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features:map [2016/06/01 18:23]
Andreas Breitschopp
features:map [2017/07/17 10:38] (current)
Andreas Breitschopp
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 Real-time moving map shows current aircraft position, taxiways, gates, navaids, airways with integrated flight planning optionally on street or satellite map. Real-time moving map shows current aircraft position, taxiways, gates, navaids, airways with integrated flight planning optionally on street or satellite map.
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 +===== General Control =====
 +
 +Keep the left mouse button pressed to scroll around on the map. Of course, also the corresponding touch gesture is supported.
 +
 +You can use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Again also the two finger multi-touch zoom gesture is supported.
 +
 +If you keep the ''​CTRL''​ key pressed and then select an area, you can zoom to exactly this area.
 +
 +Additional an important control action is the right click or long touch for touch screens: You can use that to trigger several actions on many elements on the map (see also [[features:​map#​pop-up_menu|Pop-Up Menu]]).
  
 ===== Control Elements ===== ===== Control Elements =====
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 ''​User''​ toggles the display of the user aircraft. In partly active state only the aircraft itself is displayed and in full active state additionally the current altitude as flight level as well as the indicated airspeed and true heading direction separated with a ''​T''​ is displayed. ''​User''​ toggles the display of the user aircraft. In partly active state only the aircraft itself is displayed and in full active state additionally the current altitude as flight level as well as the indicated airspeed and true heading direction separated with a ''​T''​ is displayed.
  
-''​AI Aircraft''​ toggle the display of AI aircrafts ​generated by flight simulator. In partly active state only the AI aircrafts ​themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally the AI aircraft type, the current altitude as flight level as well as the indicated airspeed and true heading direction separated with a ''​T''​ is displayed.+''​AI Aircraft''​ toggle the display of AI aircraft ​generated by flight simulator. In partly active state only the AI aircraft ​themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally the AI aircraft type, the current altitude as flight level as well as the indicated airspeed and true heading direction separated with a ''​T''​ is displayed.
  
-''​VATSIM''​ toggle ​the display of pilot and ATC users of the VATSIM (Virtual Air Traffic Simulation) networkIn partly active state only the VATSIM users themselves are displayed ​and in full active state additionally some textual information about the user next to it.+:i: Note: Please keep in mind that flight simulator only simulates AI aircraft about 70-100 NM around ​the user aircraftTherefore no AI aircraft will be displayed ​on the map outside of this area.
  
-''​IVAO''​ toggle the display of pilot and ATC users of the IVAO (International ​Virtual ​Aviation Organization) network. In partly active state only the IVAO users themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally some textual information about the user next to it.+''​VATSIM''​ toggle the display of pilot and ATC users of the VATSIM ​(Virtual ​Air Traffic Simulation) network. In partly active state only the VATSIM ​users themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally some textual information about the user next to it. Hovering with the mouse cursor over this button will show the time of the last update.
  
-''​PilotEdge''​ toggle the display of pilot users of the PilotEdge network. In partly active state only the PilotEdge users themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally some textual information about the user next to it.+''​IVAO''​ toggle the display of pilot and ATC users of the IVAO (International Virtual Aviation Organization) network. In partly active state only the IVAO users themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally some textual information about the user next to it. Hovering with the mouse cursor over this button will show the time of the last update. 
 + 
 +''​PilotEdge''​ toggle the display of pilot users of the PilotEdge network. In partly active state only the PilotEdge users themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally some textual information about the user next to it. Hovering with the mouse cursor over this button will show the time of the last update.
  
