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Captains,

I don't know if you have been using them already, but I have made a bunch of new maps for LNM, which make some widely popular map and chart data accessible from LNM. I think you'll find them useful too.

To install the maps, download and unzip the file, then copy and paste the folder data found inside it to the location where you have your copy of LNM installed. Say yes to overwrite, when asked. You'll find my maps in a drop-down list of available maps, below all other ones and marked Custom, as shown on the image below.

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Maps included:

  • Google Maps (Default)
  • Google Maps (Satellite)
  • Google Maps (Terrain)
  • U.S. VFR Sectionals
  • U.S. IFR Enroute Low
  • U.S. IFR Enroute High
  • U.S. IFR Area Charts
  • U.S. Terminal Area Charts (TAC)
  • U.S. Helicopter Route Charts

Disclaimer: All map data is provided free of charge and publicly accessible.

Enjoy!

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Hi Victor,

thank you a lot! Very helpful!

Alex

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Hi

I try it instantatly  YES that is goooood idea , Many thanks

 

Patrick

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Brilliant...makes Skyvector practically redundant as I now can see the best of both worlds in the same window.....

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ah man that's awesome, I was just going to ask about this.

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Alex is there a way to toggle the airport charts on/off ?

 

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To get a Satellite view.

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43 minutes ago, FPStewy said:

Alex is there a way to toggle the airport charts on/off ?

Sure:

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Alex

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Ok how amazing is this. IFR-Low, SAT and Sectional.

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1 hour ago, albar965 said:

The 2.4 milestone is kinda overloaded. Still have to weed out.

Excited for future for sure then. I loved the weather icons/arrows at first but I seem to notice now that whether (sorry) related or not every time I switch to LNM window now there is an hour glass symbol and I have to wait 10 seconds  for it to work again. I suspect a setup file is linked to my back up drive which is USB and sleeps a lot. I moved LNM from it to an SS Stick but still the issue. Also generally the app is getting slower and slower to move and zoom. I suspect it is just trying to access and display too much data so I'm seeing what I can turn off as it's no longer the zippy speed monster it was a year or 2 ago. (To pan or zoom the world if I forget to turn off all airport/nav/airways overlays I will just get stuck and hang.

This is not a complaint I reckon there is a file it is accessing off that back up drive or I have too much showing right now. 

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@sloppysmusic Hi Russell,

the 10 second delay could be the disk spinning up. I had this too because I put the GLOBE data on some slow spinning thingy.
Another possibility might be weather files or the cache. All used folders are listed in the manual.
LNM does not access any paths like the ones in the recent menu. GLOBE data is accessed with a short delay to show the altitude below the cursor.

If you really want to hunt this down you can have a look at the Windows Sysinternals. They contain a tool Process Monitor which allows you to check all file and registry accesses of a program.

Hanging when scrolling: Check the settings in the dropdown box "Details while scrolling ..." on tab "Map" in the options. These might help. Also reset the detail level to a normal value.

I already checked for memory leaks and other reasons for slowdown and cannot see any here.

BTW: Memory sticks are usually not the fastest. No way to compare these to a SSD regarding speed or reliability.

Alex

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No problems here, I have LNM running smooth as silk but it's running on a WD Nvme SSD with read/ write speeds upto 3,400/2,800 MB/s

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Can it get any better. Bottom is P3D top view and top is LNM with Sat-Map with live AI overlay. BTW all I had todo is to clear the AP overlay icons. You can see the AI taxi down the runways and take off.

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Click on the Add-On Airports icon but with the Diagram boundaries disabled and you can see the parking and taxi ways.

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1 hour ago, FPStewy said:

Can it get any better.

It can believe it or not and it will! Even more exciting stuff on its way according to dev notes. Such as weather radar overlay as in Skyvector layers. That would be....just...well you know what I mean. Brilliant app!

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VQ, I have to say that these maps are really a great addon to LNM, thank you so much for your efforts in providing them!

In LNM it would be nice to be able to make airport diagram ramp and taxi areas transparent, or semi-transparent when shown over the map base - like in the bottom image of KHQM in FPStewy's earlier post. Some airports are transparent like that, but I have found that most aren't.

Kind Regards,

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3 minutes ago, somiller said:

VQ, I have to say that these maps are really a great addon to LNM, thank you so much for your efforts in providing them!

In LNM it would be nice to be able to make airport diagram ramp and taxi areas transparent, or semi-transparent when shown over the map base - like in the bottom image of KHQM in FPStewy's earlier post. Some airports are transparent like that, but I have found that most aren't.

Kind Regards,

give me an example and I'll check it out, it's basically an overlay that can be disabled in 3 layers for all airports, as far as I know anyway. It works great.

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It must be a developer preference, as most of my fsdt airports are transparent, but FlightBeam airports are opaque.

As far as I know my KMSV is a P3D stock airport, which is opaque, whereas your KHQM above is transparent.

If you are so inclined, try KMSV.

Kind Regards,

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@Bina

All I can say is WOW! You just took one of THE best apps for flight sims over the top for me. Alex can attest, one of my biggest gripes has always been OpenSteetMap/OpenMapSurfer's many "issues" and these files have eliminated my need to use either of them!

You completely ROCK Bina!!!  😎🤘 Thank you so much for this!

BEAR
CYAM

PS - And to Alex - after a long absence I'm back to continue beta work on LNM.

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12 hours ago, BEARlyThereCDN said:

PS - And to Alex - after a long absence I'm back to continue beta work on LNM.

Glad to hear you're back.:smile:

Alex

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