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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby NicQ » Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:44 pm

brisa wrote:Ok, now I have updated the software to rotate vor to magnetic north, can anybody test it ?


Just re-downloaded the package, and the KSFO layout included in the package is good.
But after choosing KNUQ and a 20nm radius, all the generated files have their VOR compass rose pointing to true north rather than mag.
Wrong uploaded exe ?
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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby brisa » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:06 pm

now vor orientation should be fine :-)
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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby NicQ » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:31 pm

brisa wrote:now vor orientation should be fine :-)


Bingo !! All working as advertised, very nice.
Thanks again,
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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby mdsmith » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:50 pm

This is a very nice tool! Only one problem: It doesn't render solo TACANs (which my airport's approach relies on :()
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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby NicQ » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:46 pm

mdsmith wrote:This is a very nice tool! Only one problem: It doesn't render solo TACANs (which my airport's approach relies on :()


Yeah, expending the generated area chart to include all navaids, including some general fixes in the radius indicated would be great.
Kinda like what you can do with the nav tab on MPMap :)
With distance information, even better. At least, scale on the chart, with maybe a light grid according to degree minutes.

Now, having height/obstacle information to boot would be great, but I don't know that can be easily done.

Again, great tool, keep at it ! :)
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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby jentron » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:00 pm

Here is a new vor.svg that has the full compass rose:
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Unfortunately, its not a drop-in replacement because it comes in offset. Svg and java are both foreign to me so I don't know the best way to fix this.

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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby brisa » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:37 am

jentron wrote:Here is a new vor.svg that has the full compass rose:
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Done ! :)
jentron wrote:Unfortunately, its not a drop-in replacement because it comes in offset. Svg and java are both foreign to me so I don't know the best way to fix this.

No problem, I rotate the svg in java according to the magnetic north :wink:

Now there should be singolar tacan too in the map, can anyone of you check it ?
Download the new version and let me know.

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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby D-79 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:03 pm

Francesco, the new VORTAC compass looks great and very useful!

TACANS are now recognised as well.

But unfortunately, the frequencies for TAC and NDB are not displayed correctly, they are too long, see e.g. KNTU.

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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby brisa » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:52 pm

now they should be fine ..... check it ....
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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby D-79 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:22 pm

Works very well now.

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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby jentron » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:17 pm

I cleaned up the VOR rose (removed the yellow fill) and did a tacan rose. These are drop-in replacements.

There is also now a vor-dme and vortac version waiting for Brisa to add support. :D

All are here: http://www.jentronics.com/fgfs/temp/compass/

To fix the TACAN frequency you'll need to open Navaids/TACAN_freq.dat.gz and convert the freq to a channel number.

It looks like the NDB might be picking up VOR frequencies somewhere? Not really sure what's going on there.
Edit, updated to last version: now NDBs are gone!

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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby brisa » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:43 pm

some update......
I am trying to insert shared objects into both the airport map and surrounding map (How to call them ?).
for example, in the airport map you will see now schematics of hangars (Only shared objects ones), see for example KHWD, while in the second page you can see pylons.

now, what is to be inserted, which svg file to use and the size of the paint is set by a xml file in the config folder (Very easy to be understood and manipulated).
as always I greedly need your feedback............
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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby NicQ » Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:23 pm

Brisa, try EHAM, and see how the process fails : it makes a map, but it's unusable, you'll understand. Not sure how you should deal with such cases.
Also, you have directions reversed on runways (you point toward the wrong end alongside the exact magnetic heading)

Keep it up !!
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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby brisa » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:27 pm

NicQ wrote:Brisa, try EHAM, and see how the process fails : it makes a map, but it's unusable, you'll understand. Not sure how you should deal with such cases.


Thanks for any comment, I tried a little to improve light generation (more little light, and not black, but dark gray lights)., it is not much, but helps.
Now, this is a huge airport, lot of runways, so few space left for image, and scale is very high to fit all airport at once.

What would you (everybody) suggest to do in such case of airports ?

NicQ wrote:Also, you have directions reversed on runways (you point toward the wrong end alongside the exact magnetic heading)

I don't understand exactly where is the problem with them... I don't see theme reversed, where exactly is the problem ?

please, go on finding "hard" airport to be drawn, it is a nice challenge :-)
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Re: Airport Diagram Generator

Postby ThorX » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:50 am

Excuse me, but that download link is not working for me. Can anyone confirm ?
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