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Is there any map software for FlightGear?

Postby Koronawirusex » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:24 pm

I'm getting frustrated with getting to hunt for maps outside United States :oops:

Is there any program that parses FlightGear scenery and displays it as a user-friendly map or any other easy-to-use tool?
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Re: Is there any map software for FlightGear?

Postby Hooray » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:26 pm

Koronawirusex wrote in Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:24 pm:Is there any program that parses FlightGear scenery and displays it as a user-friendly map or any other easy-to-use tool?

Yes, and surprisingly it's called "map" :lol:


https://wiki.flightgear.org/Atlas
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Re: Is there any map software for FlightGear?

Postby Richard » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:15 am

Koronawirusex wrote in Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:24 pm:I'm getting frustrated with getting to hunt for maps outside United States


Not sure how recently this was updated but you might find Builtup airports in Flightgear map to be useful
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Re: Is there any map software for FlightGear?

Postby Ovazor » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:27 am

I think that the Builtup airports map has not been updated for years now.
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Re: Is there any map software for FlightGear?

Postby Hooray » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:53 pm

It shouldn't be that difficult to come up with a handful of heuristics and create a corresponding Python script and add this to the fgmeta repository, so that an up to date map/raster image could be generated automatically (and possibly also hosted in fgmeta), so that front-ends like a launcher could display such a map/image.

Alternatively, even Nasal and the Canvas system could be used to run such heuristics and visualize the results (obviously, that would require the corresponding scenery to be downloaded/available for parsing/processing).

Aside from that, the atlas based map tool (map.cxx) is probably easiest to adapt accordingly, as it is a very self-contained piece of code that even runs in a headless fashion to generate raster images. And in fact, TorstenD mentioned a few times over the years that he was contemplating to use map.cxx and turn it into a CGI so that the corresponding tool/images could be used directly inside fgfs via Phi (mongoose).

Background, including quotes linking back to the original discussions, can be found here: https://wiki.flightgear.org/Canvas_Tile_Element
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Re: Is there any map software for FlightGear?

Postby Koronawirusex » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:58 pm

Hooray wrote in Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:26 pm:
Koronawirusex wrote in Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:24 pm:Is there any program that parses FlightGear scenery and displays it as a user-friendly map or any other easy-to-use tool?

Yes, and surprisingly it's called "map" :lol:


https://wiki.flightgear.org/Atlas
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Does it still work? I can't get it to work on Windows 10 64-bit. Maybe I need to compile Atlas from scratch for 64-bit OS?
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Re: Is there any map software for FlightGear?

Postby Hooray » Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:12 pm

It should, I believe it hasn't really changed over the years - as far as I remember there were a few Windows based contributors who offered/maintained build instructions and precompiled binaries:

Pre-compiled Atlas for Windows XP ?

bschack wrote:
George wrote:I have a Windows XP Media Center on a HP Pavilion dv9008nr with the standard NVIDIA graphics card and I've been wanting to get the Atlas function going. I have scenery for the continental US and Mexico. Is it even possible on this laptop, and if so, what will I need to do to get it going? Is there a pre-compiled version I can download ? Also what about the "Moving Map"? Is it too complicated for someone as unfamiliar with programing like myself? Thanks in advance if you can help.


It's certainly possible on a laptop. I don't use Windows so I can't help you directly. However, Geoff McLane regularly compiles Atlas for Windows and releases it on his website. The latest one I can find is:

http://geoffair.org/fg/fgfs-049.htm



http://www.geoffair.org/fg/index.htm
http://geoffair.org/fg/fgfs-049a.htm
http://www.emmerich-j.de/HB/EN/B9_Featu ... ocId652996
http://atlas.sourceforge.net/


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