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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:40 am 
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What I do is use vasFMC with the updated data from navigraph to build the flight plan and then use fmc2PLN_V1.8 to export the flightplan in the correct format to the folder FSX uses for flightplans. It works like a charm except if I remember right I had some trouble finding the fmc2pln software but it's out there.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:11 am 
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Graham Mitchell 984314 wrote:
Hi Guys,

I have been trying to find the appropriate file(s) that contain the nav data - so far no luck.
I will keep looking but if anyone knows which file(s) conatain the data I would appreciate
a heads up.

PS. found the airways files - I'll have a proper look at those later.

Thanks.

Best regards Graham


Hello Graham, I know this may be irrelevant, but I know of a website http://www.navaid.com/GPX/ that generates current navdata including VOR frequencies, fixes, airport info, and possibly airway information, for whatever hemisphere or region/ country/ state that you want. The export format in in XML, however this is not compatible with the bgl generator that comes with the FSX SDK. (i've tried it) The information on the export format and how to convert it is available on the website. I was thinking that there might be some way to export this information to a format that FS understands. Good luck!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:40 am 
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I already used the data from http://www.navaid.com/GPX/ to create a gps update for german VFR reporting points. ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:49 pm 
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Stefan Hueneburg 1062056 wrote:
I already used the data from http://www.navaid.com/GPX/ to create a gps update for german VFR reporting points. ;)


How are you able to convert the xml file to a form BGL compiler understands?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:22 pm 
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Wilson Malone 1135333 wrote:
How are you able to convert the xml file to a form BGL compiler understands?


BGLXML.exe; it's in the FS9 SDK.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:44 pm 
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Hi, Would this be what your seeking .I got excellent results with it,Art

http://www.btinternet.com/~gb.mitch/index.html


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:21 pm 
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Hi Arthur,

Thanks for the link - I will have a look at that when I get the time.
Thanks Again.


Hi Wilson,

As Luke said - BGLCOMP from the FS9 SDK.
However you can not use any old XML file - the file will need to adhere to the correct schema and tags will
have to have the correct names etc.

As you can imagine with the amount of data involved it is quite a task.
The only realistic way is to write a specific program to parse the data into the correct format (still XML)
Then compile the data with BGLCOMP

Hope that answers your question.

Best regards Graham


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:46 am 
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Apparantly http://www.navaid.com/GPX/ is also based on the old DAFIF database.

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Non-USA data comes from the Digitial Aeronautical Flight Information File, a product of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, a US military organization.


It does also not provide the correct ARINC424 region code for the waypoint data. EAD Eurocontrol also provides free waypoint and route data via the SDO reporting tool, but without the region code too. Without the correct region code there will be too many naming conflicts.

One could utilize navigraph airacs to create a GPS update, but if one overwrites the stock waypoints one will lose the routes in the fs9/fsx flight planner. I wonder how many people using the buildin flight planner to create routes. ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:57 am 
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Wilson Malone 1135333 wrote:
How are you able to convert the xml file to a form BGL compiler understands?


To answer that question, I wrote a small perl program.

It parses the GPX output and creates a XML file in the right bglcomp.xsd naming scheme. Then you compile the xml file with bglcomp.exe to create a bgl file.

This program only works for vfr reporting points, and will not work for a generic waypoint update.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:14 am 
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Sorry for spamming, but I just think this fits right now. ;)

Stefan Hueneburg 1062056 wrote:
EAD Eurocontrol also provides free waypoint and route data via the SDO reporting tool, but without the region code too. Without the correct region code there will be too many naming conflicts.


With these EAD/SDO reports I was able to create a scenery update which adds the oceanic/coord type waypoints (5530N) to the GPS. So if you wanna fly in oceanic airspace in your favorite light plane, you can do proper position reports with the GPS.

download link: coord-fixes-200912-shu.zip

have fun with it

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:24 pm 
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Hi Stefan,

Just to let you know, my update provides all oceanic fixes also. Like you, I developed the file
for use on my first NATS flight and have been building on this since to include the rest of the world
which I am happy to say it has for quite a while now. Although some SID/STAR fixes are missing
which I have provided a feedback link on my web site so pilots can let me know. Usualy - submitted
fixes are included in an update version with a day or two.

I did just ask for people to submit such fixes on a VATSIM thread but this seemed to get ignored.
The new feedback method seems to work quite well and I've had a few submissions already,
which I check before adding.
Every bit helps.

I to provide a VFR update for the GPS but this only covers the UK at this time.

My database is 100% current at time of release and I have overcame the ICAO region codes
within the program.I try to release an update every 6 months or so.

Just a word of caution to anyone wishing to try using navigraph data, you could do this for yourself only
due to copyright. The data is still property of navigraph , you only pay to use it.
Best regards Graham


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