[UPDATE: 2.6.17] Little Navmap

Links

► Little Navmap 2.6.7 released - Downloads

► Screenshots of 2.6 Features
► Little Navmap and Little Navconnect User Manuals for 2.6 Versions

Known Issues

  • No SID and STAR yet from MSFS scenery library. This will come with a future update.
  • MSFS multiplayer traffic is not shown in Little Navmap.

See also User Manual - Known Problems for more.

Changes from 2.6.6 to 2.6.7

Help

  • Updated German online and included PDF manual as well as legend for changes in version 2.6. Little Navmap - Benutzerhandbuch.

  • Updated German program translation.

  • Corrections to English online and PDF manual as well as map legend.

MSFS

  • Added workaround for the simulator crashes that were introduced with the MSFS 1.12.13.0 update. This was possible due to a hint in the official forum. The workaround disables the display of departure and destination for AI.

User Interface

  • Corrected issue where status bar was hidden on first start or after first installation. Now forcing status bar to be visible again when updating from any older version to 2.6.7.
  • Flight plan calculation window changed to appear near cursor on first show to avoid random placement off-screen.
  • Added recovery if main window gets off screen after changing monitors. Puts window back on top left of main screen if it is not visible.
  • Fix for Windows removing file extensions when these are hidden in Windows Explorer. This prevented saving of map images.
  • Winds aloft now scanning for the latest dataset to avoid outdated reports. Note that reports might still be outdated at times which happens if no newer one is available.

Map and Elevation Profile

  • Fixed cut off altitude labels on the elevation profile left area.
  • Measurement lines now use the declination at the end to calculate magnetic great circle course at end of line. The start course is still calculated based on start declination or attached navaid declination.
  • Fixed issue where wrong Too many objects message was shown and map performance degraded with tracks enabled.
  • Fixed several issues when centering route or flight plan legs with very long flight plans.
  • Fixed issues when painting aircraft trail around the anti-meridian.
  • Now painting full aircraft trail even when jumping long distances.
  • Adjustments and optimizations for taxiway label drawing. Map shows more labels now.
  • Markers are now fetched from the simulator database in default scenery mode just like the ILS. Previously markers from add-on sceneries were not visible.
  • Fixed issues where marker tooltips appeared after hiding ILS and markers.
  • Fixed zooming functions with keyboard input in map where normal zooming was not possible on US and other keyboard layouts.
  • Disabled home key which zoomed the map all way out when hit accidentally.
  • Fixed crash when disabling all labels for measurement lines. This caused the program to crash on startup which was hard to recover.

Procedures

  • Fixed issue where intercept procedure legs were not calculated correctly. Examples: LGKO SID 32 KOPA3A and LILJ SID DOL1W.
  • Small improvements in procedure drawing for turn legs to avoid too large course discrepancies between label and line caused by drawing turn.
  • Corrected drawing for several procedure leg types and labels in elevation profile.

Scenery Library

  • Now also including MSFS scenery with content type CORE which kept Little Navmap from loading some add-on airports.
  • Now skipping file maintenance.bgl from Navigraph update in MSFS scenery library which caused warnings when loading.
  • Airport names now loaded from base scenery with Navigraph update in MSFS. Were missing previously.
  • Now omitting scenery library entries which are marked with active="false" in Content.xml. This lets Little Navmap to recognize changes made by scenery management tools now.

Flight Plan and Export

  • Now always adapting departure and destination airport names to the names taken from the selected scenery library. This also affects the proposed files names when saving or exporting flight plans. Behavior before was confusing since it kept an airport name from a previously used simulator scenery database.
  • Flight plan calculation now correctly omits waypoints which are part of a procedure. These should be avoided for en-route navigation and are excluded now from calculation except for airway waypoints.
  • Folder names are now remembered correctly for MSFS and FSX/P3D manual flight plan export instead of using an arbitrary place depending on scenery library selection.
  • Now setting voice type to Full as a default for vPilot export since other values produce error messages.
  • Applied workaround for XML files with wrong encoding in header. This helps to read wrongly decoded ForeFlight flight plans which are saved in UTF-16 while having a UTF-8 indication in the file header.
  • Fix for GPX export to allow saving of files and trails without flight plan. An empty flight plan does not disable the export menu item now and allows to save only the trail as GPX.
  • Fixed issue with X-Plane FMS plans where long airport idents like XRP0001 cannot be loaded by the simulator. Idents are now truncated to six characters.
  • Exported FLP flight plans Aerosoft Airbus and others and Aerosoft CRJ now get a suffix 01.flp to avoid import problems in the aircraft. Note that the number is static and is not counted up.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt file or here online for a complete list across all versions.

