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General questions to installation, upgrades and the program.

The program QuoVadis 6, shortly QV6, is the continuation of the successful program of Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Flemming. The idea to QuoVadis came to his mind somewhere in Libyen during the measuring coordinates from a map and the transfer into the Garmin 75 in the morning. Since this morning the program was developed continiously and also the user desires were taken into account.

QV6 has three different program editions with different ranges of function:

  • Freeware
  • Standard
  • Poweruser

For the differences and a comparison of all program editions please look atProduktfamilie.

You can download the program at the website QuoVadis Software GmbH. The programm “QuoVadis-Poweruser” is unlocked for 25 days without limitations. After the expiry of 25 days you can use the program in the Freeware-version, with a limited range of functions, but you can naturally upgrade to the standard or Poweruser version (look at [QVSHOP]).

Suggestions and solutions to this problem you can find here announcements in [QVFORUM].

The Release version is the stable version and was tested adequately and shows no known serious bugs. This version is recommendet for the use to everyone.
The Developer version contains the latest features and Bugfixes. But it can contain maybe great bugs. This version is only recommendet to users, who like to play with the latest features and know, that it is a risk. We suggest, to perform a complete backup of all QV6 databases (*.qv5db), when you use this version. A fast opportunity for the backup is for example in QV6 the Quick Backup.

Please look at the chapter The first steps in QV. For fundamental concepts and some examples please follow the link QV6 für Neueinsteiger. You will find a lot of information in the documentation, but if you do not find a solution or you do not understand something, then the [QVFORUM] is a good plattform.

You can use GPS-units, which support the NMEA-protocol or which are connected over the USB-connection, to receive or download data from GPS. You can find an overview in the chapter GPS-Geräte, taking account that it can not reflect always the current status because of the wide range of different units. If your unit is not listed, you can try it on your own with the demo version1) or you can ask in the [QVFORUM].

You will be supported in the [QVFORUM], here in the wiki or directly at the website [QVHOME]

That you can get the right answer to your question, please enter the following information in the forum [QVFORUM]:

  • Which version 2) of QuoVadis3) do you use?4)
  • Windows version (XP, Vista, Windows 7)
  • Is the program running in a virtual engine? Which product (z.B. VirtualBox, VMWare) and which version? Which Hostbetriebssystem?
  • Can you reproduce the mistake? Which steps have you done?
  • Please give some example data, if possible.5)

Please send data only after our order in the forum (with a link to the forum message) to [QVEMAIL].

The easiest way is “Schlagwort Suche” here in the wiki. Therefore on every page you can find above on the left side a Eingabemaske and beside a button with “Searching”. Please enter only the word, which you are searching for and the wiki will list the corresponding articels, which contains the entered word .

Please send a link to the page and a short description to [QVEMAIL], so that the mistake can be deleted. Thank you very much for your support!


  • Upgrade from TTQV3/4 to QV6: QV6 uses a completely different code as TTQV3/4 and is based (since TTQV5) on a complete new developement. That means, that QV6 functions without mistakes beside an existing installation of TTQV3/4. Please install QV6, an existing installation will not be influenced.
  • Upgrade from TTQV5 to QV6: QV6 is a development of TTQV5. The installation of QV6 functions like an update for TTQV5. Please start the setup of QV6. The installation routine recognizes an existing TTQV5 and adapts and integrates all necessary data of TTQV5. Before the installation of QV6 the program in QV6 setup(not the data!) TTQV5 will be deinstalled.
  • Upgrade the existing licence code: Owner of a licence code of an older TTQV version have different opportunities to purchase a latest licence for QV6 in [QVSHOP]. An existing TTQV5 licence can be used also for QV6 without limitations.

Naturally you can transfer the data. Depending on the previous version, there exist some little differences:

  • Data transfer from TTQV5: During the installation of QV6 all data bases from TTQV5 will be adapted automatically and are usually available. Databases with the ending *.qv5db, which were saved manually, are available in QV6 again, when they are copied into the data list of QV6 in the file qu5, also “…/TTQV6_Data/qu5/”. The saving location of the QV6-data list has been selected by the user during the installation or correspondends to the data list of TTQV5.
  • Data transfer from TTQV3/4: During the first installation of QV6 the installation routine searches after an existing TTQV3/4 installation and offers an import of the data to you. Alternatively you have the opportunity in the program overview of QV6, to import the data bases from the older version. Therefore click in [QVX] on the data base - symbol (white container) and select the option “TTQV3/4 import data…”. Please follow then the assistant.

