Alex’ Projects ► Little Navmap 2.6.1.beta released

2020-09-30, 12:00

Little Navmap 2.6.1.beta released

► Detailed Changelog for previous Version 2.6.0.beta

► Screenshots of new 2.6 Features

► Little Navmap and Little Navconnect Draft Manuals for 2.6 Versions

Direct Download

► Windows - LittleNavmap-win-2.6.1.beta.zip

► macOS - LittleNavmap-macOS-2.6.1.beta.zip

► Linux (64 bit, based on Ubuntu 20.04) - LittleNavmap-linux-20.04-2.6.1.beta.tar.gz

► Linux (64 bit, based on Ubuntu 16.04) - LittleNavmap-linux-16.04-2.6.1.beta.tar.gz

Alternative Download Locations

► Dropbox

► Mega.nz

► OneDrive

Hotfix for the broken Offline Map Themes

For all operating systems. Includes a missing plugin to repair the offline map themes.

► LittleNavmap-2.6.1.beta-offlinemap-hotfix.zip

Important for MSFS Users

  • Remove the MSFS Community folder from the ignore list in Little Navmap, Options, page Scenery Library Database if you added it. The exclusion to avoid the crash is not needed anymore.
  • Update to the latest beta Navigraph navdata update for MSFS if you use it.
  • Reload the scenery library if you use MSFS.

Limitations

  • Translations are not updated yet. The user interface might be a mix of your local language and English. Map legend not updated. Feel free to send me an email or ask in the Avsim forum if you like to contribute a translation of the program or the manual.
  • The online and offline manuals are not updated yet. Neither the English nor the translated versions. Help buttons and links are functional but point to placeholder pages. Map legend not updated. Ask in the Avsim forum if you have questions.

Known Issues

Please do not hesitate to let me know about bugs, inconsistencies and ideas for improvement.

MSFS

  • Little Navmap cannot read SID and STAR from MSFS. Documentation about MSFS format changes are needed in SDK.
  • MSFS multiplayer and real-time AI cannot be displayed. Needs SDK updates or more documentation.
  • Simulator weather cannot be shown for MSFS since SimConnect weather functions are deprecated and do not deliver data. Needs update or documentation in MSFS SDK. Use NOAA weather which gives you the most up-to-date weather reports.
  • MSFS has no clear concept of scenery order as far as I can see (Content.xml seems unreliable) and there is no information in the SDK. Add-ons are loaded by alphabetical order by Little Navmap. To put an add-on to the end of the loading list add a z_ to the folder name, for example.
  • Flight plan loading in MSFS is flawed and does not produce any error messages if it fails. Quite often MSFS cannot load its own plans correctly.
  • Country names are missing in MSFS translation tables and are not available in Little Navmap, therefore.
  • Add-ons using the .fsarchive encrypted format are not supported and most likely never will.

Other

  • Dock window layout in Little Navmap can change when resizing or maximizing window and back. Qt limitation.
  • Window is restored in normal state when changing from a maximized window to fullscreen and back. This is a Qt limitation.
  • The window layout might not be restored precisely on startup in some cases. This is a limitation in the used Qt library.
  • The height of the elevation profile window cannot be reduced in some cases. Rearrange or move the elevation profile window to another position which usually solves this. Save the layout once you have a working one. This is a limitation in the used Qt library.
  • Zooming with touchpad or magic mouse does not work properly on macOS. Use the navigation overlay or one of the other options on page Map Navigation in Options if you think it is unusable. This is a limitation in the used Qt library.
  • Program hangs on macOS Big Sur. Investigating.

Going back to stable Little Navmap 2.4.5 after trying the beta

The scenery databases of the new beta versions are not compatible with Little Navmap 2.4.5. Delete the databases files from the settings folder of Little Navmap if you see crashes and exceptions containing messages like no such column. You can find information about the folder and the files here in the documentation: Databases.

