Updates are where you get a newer version of a map you have already purchased. Please see my upgrades page for trading up to a larger or better map.
My maps are updated whenever I become aware of a change. This is unlike printed maps from other suppliers which can go out of date as soon as they are printed and may be several years out of date when you buy them. I publish updates monthly, around the middle of each month.
If you have downloaded one of the free maps then simply download the same free map again to receive the latest issue.
Check what’s in each monthly update
You can check which maps have been updated each month to see if the changes are relevant for you.
First 6 Monthly Issues
When you buy your maps from us you can ask for any of the next 6 monthly issues at cost price.
That’s free for a download link or £1 plus postage on CD/DVD. Note this offer is for the next 6 issues, which is not quite the same as the next six months.
For example, if you make a purchase in early February you will receive the January issue, then you can ask for the monthly updates for any of the months February to July and the cost price offer will expire once the August issue is published.
Monthly Issues from 6 months to 5 years
From 6 months up to 5 years (60 months) after purchase I give a gradually reducing discount to upgrade to the latest monthly issue. The price is calculated from the number of monthly issues since your purchase, at the rate of 1/60th of the normal price per month of ownership.
For example, updating to the 15th monthly issue since purchase the price to pay will be 15/60ths (25%) of the normal purchase price. That’s a 75% discount.
Once you pay (more than the cost price) for an update the clock starts again with another 6 monthly issues at cost price.
Asking for your update
To obtain your updated map please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with enough information for me to identify you original order, for example:-
- If you purchased mail order:- then your name, address, postcode (and date or order number if possible)
- If you purchased in person (at a show or from our boat):- then the serial number from the CD/DVD and the approximate date and place of purchase (and receipt number if possible).
I will email you a no obligation quotation and a discount code to use if you wish to proceed.
Please note this is a manual process and may take a few days, although it is often the same day.
You can help by checking which maps have been updated each month and only requesting updates when you spot those relevant for you.