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Links

► Little Navmap 2.6.8 released - Downloads

► Screenshots of 2.6 Features
► Little Navmap and Little Navconnect User Manuals for 2.6 Versions

Notes

Read the linked chapter below to minimize issues when loading flight plans into MSFS:
User Manual - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Airports and Navdata.

Known Issues

See user manual for general known problems:
User Manual - Known Problems.

See user manual for limitations and issues around Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020:
User Manual - Known Problems - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Changes from 2.6.7 to 2.6.8

Help and Manuals

  • Revised German user manual for spelling and grammar errors.
  • Small additions and corrections to English manual.

General

  • Reverted change that was needed for work around a MSFS crash which occured when connecting. Now fetching destination and departure for AI aircraft again.
  • Fixed unrecoverable crash on startup which can occur with Mercator projection zoomed far out.
  • Resolved crashes when showing information for VOR and NDB having no type like High or Terminal.
  • Added error handling for missing layout file on startup if Load window layout from last used file in Options on page Startup and Updates is checked. Removing or renaming the layout file resulted in an unrecoverable crash on startup.
  • Fixed procedure display issues for turn bow after circular legs. Example: LGSR VOR-B transition BINKI.
  • Fixed issue where weather from FSX and P3D was not transferred across networked connections.
  • Logbook details (route preview and trail) on the map are now only shown if one entry is selected in the logbook search result table. Selecting more than one entry shows only the direct connection lines if enabled. This fixes performance issues when selecting many logbook entries.
  • Added warning dialog when user switches to offline mode.
  • Fixed issues with disappearing flight plan and measurement lines. Lines might still disappear near the poles for long flight plan legs depending on zoom factor.
  • Navaid resolution when loading flight plans or switching scenery databases is now more tolerant for wrong ICAO regions. Navaids were marked red with an error in the flight plan table before if the region did not match.
  • Fixed issue resulting in degraded drawing performance for airport diagrams. This was most visible on large airports.
  • Various drawing and user interface corrections.

Flight Plan

  • Fixed issue where waypoints inserted for procedure endpoints received wrong altitude when saving or exporting flight plans right after calculation. This caused error messages when loading the resulting LNMPLN files. GitHub issue #608.
  • Now extracting ICAO airport idents for waypoints, NDB and VOR for MSFS export. PLN element ICAOAirport was missing before and caused problems when loading flight plans in MSFS. GitHub issue #614.
  • Split up export options for JARDesign and Rotate aircraft to allow export for both separately.
  • Corrections to X-Plane FMS export. Using keywords DEP and DES now instead of truncating ident. This allows to reload the FMS file in Little Navmap.
  • Fixed a regression where circle-to-land approaches could not be loaded by X-Plane due to missing destination runway in FMS export.
  • Fixed flight plan export for FSX and MSFS which used the wrong coordinates for destination element DestinationLLA in flight plan. This confused third party programs which relied on this value.
  • Corrected wrong departure position for saved LNMPLN and FSX/P3D PLN flight plans. Now uses position from parking, helipad or runway/start for PLN DepartureLLA and LNMPLN Start element. GitHub issue #613.
  • Fixed issue where LNMPLN flight plan procedures were replaced with waypoints inadvertently if enabled in export options menu. This happened when saving LNMPLN plans with multiexport.
  • Removed extra space to fix flight plan export for iFly (.FLTPLAN).
  • Other small corrections for flight plan export.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt file or here online for a complete list across all versions.

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►► This is a bugfix release which addresses an unrecoverable crash on startup when downloading tracks (Caught unknown exception in file ... line 85). ◄◄

Links

► Little Navmap 2.6.9 released - Downloads

► Screenshots of 2.6 Features
► Little Navmap and Little Navconnect User Manuals for 2.6 Versions

Notes

Read the linked chapter below to minimize issues when loading flight plans into MSFS:
User Manual - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Airports and Navdata.

Known Issues

See user manual for general known problems:
User Manual - Known Problems.

See user manual for limitations and issues around Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020:
User Manual - Known Problems - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Changes from 2.6.8 to 2.6.9

  • Fixed unrecoverable error when downloading PACOTS tracks (Caught unknown exception in file ... line 85).
  • Improved error handling for unreadable track information. Program now logs an error message instead of crashing.
  • Fixed error when reading procedures with invalid or unknown approach types from FSX, P3D and MSFS. Now logging error instead.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt file or here online for a complete list across all versions.

