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  1. Perfect. Glad it is working now. I'm preparing an update that will fix the CIFP loading problems and some other crashes. The program will give you a notification on startup if something newer is available. Alex
  2. Interesting option. Could save all the problems with database mismatches. But the question is whether it works with the older GTN units too. You try that out: Simply create a user defined waypoint above a "normal" waypoint. You have to disable the waypoint display on the LNM map, otherwise it grabs the waypoint. LNM will use a coordinate like N53308W003076 when you save that as GFP. Alex
  3. Hi Bruce, you don't have to be connected (at least not in the connection dialog) to load the database. Just to be sure we're not missing something obvious and I understand correctly (I'm a bit slow at times ): Do you run a networked setup or is LNM on the same computer as X-Plane? Did you exclude the CIFP directory which causes the crash in the options dialog? Make sure that you did not exclude the whole X-Plane directory accidentally. You selected the base path to X-Plane in the "Load Scenery Dialog" and started to load? Did it show a dialog stating an error, did it silently crash to desktop or did it finish successfully? You could send me the log file of a loading session per email (mail address on my home page) if it still does not work. The link to the log is in the about dialog of LNM. Alex
  4. It does not need a second screen but I cannot put the window in front of X-Plane while flying. So you have to alt-tab to see the window (not sure if you need to run X-Plane in windowed mode for this). I'm using an old second monitor to run the program. You can also dig out an old notebook and use the networked configuration for a second display. Alex
  5. Hi Denis, this release added X-Plane support and also displays AI traffic which should include multiplayer traffic. What are you using for multiplayer? VATSIM? Alex
  6. Hi Bruce, I already fixed a bug (and some more) that appears when reading certain CIFP files. You can temporary exclude the whole CIFP folder in the options dialog on the tab "Scenery Library Database" until I have a fixed version available. Currently I ignore the scenery_packs.ini which means I will show all airports. Your add-on airports are still recognized as add-on (italic name on the map). Alex
  7. Hi, X-Plane or FSX/P3D? The airspaces from X-Plane are limited (US only). I do not support these yet. But you can copy the airspace from a FSX/P3D database to the X-Plane database. If you run FSX or P3D there should be normally no problems. This can sometimes help if the display settings are messed up and something does not show up: Main Menu -> Map -> Reset display Settings Alex
  8. Thanks for the feedback. Looks like even Flight1 does not know the internal format but Garmin only. Adding the region would solve these problem, that is right. But is not really needed. If I find duplicates when reading a route string I simply take the one which closest to the previous one. Does not work 100 percent but almost. When using airways there should be no problem at all. Best, Alex
  9. I try to pack that into the next release together with Navigraph support. Seems to be the most wanted features so far. Alex
  10. That makes sense regarding waypoints. But the GTN should be able to load FPN/RI:F:KCRQ:F:DAG.J100.LAS:F:KLAS because there is most likely only one DAG and only one LAS on the airway J100. Normally they have all information to resolve the waypoints if an airway is used. The documentation about the GTN format I have around here does not mention regions (K2, ED, LI, etc.) and I do not have the official documentation. Maybe it contains a newer description of the format. Regarding files: GTN flight plans are saved to C:\Program Files (x86)\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\F1TGTN\FPL or something like that. Alex
  11. Hi Richard, I think the the GTN750 can save flight plans. What does it save for the manually entered KCRQ DAG J100 LAS KLAS? I guess AIRAC differences do not play a role here if you can add the same plan including airway manually. Alex
  12. I'd really like to do that but the "apt.dat" text files I'm reading do not contain any indication if the airport is 3D or not. The other file formats (DSF) are fortunately all documented. Maybe I can find a way to get this information. Alex
  13. Hi All, the little program now supports X-Plane 11. A X-Plane plugin is included in the download (Little Xpconnect - 64 bit only) that is needed to use Little Navmap as a moving map. The programs are free and open source. Announcement on my page with all links. Direct download link Windows Direct download link macOS Direct download link Linux Can read full X-Plane scenery database: Airports, aprons, taxiways, navaids, airways, procedures (including speed limits). Also add-on overrides and path exclusions in the options dialog. Supports navdata updates. Display of AI aircraft on map and in information window. Weather from X-Plane downloaded weather file `METAR.rwx` (station or nearest station). Copy airspaces from FSX or P3D to X-Plane database. FMS and FLP flight plan file loading and saving. Moving map. Needs the Little XpConnect X-Plane plugin which is included in the download archive. Altitude and one-way restrictions for airways are considered when calculating flight plans. Supported platforms are Windows, macOS and Linux for all programs. I tested the Linux version on the latest Ubuntu 17.04 (primary development platform) and Ubuntu LTS. The macOS version was compiled on Sierra but should also work on older macOS versions. Alex
  14. Hi All, the biggest change in this version is X-Plane support for almost all Little Navmap features: Scenery Database, moving map, traffic, weather and more. The update is also recommended for FSX and Prepar3D users because of several bugfixes and other small improvements like the new configurable update notification which will show a dialog if a new release is available. Announcement on my page with all links. Direct download link Windows Direct download link macOS Direct download link Linux Changes from Release 1.4.4 to 1.6.3 The scenery database format has changed and the program will ask to erase its own databases if started. Enhancements X-Plane 11 * Can read full X-Plane scenery database: Airports, aprons, taxiways, navaids, airways, procedures (including speed limits). Also add-on overrides and path exclusions in the options dialog. * Supports navdata updates. * Display of AI aircraft on map and in information window. * Weather from X-Plane downloaded weather file `METAR.rwx` (station or nearest station). * Copy airspaces from FSX or P3D to X-Plane database. * FMS and FLP flight plan file loading and saving. * Moving map. Needs the _Little XpConnect_ X-Plane plugin which is included in the download archive. * Altitude and one-way restrictions for airways are considered when calculating flight plans. * Supported platforms are Windows, macOS and Linux for all programs. General * Automatic update check on startup (daily, weekly or manual) with settings in options dialog on tab `Startup`. * Added push buttons in flight plan and procedure search top area to remove selection and map highlights. * Rhumb line measurement now shows both magnetic and true course where declination is based on origin. * Can now load and save FMS and FLP flight plan formats. * Can load FS9 flight plan format. * Route string generation is now more robust for malformed and incomplete flight plans. * Now erasing wrong airway entries at departure and destination when loading flight plan to avoid problems with malformed flight plans from other tools. * Shows startup positions in the information window now. * Added donation link to help menu and about dialog. Bug Fixes and Improvements * Improved weather display for nearest station: Added name, distance and map link to reporting station if that is an airport. * FSX and P3D: Fixed several problems with magnetic declination by using `magdec.bgl` file now. * Fixed issues when loading P3D v4 add-on.xml. * Fixed crash when loading older FSX/P3D scenery. * Fixed handling and display of helipads. Now using name as an identifier. * Improved detection of military and closed airports. * Database loading dialog now pops up after erasing incompatible databases. * Fixed missing encoding in saved FSX PLN files causing problems with other tools. See the include file CHANGELOG.txt for a detailed list of all changes across all versions.
  15. Hi Glen, can you compare what LNM shows and what P3D shows on the map for EGVP? I'd guess they both show the same error. It is unlikely that LNM has a bug that swaps runway names for only some airports. Weird things can always happen, but this is unlikely. I've seen a lot of bugs in the source data like negated magnetic declination, runways pointing to the wrong direction and other strange things. Usually easy to fix with ADE. Alex