• New Version of Navigraph Charts Released


    The Navigraph Development Team is proud to

    announce that the long anticipated new version of Navigraph Charts is now available for

    download here: https://www.navigraph.com/ChartsApps.aspx

    What is it?

    Navigraph Charts is a software for flight simulator pilots to search any airspace in the

    world for waypoints, navaids, and airways. With its interactive enroute chart and a

    worldwide coverage of Jeppesen charts at 6,800 airports in 230 countries it is the most

    comprehensive and popular software of its kind. With Navigraph Simlink it is possible to

    connect Navigraph Charts to simulators such as Lockheed Martin Prepar3D, Microsoft

    Flight Simulator X and Laminar Research X-Plane to see the aircraft move across the

    charts.

    What’s new?

    Users of the previous version will recognize Navigraph Charts as a reference software

    that lets you search and organize airport charts. However, the new version has an

    updated user interface to accommodate some highly requested and anticipated features

    covered in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocu11I6WFNs

    - Route Calculation

    - Colorful Route String Visualization

    - Procedure Visualization

    - Intelligent Procedure Selector

    - Map Overlay

    - SimBrief Integration

    Route Calculation - A pilot can plan a flight between two airports and ask Navigraph

    Charts to calculate a route. Optimized for shortest distance the suggested route will use

    the closest transition points near the airports. The calculator supports NAT and FRA

    routing. The route calculator has been designed to be very easy to use and doesn’t

    have very many settings. More features may be added as we receive user feedback.

    Colorful Route String Visualization - Whether you decide to calculate the route, or build

    one yourself by clicking waypoints, the airports; runways; procedures and waypoints are

    all represented as colorful pills in the flight panel making it easy to navigate in the

    Charts software.

    Procedure Visualization - Once you have a route, you can visualize the departure

    procedures on the enroute map to see which SID that fits the selected runway and

    transition point. Similarly, at the arrival airport, you can visualize the arrival and

    approach procedures as brightly colored tracks into the airport in order to choose the

    best one.

    Intelligent Procedure Selector - When selecting procedures, we have listed the most

    appropriate ones at the top, so that you don’t have to scroll to find the one that fits your

    runway and transition point.

    Map Overlay - While selecting procedures you can also superposition a procedure chart

    on top of the enroute chart to better understand how it connects to your route. We find

    that especially when combined with the moving maps feature, pilots get an increased

    situational awareness as all relevant information is displayed in proximity to the ownship

    icon as it travels across the procedure chart.

    SimBrief Integration - While Navigraph Charts can calculate a route, some of you may

    want to import your own routes. You can do this by copy pasting a text route string or by

    importing a PLN file, but the easiest and most flexible way is to enter your SimBrief

    username and let Navigraph Charts fetch the latest flight plan from SimBrief.

    How does it work?

    Navigraph Charts has a demo mode, but users need to have an active Charts or

    Ultimate subscription for full functionality. Subscriptions can be purchased here:

    https://navigraph.com/SubscriptionOptions.aspx

    Navigraph Charts is available for Windows (Windows 7+) and Mac Desktop (macOS

    10.12+); Android (Android 5+) tablets; and for most web browsers. iPad (iOS 10) will be

    released soon. Until an iPad version is available, users are encouraged to run

    Navigraph Charts Cloud in the iPad Safari web browser.

    Navigraph Charts is available as a subscription without any minimum binding period for

    8.30 EUR per month (approx 9.30 USD). The subscription also includes access to

    navigational data for all important addon software in the flight simulation community

    which update automatically with the Navigraph FMS Data Manager software.

    What are the future plans?

    We are very thankful for all the beta testers that helped reporting bugs and providing

    feedback. During testing many requests were submitted. We are currently working on

    an annotation tool for charts. We will also include weather (METAR, TAF and rasterized

    visualization). Sectional charts for VFR are also on the roadmap ahead. Last but not

    least we will adapt Navigraph Simlink to read traffic from other networks and display

    those aircraft on the enroute chart. More details on these projects will follow in our

    newsletter and on our social media channels.

    Who’s Navigraph?

    Navigraph was founded in 2003 by Stephen O’Connell and Magnus Axholt. Navigraph

    is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and currently consists of 12 developers and 317,000

    registered users. Navigraph prides itself in the close relationship with users and

    organizes a yearly flightsim community survey to guide development.

    Where to get help?

    The best place for support is https://forum.navigraph.com/ but we answer quite quickly

    on social media too. However, for support regarding account details or payments please

    use account@navigraph.com . We also put together a beginner’s guide to Navigraph

    Charts: https://www.navigraph.com/downloads/introduction_to_navigraph_charts.pdf

    Twitter: @navigraph

    Instagram: @navigraph_team

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Navigraph

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/NavigraphTeam



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    Massive update and a huge leap forward, the chart and map integration is brilliant. Thanks

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