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I'm using the new maps that have been kindly provided but even on the standard ones the islands appear to be named in their own language. Is there any possibility they could have English ones as an alternative?

I'm flying over the Greek Islands at present and sadly, my Greek isn't up to much so I can't identify the islands.

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Ray, I think those names are integrated into the map and can't be altered by LNM.

At least that is the case with the Open Street maps.

Ernie

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Yup, as Ernie said. Can't change.

The StamenTerrain theme also shows the non-greek names as far as I can see.

The Google terrain map (below) shows names apparently depending on your location since I see English and German names.

Alex

 

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Thanks gents. I am seeing Country names in the google map vaersions but sadly not islands. It's not a big issue. Nice to have the Google maps available.

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All three Google map versions appear to provide Island names?

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25 minutes ago, nolonger said:

All three Google map versions appear to provide Island names?

They're not the English names.

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What are the "English" names for Folegandros, Sikinos and Ios?

 

 

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Not every island, city or mountain has an English exonym. In Germany there is München/Munich, Köln/Cologne but my small home town is still my home town.:wink:

Alex

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Thanks. Brilliant utility for which I and I am sure everyone else are truly grateful.

Mr Proudfoot must know what the "English" names are for these islands,

or he would not complain that they are missing.

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56 minutes ago, nolonger said:

What are the "English" names for Folegandros, Sikinos and Ios?

Those islands are not familiar to me but Rhodes is. The Greek name is Rodos so I could probably work that one out. I don’t have my computer turned in now so can’t check but the popular island of Mykonos might well be named Μύκονος which isn’t easy to identify.

10 minutes ago, albar965 said:

Not every island, city or mountain has an English exonym. In Germany there is München/Munich, Köln/Cologne but my small home town is still my home town.:wink:

Alex

Agreed Alex which is why I didn’t mention cities, towns etc. And I am sufficiently educated to recognise Munchen as Munich. I’d even recognise Londres as London. 😉

Its not so much all foreign names, just the ones that have a different alphabet such as the Greeks and Russia to name but two.

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I've double-checked all the maps and cannot see the name of the island shown. Toggling "Show Country and City Names" doesn't appear to make any difference with the Google maps. But I also triedit with OpenStreetMap and still couldn't see it.

No mention of Rhodes on this map.

LNM_Rhodes.png?dl=0

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35 minutes ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

Toggling "Show Country and City Names" doesn't appear to make any difference with the Google maps.

These options are normally only for the included vector maps (Plain, Atlas, etc.). They are enabled for custom maps only since I don't know whats coming as a custom map.

Showing the island names would require to change the map generator style (e.g. OSM is by default Mapnik) which is out of my control. Even more for the Google maps which are not based on free software opposed to the OSM maps.

Alex

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Hi Alex,

Fully understood and it's not meant as any criticism. I only investigated further because @nolonger showed maps with the island names visible.

Happy for discussion on this to end now. I love your maps and always fly with LNM. 👍

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1 hour ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

I've double-checked all the maps and cannot see the name of the island shown. Toggling "Show Country and City Names" doesn't appear to make any difference with the Google maps. But I also triedit with OpenStreetMap and still couldn't see it.

No mention of Rhodes on this map.

LNM_Rhodes.png?dl=0

Ray, top right corner in slightly bolder text than the other placenames is displayed Rodos. I agree it's tiny but it's there and not where we would expect. I'd expect a double size font dead center but tiny top right better than nothing eh? 

:). Great app indeed! 

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Russell,

That's the city of Rodos which just happens to be the capital of the island of Rodos (Rhodes). :wink:

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1 hour ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

Russell,

That's the city of Rodos which just happens to be the capital of the island of Rodos (Rhodes). :wink:

I stand corrected! I'm thinking maybe a way around this in future would be to have the option to display geographical info in the tooltips for map regions as well as airports? I guess they would have to be objects in the sim for that to work or imported from somewhere else.The airport info tooltip shows a lot of local info. Are the names still Greek there? 

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30 minutes ago, sloppysmusic said:

I stand corrected! I'm thinking maybe a way around this in future would be to have the option to display geographical info in the tooltips for map regions as well as airports? I guess they would have to be objects in the sim for that to work or imported from somewhere else.The airport info tooltip shows a lot of local info. Are the names still Greek there? 

Tooltip info wouldn’t work for me. I can live with things as they are. It would have been nice to see Islands named and many are. But Alex is constrained by what is shown in the maps so this can’t really go any further.

I haven’t looked at airport info, I was only interested in knowing what island that was down below.

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20 minutes ago, Ray Proudfoot said:

I haven’t looked at airport info, I was only interested in knowing what island that was down below.

Ah what I meant that was if you use the tooltip over an airport there is a LOT of info about the city/town/region/country etc in there. If you can't see tooltips then that's a different matter of course.

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3 minutes ago, sloppysmusic said:

Ah what I meant that was if you use the tooltip over an airport there is a LOT of info about the city/town/region/country etc in there. If you can't see tooltips then that's a different matter of course.

A lot of airports in the Greek Islands don’t have airports. For everywhere else I would need to zoom in and hover over the airport. Not viable.

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I have Google Earth installed and all my addons imported. Agreed it would be nice to see them on the moving map in LNM but if an area piques my interest I can always get the info that way. After all I'm not flying THAT fast to just have the map static in the background. The layers options are very useful, you can display the names in English (default) or also display local place names as well.

 

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I do too but back in FSX days I used FSEarth which overlaid the aircraft on Google Earth.

But the developer never made it compatible with P3D so that’s where LNM comes in handy.

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Good grief!

All you have to do is zoom in on Rhodos and you will see Rhodes.

The same with all the others.

Just like any map, the closer you look, the more detail there is.

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Did you think I have photoshopped the screenshots?

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13 minutes ago, nolonger said:

Good grief!

All you have to do is zoom in on Rhodos and you will see Rhodes.

The same with all the others.

Just like any map, the closer you look, the more detail there is.

Did you think I have photoshopped the screenshots?

I don’t see the name of the island on either of those images. I do see the name of the capital which just happens to be named Rhodes (Rodos).

Looking at the images you posted yesterday none include the Country / Island name. Just the name of large towns / cities.

A name to address you would be nice.

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