    Before an import/a data transfer from TTQV3/4 we recommend, to compress these data bases!

You can use all maps from TTQV5 further more until some special cases.
By the usage of maps of TTQV4 you will have the following limitations: All maps, which uses the geogrid-viewer and the geogrid-mapformat of the company EADS, can not be imported in QV6 any more, but they are available for customers of TTQV4 further more because of Bestandsschutz-Regelung by the data transfer from TTQV4. This refers to all public Top10/25/50/200 maps of Germany and the Austrian FlyMap (bis V4).
More over that the french IGN-Bayo maps with the ending *byo and the maps of Switzerland with the ending *.axf can not be used any more in QV6.

Yes, but you can not install the bonus maps, if TTQV5 has been deleted.
The TTQV5-bonus maps depend on TTQV5 because of the licence and can only be installed, if TTQV5 has been installed. When you like to use these maps further more with QV6, please take care, that they has been installed before the installation of QV6, then they will be adapted automatically. An installation after TTQV5 has been deleted, is not possible.
The ODB and the SRTM30 are contained in the delivery range of QV6, when you have ordered QV on DVD, but it can be downloaded, too. The world atlas 4Mio is not included in the delivery range of QV6, but you can purchase additionally an extendet world atlas in 4 und 2Mio, when you order QV .
Notice: When you have already installed the bonus-data on your first-pc, you can it copy easily on your second-pc and import it there in QV6.

Work with QuoVadis

QuoVadis is currently in a developing process. We realize very often many ideas of the users. Please do not hesitate, to ask your questions in [QVFORUM] of QuoVadis.

Business clients have also the opportunity to get individual developments of necessary functions. We create an OEM-version, which is perfectly adaptable to your desires. Please ask us with a personal request per [QVEMAIL]. In the past we have worked successfully together with many different companies, for example with companies from the emergencies, research and developement.

If you have problems with QV6, you should take a look into the paragraph “Easy repair of QuoVadis 6” in the artikel QuoVadis 6 will nicht laufen. If you can not solve the problem with this support,then please contact us in the [QVFORUM].

  • A route is a group of waypoints, which has been created in a special way. A route is a navigation method, which you can plan by the definition of several waypoints. Please use a route, if you can not get from one location to another location directly. In this case we call it airline-routing.
  • A track is a chain of points, which are ordered by time. Each point contains usually information about the coordinates, time and date (and in the most cases also the height).
  • A waypoint is a point, which refers to a geographic position (longitude- and latitude)6). A waypoint will be defined by coordinates, which will be read by the GPS navigation unit.

Please use the import-function of [QVX]: The button “Import” opens the assistant, which will lead you through the process. A detailed description find you here: Import von GPS-Daten

When the other user has also QV6 or TTQV5, then you can give him the database. You can find it in the QuoVadis data list, in the file “qu5”. Please transfer the *.qu5db file. For more information please look at: Datenübertragung zwischen verschiedenen PCs
If the other user has no QuoVadis, you will find in [QV6] many export formats: Click in [QVX] on the button “Export” (Diskettensymbol with a red Pfeil to the right). A detailed explanation of the export dialogue can you find in the chapter Export von Daten

QV6 offers also the import of user-defined GPS-data formats. Please look at the table in the par "Unterstützte Datenformate". Here you see on the high priority the field “Automatic”.

If your data can not be imported, you can download the freeware program GPS-Babel and try, to convert the GPS-file in one of by [QV6] supported import format. After that you can import the file in the program. If it does not work, you can ask [QVFORUM] for more help.

A description of the correct enter of the coordinates find you in this chapter Koordinateneingabe.


