FSMap is an application that brings paper charts into the digital
age. It consists of two parts that can be used separate or together;
the main FSMap program and the FSMap gauge that will
be part of your aircraft panel.
The main application is both the 'map manager' and a stand-alone
Moving Map that can run on the same system or on a separate
Moving Map mode -
When connected to FS (FS2002/FS2004 and FSX are supported) the
moving map function of FSMap will show your position on the
digital maps in your collection. The moment you get into a
location that is covered by another map it will be loaded
automatically, for example when you get close to an airport it
could load that airport approach chart and when you get close to
an ILS it could load the ILS approach chart for that runway, all
automatically. All map manipulations are done using very fast
routines so even large charts rotate, zoom and move fluently and
you can choose from many different view options (north up/track
up etc).When not connected to FS it is still a very powerful map
viewer with superb manipulation tools and some fine options. For
example it can show all traffic and controllers for the online
flying community. So you can see where the action is before
going online and even at what gate you friend is all the data is
presented on top of your own charts in real time.
Manage Map mode -
In this mode you can add, remove and edit maps. Any kind of
bitmap file can be imported, from ocean route maps to highly
detailed taxi charts and as long as you know the lat/lon of two
points on the chart you can calibrate it so it can be used by
FSMap. All maps are stored and managed in regions so even if you
have hundreds of maps in the system it's is easy to find the map
Manage Gauge & Rebuild Navigation Database mode -
In these utility modes you can add the FSMap gauge to aircraft
panels in a most comfortable way. Using simple drag and drop
options you add the gauge to an aircraft panel, assign click
zones and even hot keys. Real easy, real fast. As soon as you
add new scenery files you can rebuild the database. It will
extract al information about airports, runways, navaids from FS
so it can be used by the systems.
Installed as part of an aircraft panel this gauge that is based on
the well known Garmin GMX 200. This multifunction instrument
combines a Moving Map with a Traffic Collision Alert System and the
novel SafeTaxi feature.
Moving Map -
The Moving Map can access all the charts you have activated in
the FSMap Windows application. Your own position will be shown
on the charts and all relevant information (altitude, speed etc)
will be shown as well. When a flight plan is loaded the route is
shown and the bearing and distance to the next waypoint is given
as well. With a single glance you will be able to see if your
aircraft is in the correct location.
Traffic Collision Alert System -
The Traffic Collision Alert System checks if there are aircraft
too close to your aircraft and alerts you to their presence.
When the other aircraft seems to be on a collision course the
alert status will be increased and audio warnings will be heard.
SafeTaxi option -
The SafeTaxi option overlays airport diagrams on top of the
charts. When you zoom in you will see a detailed chart of the
airport you are on. The data for these maps is taken directly
from FS so you do not need to have special charts for this.
Fully licensed VFR charts for Austria, Belgium, Germany,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland included
Extensive map filtering for a type for maps (General, IFR, VFR,
Airport) and then filter by IFR and VFR maps (General and
Airport types are always displayed).
Loads default FS flight plans and displays them on top of the
Every chart you got in bitmap format can be imported, from large
scale enroute charts to the most detailed taxi charts (for
example all USA sectionals and airport charts found on Avsim and
other internet websites)
Can import maps from FSMovingMap
Options to export regions to share with others
Easy to add and calibrate charts so they can be used.
The gauge can be inserted into any panel using very easy
interface (no editing of panel files needed)
The FSMap application connects to FSX using SimConnect and to
FS2002/FS2004 using an unregistered version of the FSUIPC
The FSMap application can be run on a separate computer using
SimConnect for FSX (FREEWARE) or WideFS for FS2004 and FS2002
(registered version of the FSUIPC and WideFS (BOTH PAYWARE)
Highly professional development (like FS Flight Keeper)
Trial version available (fully functional for 30 days and only
covers Germany West, otherwise the installer would be too large)