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Anquet v06 Map Downloading Basics
An overview of what the MapServer can offer
Map types and coverage
The Anquet MapServer allows a user to select and purchase exactly the mapping that they require from a large selection of different map types.
When purchasing maps, the Anquet software can show the coverage available and also the mapping that a user already has to avoid duplicating map purchases.
The MapServer prices mapping per square kilometre. The more mapping purchased of the same map type at any one time, the cheaper additional square kilometres of mapping will be. Costs are only applied to distinct mapping at the time of purchase, so if you have defined two maps in your basket that overlap, you will only be charged once for the overlap.
Advantages of Downloading Maps
Seamless Maps - Any maps that you have, either from CD or download will seamlessly match up into one large map. So if you have a CD that doesn’t quite have the extent that you require or you wish you had defined a larger area to download, you can extend it simply by buying more data by download. If downloads and/or CD’s overlap, Anquet will only display the newest data.
All backed up - The Anquet MapServer keeps a record of all the maps that you have ever purchased by download within your online account. If you buy a new PC, simply download the Anquet software, log in to your account and re-download your maps. No more trying to find the CDs!
Downloading the Anquet Software
To get started with the Anquet MapServer, you simply need to download the Anquet software from here. During installation of the software, you will be guided through creating a free account on the Anquet MapServer. Alternatively, if you already have an account on the Anquet website, just enter those details when the software starts up.
Connecting to the MapServer
The Anquet Software connects over standard internet protocols to the MapServer. You must be connected to the MapServer to use the map download service.
Selecting and Purchasing mapping
There are three ways to buy mapping from the Anquet Map Server:
Cut your own - This allows you draw out an area on an overview map using overlapping rectangles and then purchase and download it. As you add mapping, the chargeable price will be updated in real-time from the MapServer.
Popular map boundaries - This is similar to Cut your own, but instead of you drawing out the area of mapping you wish to purchase, you can use popularly defined areas, such as areas that exactly match the Ordnance Survey Explorer paper maps.
Anquet’s favourite map bundles - These are sets of maps that create a product, and are given a set price. All of our CD products are contained here for download. So for instance, an Explorer map bundle would include pre-defined Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map data, height data, find place information, etc.
All credit card details are passed across industry standard SSL encrypted links to our payment provider. Anquet only stores the last four digits of each credit card transaction to aid in identifying transactions when necessary. (e.g. our system store that a payment was made by ‘Mr Smith’ using credit card ‘**** **** **** 4020′)All other details such as the security code, expiry dates and the rest of the credit card number are passed straight to our payment provider, and are never stored on any Anquet systems.