FlightMap

FlightMap for Android is a second screen navigation utility for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X (FSX) and Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D (P3D). Use FlightMap to plot your simulated location and flight plans on Google Maps in real time.

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FlightMap uses a free server component called FlightConnect which runs on the same computer as the Flight Simulator. FlightConnect must be installed and running before FlightMap will function. FlightConnect is available for free from my website here: https://vineripesoftware.wordpress.com/flightconnect/

FlightMap is available for purchase on the Android Play Store here:
Get FlightMap on Google Play

There is a fully functional 5 minute trial version on the Play Store here:
Get FlightMap Trial on Google Play


FlightMap Feature Overview:


General Features
– Designed for tablets with a screen size 7 inches and larger
– Maps simulated aircraft position in real time on top of Google Maps.
– Supports Standard, Satellite, Hybrid Satellite, and Terrain map types.
– Over 35 selectable aircraft to use as the aircraft display icon.
– Compass rose overlaid on the map view for easier navigation and orientation.
– “TRK” Toggle: Ability to switch between north up and plane heading up in the map view.
– Database of over 500 major airports throughout the entire world that can be shown on the map
– Ability to show Airports, NDB’s, and VOR’s within ~200 miles of the aircraft (this feature is limited to the available data from FSX and P3D)
– Simple network setup. Just run FlightConnect on the pc and hit launch in FlightMap to connect

Indicator Features
– Simulated gauges for Air Speed, Altitude, Heading, and Fuel Levels for all tablets
– Automatic Airspeed Gauge Selection: 100, 200, 240, 280, 360, 450, 540, 900 knot
– On 7 inch tablets the gauges are shown and hidden thru tapping or pulling down the top of the screen

Adhoc Flight Plans
– Support for ad-hoc flight plans via the built in plan mode.
– Shows distance to waypoint and estimated time to waypoint based off current airspeed in Adhoc flight mode.
– Easily add airport, NDB, or VOR’s to the adhoc flight plan or view NDB and VOR frequencies in GPS mode.

FSX/P3D Flight Plan Support
– Full FSX and P3D active flight plan support in the FlightMap “GPS” mode.
– Compatible with most 3rd party flight plan tools. Just load the flight plan in FSX or P3D and it shows in FlightMap
– Display next waypoint information including ID, Distance, Altitude, ETE, CTS, and DTK in FSX/P3D Flight Plan mode
– Supports FSX/P3D airport approach modes. Next approach waypoint will be plotted when active

PLEASE NOTE: FlightMap does not support mobile networks.


7 inch tablet screenshots:

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10 inch tablet screenshots:

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LATEST NEWS
(6/1/2014)
FlightMap 2.8 has been released to the Play Store. This version is a maintenance release fixing several issues with cheaper 7 inch tablets. This version also fixes and issue with fonts and the new menu overlays. Memory improvements and updates to the major google libraries are also included.

(2/16/2014)
FlightMap 2.7 has been released to the Play Store. This version adds many user requested features including regional airport/vor/ndb’s, improved auto zoom, scaled overlay aircraft, and many more.

(10/16/2013)
FlightMap 2.6 has been released to the Play Store. This version adds gauge support to smaller tablets

(9/19/2013)
FlightMap 2.5 has been released to the Play Store. This version has several improvements for 7 inch tablets and now includes support for 8 inch tablets. This version also has full support for French and Spanish languages.

(8/10/2013)
FlightMap version 2.0 has been released to the Play Store. This version adds 7 inch tablet support.

(7/25/13)
FlightMap version 1.9 has been released to the Play Store. This version adds support for full FSX and P3D flight plan display in GPS mode, added Course To Steer (CTS) back into the display for GPS mode, Added Estimated Time to waypoint for adhoc Flight Plan mode, Improved the main launch page to make it easier to use, and added support for 10 inch 4×3 tablets like the HP TouchPads running Android. All map features are available in the TouchPad but due to lack of screen space the Gauges were removed.

(6/26/13)
FlightConnect version 1.8 has been released supporting Lockheed Martin’s simulator Prepar3D. All features of FlightMap are compatible with this new simulator.

(5/15/13)
FlightMap version 1.7.2 has been released to the Google Play store. I’ve also released the update for the trial version as well.

