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Initial Release November 10, 2020
Last Updated November 15, 2020
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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.)

Changelog:
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!!!

Changes:
- 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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1EkBedOcYw

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.
162 Comments
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    Arman
    January 19, 2021

    I think this is a brilliant addon with great potential. Keep working on it!

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    predator036
    January 17, 2021

    Impressive tool !!!!, one of the best that exists for vr inside the Fs2020, with the help of my friend a5tr0 and his trick I have applied a 300% zoom and it is perfect, a doubt, how can you do so that the little one icon of the plane on the map is fixed always marking the north ????.

    Thank you and greetings my friends.

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    a5tr0
    January 16, 2021

    VR: solution for unreadable/tiny text (repost): hi there :) i think it is impossible to change size of text, because it is generated directly on the mapserver side. But I found, that you can zoom-in it via basic html edit (I hope, the creator of this great app, Scelt, will pardon me for this intervention :) ). You can achieve for example 150% zoom like this: edit "fspm-panel-vfrmap\html_ui\InGamePanels\19ee62033e\app\index.html" >>> change '<div id="map">' to '<div id="map" style="zoom: 150%;">'. It works in regular 2d - it looks awful i think,, but it works great in VR! (Oculus Rift s, and I am ok with that 150% zoom)

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    Garfie1d replied
    January 16, 2021
    Thank you very much for sharing.
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    bigblip replied
    January 17, 2021
    Excellent tip. I wonder if that's something that could be incorporated into the add-on?
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    a5tr0 replied
    January 19, 2021
    it would be great, if there is some kind of config file, or options menu inside app. Couple of things to add - contrast/brightness of the map to make it even better readable (note for Scelt: impossible to achieve it via css/filter + even pixel manipulation via js not working - i tried github.com/hnrchrdl/leaflet-tilelayer-colorizr); map/tile source change (openstreetmaps.org are more readable than those from carto, easy, but "Tile Usage Policy"), ... And it will be great, if there was possibility to show waypoints and point of interests in the map too (and other stuff to replace classic vfrmap) :)
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    lambodude19
    January 15, 2021

    why is the map all the way to the left of my screen?

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    maestroneer
    January 13, 2021

    Awesome little tool. Any chance there is a way to integrate a dark mode for the map? It's a bit harsh on the eyes at the moment in low light conditions.

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    mikVR
    January 13, 2021

    Its great but in VR is the font too small, is possible some adjustments? otherwise is great tool and I am definitely use this!

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    marklar
    January 13, 2021

    It's a great tool and I use it for bush flying but is there a way to disable the plane icon from the map?

    Also by default the map is tracking your position. It would be better if it was not.

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    clenfant
    January 13, 2021

    Hi,

    What a great add-on.

    I'm using MSFS in VR, it is great to have an integrated detailed MAP , unfortunately, the labels and picts are way too small.

    Is there a way to change this (a parameter into JSON conf files maybe?)

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    a5tr0 replied
    January 15, 2021
    hi there :) i think it is impossible to change text, because it is generated directly on the mapserver side. But I found, that you can zoom-in it via basic html edit (I hope, the creator of this great app, Scelt, will pardon me for this intervention :) ). You can achieve for example 150% zoom like this: edit "fspm-panel-vfrmap\html_ui\InGamePanels\19ee62033e\app\index.html" >>> change '<div id="map">' to '<div id="map" style="zoom: 150%;">'. It works in regular 2d (but it looks awful i think), but i didnt tested it in VR - maybe it will solve your problem :) edit: it really works great in VR
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    nevs
    January 11, 2021

    anyone know how to bind a key to open this map toolbar just like using "v" for the default map?

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    KittenMasher
    January 11, 2021

    This is a great addon. When in VR everything is very small. HP G2

    I see people have suggested various other things to display, but I guess you have copy write problems.

    WOULD BE great if it had a few tabs which allowed you to display ANY image or PDF, placed in a directory, then you could download our own plates and maps to display when landing etc. without you having to deal with COPYWRITE issues. WHEN IN VR its a real problem to see such things since you have the headset on. OR perhaps allowing the user to having set the URL of a multipage browser before starting the flight for VR users.

    Anyway thanks

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    Govvo
    January 11, 2021

    I start the game I could only find one item in the top menu: "custom toolbar" and the only subitem: "reset panels".

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    Bobitaly
    January 10, 2021

    After the update I no longer see the runway numbers and the taxiway references; too bad it was very useful. Improved the first opening.

    Many Thanks for this great and useful add-on.



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