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Little Navmap stable release 1.8.3 - Navigraph support and new export formats

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Direct download: Windows - macOS - Linux (64 bit)

Online Manual

Notes

This release adds support for Navigraph updates and includes a full AIRAC cycle 1707 including procedures, airspaces, navaids and more.

Note that Navigraph updates will only be available as of December 7th with the next cycle 1713.

Furthermore, new flight plan export formats like the Majestic Dash and the new X-Plane 11 FMS format were added.

Changes from Release 1.6.7 to 1.8.3

Little Xpconnect was updated to 1.0.5. Minor changes only.
Little Navconnect was updated to 1.8.2. Minor changes and bug fixes only.

The program will automatically prepare the included Navigraph database on first start.
Reloading the scenery databases is recommended.

Improvements

Navigraph

  • Added Navigraph database cycle 1707 to program download archive. Database is prepared and used automatically on startup. See the Navigation Databases chapter in the manual for more information.
  • Added sub-menu for Navigraph database in menu Scenery Library with three display options.
  • Program can now display mixed data (e.g. FSX/N in titlebar) on map and in information window:
    • Complete airports and ILS from simulator data.
    • Navaids, airways, airspaces and procedures from third party navdata like Navigraph.
  • Changed main window title bar to indicate usage of navdata (e.g. Navigraph): FSX/N: simulator and navdata, (FSX)/N: navdata only and FSX: simulator only. See Window Title in the online manual.
  • Additonal third party database is now opened from application directory first and can be overloaded in settings database directory by a newer one. Programm checks database internal compilation time before copying and creates database indexes on demand. Database is copied and prepared on first startup.

Flight Plan Export

  • Enabled saving of the new X-Plane 11 FMS file format and added warning before saving since the format is not usable by X-Plane 11.05. FMS 11 is now the default format when saving FMS although it needs at least a 11.10 beta version. FMS 3 can still be saved using the export option. See in the manual: FMS 11 and FMS 3.
  • Added flight plan export for Majestic Dash. Currently limited to waypoints. See in the manual: FPR.
  • Added export for IXEG 737 flight plan format. See in the manual: FPL.
  • Flight plan export to Flight Factor Airbus added. See in the manual: corte.in Format.

Translation

  • Updated English manual and French program translation.
  • Added translated offline manual PDF by Patrick. Not yet available online.
  • Added French legend and updates to translation.

Options

  • Added settings in option dialog on tab User Interface to force user interface language and locale (number format, date format and more) in program to English.
  • Added options to disable restoring the last search parameters, information window content and aircraft trail on startup in options dialog on tab Startup.

Other

  • Updated Linux startup script so that it can be used also by the desktop launcher (thanks to Valerio for the tip).
  • Now adding all readme and changelog files to macOS deployment.
  • Added command line option -s or --settings-directory that allows to change the ABarthel part of the settings directory for testing purposes like running more than one version of Little Navmap.
  • Fixed display of navaids in information dock window on procedure tab and removed SIDs and STARs since this information was not useful.
  • Added cycle information to X-Plane menu item in scenery library menu showing AIRAC cycle of loaded X-Plane database.
  • Scenery library menu item is now disabled instead of being hidden if only one simulator is installed.
  • Adapted airspace and COM display to new types. Added caution airspace.
  • Information dock window on tab Runways/Helipads can now display more than one ILS for a runway end (EDDF 25R/07L in X-Plane).

