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FS9 Navaid data

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Hi.I've posted this query in a couple of places without much success so I thought you scenery designers might have the answer...!I need a simple ulility that allows you to enter the ID of an FS9 navaid (specifically a VORDME) and will return its Lat/Long coordinates and its elevation. Does such a tool exist? If not I'm going to have to dust off some pretty rusty programming skills!!Many thanks,Chris Kirk

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The trouble with FSNav is that, first of all it doesn't provide elevation data for DME's and secondly it simply does too much! I just want a very simple app with a very small memory footprint so I can easily look up the information I need without any fuss.Duplicate ID's aren't a problem: since I will be displaying the Lat/Long coords as well it will be very simple to choose the correct ID.Thanks for your reply though,Chris Kirk

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Hi Chris:"If you build it... they will come" or something in that vein. ;)All kidding aside, if you do go the extra mile, and put together a dedicated utility, I for one would be interested in it. And would be happy to help you to promoted and distribute it. Food for thought?Good LuckTom G, Sr.>If not I'm going to have to dust off some pretty rusty>programming skills!!>>Many thanks,>>Chris Kirk

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Tom,You clearly have no appreciation of just how rusty my programming skills really are :-violin But thanks for your offer of help; I'll give it some thought and see if I can come up with anything.Now... where did I put that manual of the BBC 6502 Instruction Set...?*:-* Chris Kirk

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I think the hardest part will be actually extracting the relevant data from within FS9. Under FS2002 and before this would be a simple matter of using something like EasyNavs, but this tool is not compatible with FS9. Anyone know of an EasyNavs-like tool that will work with FS9?I could ask Richard Stephan if I could use his Nav data, but I don't think it contains elevation data anyway.Thanks again,Chris Kirk

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If you decompile the files to XML files the extracting should not be that much of a problem. The only problem is then to read all these XML files and find the information you are looking for.

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Arno,I had considered that possibility but was somewhat put off by the rather impressive 15531 .bgl files in my Flightsim folder! I suppose it's too much to hope that the navaid data I am looking could be located in just a few known bgl's?Many thanks,Chris Kirk

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Most navaids are in the files named NV*.BGL. This contains the NDB and VOR beacons. ILS is contained within the airport data and that is in the files named AP*.BGL.

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Arno,Thank you very much: 10 bgl's makes the project workable!Chris Kirk

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