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MAP Updates and Upgrades

Master Map

Master Map

I draw a single large map for England & Wales, and another for Scotland. These include all the waterways I have mapped so far, and the coverage is extended from time to time.

I keep these maps updated when I hear of changes and I am often cruising or cycling along the waterways to check the information is still up to date.

I appreciate feedback from users who also tell me of changes. If this information is precise enough and, ideally, accompanied by photos, I can put it straight onto the map. If it's vague I can still arrange to visit the location to obtain the precise information before adding it onto the map.

Please remember I only show permanent changes to the maps. I don't show short term changes such as winter stoppages when a lock is closed for a few weeks for maintenance.

You can benefit from the latest maps by updating (the same map) or upgrading (to a better map) as described below.
Updates

Updates

Updates are where you get a newer version of a map you have already purchased.

Our maps are updated whenever we become aware of a change. This is unlike printed maps from others which can go out of date as soon as they are printed and may be several years out of date when you buy them. Updates are published monthly, around the middle of each month.

When you buy your maps from us you can ask for 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.

From 6 months up to 5 years after purchase I will give a discount to upgrade. The price is calculated from the number of monthly issues since your purchase at the rate of 1.67% per month, that's 20% per year. For example, upgrading to the 15th monthly issue since purchase the price to pay will be 15 x 1.67% = 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.

To obtain your update then please email your request to info@waterwayroutes.co.uk with enough information for me to identify you original order:-
> 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.

Please note: The England & Wales maps are too large to download and these are supplied on a data DVD.
Upgrades

Upgrades

Upgrades are where you trade up to a larger or better map at a discounted price.

Sometimes your needs change or, perhaps you like our maps so much you would now like more maps.

You can upgrade from:
> the Acrobat (pdf) to the Memory-Map (qct) version of the same map
> an individual map (or maps) to the England & Wales map

During the first 6 months of ownership this will be at the difference in price.

From 6 months to 5 years we will make a gradually reducing discount. We will give a discount based on the original map purchase price reduced by 1.67% for each monthly issue since purchase. For example, if your original purchase was 18 months ago we will give a discount of 100 - (18 x 1.67%) = 70% or the original map purchase price.

To obtain your update then please email your request to info@waterwayroutes.co.uk with enough information for me to identify you original order:-
> 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.

Please note: The England & Wales maps are too large to download and these are supplied on a data DVD.