FSPM VFR Map
Please don't hate me but I needed to discontinue the version 1.0.0, you can get the new one here. I kept it for 3-4 days with the info to update, and I had to stop the service for 1.0.0. The updates from now will come through this website and won't be as "forced".
It’s a map. With your plane moving in it. In the Sim. Without any external apps needing to run.
(It does not open with the "V" key, this does not overwrite the default map, it is an add-on. You need to find it in the top menu manually.)
Thank you all for the feedback!
To update: Backup/delete the old community folder, and write the new one "fspm-panel-vfrmap" from zip. DELETE FIRST, DO NOT OVERWRITE!!!
- The panel with non-map info is now collapsable
- Additional weather data (QNH, Temperature...) is shown
- Plane icon is a bit smaller
- "reload" icon goes up now, when the window is minimised. It's still visible, and I hate that this is ridiculously difficult to do nicely, but it's better like this.
You can see it running here:
If it doesn't work or you see something you don't like please just report a bug here, it’s probably fixable.
And, if you're a nodejs dev, interested in the app development for MSFS, but find all this simconnect stuff too c++ ish, ping me, I'm making a platform to develop this kind of in-game apps easily, and we can probably work together. For example, it takes about 1 day to make this app in the frontend (and about 5 more to put css in place and "debug" it in-game, but that's me).
There’s a basic “world” layer, generously hosted by Carto, using the OSM data.
There is also a layer you can select with some info about airspaces and nav data from the OpenAIP database (unfortunately not interactive, yet).
There’s also some more info about your flight and the missing indication (besides Garmin) about the wind direction.
You can teleport anywhere by clicking on the map and then choosing altitude, speed etc. Please be patient or pause after the teleport, until the space around you warps back into existence.
To install, unzip the file and copy the folder ‘fspm-panel-vfrmap’ to the MSFS Community folder. You'll need to restart the MSFS.
Beware: I noticed once, on the first install, when I started it first - the game crashed (VFR maps…). After the restart all is good, never crashed the game again. But just in case, when you start it the first time, do it right after the game loads, not at the end of a long flight.