All files are checked by VirusTotal.

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Links

► Little Navmap 2.6.10 released - Downloads

Known Issues

Read the linked chapter below to minimize issues when loading flight plans into MSFS:
► User Manual - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Airports and Navdata.

See user manual for general known problems:
► User Manual - Known Problems.

See user manual for limitations and issues around Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020:
► User Manual - Known Problems - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Changes from 2.6.9 to 2.6.10

  • Fixed crash that occurs when showing the dialog The flight plan had no valid start position on startup. This kept the user from starting Little Navmap.
  • Removed wrong warning dialog about start position when loading MSFS flight plans. MSFS cannot load start positions like gates from a flight plan file.
  • Fixed missing time, fuel and altitude values for departure and destination legs in flight plan table.
  • Corrected message in progress tab which gave the wrong impression that program is already connected when using a network connection.
  • Fixed issue where minimum zoom was wrongly set in the elevation profile in some cases. As a result the user could not zoom in to the minimum of around 4 NM and was stuck at much higher levels.
  • Changed keyboard shortcut for Create Approach in context menus to Alt+Shift+R to avoid overlap with Calculate Flight Plan.
  • Added new sub-menu Track Sources in menu Flight Plan which allows to enable or disable the different track systems to load. Note that AUSOTS is disabled per default since there are no flex tracks available for almost one year and the service is unreliable causing download errors.
  • More small user interface and map display improvements.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt file or here online for a complete list across all versions.

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Links

► Little Navmap 2.6.11 released - Downloads

Known Issues

Read the linked chapter below to minimize issues when loading flight plans into MSFS:
► User Manual - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Airports and Navdata.

See user manual for general known problems:
► User Manual - Known Problems.

See user manual for limitations and issues around Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020:
► User Manual - Known Problems - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Changes from 2.6.10 to 2.6.11

Weather

  • Fixed Error downloading or reading wind data issue. Adapted URL for winds aloft download to NOAA changes and added atmos as directory. #623
  • Now suppressing wind and other downloads with log warning message if URLs are empty. #623
  • New decompression methods to speed up weather and track downloads.
  • Now showing airport weather symbols on higher zoom levels. Avoiding simple line on wind barb which can be confused with low wind.

Flight Plans

  • Corrected approach identifier in FLP flight plan export and loading for Aerosoft aircraft. Now using ARINC identifier for approaches and ignoring transitions of type VECTOR. Adapted changed keywords in file for CRJ. Problems still appear when loading flight plans into the aircraft. This will be fixed in one of the next updates.
  • Added extra entry for Aerosoft MSFS CRJ in multi export to avoid loading issues because of a too long file name.
  • Added patch by Slawek Mikula to support loading of Aviamaps flight plans. #616
  • Exporting online network flight plan files from menu now correctly remembers last used folder for each format.

Other

  • Adjustments to drawing. ILS, online aircraft and AI aircraft are now shown at higher zoom levels.
  • Added support for new VATSIM JSON version 3 data feed. Better update rate for online networks is now one minute for VATSIM and PilotEdge and two minutes for IVAO. Allowing centers and clients (VATSIM prefile) without coordinates now throughout program. Keep in mind that the real center boundaries are not depicted yet. #606
  • MSFS: Now ignoring invalid content types like Unknown in MSFS manifest.json file which are often set wrongly by add-on developers. This kept add-on airports from showing up.
  • Fixed issue where userdata CSV backup files could not be loaded and had to be manually corrected before import.
  • Updates for detection of military airports and name capitalization.
  • More small user interface corrections.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt file or here online for a complete list across all versions.

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This version contains mostly bug fixes, adaption to MSFS scenery library changes, support for the new X-Plane TCAS scheme and a reworked web user interface.

Version 2.6.12.beta was an unofficial beta release.

► Little Navmap 2.6.13 released - Downloads

Known Issues

Read the linked chapter below to minimize issues when loading flight plans into MSFS:
► User Manual - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Airports and Navdata.

See user manual for general known problems:
► User Manual - Known Problems.