(5/4/13)
FlightMap version 1.6.1 has just been released to the Google Play store and should be arriving on tablets very soon. This is a very exciting release.

FlightMap Release History:

New features in version 1.6:

  1. Added TRK feature to NAV and GPS modes. This toggles the map display to north up or heading up.
  2. Updated flight plan display in NAV and PLN modes. Active waypoint will be in blue and inactive waypoinys in gray
  3. Added automatic switch to next waypoint in NAV mode when within 1 NM of the waypoint
  4. Added distance to waypoint display to NAV mode
  5. Updated GA Airspeed Indicator to be calibrated in 20 knot increments instead of 25.
  6. Updated Airspeed Indicator and Altitude indicator graphics
  7. Added next waypoint display info including ETE, Distance, Altitude, CTS, and DTK to GPS mode

New Features in version 1.7.2:

  1. Added GPS Waypoint ID to the display
  2. Added second display to the ETE
  3. Improved the compass rose display on each of the map types.
  4. Improved international support
  5. New follow aircraft
  6. Major performance improvements

New Features in version 1.9:

  1. Full FSX and P3D flight plan support in GPS mode
  2. Course To Steer (CTS) added to GPS mode display
  3. Estimated time to waypoint (ETE) added to Adhoc flight plan mode (NAV mode)
  4. Improved the launch page for ease of use as well as other fixes for launching the app
  5. 10 inch 4×3 tablet support like the HP TouchPad running Android 4.0. 4×3 tablets don’t get the Gauges

New Features in version 2.0:

  1. Full support for 7 inch tablets!!!

New Features in version 2.5:

  1. Full Language support for French and Spanish
  2. On tablets that can’t support the gauges due to screen size the indicated altitude, airspeed, and direction is now overlaid in the upper left corner of the map.
  3. Improvements to the auto detection of FlightConnect and better support for when the ip address of the server changes

New Features in version 2.6:

  1. Gauge support for smaller tablets
  2. Support for 9.7 inch Android tablets with Retina Displays
  3. Improved graphics and layouts for all tablet sizes
  4. Better support for FSX/P3D approach vector display
  5. Improved initial network communication between FlightMap and FlightConnect
  6. Added 10 more aircraft to the selection for a total of 28

New Features in version 2.7:

  1. Changed: MAP selection button changed to a popup menu for easier selection
  2. Changed: APT selection button changed to DATA. It’s now a popup menu with more options
  3. New: DATA – Airports, VOR’s, or NDB’s within ~200 miles of aircraft via DATA menu.
  4. New: Airport markers now display ICAO
  5. New: In NAV or PLAN mode press VOR or NDB for info dialog, tap dialog to add station to adhoc flight plan.
  6. New: The overlay aircraft now scales with the zoom level
  7. New: Support for automatic switching of landscape orientations. Flip the tablet over…
  8. Updated: ASI – Updated graphics and added 240 and 280 knot options
  9. Updated: Direction Indicator – New graphics and added AP Heading bug
  10. Updated: 7 new overlay aircraft for total of 35
  11. Improved: Auto Zoom has more steps.
  12. Improved: More than doubled the hit area of the bottom buttons on 7 and 8 inch tablets

New Features in version 2.8:

  1. Fixed: Fixed issue with system fonts causing menu popups to be displayed improperly
  2. Fixed: Fixed issue with docking/undocking tablets
  3. Improved: Reduced memory usage
  4. Improved: Better support for low end tablets
  5. Updated: Latest Google Maps and support libraries

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I use the GPS Flight Plan feature
FlightConnect is designed to automatically detect the loading of flight plans within FSX and P3D. All you have to do is make sure that FlightConnect is running when you load that flight plan. Once FlightConnect detects the flight plan is loaded it will automatically send the waypoint information to FlightMap and the GPS option will become enabled. You will then be able to click the GPS button and get access to all of the next waypoint information and see the full flight plan on the map. If you load the flight plan before FlightConnect is running you will only see the next waypoint in the flight plan. To fix this simply reload the flight plan and say no to the move aircraft to starting airport option.

