The following enhancements and corrections were made to APH Talking PC Maps .
Changes from Version 2012 to Version 2013 - May 21, 2013
New 2013 maps and POIs.
Improved accuracy with route total distance calculation.
Issue with routes when units set to yards.
Speed increase when searching for and expanding POIs.
Added distance units Yards.
Ability to send feedback from inside the program.
Changes from Version 2011.2 to Version 2012 - September 12, 2012
Updated Maps and POIs for 2012.
APH Talking PC Maps seamlessly handles the switching between screen readers. You no longer need to restart APH Talking PC Maps if you switch screen readers or need to reload your screen reader for any reason.
Added the ability to download and install Maps and POIs from within APH Talking PC Maps.
New check for updates feature that can check for updated Maps, user submitted POIs, GPS installers and GTFS feeds.
New Sound effect when successful downloading of Updates is complete.
Synchronize option that can synchronize maps, POIs, GPS installers, license keys, favorites and GTFS feeds from your computer to Sendero GPS for the BrailleNote or Sense Navigation.
Create your own POIs and instantly share them with other Sendero users by submitting them to the large collection of user submitted POIs.
When switching map folders you are presented with a list of maps instead of having to browse to another folder. If the automatic detection fails, the option to browse to another map is still available.
Number of minor improvements under the hood.
Changes from Version 2011 to Version 2011.2 - October 26, 2011
Added a visual map with low vision features to the primary software screen including the ability to zoom in and out of the map. The text descriptions of your current location are still available.
A visual settings dialog makes it possible to adjust the default visual options of the graphical maps in the Visual Options item under the Tools Menu
Customizable font and font size up to 36 point
Customizable road thicknesses
Dark foreground on light background or light foreground on dark background
Size of current position icon from ¼ inch to over 2 inches
Customizable colors for current position, route waypoints, destination, one ways, overpasses, and foreground and background colors.
Added ability to explore by moving from one Point of Interest (POI) to the next by pressing the Shift-I key
Added ability to virtually enter a POI by using the Enter key
Added display of POI Details while virtually inside a POI
Added ability to exit a POI by pressing the Escape key
Added categorizing of POIs with the same address into a list where pressing the enter key enters the list and pressing the Escape key exits the list. Individual POIs can be entered by selecting and pressing the Enter key and exited by pressing the Escape key.
Organized route-related items in the Files Menu under Routes Submenu
Organized software-created route items under the Automatic Routes Submenu of the Routes Submenu in the Files Menu
Added support for user-created (manual) routes. Creating Manual Routes by virtually exploring the map. With this feature it is now possible to create a manual route just by exploring around the map. To initiate a manual route, activate the Files Menu, Routes Submenu, Manual Routes Submenu, Start Creating Manual Route. Create the route by using exploration keys, then end the manual route with the Finish Manual Route item in the Files Menu, Routes Submenu, Manual Routes Submenu.
Standardized printing functions
Print and copy to clipboard added to Route Descriptions, POI lists and POI details.
When copying your Latitude and Longitude (from the Locations menu) to your clipboard, you can paste this location into maps.google.com and be taken directly to where you are in the program. The Latitude is first, followed by the longitude.
Number of other improvements under the hood.
Adds support for Windows 7.
Adds support for data using MSXML 4 or later to run on Windows 7.
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