I have the whole of GB and seem to be able to install the whole map on 5 devices. Is it just downloads?
I'm really not sure now to be honest...
I have the whole GB map and it copied across exactly as I expected - I was even able to send the complete map as a single file for the first time ever which is FANTASTIC news. (With previous mobile devices there has always been a file size limit, meaning I had to split the map up but my Android Ice Cream Sandwich device seems to be able to accomodate files over 2GB).
The DMS map seems to be a different matter though but I may have cracked it after a few attempts... In the installation instructions it says: "To send a DMS map from your PC to your mobile device right-click on the enclosed route around the map and use Operations > Enclosed Area > Send to Mobile Device." - I performed this exactly as stated, selecting to store the map into a folder on the phone's SD card using the "Storage card on PC" option, and then I got the "Encrypted content is not available on the target device" message.
Not great, so I clicked OK to that message and then a QC3, qct, qed and mmi file got copied across anyway - What??? So I went into the Android app on the mobile device and tried to load the map "OS 25k Explorer 2012", but it was all pixellated. Back in the Map List window, I pressed the blue arrow and eventually conceded that I needed to press the activate button, although I thought this meant I wa going to use up more of my alloted grid squares - having already activated those map squares on the PC. Now however it seems that the map works fine on both my PC and my mobile device.
I am not sure if this has used up further DMS map square quota or not, but the Lake District takes up about 2500 sqkm, so twice that would obviously exceed the 3500 limit offered with the DMS. - Therefore I assume that activating the same map squares twice on seperate devices has not used double the map square quota, and I could conceivably transfer and activate thos same map squares onto another three devices?? I am at least happy the map appoears to work on my PC and mobile device, however this is probably the most unconvincing install of any map I have done and seems to create lots of issues for the many Memory Map users that I can not quite believe this product is fit for the market yet- perhaps it was rushed?
I have been a firm supporter of Memory Map for many years and hope to continue using and enjoying the software, but I feel the DMS system falls a little short of the usual quality of Memory Map products. Error messages popping up whilst following the package instructions is particularly worrying. I hope the forum can iron out these issues and improvements can be made to the software. - I understand how with so many devices available and so many different ways of connecting and operating on files and file systems etc. that Memory Map's task of producing a 'satisfy all' product is quite immense, but I would like to help if possible and contribute towards a better product rather than complain about it.
If somebody could confirm that I have done it correctly and the map is able to be installed on "five devices" in the way I expect it to then it would be much appreciated. Perhaps an explanation of how the map grid squares are activated and registered and can be or can not be transferred across devices could be thrashed out?