Airports are missing from the regional area
FlightMap does it’s best to display all of the airports within a 200 mile radius of the aircraft. Unfortunately, the API’s that Microsoft provides are a little buggy. Sometimes when the simulator is launched the airports in the immediate area will not be shown. Other times random airports will never show up. This is a caching error in FSX and it still exists in P3D and there is unfortunately nothing I can do to fix it. Lockheed Martin has been made aware of the issue so hopefully it will be fixed in an upcoming version of P3D. Microsoft is no longer issuing updates to FSX so I do not expect to see it fixed there.

I’ve got the airport/ndb/vor’s visible but they are no longer showing up?
FlightMap loads in all of the airports, ndb’s, and vor’s in the area when you click on the option to display them. If you fly for a while you will go out of the area that was initially loaded. Due to issues described in the question above I am unable to automatically refresh the data. I have provided the ability to manually refresh it. Simply press and hold the “data” button and after a second a message will display stating that FlightMap is pulling and updated list.


Open Source Software Used in FlightMap

  1. 6Wunderkinder SlidingLayer: https://github.com/6wunderkinder/android-sliding-layer-lib
  2. Android Change Log: https://code.google.com/p/android-change-log/

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71 thoughts on “FlightMap

    Roei said:
    May 22, 2013 at 4:17 am

    It looks amazing, but will it support 7″ tablets?

      rikardo said:
      September 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      hi! I installed a nexos7” and only see the map and a few elements, but I was thinking about buying in this case is not an option! there will be the release of 7” version? tks

        vineripesoftware responded:
        October 25, 2013 at 4:19 pm

        I recently updated the 7 inch version to include a gauge slide down from the top of the screen. It even includes a gauge the 10 inch version does not have. It was a compromise due to screen size restrictions but I think it works pretty well.

      vineripesoftware responded:
      October 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      7 inch tablet support has been released. If you have not seen it check it out.

        Wolfgang said:
        November 7, 2013 at 8:12 am

        great tool. 7″ and 10″ tablets are supported.
        I recently got an 8″ Samsung Galaxy. Any restrictions? e.g. visible display cut offs?

        vineripesoftware responded:
        November 7, 2013 at 9:45 am

        There are no restrictions or display issues on 8 inch tablets. While I don’t own one personally, I have testers and other users with 8 inch nook hd’s and samsung 8 inch tablets and it works great on them. Which layout the tablet gets, between 10 inch or 7 inch, is completely dependent on screen resolution of the tablet. The nook hd, for instance, has a high enough resolution to get the 10 inch version but I’ve seen other tablets get the 7 inch layout due to low resolutions.

        You can also try the free version to verify that the software works on your tablet before purchasing the full version.
        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vrs.flightmap.trial

    Bill McCracken said:
    August 13, 2013 at 10:12 am

    If I understand this is not supported for the IPad. Do you plan to make a version for the IPad. Looks like a great tool.

    Bill

      vineripesoftware responded:
      August 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      Hello Bill,

      The software is only for Android at this time. I don’t have the hardware to develop for iOS right now. Apple requires developers to be on a Mac and I don’t own one. I won’t say it will never happen but I will need to make quite a bit more from FlightMap to be able to afford the cost of the development.

      – Eric

    Bill McCracken said:
    August 13, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks Eric. I’m sorry I can’t use it. Good luck. I f anything changes please let me know.
    Bill

    Alex Bell said:
    August 26, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Hi, congratulations on this excellent software! I am completely thrilled.
    Is there a possibility to integrate .kmz files (like from ORBX or own airfilds in Google Earth) to see all airfields in the app? Regards, Alex

      vineripesoftware responded:
      August 26, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Hello Alex,

      That would be pretty cool to have. I do have a database of the major airports right now but including all of them was proving to be very resource intensive. I have been looking at ways to augment it though. One idea I had was to integrate more closely with the FSX and P3D airport system and use it to provide all of the airports within ~ 200 NM of the aircraft. That should be pretty decent performance wise. What do you think of that as an option?