See user manual for limitations and issues around Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020:
► User Manual - Known Problems - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Important Notes

  • You have to update/reinstall Little Navconnect and Little Xpconnect if you use these since the data protocol has changed. This version is compatible with Little Navconnect 2.6.11 and Little Xpconnect 1.0.24 or newer.
  • Aircraft label settings are reset back to default. Adjust these in the options dialog on page Map Display 2.
  • All MSFS scenery library related changes need at least MSFS version 1.16.2 .
  • MSFS users need to reload the scenery library to new features like SID and STAR.
  • Do not use the scenery library mode Do not use Navigraph Database if you have the Navigraph udpate installed. You will see errors in procedures. Instead update the scenery database of Little Navmap using the Navigraph FMS Data Manager.

Changes from 2.6.11 to 2.6.13

Flight Plans

  • Corrected loading and saving of GPX tracks. Now also saving timestamps and considering disconnected trail segments. A flight where the aircraft was moved or warped during flight results in a straight line connecting the two segments. Changing aircraft, restarting the simulator or Little Navmap results in disconnected trail segments.
  • Fixed issue causing error messages on flight plan elevation profile calculation if destination airport is below sea level and an approach procedure is used.
  • Flight cruise altitude was set wrongly after calculating route with metric altitude units.
  • Now omitting visual reporting points (like VP123) and other obscure numbered waypoints from route calculation. Also ignoring half degree points like H5711 in north atlantic now. Simplified and optimized loading of routing network.
  • Fixed issue where a flight plan calculation resulted in not optimal routes. This happened when a nearby navaid connected to the airway system could not be found.

Flight Plan Export

  • Enabled departure parking position for MSFS flight plan export and import. Enabled check for parking position for MSFS export which shows a warning if starting on a runway. You can also set a fuel pad as starting position but note that runways and helipads as starting positions will be ignored by MSFS.
  • More relaxed user waypoint naming conventions for MSFS. Now allowing more special characters.
  • Corrected Aerosoft CRJ flight plan export as far as possible. Now exporting a list of waypoints instead of airway routes for MSFS CRJ to minimize issues when loading plan in aircraft. Adapted changed keywords in .flp file and compressing airway segments now. #632
  • Added export of modified PLN format for Integrated Simavionics / ISG devices and gauges.
  • Export option for MSFS PMS50 GTN750 Garmin added. This export saves the flight plan using a fixed filename fpl.pln.
  • Now always adding procedure entry and exit waypoints for flight plan export formats not supporting procedures like FSX/P3D PLN. User can an additional waypoint in the simulator if needed.
  • Corrected default flight plan pattern to use departure and destination ident if flight plan pattern is empty. Used departure airport ident wrongly before.
  • Changes to allow updates for new export formats.
  • Now clearing invalid procedures (red error message below flight plan table) before saving LNMPLN. Reloading a saved LNMPLN clears any error messages now.

Procedures and Scenery Library

  • Now fully recognizing SID and STAR from MSFS scenery library. Many thanks to icykoneko for implementing this. #649
  • Adapted loading of approach procedures and some airport structures to new MSFS changes since 1.16.2. This fixes the issue of empty and not selectable approaches in the procedure tab.
  • Constant turn radius legs in procedures are now correctly depicted for MSFS.
  • Fixed issue where some navaids did not get airport ident assigned if in different BGL file.
  • Other improvements for procedure drawing.
  • Added speed limit for MSFS procedure legs.
  • Now checking all MSFS procedures before saving in the database. A warning will be logged and the procedure will be omitted if not valid.
  • Now omitting closed ■■■■■ airport structures having no runways and no start positions which are used by MSFS as POIs.
  • Fixed issue where an error was shown when loading Library.xml files from add-on aircraft.
  • Library.xml files are now considered when excluding folders from loading.
  • Removed exception for invalid files in X-Plane CIFP path. Now simply writing a warning to the log file.

Map

  • Fixed issue where tooltips and click regions for route preview were wrongly active when showing more than on logbook entry highlighted.
  • Added new airspace types MCTR, TRSA and GCA where GCAis for unknown and general types. #607
  • Function Center map on aircraft and next flight plan waypoint now uses defined box for aircraft and waypoint to avoid aircraft or next waypoint leaving screen space. More improvements to aircraft centering to avoid permanent updates or hanging view.
  • Corrected flight plan editing on map which could cause various issues if editing near a missed approach which is hidden on the map.
  • Removed wrongly drawn procedure point underlay (like overfly indication) from intercept point for legs.
  • Now updating online centers (transceivers) in VATSIM network every five minutes. Fixes issue where user had to restart LNM to update VATSIM centers.

