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VFR-Rider
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:50 pm    Post subject: iGO for Aviation ? Reply with quote

Anybody using iGO for general aviation ? If yes, how ? I would like to create straight line routes myself using waypoints and see how much I am on track. iGO let's me plan routes with car, bicycle, etc, but nothing that would create a straight-line route ...
Is there any general aviation GPS map/navigation software that you would recommend (with a full map of Europe) Question

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forums.

Street navigation programs like iGO are generally very ill fitted for doing serious aeronautical navigation. You will rather want to look at

http://www.anywheremap.com/

or the freeware

http://www.pocketfms.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx. Though I agree, for my purpose, iGo would just be perfect. I runs smooth, has a very nice looking road map, topography, etc, which would just work perfect for my general aviation.
I did look at anywheremap, but it does not support eastern europe. I even talked to their rep and they said, at the moment they are not even planning adding it.
I did download pocketfms, but for me, the maps are just so far away from iGO or something pleasing for the eye ...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only other program that I know has some kind of "as the crow flies" mode is CoPilot.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello:

In my opinion the simplest moving map system for aviation on a pocket PC is Memory-map. This allows for straight line or multipoint navigation with a variety of maps including, in UK the CAA standard.
For world wide maps to use with this format you can download at a low cost from aeroplanner.com

As Lutz has already said the shareware website pocketfms.com provides world wide aviation information for free and for a small contribution allows maps of greater detail to be downloaded.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you looked at WinPilot? Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In settings untick 'lock to road' and see if that helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lost_Property wrote:
In settings untick 'lock to road' and see if that helps.


the routing would still follow roads though?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the routing would still follow roads though?
I'm probably getting confused with track logs. (I think). Confused After the event, not before. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would need a new aircraft now Laughing the original post was in 2006
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