      – Eric

        Alex Bell said:
        August 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm

        Hi Eric, thanks for your answer. That sounds pretty good! I thought at the ORBX kmz files because a lot of virtual pilots use the scenerys and it could be helpful for a lot of users. There are the kmz’s from Pacific north west, central rocky mountains at the ftx page. Its just an idea…
        But your work at this awesome app is real great!
        Greetings from germany!
        Alex

        vineripesoftware responded:
        August 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm

        I will take a look at them. I know they work with Google Earth but I’m not sure if that format is usable with Google Maps. If it is hopefully I can utilize them somehow. I do hope to augment that feature soon tho. I also want to add VOR/NDB’s to the map view. I just have to get the performance to a reasonable spot.

        Thanks!

        Eric

    Steven Diehl said:
    September 6, 2013 at 7:35 am

    will this software work with flights 2004

      vineripesoftware responded:
      September 6, 2013 at 8:29 am

      It does not work with flight simulator 2004 at this time. FlightConnect only works with FSX and Prepar3D right now. I do have a copy of FS9 and it is on my todo list. I’m also starting to l look at Xplane support.

    Bob said:
    October 8, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Apple sold 7.46 million iPads in their first fiscal year of production, 32.39 million in 2011 and have sold 44.1 million thus far in 2012. Do you think it might be a good idea to build a version for iPad?

      vineripesoftware responded:
      October 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

      While I understand Apple’s market share I just do not have the resources at this time to purchase the hardware necessary to do iOS development. It’s not cheap to get started. I do hope that FlightMap becomes popular enough to support moving it to iOS.

    Lewis Block said:
    October 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Will this work on the Kindle Fire HD?

      vineripesoftware responded:
      October 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      I’m sorry but not at this time. The kindle fire uses a special build of Android that does not have access to the Google suite of apps. FlightMap uses the Google Maps API to do the mapping. I have been considering building a version that uses open street map but I have not looked into how difficult that would be to support yet.

    Michael Hartwig said:
    November 3, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Hi!
    I installed FlightMap on Kindle Fire HD 7 and it run excellent.
    Only the “Automatic Screendirection” and the “Settings” had no function.

    Maybe on the next Update?

    Kind regards
    Michael Hartwig

      vineripesoftware responded:
      November 3, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Hello Michael,

      I assume you have hacked the Kindle and put a normal build of Android on it as I don’t provide a version of FlightMap on the Amazon Market. I’m not sure I understand the issues that you are mentioning. I don’t allow FlightMap to run in any orientation other than landscape. It is designed specifically for that orientation. I may add a portrait orientation at some point but I’ve not had any requests for that. There are also no settings for the application. Everything is handled automatically so there is no reason for settings right now. I want the app to be smart enough to handle that for the user so they don’t have to think about configuration with my applications.

      Are those the two issues that you are asking about?

      – Eric

        Michael Hartwig said:
        November 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

        Hi Eric!
        Thanks for your response.
        You have right with my Kindle, he work with the CyanogenMod version.
        And yes this are the two issues what about i asking you.
        How like I said it is not really a Problem, only a minor disfigurement for me.
        Apart from that the Program run faultless 🙂

        Kind regards
        Michael Hartwig

        vineripesoftware responded:
        November 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm

        What type of things are you looking for in the settings. I guess I don’t understand what you are looking for there.

        I’ll put a poll up on my blog to see how much demand there is for a portrait version of FlightMap. It would be a significant amount of work to figure out a new layout design and graphic design that supports all of the features. If there is a lot of demand though I’ll look at implementing it.

        Thanks for the suggestions.

        Michael Hartwig said:
        November 4, 2013 at 11:15 am

        When i touch on the Setting-Button a Setting will open, but if you touch this it has no function.
        I think now that is a logical handling error from me, because all Programs have Settings.
        Sorry for this Mistake, i work not along with Android.

        Kind regards
        Michael Hartwig

        vineripesoftware responded:
        November 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm

        Ok I understand now. Android has been moving away from a physical “settings” button on the device for the last few versions of the os. Some devices still have physical buttons for it but I think in the future that will be less and less. I do eventually want to put an about screen on the app but it had not been a high priority. At this time that is the only thing I can think of to put in a settings menu.