You can safely delete the following files since they can be created again by reloading the scenery library:

little_navmap_fsx.sqlite, little_navmap_fsxse.sqlite, little_navmap_p3dv2.sqlite, little_navmap_p3dv3.sqlite, little_navmap_p3dv4.sqlite, little_navmap_msfs.sqlite and little_navmap_xp11.sqlite

Changes from Release 2.6.0.beta to 2.6.1.beta

MSFS

  • Fixed issue with NOT NULL constraint failed:tmp_waypoint.ident Unable to fetch... caused by incomplete waypoints emitted by MSFS BGL compiler. Navaids with empty names are now ignored and printed into the log with BGL file name. Do not forget to remove the community folder from exclusion list in Little Navmap.
  • AI aircraft names are now correctly shown instead of the user aircraft name for all AI.
  • Fix for update issues where wrong aircraft positions are emitted while user is in MSFS menu. These caused Little Navmap jumping back to the old position and wrong progress updates. Now omitting wrong positions with an invalid state like no groundspeed and position 0/0.
  • Exporting MSFS flightplan now reverts type to Direct if using VFR to avoid MSFS changing plan to IFR.
  • MSFS exported flight plans now have special characters like umlauts or accents replaced or removed. Note that MSFS cannot load flightplans that have special characters in the filename or path.
  • Localizer heading for MSFS now saved correctly in scenery database.
  • Fixed issues where the default instead of changed simulator paths were used in some dialog windows.
  • Changed default MSFS Steam flight plan path to base folder Microsoft Flight Simulator (LocalState on MS installations).
  • Also looking in ...\Official\OneStore and ...\Official\Steam folders for purchased add-ons now. These are added with add-on flag to the database and are shown italic and underlined on the map.
  • Updating administrative names like city in airports now. This also corrects missing city and airport names for the Navigraph navdata update.
  • Adapted to Navigraph navdata update 12 for MSFS. Little Navmap only reads required features which are: Airports, COM and ILS. Everything else is ignored and not needed since it can be updated with a more complete dataset by Navigraph directly for Little Navmap.
  • Corrected ILS course for Navigraph update in simulator. Slight variations like for EDDM remain.

Other

  • Added option to restore window layout from last loaded file on startup. This is the file on top of the Recent Window Layouts menu. See options dialog on page Startup.
  • Improved handling of dock window layout. Now applying dock state after window shown. This might cause a small visible layout change after loading but solves issues when restoring the layout.
  • Fixed issue where layout of maximized windows was not restored properly.
  • Fix for blinking aircraft when updating weather over SimConnect. This affected FSX, P3D and MSFS.
  • Better sensitivity and handling for zooming when using touchpad (better, yet limited on macOS).
  • Compass rose settings are now saved again from Options on page Map Display 2.
  • Fixed issue where magnetic declination was not created correctly for locale which do not have a dot as decimal separator. Declination was 20 degrees off near VORDME STN in X-Plane, for example. #564
  • Updated to world magnetic model 2020. This will be used to calculate X-Plane declination when loading the scenery database or as a fallback if the file magdec.bgl is not available.
  • Changed drawing of online airspaces for better visibility. Add center circle.
  • Fixed issue with long route legs causing garbled elevation display when using online elevation.
  • Removed unused Marble OsmPlugin, Pn2 and Pnt Plugins.
  • Added error message when trying to load missing KML file.
  • Corrected route calculation to allow calculation of selected between last leg of a SID and first leg of an arrival procedure.
  • Fixed issue where procedures disappeared with low detail settings.
  • Clean up of user interface in flight plan calculation dock window to avoid window resizes due to error messages.
  • Fixed error Bind name "flightplan" does not exist when importing logfiles from CSV or X-Plane.
  • Display of time to next waypoint and fuel at next waypoint in progress tab corrected.
  • Added new columns for distance flown and more to logbook search table.
  • Fixed issue where NOAA weather was not updated despite showing download message.

See the included CHANGELOG.txt or here online for a complete list across all versions.

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