For this you have different methods. When you have deleted a waypoint by the QV-Xplorer Icon “Delete” and the waypoint is not visible anymore in the QV-Xplorer, please click on the small Pfeil beside the Deleting-X . Mark the first point “Show deleted objects”. Your waypoint will be displayed with the notice [DELETED]. Mark it and click again on the small Pfeil and select “Rückgängig löschen”. Then the waypoint is recreate.

Naturally it can also be, that you have deleted a waypoint “endgültig”. Then you will have the only opportunity, if it was not too long time, to get the information from your saving of the own system-backup or the .qv5db.bak file (is generated from QV at every compressing). Stop QV6 and name the database with the deleted waypoint “Muster.qv5db” in for example “MusterORIGINAL.qv5db”, delete “Muster.qv5db.bak” the ending “.bak” and start QV6. In QV-Xplorer you can find your database with the deleted waypoint “MusterORIGINAL” and the saved database “Muster”, from which you can copy the unintentionally deleted waypoint back again in the “MusterORIGINAL”.

When you delete data in QuoVadis, then they will be marked at first only as “deleted” markiert. They are not displayed anymore, but physically the deleted data still exist. Really deleted are the data only, if you compress the databaseDatenbank komprimieren. A similar mechanism do you have in Windows 7, when you activate the data backup for your hard disk. You can restore the deleted data on the hard disk with an activated data backup.

In QuoVadis 6 databases can be compressed as the following:

  • open QV-Xplorer
  • put the cursor in the tree view on the list, for example „QV-Data“
  • click in the icon bar of the QV-Xplorer on the icon on the left („white container“, database…)
  • select „compressing“

All databases im the list „QV-Data“ will be compressed. Repeat this process for other lists, if necessary. You can compress also a single database (select this and make the same process).

You have three options to import new maps to QV6:

  1. Installation by setup routine: Maps of QV6 are delivered normally with a setup routine, which is responsible for the whole installation and enters the maps directly in the map table.
  2. Installation by the button “Import of new maps CD/DVD automatically…”: This way of installation is suitable, if you have to install many maps together. The import of CDs or DVDs is not the only adventage. Look n the opening assistant for the right list heraus and follow the assistant.
  3. Installation by right mouseclick in the maptable: Hereby you can import one or more “normal” maps together or additionally “special” maps, like online-maps or maps of ecwp or wms server. Therefore click with the right mouse button on an existing map table and select the option “New”. Select in the opening assistant the right map type for you and follow the assistant.

A detailed instruction and explanation of all options find you at: Neue Karte importieren



You can look at [QVSHOP], if there are maps for your destination. In every case it may be worthy, to ask at the [QVFORUM], because you can get there additional tips of available or other map material.

A raster map is similar to a conventional graphic, for example like fotos of digital camera. Each pixel is now allocated to a color value and all pixels together are the map grafic. Vector maps are maps, which were for example used in the classic “Navis” or in QV6 for example in the Navtech Navi or the QV-Telogis-Navteq maps. Therefore the vectors have special information, for example a point, from which a line goes to a special destination, represents a road sector. Adventages of vector maps have typically a smaller file size in comparison to a raster map and are crystal clear in every zoom level. In comparison to vector maps raster maps have typically a larger file size, but have mostly a more beautyful map picture or - at least at topographical maps - about a higher information density and/or more information.
More informationen to the theme you can find here: Einführung ins Thema Karten

It is genious in its function, but it is not very easy to understand, how QV6 realizes printing on scale. Therefore the next steps show you, how you can print on scale, if you follow them exactly! Please follow the next steps (helps you to understand):

  • Open a map
  • Zoom to 100% and adjust the window so, that the left edge above of the map window shows also the left edge above of the print-out.
  • Then click » file» print » goal „Printer“, 300dpi, Weiter
  • Now please select the option „this view“ - the screen becomes a little darker, because a window in the size of the screen will be drawed, which includes the chosen print-out-field.
  • Now let the “Print” dialogue open and zoom with the scroll-wheel, with the keyboard or the icons in the QV-menue widely out of the map.
  • If not selected, place a check mark on “true-scale printing” and on “Map section extending on paper size”
  • Then click on “Create page”, unti now the two last entered options will be applied and you can see, that the window

changes accordingly like the print-out-size of the selected scale. When you determine a scale and order, that the papersize of the printer (A4?) should “be filled” with the map, then you have determined the section in QV-window explicitly. The in this map section entered options will be applied only, when you click explicitly on the option “Creating page”!