    Werner said:
    November 16, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Hi
    I bought and installed FlightMap V2.6.1. Everything runs smoothly from the beginning. Congratulation. One question:
    Why I am not able to place the gauges on the right or left side? I have a 8.2″ tablet and it takes a lot of place on top, which is bad, because when i fly heading north, this is the space ahead of my airplane and here I need the information of the map and not the gauges.
    Regards from Switzerland, Werner

      vineripesoftware responded:
      November 16, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      I am continuing to work on the best way to show the gauges on the smaller tablets. There is not enough vertical space for all of the gauges to fit on the left or right side and after trying numerous different options for gauge location I settled on the current design. I only use the gauges when landing or taking off and then when flying the route I use the overlay information. I realize not everyone uses the application this way and I will continue to improve on the design.

    Werner said:
    November 16, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Hi.
    Another 2 questions:
    – Will I see other aircraft, when I am flying at VATSIM in the multiplayer environment?
    – Somewhere is written, that I can choose between Airspeed Indicators: 200 knot and 500 knot. How can I?
    Regards from Switzerland, Werner

      vineripesoftware responded:
      November 16, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      The feature to display other aircraft in the area has not been a big request. It is on my todo list for future improvements but is not implemented right now. I have a poll going on for people to vote on some features for the application. These results will help me to prioritize feature work

      https://vineripesoftware.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/im-interested-to-know-what-features-you-are-interested-in/

      In version 2.6.1 I removed the manual selection of gauges and replaced the 2 gauges that I had with an automatic airspeed gauge selection feature based off the maximum airspeed of the selected airplane in FSX or P3D. In doing so I also increased the number of airspeed gauges to include 100, 200, 360, 450, 540, and 900 knot variants.

    Wolfgang Ernst said:
    November 27, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Hi,
    got Flight Map installed smoothly. Setup was easy, connection was established without problems. It’s a nice tool and worth every Cent. However, I noticed some minor issues.
    I have a Galaxy Tab 3 with 8.0 ” display.

    The gauges appear on the top of the screen, not at the right side, besides the map.
    I don’t know how to get them to the right side of the map as shown in your feature video.

    The virtual buttons below the screen are either too small or not sensitive enough.
    I have to touch them many times (sometimes 20x) before the required function is activated.
    I do not have clumsy fingers. It’s annoying, I tried many techniques e.g. using my pinky finger
    but it seems that I am not able to touch the active point of the tiny buttons immediately.
    Does it have to do with the 8″ Display? The s/w has been designed for 7″ and 10″ Displays.

    The other issue is related to the AUTO scale function. This function doesn’t work that well.
    The map view scales not continuously, the magnification jumps, sometimes it even stucks at some point. And the aircraft Icon doesn’t scale at all. At high mag it would be useful that the (big) Icon would not cover details of the map because of its big and unchanged size. Keep it simple, for reference I would prefer a simple small cross, that’s enough.

    Nevertheless and overall I can say that this APP is fun to work with. It’s a nice and helpful add on to FSX.

    As Xmas time is coming I do have a wish. It would be nice to have real Aeronautical Charts view available. The FAA has VFR Terminal Area Raster Aeronautical Charts for free download on their homepage. And there is a program to overlay these charts in google for correct GPS coordinates.

    thanks and regards
    Wolfgang from Germany (PPL-A,C pilot)

      vineripesoftware responded:
      November 27, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Hello Wolfgang,

      Thank you for the feedback and I’m glad to hear your experience has been mostly positive.

      When it comes to the 8 inch tablets the layout that is displayed is dependent on the resolution of the tablet. Most 8 inch tablets on the market use the same resolution as 7 inch tablets which is why you are getting the 7 inch version of FlightMap. In this version the gauges are not visible at all times due to screen space and the gauge view is implemented as the slide down from the top. As far as I can tell there is no way for me to distinguish between 7 inch and 8 inch tablets with the same resolution. Right now there is no way to choose which layout you get as it is completely dependent on resolution.

      While I have not seen a general issue like you are describing with the buttons, I do agree with you that they are small and can be difficult to hit with larger fingers. In order to support all of the mapping functions on the smaller tablets the buttons are on the edge of usability when it comes to size. I’m going to be making the hit area on them almost double what it is now in the next version which should fix with issue without changing how the application looks.

      The auto zoom feature is based off of speed. Currently there are 5 auto zoom points. <50 knots, <100 knots, < 200 knots, 300 knots. As each threshold is hit the map is set to a specific zoom level. I have not had a lot of feedback on the feature so far but it should be working as I just described. If you wouldn’t mind describing how you think the feature should work maybe I can tweak it.