Logbook

  • Logbook entry now uses a separate aircraft trail which does not include previously flown segments from other flights.
  • Corrected storing of local real time in logbook. Now uses a time format with timezone (not shown in logbook search result table).
  • Avoiding crash if previously created logbook entry cannot be found on landing.

User Interface and General

  • Completely reworked web user interface. Now with mouse wheel zoom, a mode to follow the user aircraft and more. Big thanks to u-an-i for implementing this!

  • Now using new X-Plane TCAS AI and traffic scheme based on sim/cockpit2/tcas/targets datarefs. Note that X-Plane provides only limited information about AI or multiplayer aircraft. Only transponder code, position, groundspeed, vertical speed and heading are available. #525

  • Fetching transponder code for all simulators now.

  • Added transponder code to user and AI aircraft. Now showing in tooltips, information and map.

  • Added transponder code option to aircraft labels. Note that aircraft label settings are now reset back to default.

  • Added properties to transferred simulator aircraft data to avoid future incompatibilities when adding new values.

  • Increased data version to 11 to force incompatibility. This requires to update/install Little Navconnect and Little Xpconnect as well.

  • Added links in flight plan table header to quickly get information and jump to departure, departure parking and destination on map.

  • Added clickable airport link to procedure search header to get information and jump to airport on the map.

  • Corrected issue where airport files were not found in related documents folder when using translated file and folder names. Adapted all translations to this change.

  • Added new userpoint icons based on Bushtalk Radio categories.

  • Little Xpconnect: Offloaded loading of aircraft files and scanning for keys to separate thread to avoid blocking main thread on startup. This could have caused stutters when starting X-Plane.

  • Chinese translation revised. Thanks to Tong Hui and yudongx for their effort.

  • Small updates to user manual regarding MSFS limitations.

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This version contains bug fixes, small user interface improvements and support for the new IVAO interface which allows higher update rates.

Links

► Little Navmap 2.6.14 released - Downloads

Known Issues

Read the linked chapter below to minimize issues when loading flight plans into MSFS:
► User Manual - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Airports and Navdata.

See user manual for general known problems:
► User Manual - Known Problems.

See user manual for limitations and issues around Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020:
► User Manual - Known Problems - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Important Notes

  • MSFS: Avoid the scenery library mode Do not use Navigraph Database if you have the Navigraph update for MSFS installed. You will see errors in procedures. Instead directly update the scenery database of Little Navmap using the Navigraph FMS Data Manager.
  • The manual is not updated for the webserver / web user interface changes. Scroll by clicking or tapping and zoom by using the mouse wheel or the two-finger pinch gesture.
  • The table column order and width for the search results is reset to default for the tabs Online Clients and Online Servers.

Changes from 2.6.13 to 2.6.14

Flight Plan

  • Fixed issue where waypoints being part of a missed approach were removed when saving a flight plan. #728
  • Now disabling Add Alternate in map context menu for empty flight plan to avoid crash when selecting without plan.
  • Enabled information display on right click or double click in flight plan table for navaids which are part of a procedure. Menu item was wrongly disabled before. #727
  • Fixed problem where flight plan could be internally corrupted after saving. This caused a wrong warning about invalid destination airports when exporting plans and other issues like disappearing flight plan legs.
  • Fixed issue where Garmin Base Camp could not load GPX files. Added missing attributes and default namespace in XML according to specification.
  • Now avoiding ICAO region when exporting MSFS flight plans since it is not reliable for airports and the sim garbles the flight plan when loading. Example: Direct EDMG to LHSK.
  • Reworked resolving of departure parking, helipad or runway positions from flight plan. Now omitting positions which are too far away from saved position for all simulators now. Fixed issue where helipad starting position was not loaded correctly in some cases.
  • Saving and loading departure type (runway, parking, helipad, etc.) to LNMPLN now.
  • Reorganized and cleaned up text in tab Fuel Report.

Logbook

  • Now omitting flight plan when saving a logbook entry instead of saving an invalid plan with missing waypoints. This happens if no flight plan was set while flying. Note that you still might see an exception if you try to save a flight plan from older log entries from flights without a plan.
  • Now ignoring invalid or missing flight plans when saving GPX files from logbook entry. Previously showed an exception Invalid LNMPLN flight plan file ".". No waypoints found..
  • Adjustments for flying user aircraft detection to avoid creating log entries for low passes. #693

Procedures

  • Now correcting final procedure legs where last altitude restriction is wrongly below airport elevation. This can happen due to errors in scenery libraries or runway threshold elevation being below general airport elevation. Little Navmap refused to build the elevation profile if this happened. #711
  • Fixed issue where a far away VOR was selected instead of a closer ILS with the same ident when resolving fixes for procedures. Example: LJMB SID PETO5D RWY 32 showed a 800 NM leg towards a remote VOR.
  • Corrected display issue in flight plan table where DME terminated procedure legs showed the wrong navaid and the wrong distance. Example: EGPH I06 via TLA showed D322O+5 instead of TLA+20.

