels on vector area maps
  • usability enhancements
  • users who purchased version 4.x can upgrade to version 5.x for $10

New in version 5.4:

  • new option, Auto-load maps (active by default), allows to automatically load raster maps (e.g. elevation or sat image tiles) most appropriate for the area you are viewing
  • a message "...waiting for GPS fix..." appears when GPS is active, yet no coordinates have been received
  • you can now use enter or space keys to zoom in, and backspace to zoom out
  • shapefile-to-prettymap converter is much faster for shapefiles with many (e.g. more than 50,000) objects
  • fixed a bug with exceeding top and bottom world boundaries while panning raster maps
  • improved rules for colors of simple type labels on area maps
  • slightly faster displaying of zoomed raster maps
  • shapefile-to-prettymap converter can now convert encodings: from UTF-8 to Latin-1 (ISO 8859-1) and vice versa

New in version 5.3:

  • fixed "Vector map layers/New map..." that would only work with another user map selected
  • while editing text fields, the MENU key will now open a window with clipboard options: cut/copy/paste/clear
  • while editing text fields, the ALT key on Treos will open a keyboard with special characters
  • in the vector layers window, layer order has been reversed: top layer is now on top
  • you can now open the vector layers window when no vector maps are open
  • "move selected here" in context menu appears only for selected points on user maps
  • removed the limit if 15000 objects per vector map layer
  • faster loading of data in vector maps
  • faster saving of user-editable maps
  • improved memory management: you can open more vector maps
  • fixed reporting of free memory in the "About" window
  • fixed display issue when logging GPS locations
  • "Search" can now be assigned to a hardware button
  • improved synchronization window and a step-by-step sync procedure
  • new LayerOrder field in map styles lets you influence/force ordering of vector maps of a given category (see the gfx/default.txt file for details)
  • altitude is recorded in GPS log maps
  • the GPX exporter now provides speed in m/s, not km/h
  • PrettyMap-powered mobile apps can be used to edit geo-located records in customized relational databases (e.g. landmark types associated with locations associated with offices associated with people, etc.)
  • numerous improvements in the user interface

New in version 5.2:

  • improved labels in the "User locations" window
  • layers (vector maps) are no longer rearranged when a session is restored
  • user maps: fixed latitude when using the "Sun..." feature in the "Map locations" window
  • user map bounding box is now correctly updated when using "Add point here..." in the context menu
  • no longer adds two points when using "Add point here..." in the context menu and a new user map is created
  • shortcuts are no longer visible on startup except for first runs
  • removed "user maps" item in the menu; user maps can be maganed in the Vector/Layers... menu
  • new, much faster editing of user maps
  • new "remove" option in the context menu, when you click on a user location
  • in the search window, previously searched map is now selected by default
  • in the search window results, you can directly edit user locations
  • you can now select a user map point and then easily move it to the desired location
  • maximal zoom increased
  • faster zoom in/zoom out
  • much more frequent GPS tracking and logging is possible
  • export to KML is now more flexible
  • new: export to GPX
  • improved synchronization
  • supports network synchronization of user maps against a remote SQL database with OpenGIS/PostGIS extensions
  • supports time synchronization/check
  • converter from user points pmap to SQL (to insert your data in any SQL database)
  • improvements in the user interface

New in version 5.1:

  • better lat/lon grid
  • new user location editor window: supports editing any number of attributes/values
  • improved formatting of floating point values
  • improved detection of modified values ("last modified" time stamp)
  • improved generation of unique IDs for edited points
  • more efficient use of some system resources
  • improvements in the user interface
  • shapefile-to-prettymap converter can produce editable point maps

New in version 5.0:

  • built-in synchronization of user maps
  • file format for vector maps has been enhanced; v5.x can read older maps
  • improved support for some GPS units that previously caused "GPS signal lost" problems after 1-2 minutes of work
  • redesigned "Open maps" window now shows icons for map categories
  • you can filter maps by their main category
  • you can filter out maps that are currently open
  • checkboxes to select/deselect maps
  • "User locations..." renamed to "Edit user maps..." and moved from the "Vector" menu to "Maps"
  • persistent selection (i.e. after Search or Quick Find) – the selected object will remain red for 30 seconds
  • "Draft mode" switch no longer affects automatic adjustments of shape fill. They are now always performed but less intrusive
  • in the "Open maps" window, "Zoom all" is unchecked by default unless there are no maps opened
  • better icon for GPS maps ("POI.GPS" category) and a new "Shared" category
  • with GPS tracking, in case of Internet connection problems, attempts are made every minute
  • improvements in the user interface

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