Mapmate version 2.4.0 single .exe installer download: For new user install, re-install on a new computer or for disaster recovery.
Important: Right-click link below and choose to Save file (save to your Desktop or an easy to find location), then run on target machine.
Once downloaded, right-click the downloaded file and then choose 'Run as Administrator' on Windows 7 or later.
This installer was refreshed on 7th May 2017 to include all required patches to 487 inclusive. It also now contains all the extended maps and is a little over 200 MB.
Essential Reading for New Users is the Quick Start Guide.
New users will need their CUK (Centre Unique Key) and Serial Number when the program is first run after install.
There is much useful information to be found on the BSBI MapMate pages, including a new "MapMate Book".
Important Notes on Installing:
Windows 10. Initial problems with Windows 10 now seem resolved by Microsoft. A couple of issues remaining for MapMate.
'Touch Screen' can muddle the map coordinates causing trace and grid-ref errors when navigating the screen. It also can break
the Analysis interface so the listing of queries and reports will not work. We recommend you turn this off unless expressly needed.
There is much useful information on the BSBI MapMate pages, including instructions on "how to fix MapMate analysis tree
problem with Windows 8 and 10".
After installing and before running for the first time (all Windows versions after, and not including, XP):
If you are re-installing and/or the configuration wizard doesn't start automatically then:
Tip: If you are having problems 'seeing' your data after re-installing do the above to re-optimize.
Tip: You should always run the new version from the Windows Start button
> Programs > MapMate.
The reason for this is that we have set special permissions at this point as above.
Note: The new version always puts your data files in your
Documents/My MapMate/Data/ folders.
This works with all versions of Windows. Your older version may have had these in "Program Files".
The MapMate programs still go in Program Files, it is just your data files and databases that are put in
Notes on Moving your Data back from backup after disaster recovery:
[We recommend you backup by saving a copy of your entire 'My MapMate/Data/' folder from your Documents]
Once you have installed and are happy that MapMate works OK, you can move your data as follows.
Only three files are required to reconstruct all of your records. These are:
Records.mdb, Sites.mdb and Reference.mdb
These are all in their respectively same named folders. For example, Records.mdb will be found in:
Either c:/Program Files/MapMate/Records/, or in your Documents/My MapMate/Data/Records/
The new version always uses 'My MapMate' in your documents. Your prior version may use either, depending on its version.
To move your data simply replace the three files above as installed with the copies from your old system.
Note also that you can move all maps by doing a similar exercise with the following three files:
Atlas.mdb, Map.mdb and MapList.mdb
These are all in the Maps/ folder.
These three files completely describe all of your maps and atlases.
If possible copying over your entire My MapMate/Data/ to replace that newly installed is recommended.
This will transfer the patched state of your MapMate, together with any custom queries you may have.
Notes on 64-bit Windows:
The Installer will work on 64-bit systems. In this case all program files will be installed to "Program Files (x86)".
This is typical for running any 32-bit program (which MapMate is) on a 64-bit Windows system.
We suggest you leave all automatically selected option as set when installing.
Your data files should always go in: your Documents/My MapMate/Data/.