UI-View32 and Precision Mapping

Information on this page has been extracted from Roger G4IDE's website before it closed down. The text is in Roger's own words

  • General

    From V1.74, UI-View32 provides interactive support for Precision Mapping from UnderTow Software. This gives UI-View32 street level mapping of the whole of the USA. To support Precision Mapping, UI-View32 uses a plug-in map server - PmapServer - that integrates seamlessly into the program. PmapServer behaves like a normal UI-View32 map, but also has zoom, pan, search, etc, facilities.

    Please note - You cannot use Precision Mapping V3 or V4 with UI-View32.

  • Required PC Performance

    I have always said that a P120 with Win95 is the minimum spec PC on which UI-View32 will give acceptable performance. When used in conjunction with PmapServer, I would recommend using at least a P200, because on a P120 the map is slow to change. If you already have Precision Mapping then changing the map display in Precision Mapping Traveler will give you a good idea of how UI-View32 with PmapServer will feel on your PC.

  • Registration

    You cannot use UI-View32 without a registration. See the UI-View main page for more information.

    It is a condition of my development licence from UnderTow that PmapServer will only run on a PC on which a registered copy of Precision Mapping V5 or V6 is installed. Specifically, you need to have run Precision Mapping V5 or V6 Traveler, and followed the registration instructions.

    It is a condition of my development licence from UnderTow that you register your use of PmapServer with them. This is an almost identical procedure to registering Traveler, and you will be prompted to register the first time you run PmapServer. This registration costs you nothing.

  • What You Need To Download And Install

    If you do not have UI-View32 V2.03 or later installed, then go to the UI-View main page download and install UI-View32 V2.03. Come back here when you have it working.

    Now you have UI-View32 V2.03 or later installed and working, you need to download and install PmapServer - THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS! pmsrv150.exe (2.18MB) is for use with Precision Mapping V5. pmsv6170.exe (2.50MB) is for use with Precision Mapping V6. Both are self-extracting installers. When you run the EXE file, it will take you into an installation dialogue. NOTE -

    1. You should not install it into the same folder as UI-View32.
    2. I strongly advise that you accept the installation defaults.
    3. Do not install it until you have run UI-View32 at least once.
  • I Can't Work Out How To Use PmapServer!

    When you install PmapServer, two "readme" windows are displayed, but I know no-one ever reads that sort of thing, so here is part of the text from one of them -

    When you have installed PmapServer(6), the next time you start UI-View32, there will be a map listed called "Precision Mapping V5 (or V6) Server".

    The first time you select this map, you will be asked to browse to your Precision Mapping program folder, so that PmapServer can work out the location of the Precision Mapping data files.

    Further configuration can be done at any time via the PmapServer Control Panel, which is accessed via the UI-View32 Map, Control Panel option. The Control Panel also provides access to the PmapServer help file.