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make Airports visible

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:27 pm
by jonfear
Hi Andrew

I may have missed this somewhere but...

Can we add an option to show airports or at least airport locations on the map.

I know there are airports within the SDM file, do they have co-ordinates associated with them?

All the best, no peace for the wicked!

Jon

Re: make Airports visible

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:44 am
by agw
There are 33,800 airports in the SDM database, although only those with routes will be in the SDM file. There'd have to be some way of deciding which ones are important enough to keep showing when you zoom the map out.

However, if you switch to the Contrast map style that highlights airports on the map.

Re: make Airports visible

Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:27 am
by jonfear
Hi Andrew

A very good point, which airfields to show. I wonder if we can take a lesson from "other" providers with this? FR24 only displays the major airports, those which have civil aircraft, looks like LPL, MAN, LBA etc. It does not show the small airfields which are solely GA. This makes sense otherwise we would not be able to see the aircraft for airports! It would appear that at a particular zoom level, all AP are not displayed.

I have tried the contrast map now, sorry still like my normal terrain map!

Best wishes

Jon

Re: make Airports visible

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:48 pm
by brotherphil
How about treating them as stationary "planes" with appropriate icons - possibly in a separate db, but one could concievably include navaids in the same file, and have tickboxes for which to show.