User Interface

  • Added Toggle Flight Simulator Connection function with keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+A in tools menu. This allows to quickly connect to the simulator.
  • Added previously missing keyboard shortcuts for functions ViewShow Aircraft (Ctrl+Alt+B) and ViewShow Aircraft Trail (Ctrl+Alt+T).
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for map themes: Ctrl+Alt+1 to Ctrl+Alt+6 for default themes.
  • Fixed issue where coordinates for online aircraft map link were not updated in information panel. Clicking on the link Map showed the wrong aircraft position as a result. #722
  • VOR now shows Calibrated declination and Magnetic declination in information window where the latter one is the environment value.
  • Added flown distance and takeoff time to progress tab. This is also available without flight plan.

Scenery Library

  • Fixed issue where empty folders like OneStore in the wrong place confused detection of MSFS. Now also checking for file .../fs-base/layout.json in required path.
  • Now logging empty, invalid or inaccessible XML and JSON files while scanning for MSFS or P3D scenery instead of throwing an exception. #720
  • Now computing ARINC approach id (e.g. I27C) for all approaches from FSX, P3D and MSFS to allow better procedure detection when loading flight plans across different simulator databases.

Other

  • Added support for IVAO JSON 2 format in whazzup parser. Removed unneeded attributes for online airspaces and clients. Resetting online client, center and server search result table layout for database schema changes. Update rate is now 15 seconds for IVAO instead of two minutes. #722
  • Several updates to the internal webserver / web user interface by u-an-i.
  • X-Plane and Little Xpconnect: Now using more datarefs from flightmodel which are not affected by failures. #693
  • Updated Qt libraries to 5.12.11.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt file or here online for a complete list across all versions.

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This version contains bug fixes, small user interface improvements, support for MSFS scenery library changes and a new airport ident search for X-Plane.

Links

► Little Navmap 2.6.15 released - Downloads

Known Issues

Read the linked chapter below to minimize issues when loading flight plans into MSFS:
► User Manual - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Airports and Navdata.

See user manual for general known problems:
► User Manual - Known Problems.

See user manual for limitations and issues around Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020:\
► User Manual - Known Problems - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Important Notes

  • All simulators: Reload the scenery library to get the changes. Also update Little Navmap on remote/networked computers before copying a new scenery library database. Older Little Navmap versions will crash with the new databases.
  • MSFS: Avoid the scenery library mode Do not use Navigraph Database if you have the Navigraph update for MSFS installed. You will see errors in procedures. Instead directly update the scenery database of Little Navmap using the Navigraph FMS Data Manager.
  • The manual is not updated for the webserver / web user interface changes. Scroll by clicking or tapping and zoom by using the mouse wheel or the two-finger pinch gesture.
  • The table column order and width for the search results is reset to default for the search result table in tab Airports.
  • The status bar can be hidden in some cases. Show it again by selecting WindowShow Statusbar.
  • The window layout might be different after updating in some cases. Reset it to default using WindowReset Window Layout to Default or load a saved window layout.

Changes from 2.6.14 to 2.6.15

General

  • Changed weather download process to minimize user interface freezes during wind aloft or METAR downloads with slow internet connections. #737
  • Correcting VATSIM weather address which was taken over wrongly from old versions in some cases. The wrong address caused quickly repeating downloads.
  • Now allowing to set departure airport as alternate in the map context menu. The menu item was wrongly disabled before.
  • Added estimated flight time to top of descent and destination to profile header.
  • Menu WeatherAirport Weather now allows to disable the weather source which also disables all file accesses. The airport weather menu item and toolbar button will disabled if this is selected.
  • Added function to disable the moving of dock windows by click and drag on the title bar. Uncheck Allow Window moving in menu Window to avoid accidental movement of dock windows which might mess up the window layout. You can still resize the dock windows at the border.
  • Fixed issue where flight plan calculation window header text was not updated on flight plan changes.
  • Fixed crash when decoding procedures. Example: Sumburgh (EGPB), approach ILS 27, transition D064L for P3D scenery.
  • Fixed crash that occured when moving flight plan legs in empty or one leg plan with the keyboard.
    Now updating context menu items in flight plan table accordingly.
  • Showing status bar again which might be hidden after recent updates.

