FSMap is an application that brings paper charts into the digital age. It consists of two parts that can be used separate or together; the main FSMap program and the FSMap gauge that will be part of your aircraft panel. DOWNLOAD FREE DEMO
The main application is both the 'map manager' and a stand-alone Moving Map that can run on the same system or on a separate computer.
- Moving Map mode - When connected to FS (FS2002/FS2004 and FSX are supported) the moving map function of FSMap will show your position on the digital maps in your collection. The moment you get into a location that is covered by another map it will be loaded automatically, for example when you get close to an airport it could load that airport approach chart and when you get close to an ILS it could load the ILS approach chart for that runway, all automatically. All map manipulations are done using very fast routines so even large charts rotate, zoom and move fluently and you can choose from many different view options (north up/track up etc).When not connected to FS it is still a very powerful map viewer with superb manipulation tools and some fine options. For example it can show all traffic and controllers for the online flying community. So you can see where the action is before going online and even at what gate you friend is all the data is presented on top of your own charts in real time.
- Manage Map mode - In this mode you can add, remove and edit maps. Any kind of bitmap file can be imported, from ocean route maps to highly detailed taxi charts and as long as you know the lat/lon of two points on the chart you can calibrate it so it can be used by FSMap. All maps are stored and managed in regions so even if you have hundreds of maps in the system it's is easy to find the map you need.
- Manage Gauge & Rebuild Navigation Database mode - In these utility modes you can add the FSMap gauge to aircraft panels in a most comfortable way. Using simple drag and drop options you add the gauge to an aircraft panel, assign click zones and even hot keys. Real easy, real fast. As soon as you add new scenery files you can rebuild the database. It will extract al information about airports, runways, navaids from FS so it can be used by the systems.
Installed as part of an aircraft panel this gauge that is based on the well known Garmin GMX 200. This multifunction instrument combines a Moving Map with a Traffic Collision Alert System and the novel SafeTaxi feature.
- Moving Map - The Moving Map can access all the charts you have activated in the FSMap Windows application. Your own position will be shown on the charts and all relevant information (altitude, speed etc) will be shown as well. When a flight plan is loaded the route is shown and the bearing and distance to the next waypoint is given as well. With a single glance you will be able to see if your aircraft is in the correct location.
- Traffic Collision Alert System - The Traffic Collision Alert System checks if there are aircraft too close to your aircraft and alerts you to their presence. When the other aircraft seems to be on a collision course the alert status will be increased and audio warnings will be heard.
- SafeTaxi option - The SafeTaxi option overlays airport diagrams on top of the charts. When you zoom in you will see a detailed chart of the airport you are on. The data for these maps is taken directly from FS so you do not need to have special charts for this.
- Fully licensed VFR charts for Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland included
- Extensive map filtering for a type for maps (General, IFR, VFR, Airport) and then filter by IFR and VFR maps (General and Airport types are always displayed).
- Loads default FS flight plans and displays them on top of the charts
- Every chart you got in bitmap format can be imported, from large scale enroute charts to the most detailed taxi charts (for example all USA sectionals and airport charts found on Avsim and other internet websites)
- Can import maps from FSMovingMap
- Options to export regions to share with others
- Easy to add and calibrate charts so they can be used.
- The gauge can be inserted into any panel using very easy interface (no editing of panel files needed)
- The FSMap application connects to FSX using SimConnect and to FS2002/FS2004 using an unregistered version of the FSUIPC
- The FSMap application can be run on a separate computer using SimConnect for FSX (FREEWARE) or WideFS for FS2004 and FS2002 (registered version of the FSUIPC and WideFS (BOTH PAYWARE) required)
- Highly professional development (like FS Flight Keeper)
- Trial version available (fully functional for 30 days and only covers Germany West, otherwise the installer would be too large)
Information for Virtual Airlines
If you like to use FSMap as standard software for your Virtual Airline (dozens of VA's use FS Flight Keeper this way) we can offer you the full product with a VA discount. For more information the VA staff can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will explain them what is possible.
Box / CD-Version: Version 1.10, Printed manual (English)
Download-Version: Version 1.20, Manual as a .pdf-file (German, English)
update for boxed version available in FAQs / Updates section
1. place in the category "FS TOOLS" , simFlight Awards 2008
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Conclusion by PC Pilot Magazine | Jul-Aug:
"To sum up, as I said at the start of this article. This is an excellent FS add-on utility and it will enhance your VFR flights. FSMap is available from the Aerosoft website for 39.99 € (boxed) and 35.95 € (download), which is an excellent price for something that will change the way you fly. Final score: 85% "
PC Pilot Magazine
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (SP2) / 2004 / 2002
MS Windows Vista / XP SP2 / Windows 7
2 GHZ cpu multicore
1 GB internal Memory
256 MB Graphics card (DX9 compatible)
Unregistered FSUIPC needed for the FS2002/FS2004 version
Registered FSUIPC + WideFS version needed for FS2002/FS2004 when the software runs on a seperate computer (PAYWARE)
Download-Size: 226 MB
Installations-Size: 250 MB
Additional downloads :
English .pdf-manual : >> Click here <<
German .pdf-manual : >> Click here <<
Try Before You Buy:
The demo version is time limited (30 days) and only contains the detailed chart for Germany West. To get the demo version of FSMap follow this procedure:
There is no reason not to try FSMap, the installer is absolutely State of the Art and removing the product is as easy as installing it. We will fully support the trial version on the forums
PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTION CAREFULLY:
How to purchase and install the Download-Version of FSMap?:
To buy a fully licensed download version of FSMap follow this procedure:
- Remove the demo version (if already installed) of FSMap using the standard Windows method
- Buying is simple, just add it to your cart and do all the handling of payment (Credit Card and PayPal accepted). Keep in mind that if you are located outside the EEC you do not pay VAT!
- On the screen where you see that the payment has been done you will find a download link. Download AND SAVE this file to a secure location
- While you are doing this, an email is being sent to you to confirm the order. This email contains a order code (you can always find your code and the download link in the shop under Your Account - Your Order Details - Downloads)
- Navigate to the >> Registration Page << and enter the order code we have send you.
- You will be send a Registration Key by email
- Enter the code (see the manual) and FSMap is now fully operational.
Please note that this sounds complex but it is not. It can all be completed in minutes and we have used it to sell FS Flight Keeper for a long time without any problem (and without any customer complaints). This protection scheme will NOT lock you out of the software you bought in any way.
Please note that the registration is only valid for the Download-Version. The Box-CD version does not need to get registered online via the Registration Page.