Downloading the Global Overlay Mapper
With the latest version, v1.5, the Global Overlay Mapper is now available for download completely free of charge. Follow the instructions below, and you will have a FULLY WORKING copy of GOM on your computer for as long as you wish to keep it. No nag-screens, no adverts, nothing to go out of date, no need to do anything else but use and enjoy the best Ham Radio Mapping system currently available.
The Global Overlay Mapper will run on any modern computer with the Windows 98/ME/2000/XP operating systems. As the program was built using Microsoft Visual Studio.NET, you will need the .NET Framework v1.1 to be already installed. Many computers already have this - you can check by clicking 'Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs', and looking for an entry 'Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1'. If it is missing, the GOM installer-program will tell you where to download it, though it usually sends you to the wrong page, and Version 2.0, which you don't want.
You can get the correct version from the Microsoft website HERE, or you can click HERE to go straight to the file, which is about 23MB in size.
Despite what you might think, Version 2.0 is NOT a 'new and improved' version of 1.0: it is a totally different program. You can have both versions on your computer at the same time, if you wish. When you have the .NET Framework installed, you can run any software package written in Visual Basic.NET, so its worth taking the time to acquire and install it.
The Global Overlay Mapper is packaged in 5 zipped files, with a total size of about 24MB. Create a blank folder anywhere on your computer, then click on the links below to doqnload them. Use Winzip or similar to unpack them to the same folder. To install, just click on the file 'Setup.exe'.
Why should I Register ?
If your copy of the Global Overlay Mapper is not registered, the program will not store your own user-details. This means that every time you start it again, you will need to re-enter your own position and callsign. For further details of registering, see the Register page.