Wondering what the difference between Quickmap and Prover is? This article puts Quickmap and Prover head-to-head to showcase what each can do for you.
Firstly, what is Prover? Prover is a website that can be accessed from any internet enabled device. It requires no installation, you just go to the Prover website, login, and you’re away. It works on any browser (MS Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.). You can access it from your laptop, PC, Mac, smartphone, etc.
By contrast, Quickmap is a program that is installed on your PC. Unless you’re doing title ordering or accessing other data from Quickmap (such as title preview or downloading new data to store on your computer for later use), all data is stored on your computer, so no internet connection is required.
Here’s a table showing some of the differences in features of Quickmap and Prover.
|No internet connection required||Internet connection required|
|Installed on your PC||No installation required|
|Works on a PC or laptop running Windows||Works on any internet enabled device with a web browser|
|Requires space to store data||No space required on your device|
|You manage your own updates
||We manage your data for you
|Provides cadastral, title (LINZ), and council data. Survey plans, survey marks, council sales data, and aerial photography are available as add-ins. Additional data is available for download, see here for further information||Provides cadastral, title (LINZ), aerial photography, survey plans, survey marks, and council data. Council sales data is available as an add-in|
|GPS data can be imported from supported GPS devices||Using Prover from a device with a GPS, enables you to locate your position on the map within Prover, at any time.|
|You can add your own data into Quickmap: create a new database containing a record of your jobs and related documents, or import data from an existing database. Import or export a wide range of data formats, such as SHP, DGN, MIF, TAB, DXF, WKT, ECW, JPG, PNG, Google Earth, etc.||No importing or exporting.|
|Powerful GIS reporting available||Basic reporting|
|Search by address, appellation, owner, place name, title, land use, valuation reference, survey plan, schools, electoral boundaries, councils, legal description, etc.||Search by address, title, legal description, owner, valuation reference, or survey plan|
|Integrates with other products||No integration|
|Advanced measuring tools||Basic measuring tools|
|Powerful map editor: choose the layers / data that is visible on your map||Standard map is displayed with a basic capacity to choose map labels|
In a sentence, Prover is less powerful than Quickmap, but works on just about any device from just about anywhere, has all the data that you can get from Quickmap and is updated by us.
It’s also worth noting that while Prover is available to buy separately, you can get free Prover logins when you buy Quickmap with monthly updates.