 :i: Note: ''​VATSIM''​ and ''​IVAO''​ cannot be combined with the button ''​AI Aircraft'',​ but ''​PilotEdge''​ can. For the latter ''​AI Aircraft''​ toggles the display of PilotEdge drone aircraft. :i: Note: ''​VATSIM''​ and ''​IVAO''​ cannot be combined with the button ''​AI Aircraft'',​ but ''​PilotEdge''​ can. For the latter ''​AI Aircraft''​ toggles the display of PilotEdge drone aircraft.
 ==== Object Layers ==== ==== Object Layers ====
  
-{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​control-elements-other-layers.png?​nolink|}}+{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​control-elements-object-layers.png?​nolink|}}
  
 ''​Airport''​ toggles the display of the airport symbols. In partly active state only the airport symbols themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally the airport ICAO code. ''​Airport''​ toggles the display of the airport symbols. In partly active state only the airport symbols themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally the airport ICAO code.
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 ''​Taxi/​Park''​ toggles the display of the taxiway, apron and park area surfaces. In partly active state only the surfaces themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally the taxi point and parking names. ''​Taxi/​Park''​ toggles the display of the taxiway, apron and park area surfaces. In partly active state only the surfaces themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally the taxi point and parking names.
  
-''​VOR''​ toggles the display of the VOR symbols. In partly active state only the VOR symbols themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally the VOR idents.+''​VOR/DME''​ toggles the display of the VOR/DME symbols. In partly active state only the VOR/DME symbols themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally the VOR/DME idents.
  
 ''​NDB''​ toggles the display of the NDB symbols. In partly active state only the NDB symbols themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally the NDB idents. ''​NDB''​ toggles the display of the NDB symbols. In partly active state only the NDB symbols themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally the NDB idents.
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 +''​Airspace''​ toggles the display of airspace boundaries. In partly active state only the airspace boundaries themselves are displayed and in full active state additionally the airspace names.
  
 ==== Airway and Waypoint Layers ==== ==== Airway and Waypoint Layers ====
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 ''​Height Map''​ switches the map background to a height map which displays the ground level elevation. ''​Height Map''​ switches the map background to a height map which displays the ground level elevation.
 +
 +==== Find Object ====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​control-elements-find-object.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +''​Find Object''​ shows the [[dialogs:​find-object]] dialog.
 +
 ==== Flight Plan Mode ==== ==== Flight Plan Mode ====
  
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 You can create a new point of interest (POI) at any map location. You can create a new point of interest (POI) at any map location.
 +
 +Just enter a name for it here and if you want you can also change the exact location manually.
  
 This point can later be used for example as a flight plan point. This point can later be used for example as a flight plan point.
-===== Map Scale ===== 
  
-{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​scale.png?​nolink|}}+==== Show SIDs and STARs ==== 
 + 
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​pop-up-menu-show-sids-stars.png?​nolink|}} 
 + 
 +Show any Standard Instrument Departure (SID) or Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR) procedure on the map. 
 + 
 +Therefore first select the corresponding runway, then the type of the procedure you want to see and finally the procedure itself. 
 + 
 +Afterwards the procedure selected is immediately displayed on the map. 
 + 
 +To remove the displayed procedure from the map again, use the button ''​Clear Selection''​. 
 + 
 +===== Footer Information ===== 
 + 
 +In the footer of the map some additional information can be displayed. 
 + 
 +You can choose what is displayed there in the [[features:​settings#​display_options|Settings]] module. 
 + 
 +==== Cursor Position ==== 
 + 
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​footer-information-cursor-position.png?​nolink|}} 
 + 
 +In the bottom left of the map the current mouse cursor position can be displayed. 
 + 
 +==== Frames per Second ==== 
 + 
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​footer-information-frames-second.png?​nolink|}} 
 + 
 +In the bottom center of the map the current frames per second can be displayed. 
 + 
 +==== Map Scale ==== 
 + 
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​footer-information-scale.png?​nolink|}}
  
 In the bottom right of the map you can always see the current map scale. In the bottom right of the map you can always see the current map scale.
 +
 +===== Icons Legend =====
 +
 +In the following all icons used on the map are explained.
 +
 +==== NDB ====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​icon-ndb.png?​nolink|}}
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 +This shows a NDB (Non-Directional Beacon).
 +
 +==== VOR ====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​icon-vor.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +This shows a VOR (VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range).
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​icon-vor-with-dme.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +And this a VOR that includes a DME (Distance Measuring Equipment).
 +
 +==== DME ====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​icon-vor-dme-only.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +This shows a DME only.
 +
 +==== TACAN ====
 +
 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​map/​icon-vor-tacan-only.png?​nolink|}}
 +
 +This shows a TACAN (Tactical Air Navigation).