MSFS

  • Adapted MSFS scenery library loader to new scenery file structures in MSFS introduced in version 1.18.9. This is needed to avoid missing procedures. #735
  • Several fixes in MSFS flight plan export. Approach transition waypoints are now removed. Removing airway for STAR entry waypoints. SID and STAR transitions can be used now. Keep in mind that some information will be lost when reloading MSFS PLN files. Several problems with MSFS flight plan import remain.
  • Localizer approaches were not recognized when loading MSFS PLN files into Little Navmap. Fixed now.
  • Corrected export for circling approaches and localizer backcourse approaches in MSFS PLN which can now be loaded.

X-Plane

  • Added ICAO, FAA, IATA and local airport codes to search result table as well as in information and tooltips. This is only used by X-Plane. Move the columns in the search result table out of the way by clicking and dragging the column header or shrink them to minimum if you’re not an X-Plane user. Note that Navigraph additionally provides IATA codes while FSX, P3D, and MSFS do not provide any additional official codes at all. #706
  • Enabled search for the additional airport codes in ident field in airports tab. This means that Little Navmap matches all internal, ICAO, FAA, IATA or local idents to the search input.
  • X-Plane internal idents (X..., five or more characters) are now hidden throughout the whole user interface except in information and tooltips if an airport has one or more official idents assigned. The internal ids might show up occasionally, e.g. in the flight plan table when switching simulators.
  • The flight plan route description now uses and outputs one of the official codes for airports if available.
  • Fixed issues with X-Plane flight plan export where airports have an internal ident different from official ICAO and FAA codes.
  • Fixed missing display for X-Plane airport flatten attribute.
  • Fixed potential crash in search functions for airport.
  • Resetting table layout for airport search since columns have changed. #707
  • Added columns faa and local to airport table and removed column xpident in database schema. Database minor version updated to 20.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt file or here online for a complete list across all versions.

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Links

► Little Navmap 2.6.16 released - Downloads

Known Issues

Read the linked chapter below to minimize issues when loading flight plans into MSFS:
► User Manual - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Airports and Navdata.

See user manual for general known problems:
► User Manual - Known Problems.

See user manual for limitations and issues around Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020:
► User Manual - Known Problems - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Changes from 2.6.15 to 2.6.16

X-Plane flight plan export and loading #741

  • Now falling back to DEP/DES keywords in X-Plane FMS flight plan files. These keywords denote departure or destination as a waypoint or a not identifiable airport opposed to ADEP/ADES. This avoids loading issues in X-Plane FMS and third party tools. Flight plans should be loadable in X-Plane FMS and GPS in any case. The conditions for this case are below:
    • Airport ident is longer than four characters. Example: White Lake (XC0004).
    • Airport has ICAO and this does not match internal id. Example: Torres with official ICAO id SSTE using internal ident of SBTR.
    • Airport has no ICAO but FAA code which does not match the internal id. Example: Red Lion with FAA code JY73 using internal ident of N73.
    • Airport has neither of above but a local code which does not match internal. Example: Edmonton Cooking Lake having local code of CEZ3 and internal X-Plane ident EZ3.
  • Now truncating all X-Plane airport idents to six characters. Also the ones used in intermediate waypoints.
  • Enabled loading of X-Plane FMS plans with truncated airport ids.

General

  • Added airport elevation to tab Runways and airport transition altitude in tab Weather in information window.
  • Fixed issues with flight plan and waypoint remarks being truncated when saving plan as HTML, printing plan or copying plan as CSV (Ctrl+C in table).
  • Fixed issues when copying CSV text to clipboard in flight plan table and search result tables (Ctrl+C in table). Wrong columns were copied into the CSV text if columns in the table were reordered.
  • Added missing flight plan remarks field to HTML export and print.
  • Table columns which are shrinked to minimum width are now excluded from export to HTML and CSV.
  • Fixed issue where the wrong flight plan columns were printed or exported to HTML or columns were missing. This happened if the user rearranged the flight plan table columns by moving the headers around.
  • Small corrections to options dialog text, aircraft labels on the map (TCAS vs XPDR) and airport labels on the map.
  • More tolerance for finding airports when loading flight plans. Trying all available internal and official ids (ICAO, FAA, IATA and local) now.
  • Now also showing ILS frequency for final approach in flight plan table for circling as well as IGS, LDA, LOC and SDF approaches if navaid is present.

