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Version 0.0.3
Initial Release December 17, 2020
Last Updated December 17, 2020
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MSFS 2020 SkyVector moving map

A moving map that connects MSFS 2020 to SkyVector. A preview of it working can be found [Here]

Status

Only Google Chrome is being support at this time
*Users have reported that other Chromium based browsers also support it

Releases

Version 0.0.3 has been released
  • Web service now forces lat/lon values to decimal point 

Components

  • FSWebService - local web service that uses simconnect to talk to the sim (must launch as administrator)
  • SkyVectorMovingMap - Chrome Extension that requests position information from the web service

Install caveats

For this release you must run the webservice on the same machine as the sim and **you must launch it as Administrator**The Chrome Extension has not been released to the Chrome store so you need to load it as an unpacked extension by enabling developer mode (see included doc for details)

Is it safe to run the web service on my machine ?

Steps have been taken to secure the use of the web service:
  • Web service, browser, and sim must be all on same machine (IP). It is very lightweight and should not cause any frame rate issues whatssoever. If it does, please let me know immediately. 
  • A CORS header is in place to only allow Skyvector.com or localhost to use the service
  • The service currently supports a GET only and the code will exclude anything suspicious such as injection attempts
  • The default port is 8001 which you can change (see comprehensive install google doc). Please be sure the port you use is not open on your router
**Please Read the Google Doc included with the release for a comprehensive guide on how to install**

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  • Launched December 17, 2020

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23 Comments
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    Scorbut
    March 01, 2021

    was ist mit VR

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    gryper
    February 19, 2021

    We need this for VR. Yesterday.

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    Kajinek
    February 17, 2021

    Very nice, in the PC it works! But do you have any idea, how to see position on Android Chrome in tablet. It would be nice to have full Sky Vector navigation in the hand :-)

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    Rudy1102
    February 07, 2021

    Hi leoxi,
    how did you manage the connection?
    I have the flightsim running on one machine and want to run chrome with SkyVector on my laptop.
    I only found the port but were can I enter the IP?
    Thanks
    Rudy

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    leoxi
    February 05, 2021

    well done, man!
    Also running on a 2nd machine.

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    cfischmd
    February 04, 2021

    WOW! I didnt think this would work in a million years!!!! But YOU DID IT! I followed the simple instructions and holy jesus it fired right up 1st time!

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    AnelToro089
    January 28, 2021

    great addition man, thank you very much. Could you make a version with open flight maps data as well. It would be grat for people in Europe.

    https://www.openflightmaps.org/wp-content/plugins/ofmTileMap/ofmTileMap_full.php?airac=2101&language=local&coverage&controls

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    MoMadenU replied Author
    February 01, 2021
    Thanks. I'll have a look to see how it can be done
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    AnelToro089 replied
    February 01, 2021
    Thank you a lot! Please let me know if you make any progress and release it :)
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    farman
    January 24, 2021

    Hi, just installed this useful add-on, but so far I can see a window stuck on a "Starting Web Service on port 8001...", but nothing happens. Thanks for any help & regards, Of course any .exe file ran as admin.
    Fulvio

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    farman
    January 24, 2021

    Hi, just installed this useful add-on, but so far I can see a window stuck on a "Starting Web Service on port 8001...", but nothing happens. Thanks for any help & regards, Of course any .exe file ran as admin.
    Fulvio

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    Ehvrouz
    January 03, 2021

    Hello, First thank you for this add on, it is very usefull !
    I have tried several times to run it but, I could had it running correctly only twice.
    I have the window with the message: "Connected to Sim" and "Starting web service on port 8001" but the window does not dissapear as you explain and in Chrome the position does not appear on Sky Vector.
    What can I do ?
    I just remind you that it has worked 2 times on my PC. Thank you

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    MoMadenU replied Author
    January 06, 2021
    Did you right click FSWebservice.exe and select Run as administrator?
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    Ehvrouz replied
    February 25, 2021
    Yes but it seems that, in order to work properly, I have to switch off PC and On in order (maybe) to erase some remaining stuffs in the memory (or launched process) which could be the issue.
    Anyway, when I want to use it, I do this sequence and it's OK.
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    neillydone
    January 02, 2021

    I cannot get the FSWebService.exe to run - it is named as FSWebService.exe.config. Since I dont have the option to run the file as *.config I tried renaming it to have an .exe extension and then right click > Run as Admin i receive a warning message that the file cannot be found. It seems i am missing somehting obvious

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    MoMadenU replied Author
    January 06, 2021
    Did you right click FSWebService.exe and select run as Administrator? Both FSWebservice.exe and FSWebservice.exe.config are part of the release. You don not run the .config file Check your virus protection logs to see if it got blocked. Also check your event viewer as to why it did not run
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    loikkio
    December 17, 2020

    I will try this when the webservice can be run on a networked computer. I've been waiting for a service like this for SkyVector, but I want to reserve my local screen only for MSFS.

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    MoMadenU replied Author
    December 17, 2020
    What is your specific concern regarding the web service running in the system tray while the game is running?
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    loikkio replied
    December 20, 2020
    No concern with running locally in the tray. I want to view the moving SkyVector map on another computer screen while flying. I don't want to share the local screen with the moving map.
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    MoMadenU replied Author
    December 21, 2020
    Ok so you mean something like the machine on your LAN with IP address 192.168.1.65 is running the game and the web service. A different machine on your LAN with an IP 192.168.75 (different IP) is running the browser. If this is the case, then I would need to allow you to specify both the port AND specific IP for the web service as well as the extension. Will that work?
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    loikkio replied
    December 29, 2020
    Yes, that is exactly what is needed and what I am doing with some other apps. I run a second computer for all of my charts, weather, flight planning, external ATC and moving maps. The primary computer only runs the MSFS and various servers communicate via port and address to the second computer. If your app can do this, I can run SkyVector on the monitoring computer.
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    MoMadenU replied Author
    January 06, 2021
    OK Got it. I need to add the ability to specify the hostname as well as the port. I will get that into the next release
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    FlyingMaxFr replied
    February 17, 2021
    Hi, I would definitely appreciate that as well. I use the same setup as the OP.

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