      You are correct that the aircraft icon does not scale with the map zoom level at this time. I have a few ideas on how best to support that but it has not been a big request. I also want to make it have a feeling of depth by using shadows. It would not be hard to add a simple cross as an aircraft selection though. I think adding a few options that are more simple makes a lot of sense and I will look into it for the next version.

      I have looked into support for sectionals. I’ve talked to a few providers and the costs associated with supporting the feature are way out of line. A few even wanted me to limit functionality when the sectionals were displayed which would be completely pointless especially for the $50 a year they were requesting I charge people that want the feature. Do you happen to have a link to the sectional download as well as the program that can overlay it in google? If I could take a look at how that is done I may be able to do something like that.

      Thanks again for all of the feedback. I will do my best to address the ones that I can.

      – Eric

        Wolfgang Ernst said:
        November 27, 2013 at 1:36 pm

        Thanks, Eric, for your detailed reply.

        Yes, I think the issue with the gauges on top of the display is related to the resolution of the 8 inch display of the Galaxy Tab 3. While the 7” version has a resolution of 1024×600, while the 8” and 10” versions of Tab 3 have a resolution of 1280×800. As I am not that much using the gauges on the map display this issue is not that important to me.

        My suggestion for the AUTO zoom feature is simple. Just add some more speed thresholds to the program. It should be possible to always see a distinguishable advance of the aircraft symbol on the map at a given speed. Maybe in steps of 30 kts in the range from 80 to 200 kts.
        The cruising speed of most SEP is 110 to 150 kts, jets are cruising usually in a speed range between 180 to 400 kts. Don’t forget to set a threshold for taxiing, maybe below 20 kts, as google shows the airport layouts highly detailed. Flight Map is a great help for taxiing on airports with complex structure even with having a printed airport diagram. The AUTO zoom is also not that important to me as the zoom level can be set manually. My only request is (besides of airplane icons) to have a simple cross available.

        Only the issue with the hit area of the small buttons is hot for me. You’re right, “the buttons are on the edge of usability”. I assume in my case it is even worse because the problem is again related to the high resolution but small size of my 8 inch Galaxy Tab 3. It would be great if you could e.g. double the size of the button’s hit area.

        Here is the link to the FAA where one can download US VFR Terminal Area Raster Aeronautical Charts for free:
        http://aeronav.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=aeronav/applications/VFR/chartlist_tac

        The link to how overlay the FAA charts in Google Earth:
        http://www.wikihow.com/Overlay-FAA-Aviation-Raster-Charts-in-Google-Earth

        Again, out from tons of add-ons for FSX your FlightMap is since long the first s/w which I purchased and which did not disappoint me. Thank you for your work.

        regards
        Wolfgang

    John K said:
    February 16, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Eric, FlightMap works great on my 10″ Samsung tablet, but I would like to take advantage of a larger screen size. I am curious whether it can be made to work running in a Windows Android emulator on the FSX PC and displayed on a second monitor?

    Thanks, John

      vineripesoftware responded:
      February 16, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Hi John,

      You probably want to look at mirror software. I know that some of the newer Samsung tablets support mirrorcast but I think you need a newer TV for that. There are other options. Something like this:

      http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/03/29/new-app-bbqscreen-mirrors-your-display-on-a-computer-at-25fps-root-only/

      The Android emulators are really not fast enough to run FlightMap at a decent framerate so finding a way to mirror your display is the best bet.

        John K said:
        February 17, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        Good idea, Eric. But that app seems to require a rooted device. Not sure I want to go down that road until my tablet is out of warranty. Will see if other mirror apps are available. Thanks, John.

    Mark Hyde said:
    February 16, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Hi Eric
    Just a quick note to thank you for a great app. I have just loaded the new prepar3d v2.1 upgrade and was looking for a way to put my FSX Electronic Flight Bag software onto this. Did a search for moving maps and bang, up you came. Read your site, watched your videos and purchased your app for just over $5 (terrific value) onto my Samsung Galaxy 2 10″ tablet. Double clicked the server, started Prepar3d and connected up with no issues what so ever.

    Really looking forward to v2.7 and the new features including regional airports, VOR & NDB overlays.