Fixed Errors

  • Fixed error where ARINC name of procedures was not loaded causing problems when exporting and loading flight plans.
  • Fixed problem in ATS route string parser where an airway as an invalid first entry did not generate a warning message.
  • Fixed error in route string parser which did not recognize STARs correctly.
  • Fixed error where first enroute waypoint contained an airway reference after calculating with SID in some cases. This caused problems when exporting some flight plan formats and in the route string parser.
  • Fixed several display issues with large airspaces and airways crossing the anti meridian. These showed up mirrored with their tooltips in other parts of the world. Small problems remain (e.g. Melbourne FIR).
  • FSX/P3D: Added workaround for scenery sort order with add-on.xml files missing layer id. Now forcing navaid updates of fsAerodata to highest priority.
  • Fixed error where an automatic connect was attempted even when hostname is empty.
  • Fixed problem with almost invisible checkbox, radiobutton and toolbar-button state in night mode.
  • Fixed error with wrong ILS pitch in X-Plane compiler. Value was rounded to integer value.
  • Better handling of X-Plane OpenAirspace comments.
  • Fixed crashes and freezes with invalid or incomplete procedures. Drawing code is now more robust for invalid procedure legs as they appear in some add-on scenery.
  • Fixed problem where invalid procedure legs were not recognized (course/heading to DME distance or VOR radial).
  • Fixed problem where no scenery database was selected on first startup causing crashes when loading a flight plan.
  • Fixed handling of missing or inaccessible legend file. Now silently ignores error and redirects to web page if unavailable.
  • Fixed error in scenery library menu where a menu item could be deselected resulting in no selection at all.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions.

 

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Thanks for your hard work to give us the best planner... 

The export for the dash was awaiting... Now is there... Fantastic

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The export for the dash is a bit limited, sorry. Currently only waypoints and the Dash will show the wrong coordinates and information if you select INFO in the FMC for a waypoint.

But navigation and all is not affected by this.

Alex

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29 minutes ago, albar965 said:

But navigation and all is not affected by this.

Thx Alex, navigation working on the AP is the most important.

The infos of waypoints could be found in LNM when the pln is created.

So is a less matter when flying in the majestic, if we have knowledge of this limitation on the FMC.

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Hi Alex,

 

The Mac OS download link of version of 1.8.3 on your main announcement page downloads only the French version of the program. Is it possible to have the English please?

Great program - I find it invaluable as part of my day to day flight planning.

 

EDIT:

All done now thanks Alex - via the Preferences (I read the manual!)

Great stuff.

 

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there is no special language version. LNM detects the OS language and uses it if translations are available.

But I suspect that there is an error in the detection. Can you open a terminal and show me the output of "echo $LANG".?

Alex

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How can we update the airac?

Manual says "Does not have to be compiled and can be updated by the Navigraph FMS Data Manager." but how? we just point the airac update to the same folder where the default database is?

Thank you

PS: Little Navamp gets better every day, best FP tool in the market today in my opinion.

 

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You can update it with the Navigraph FMS Data Manager when the next cycle 1713 is released on December 7th.

Alex

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1 minute ago, albar965 said:

You can update it with the Navigraph FMS Data Manager when the next cycle 1713 is released on December 7th.

Alex

Yes Alex, but how? LNM is not listed in the FMS Data Manager, thats why i asked ;)

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Sorry, but you have to wait for the next cycle on December 7th. LNM is not listed yet in the FMS Data Manager.

I saw no reason to postpone the LNM release until this date. I think the included cycle already offers a lot like airspaces for the X-Plane users and SIDs and STARs for FSX/P3D users.

Hope you understand.

Alex

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Alex, 

How does this affect users of fsAerodata.  Should they remove the entries from scenery.cfg or leave them?

If so, does the duplication have any impact on LNM?  Probably not, but I'm a bit confused because it would seem that the user is introducing the same data twice.

I admit that I'm not completely sure how fsAerodata integrates with FSX and have it because LNM didn't support Navigraph.

Thanks
Ernie

 

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Hi Ernie,

leave all as it is. The datasets don't interfere. I use two different database files: One taken from sim scenery and the Navigraph one.

All described here in this new chapter in the manual.

The native Navigraph support for LNM bypasses a few limitations that come with the scenery database and its BGL files:

  • Now speed limits in procedures
  • One-way airways (see little arrows on the map) and upper altitude restriction on airways
  • SID and STAR names are correct now where FSAD has to limit them to five characters due to BGL limitations.
  • Plenty of airspaces for the X-Plane users

Alex

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