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Old July 7th 05, 09:32 PM
Hercul
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hi,

i just got hp ipaq 4150 ppc and garmin gps 10 bluetooth, what kind of
programs and maps (europe) u can recommend for aviation use??


regards!


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Old July 7th 05, 09:39 PM
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Hercul wrote:

hi,

i just got hp ipaq 4150 ppc and garmin gps 10 bluetooth, what kind of
programs and maps (europe) u can recommend for aviation use??


http://www.pocketfms.com
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Old July 7th 05, 11:36 PM
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The aforementioned PocketFMS has some extra high detail maps for
Europe, though I do not know if your area is covered.

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Old July 8th 05, 08:12 AM
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Hercul,

www.pocketfms.com

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Old July 8th 05, 12:00 PM
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Peter,

Looks like a great product; the question is... who gets paid for
thumbing through every country's AIP, supplements and amendments to
it, and updates the database.


Ah, the beauty of Open Source, Community-maintained software et cetera.
Can you rely 110 percent on the data? No. Can you do away with paper
charts with any other GPS-Nav oder flightplanning tool? Well, I
wouldn't.

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Old July 8th 05, 01:36 PM
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Peter wrote:

Looks like a great product; the question is... who gets paid for
thumbing through every country's AIP, supplements and amendments to
it, and updates the database.


Paid? They are supported by donations. The information comes from
volunteers and from governmental database information releases...

That's why, for VFR, I use Navbox (www.navbox.nl) because one of the
two creators does exactly that. It's not a free program (although its
cost is practically zero on the scale of aviation costs) and that
enables the database to be updated.


And it appears that you not only pay for the software but for the
database updates as well. Both are currently free with PocketFMS...

It's like the CoPilot project. I spent a while playing with it; it's
next to useless for Europe.

One needs to be able to reasonably trust the flight planning product,
otherwise one has to duplicate the whole job with something else.


GoldenEagle Flightprep is an excellent flight planner, that also happens
to be free...
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Old July 8th 05, 06:03 PM
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Hercul wrote:
hi,

i just got hp ipaq 4150 ppc and garmin gps 10 bluetooth, what kind of
programs and maps (europe) u can recommend for aviation use??


regards!



tnx to all for answers!



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Old July 9th 05, 12:34 PM
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On Fri, 08 Jul 2005 09:39:51 +0100, Peter
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Thomas Borchert wrote:

Hercul,

www.pocketfms.com


Looks like a great product; the question is... who gets paid for
thumbing through every country's AIP, supplements and amendments to
it, and updates the database.


There is a project (almost completed) to allow 'Trusted' people to
send information on their own local or wider area. This is
co-ordinated centrally and will be updated frequently. i.e Nobody gets
paid but with enough volunteers the workload is small and accuracy
likely to be very high. What's more it is likely to be more up to date
than many so called official sources which are sometimes slow to
update changes.
There are over 600 registered users of this product and for those who
make a donation the Nav Data is updated every 2 hours else 28 days for
everybody else.

www.pocketfms.com is a brilliant prog and continually improving with
pilot feedback. Fully working and low resolution maps are free!

That's why, for VFR, I use Navbox (www.navbox.nl) because one of the
two creators does exactly that. It's not a free program (although its
cost is practically zero on the scale of aviation costs) and that
enables the database to be updated.

It's like the CoPilot project. I spent a while playing with it; it's
next to useless for Europe.

One needs to be able to reasonably trust the flight planning product,
otherwise one has to duplicate the whole job with something else.


David
 




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