    Congratulations on a terrific piece of software and long may it continue.

    Regards
    Mark Hyde

      vineripesoftware responded:
      February 16, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m really liking the new Prepar3D as well and Lockheed has done a good job with the updates. Now I want a nicer PC to run it a higher resolution 🙂

      I’m working to get 2.7 out tonight so be on the look out for an update message from google play

      – Eric

    clive joy said:
    February 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Hi Eric

    Firstly great piece of software.

    Just one thing, when A flight plan is loaded and you go to a different one than in the flight plan. ie you change the FMC due to ATC saying …’direct to’ how can I get flightmap to update itself as it still point to the first WP. Hope that makes sense

    Thanks
    Clive

      vineripesoftware responded:
      February 21, 2014 at 9:50 am

      Hi Clive,

      Thanks for the feedback. FlightMap should be detect the new waypoint and show it as active. Since the original full flight plan is still active in FSX it will also continue to show. I’m not getting any notification from FSX that it has been closed. It’s been a little while since I tested it so I’ll go back and take a look and make sure it’s still working like I described. FlightMap should also detect approach vectors and show them the same way as new “adhoc” waypoints not on the original flight plan.

      Thanks for the report, I’ll check it out and get back to you

      – Eric

    clive joy said:
    February 21, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Also it would be nice if you could show the current weather, would that be possible in a future update?

    Clive

      vineripesoftware responded:
      February 21, 2014 at 9:50 am

      I think that would be cool as well. I’ve not looked deeply into that yet but I think it is possible.

    clive joy said:
    February 21, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Thanks Eric

    Also Traffic would be a cool feature.
    Now perhaps this could be options example ‘display VATSIm, IVAO or FSX ‘ user picks the one they want

    Clive

    clive joy said:
    February 21, 2014 at 11:33 am

    There could even be weather overlays showing either , Temperature, Winds, Perspiration, Cruise level winds etc.
    Now that would be cool

    Clive

    Dan said:
    March 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Hi,
    On a Kindle Fire HD would FlightMap work if googlemaps was installed and it was downloaded through the Play Store? Is there any info on a Kindle Fire HD compatible release?

    Thanks
    Dan

      vineripesoftware responded:
      March 4, 2014 at 9:28 am

      If the kindle has Google Play on it with Google Maps then FlightMap should function. I know it’s possible to get google apps on the kindle but I don’t know what the process is.

      I’ve looked into what my options are for the kindle and unfortunately they are not to great. Amazon has a mapping api but it is not compatible with the Google Maps API and it’s missing a lot of features. There is also the open street map API which is closer in features to where Google Maps is but is still missing some features that FlightMap uses.

      I am planning on putting FlightGauge on the Kindle store once I have the ability to test it on a Kindle Fire. There has not been a lot of demand for FlightMap on the Kindle so I’ll gauge if it would be worthwhile for me to create a kindle version based off how FlightGauge sells.

    clive joy said:
    June 7, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Hi Eric

    Just updated to V2.8.0 and now it does not run at all. worked OK before the update. I’m on the Samsung 10in tablet

    Thanks

    Clive

      vineripesoftware responded:
      June 7, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      Hello Clive,

      I am sorry to hear you are having an issue. Can you send me an email at ebanker@vineripeconsulting.com with more information about what you are seeing. I don’t have any reported crashes of v2.8. Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app from the Play Store?

        clive joy said:
        June 14, 2014 at 1:44 am

        Hi Eric,

        I will uninstall and let you know

    clive joy said:
    June 14, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Hi Eric

    yep, the uninstall and re-install work fine.

    Now back up and running.

    BTW and more news on incorporating the weather?

    Clive

      vineripesoftware responded:
      June 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

      Hi Clive,

      I’m glad to hear that fixed it. It is very rare but I have seen bad installs from the play store.

      I am still looking at doing weather overlays. It’s a more complicated feature to accomplish but I would like to get it done soon. The next feature I am working on is a waypoint detail list.

    todd husted said:
    June 24, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Hi – i get the message ‘google play services which is required……’ – i installed the google play services, but still get error – visual land 10″ aos 4.04

    thanx

    todd

      vineripesoftware responded:
      June 24, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Hello Todd,

      With the latest version of FlightMap I upgraded the maps api to the Google Play services, Version 4.3 (March 2014). This isn’t the latest release but one version back. You can find the store listing here:

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.gms&hl=en

      Is there any way you can check what version you have installed? Go into settings -> apps -> in the right pane choose all and find “google play services”. Click on it and you should get the version number.