Web interface

Fixes provided by u-an-i.

  • Fixed JavaScript errors on desktop due to pointer move after generalizing touch zoom.
  • Now giving user commands always priority if server does not respond.
  • Adjusted fast map refresh to not produce images too large at for slow connections.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt file or here online for a complete list across all versions.

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This release adapts Little Navmap to the latest MSFS changes that cause crashes when loading the scenery library, as well as other fixes and improvements that also affect X-Plane.

Hotfix for SSL intialization failure

Install vcredist_x64_2010.exe and vcredist_x86_2010.exe to fix this issue.

Links

► Little Navmap 2.6.17 released - Downloads

Known Issues

Read the linked chapter below to minimize issues when loading flight plans into MSFS:
► User Manual - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Airports and Navdata.

See user manual for general known problems:
► User Manual - Known Problems.

See user manual for limitations and issues around Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020:
► User Manual - Known Problems - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Changes from 2.6.16 to 2.6.17

MSFS

  • Fixed crashes when loading scenery library of MSFS SU6. #799
  • Corrected MSFS airport detection. Now ignoring airport closed flag which removes many POI wrongly detected as airports.
  • Reduced warnings for unknown BGL records to avoid flooding the log with messages and crashing when reading scenery.

Map

  • Limited minimum detail level to -2 to avoid confusion about missing map features when user selects a too low value. Now resetting details to default on update.
  • Fixed issue where runway offset markings were not visible on unknown runway surfaces like when using scenery library mode Use Navigraph for all Features.
  • Corrected drawing for logbook entries where departure or destination airport could not be found in the scenery library database.

Options

  • Changed IVAO weather URL to use HTTPS (secure connection). The URL is now reset to the new default on first startup.
  • Fixed issue where AI and user aircraft tooltip settings were not restored in options.

Flight Plan

  • Corrected flight plan calculation using radio navaids. Selected navaids were too close in some cases. Example: PAYA MDO ODK CDB ELF DUT PADK where CDB and ELF are too close resulting in zig-zag routing.
  • Added heading for departure parking position to LNMPLN flight plan format.
  • Adjusted cost factor for flight plan calculation to avoid direct calculation (no airways at all) on the last two ticks of the slider. Default value for slider after installation is not centered.
  • Fixed issues where departure position type (runway, parking, helipad or airport) was not saved in LNMPLN after changing start position to a runway or assigning departure airport. Departure position type now set correctly to runway after assigning a runway automatically.

Logbook Search

  • Fixed broken search for departure and destination airport in logbook.
  • Disabled not working airport filters in logbook search context menu (Filter by ... in context menu). These will be enabled again in a later version.
  • X-Plane: Fixed several issues where an airport using official ids (ICAO, FAA, IATA or local) was not found in logbook context menu, logbook edit dialog and information display for log entries.

Other and User Interface

  • Fixed issue where an internal cache gave wrong results which caused random wrong airport assignments when working with flight plans or after switching scenery library databases.
  • Removed slow down in internal airport queries when searching by official codes. This caused short freezes when clicking on an airport for information in some cases.
  • Fixed several issues where airports were wrongly identified as X-Plane airports. Corrected display of airport ids.
  • Fixed issue where a X-Plane was still wrongly detected while using scenery library mode Use Navigraph for all Features.
  • X-Plane: Adjusted display options for official airport codes. IATA is now used before internal ident in all cases. Route description now shows IATA code as well if available.
  • Adjustments to flight plan and aircraft centering when getting close to ground while flying. Now avoiding too close zoom.
  • Added Pilot Nav to airport link list.
  • Removed Work offline option in file menu since it is of limited use and causes too many problems if users check this inadvertently.
  • Fixed bug with wrong airspace assignment for class F and G when reading OpenAir files. #797
  • Better coordinate parsing. Removing separators |, ;, _ and : for latitude and longitude now.
  • Fixed several typos in user interface and more small user interface improvements.

Build and Development

  • Now using Qt libraries 5.15.2.
  • Changed build to use OpenSSL library provided by the Qt installer on Windows.
  • Updated flight plan schema file lnmpln.xsd and LNMPLN file format documentation in the user manual.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt file or here online for a complete list across all versions.

All files are checked by VirusTotal.

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