That depends on, if you like to install QuoVadis on a new pc or if you like to install QuoVadis for example after a new Windows installation again on the same pc. On a completely new pc all maps need to be unlocked again.
If QuoVadis was running on this pc previously, you can avoid the unlocking process, when you copy the file lp_QuoVadis 6b.lic from a backup to the file “lic” in the QuoVadis data list.
A more detailed description you will find in the section “backup of the licence data” in the Chapter Aktivierung.

Please hold the key longer pressed on the button, to zoom in the map. You can determine the zoom speed in the settings.

Raster maps

In General you can use all offered maps on the hompage or in the [QVSHOP] in QuoVadis, unless, it is pointed out directly (and very clear) some contrary points. Es lassen sich weiterhin alle Karten, die mit TTQV oder QuoVadis als kompatibel gekennzeichnet sind, auch mit QV6 verwenden. Des weiteren kann man alle digitalisierten Karten, welche in einem freien, gängigen Grafikformat vorliegen in QV6 importieren und kalibrieren.
An overview of a detailed list with all supported maps you find here: Karten Einführung7)

To use the paper map in QuoVadis, it has to be digitalized, that means it has to be scanned. You can scan it at home with a normal scanner or you decide to ask a professional service, who are able to scan the map normally in one whole peace.8) QuoVadis has also an own scanner service for maps. Please ask us concerning the actual conditions and the process per e-mail: [QVEMAIL]. After the digitalization importiert the map to QV6 and kalibriert it after that in the program.

Vector maps

In QuoVadis you can use different vector maps. In general two maps can be distinguished: vector maps, which are suitable for road routing or road navigation (Routing, Navi) or vector maps, which can be only displayed on a screen.

Vector maps with routing or Navi function:

  1. Navteq Vector data 2009q4, for example the Navteq Navi Europe totally 2010,
  2. new QV-Telogis vector data from the year 2012, for example the QV-Map Telogis 2012 Germany Truck

Vector maps, which can be displayed in Quo Vadis:

  1. Garmin maps in the classic *.img Format (but not NT maps)
  2. GIS-maps in the format Shp, Dwg and Dxf
  3. OSM-raw data
  4. Google Earth kml files
  5. and much more: Chapter “Supported formats” in the link GIS-Dateien

This is not possible. The licence guidelines of the provider of the map data do not allow this. You can use the commercial vector maps only with the product, for which it was produced and purchased.


Create a new map table or take an established map table in [QVX] and click with the right mousebutton. Select in the context menue Neu –> Online-Karten… and the maps will be created in the map table.


A normal (or classic) route is a chain of waypoints, which you create manually, transfer it to your GPS-unit and then you should be able to drive the route without any problems. For a routing-route the way is created automatically from a data base (vector map, Google routing). Therefore it is enough, to set the start and the goal (sometimes some stopovers) and the way will be calculated by the routing-engine automatically.

In QV6 are three map basics, with which you can create a routing_route:

  1. Google routing (in all versions of QV6 available), for the usage a internet connection is necessary
  2. Navteq vector data 2009q4, for example the Navteq Navi Europe totally 2010 - need to be purchased and installed separately and can be used without internet
  3. new QV-Telogis vector maps, for example the QV-Map Telogis 2012 Germany Truck - need to be purchased and installed separately, can be used without internet

An overview about the new QuoVadis Telogis vector data, including the coverage and the availability, find you here [QVSHOP].


Questions, which are not related to one or another category.

Ask your question in the support forum: [QVFORUM]

When you give us a response, we can extend the Wiki, because we do not have all units for own tests available.
You find them in the menue ? (= Help) in the menue point “Over …”
or in early versions: TTQV
If it is not the actual version, please try to find out, if the problem exists also after the last updates of your program version or if the problem has been resolved now.
These can be attached to the forum message until a special file size.
In most cases it refers also to a height information
Please notice, that the list has, in some cases, not always the latest update.
It saves time and is mostly more detailed, because a scanner can maybe distort the grafik at the edges.
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