    Clippy-f1 said:
    August 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Hello Todd,

    Great looking app, do you think it would squeeze onto my Note 3 ?

    Cheers.

      vineripesoftware responded:
      August 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

      I have tried the app on a note 3 and unfortunately it did not display properly. I am working on a different version that is designed around phone layouts that will be released when it is ready. It will look quite a bit different from the current tablet app though.

      – Eric

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    Harry Aerts said:
    September 16, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Hallo,
    A few weeks ago I changed from Xplane x to P3d V2 (latest version) and by searching the net for a flightmap display I found your map for Android. I purchased it yesterday and it works flawlessly, on my Nexus 10, It is a wonderfull product. Years ago I used Amap with FSX and this had the problem you got only Benelux German and Austria maps the rest you had to find and install yourself. The loading of the maps on your product is 99% perfect, the only 1 % I take out is: that the airplane on the map is a little behind to the position of the plane in the flight sim.
    So not more to say;; Very Great Product.
    Greetings;
    Harry

      vineripesoftware responded:
      September 16, 2014 at 11:20 am

      Hello Harry,

      I’ll take a look at the plane location being behind. I’ve never noticed this. Could you provide me some more information on where you are flying so I can attempt to recreate the issue? It’s possible that the simulator and google maps are not 100% in sync as far as coordinates go. For performance reasons I only update the map location twice a second. I’ve found that any faster google maps has issues updating the tiles. How far behind are you finding the updates?

    Don Dunphy said:
    November 26, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Installed it on a Nexus7 today and love it. Works like a charm. Suggestions, ability to tilt the map so you see ahead, airspace lines like on Naviator and Canadian VFR charts now available on FltPlan Go.

      vineripesoftware responded:
      November 26, 2014 at 1:16 am

      I’m glad you are enjoying the application and thank you for the suggestions. I will put them on the list of things to consider for future releases.

    EAS-VictorFoxJames said:
    February 3, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Can this app be downloaded to the I-Pad?

      vineripesoftware responded:
      February 3, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      I do not have a version for Apple devices right now. I don’t have plans at this time to release one this year.

        EAS-VictorFoxJames said:
        February 4, 2015 at 6:13 am

        OK, Thank you. I will keep checking with great interest. Thanks.

    Paul said:
    June 17, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Doesnt seem to be supported on my Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Which is a real shame as its looks really cool!

      vineripesoftware responded:
      June 17, 2015 at 11:44 am

      FlightMap only support tablets 7 inches or larger right now. I have plans for a phone version but progress has been slow.

    Alan Eddiford said:
    June 15, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Where do I find the file flightconnect. Have downloaded the gauges and flight maps from google play store but am now stumped as where to find the file, ihave looked and looked but can’t see it nowhere.

    Ross said:
    July 30, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Hi Eric
    After purchasing ‘Flightmap’ which was installed onto a 7″ tablet I decided to put it onto a 10″ tablet and purchased ‘FlightGuage’ to run on the 7″ tablet. Can you advise how I can transfer the ‘Flightmap off the 7″ tablet to the 10″ tablet please or do I have to purchase another copy to install onto the 10″ tablet as cannot find any guide or instructions how to do that.

    regards VH-RJF

      vineripesoftware responded:
      July 30, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Hello Ross,

      Once you have purchased the app it is tied to your Google account not tablet. On the other tablet, after logging in with the same Google account, you can find flightmap in the play store and install it as many times as you want on as many devices that you want.

      Eric

        Ross said:
        July 30, 2016 at 10:04 pm

        Hi Eric
        Again your service is exceptional in reply to any queries made. Thanks have done as advised and now have flightmap on 10″ and guages on the 7″ now for some flightsimming enjoyment

        regards Ross

    Matty said:
    December 19, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Fantastic little tool, any plans to introduce for PC use?

      vineripesoftware responded:
      December 20, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      I don’t have any plans to build a version for PC’s.

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