Ray Proudfoot

Moving Map required for use with P3D v3.4

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When I flew FS9 and later FSX I used FSEarth by Luciano Napolitano. This placed my aircraft on an overlay of Google Earth and showed its heading and speed. There was also an option to show Ai but I didn't bother with that option. It was extremely useful in helping me identify cities, towns, villages, rivers and mountain ranges that I would not otherwise know.

Since switching to P3D v3.4 FSEarth won't work and after contacting Luciano it seems he's luke warm about making it compatible with that simulator.

I'm looking for a replacement. Requirements are pretty simple. Must use Google Earth or near equivalent, have a zoom function and should run via WideFS on another PC.

There has to be something like that available surely. Freeware or payware. I don't need anything that includes a flight planner.

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Hello again Ray!

Little NavMap is excellent, but I also like Plan-G. For payware, the Aivilasoft Electronic Flight Bag... man, it's incredible.  It doesn't have Google Earth so it might not be what you're looking for in you're flying low and slow, but if you're flying an airliner then it's very tough to beat.  Ground, Departure, Enroute, Arrival and Approach Charts will be your moving map(s) and it will automatically transition you to each one as you fly or  you can manually go to whatever you wish. Fully sync'd with VATSIM to see other aircraft (even before you go online) and to see what controllers are online. I just won't fly without it, ever!.

I have and run all three programs listed above, and they are all P3DV4 compatible.

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I also used FsEarth but switched to Flight Map. Some good options and not too expensive. I run it in both FSX and v4 on a 10" tablet uses Google Earth with options for Satellite or Hybrid. Have about 20 35 aircraft avatars to use for the moving display.

https://vineripesoftware.wordpress.com/flightmap/

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Thanks for all your suggestions. I should have mentioned I already use EFB but that is a navigation map. I specifically want a Google Earth type map and looking at all those suggested FlightMap comes the closest but only runs on a tablet. I have 2/3 of a 24" monitor free for a map so want something that runs on a PC and uses WideFS.

I found another thread last night and have downloaded GENav formerly payware but now freeware. It seems odd that there aren't any that use Google Earth. Do Google charge a fee for using their maps?

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6 hours ago, David Mills said:

I especially like Free Air Map. It does what you want.

http://www.geminisoftware.de/index.html

 

 

I installed this into P3D v4  ... It worked beautifully well for the first day  ....

Booted my system up yesterday and no connectivity and interaction at all with P3D v4  .... The map is stuck at Cambridge in the UK (where I landed the day before)  ...

I have tried everything to get it going  .... Tried to run the manual  ... doesn't initiate .. looked on their website for the manual .. couldn't find it  ... so I decide ok  .. I'll uninstall it from my system ... and guess what  ..... No uninstaller  ...... Avoid this one Ray unless others can prove me wrong

Paul 

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12 hours ago, Twenty6 said:

Well .. I have downloaded LittleNavmap and first impressions are very good indeed

Just completing a flight from Gatwick down to Nice and it's behaving itself very nicely indeed  ... I am impressed :)

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Paul,

I agree. Installed and running remotely via SimConnect. I can't believe how good this is. Definitely payware standard.

Thank you @Twenty6, great find. :biggrin:

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3 hours ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

Paul,

I agree. Installed and running remotely via SimConnect. I can't believe how good this is. Definitely payware standard.

Thank you @Twenty6, great find. :biggrin:

Hi Ray

I think you are still on P3D version 3 if I am correct? 

Well I am pleased to say it is working top notch in P3D V4  .....

As you say  ..... a great find :)

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Yes Paul, I am. I see there's a separate thread on this so I might post a suggestion there. If a flight plan is loaded in P3D it would be helpful if Little NavMap could detect it and load it.

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Good idea    ... me being lazy here .. do you have a link to that thread please?

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58 minutes ago, Paul_ said:

Good idea    ... me being lazy here .. do you have a link to that thread please?

Here you go. Alex has already answered my question and will add it. Just don't ask when. :smile:

 

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23 hours ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

When I flew FS9 and later FSX I used FSEarth by Luciano Napolitano. This placed my aircraft on an overlay of Google Earth and showed its heading and speed. There was also an option to show Ai but I didn't bother with that option. It was extremely useful in helping me identify cities, towns, villages, rivers and mountain ranges that I would not otherwise know.

