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GPS waypoint database?

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Just wondering if there was a GPS waypoint database somewhere in the FSX file system. I'm trying to set up some permanent waypoints so I can practice emergency RNAV (GPS) landings. Anyone have any ideas?

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There is no single "database" of GPS data. Instead, it is distributed among several hundred .bgl files...In short, you can't add to, subtract from, update or otherwise molest GPS data. :-smile12

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Wonder why they didn't put the option of fat fingering a GPS way point through the GPS 500/295? I know you can utilize the flight planner, however if I want to practice holding over a point I still have to select a departure airport and an arrival airport, which then the GPS automatically pluses up to your next way point once flying over. I guess I utilize the OBS button?

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If you mean to permanently change waypoints, you can add sim waypoints using the bglcomp from the sdk. These are visible in both the map views and gps. There isn't yet a good tool for dumping all the FSX waypoints, like Super Flight Planner can do for FS9.note that in the sim, there are terminal_waypoints which have to be nested in an airport element (these show as blue) when compiling and "non" terminal waypoints (for lack of a better term) which don't require any airport (these show as magenta).scott s..

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You can set the GPS to a single waypoint by entering the waypoint - use the Direct To button.You don't need a start and end airport - just a flight.Now it won't be an IFR flight to the FS ATC.

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>If you mean to permanently change waypoints, you can add sim>waypoints using the bglcomp from the sdk. These are visible>in both the map views and gps. There isn't yet a good tool>for dumping all the FSX waypoints, like Super Flight Planner>can do for FS9.Well, of course there are ways of using a sledgehammer approach to repair fine china, but it's hardly a viable alternative... ;)In fact, there is so much potential to FUBAR things with fat fingers, sloppy thinking, and incomplete knowledge, that I deliberately chose to say "not possible," although I should have added "{...at least not easily)" as a conditional. :-lol

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