Since switching to P3D v3.4 FSEarth won't work and after contacting Luciano it seems he's luke warm about making it compatible with that simulator.

I'm looking for a replacement. Requirements are pretty simple. Must use Google Earth or near equivalent, have a zoom function and should run via WideFS on another PC.

There has to be something like that available surely. Freeware or payware. I don't need anything that includes a flight planner.

You may wish to try GE Nav.  It's now freeware and it uses Google Earth exclusively.  I think it's in the Avsim freeware utilities section.

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3 minutes ago, vp49p3 said:

You may wish to try GE Nav.  It's now freeware and it uses Google Earth exclusively.  I think it's in the Avsim freeware utilities section.

Thanks. I may take a look but Little Navmap does everything I need.

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Thanks for the link Ray and a huge thread it is 

I wanted to know about the sound muting when you start clicking on LittleNavmap but it looks like there is a way of stopping that with a feature in P3D  ....

I'll take a look in the morning  .....  

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Paul,

The reason the sound in P3D stops when you click on Little Navmap is because P3D no longer has the focus.

Do you have a spare PC knocking around? I'm running this on a 2nd PC and you get none of those problems plus the map is visible continuously.

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I am running it on a 2nd Screen Ray  so that isn't a problem for me  ... it's the sound muting that is the only issue  ... as I say .... I did see a way around it via something built into P3D  .....  Otherwise yes ... I'll hook another PC up or .. hmmmmm I wonder if it is available as an app on my ipad??

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As soon as P3D loses the focus the sound stops. No way around that I'm afraid. It's a Windows 'feature'.

Don't think an iPad option is available. With so much info available via popups I think it only runs on a PC.

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Ahh that is true ... looks like I'll be hooking up another PC then

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Wow thanks for this thread. because of it I discovered Little Navmap. Open source as well. What a great flight planning tool. Kind of like Blender being open source. Can add various features to it like exporting and importing plugins etc. Great program..

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On 04/07/2017 at 11:00 PM, Ray Proudfoot said:

Don't think an iPad option is available. With so much info available via popups I think it only runs on a PC.

Hi Ray,

If you are interested in an iPad option then I would recommend you take a look at RemoteFlight Map HD. I think it is brilliant and offers many options and is so easy to use. You have to install RemoteFlight Server on your PC to link the sim with the App. and FSUIPC is required as well. It's all explained clearly by it's very enthusiastic Author on his RemoteFlight Site. Also, it's worth noting he offers several other very useful Apps as well: https://remoteflight.net/

Regards,

Mike

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On 04/07/2017 at 9:45 AM, Paul_ said:

I installed this into P3D v4  ... It worked beautifully well for the first day  ....

Booted my system up yesterday and no connectivity and interaction at all with P3D v4  .... The map is stuck at Cambridge in the UK (where I landed the day before)  ...

I have tried everything to get it going  .... Tried to run the manual  ... doesn't initiate .. looked on their website for the manual .. couldn't find it  ... so I decide ok  .. I'll uninstall it from my system ... and guess what  ..... No uninstaller  ...... Avoid this one Ray unless others can prove me wrong

Paul 

Hi Paul,

I think you are being a little unfair about this one. The latest version 1.4 build 4.1.2.3 (P3Dv4) seems very stable and, if you sign up to MapQuest Developer, you will receive an AppKey which allows limited free monthly access to global satellite imagery. This key needs to be added to the AirMap.ini file. Everything is explained on the Gemini website. Uninstalling the App is simply a matter of deleting the Gemini installation folder.

Regards,

Mike

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On 7/4/2017 at 1:41 AM, Ray Proudfoot said:

Thanks for all your suggestions. I should have mentioned I already use EFB but that is a navigation map. I specifically want a Google Earth type map and looking at all those suggested FlightMap comes the closest but only runs on a tablet. I have 2/3 of a 24" monitor free for a map so want something that runs on a PC and uses WideFS.

I found another thread last night and have downloaded GENav formerly payware but now freeware. It seems odd that there aren't any that use Google Earth. Do Google charge a fee for using their maps?

Yes they do now. Used to be free but for commercial uses they now charge (a lot I understand).

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