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Offline Vyrtuoz

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Create VFR maps for Tacview in just a few minutes!
« on: November 07, 2017, 03:13:24 PM »
Jacques ‘Detox’ Deyrieux has just released Mapview 1.0.0, a great program to create VFR maps for Tacview in just a few minutes!

Simply add the region of your choice in the maps.ini file (do not forget to add the region in the GLOBAL section of the ini file). Launch Mapview. Adjust some of the parameters, and click [Go!].

Three new jpg textures modes have been added to Tacview 1.7.0 beta 2: adaptive black & white, adaptive color, and transparent. They will be available soon, till Tacview 1.7.0 beta 2 is released, make sure the blending mode is set to [Normal].

The next version of this wonderful program will be able to generate maps with OpenStreetMap as well as orthophoto from Bing maps!

Thumbs up to Detox! :thumbsup

Mapview is available here: http://www.tacview.net/download/addons/#mapview



Blending modes available in Tacview 1.7.0 beta 2:
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Re: Create VFR maps for Tacview in just a few minutes!
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 03:25:42 PM »
This is great  :thumbsup

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Re: Create VFR maps for Tacview in just a few minutes!
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 10:50:12 AM »
Thanks for your interest !
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Re: Create VFR maps for Tacview in just a few minutes!
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 04:14:09 AM »
I can't seem to download the sectionals via Skyvector in the app. Is there a way to fix this?

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Re: Create VFR maps for Tacview in just a few minutes!
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 08:04:24 PM »
My apologies for the delay Bloodstripe.

It looks like that the address to download the maps from Skyvector has changed again. Even the latest hack from Detox does not work...

I have contacted Detox on that matter and waiting for his answer.
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Re: Create VFR maps for Tacview in just a few minutes!
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 10:23:37 AM »
I can't seem to download the sectionals via Skyvector in the app. Is there a way to fix this?

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Bloodstripe

Hi Bloodstripe,

I'm sorry for this inconvenience. You can have 2 issues :

1st : You have the 1st version of Mapview with an issue on dynamic format of month for Skyvector's URL (ie. august was formatted 8 instead of 08)
Solution => download the last available version here: http://www.tacview.net/download/addons/#mapview
be carefull with mapview.ini file, use the new file and copy from your original the maps def created or updated 

2nd : there is a bad def of skyvector provider into your mapview.ini
Solution : check your mapview.ini file specifically in the [SKYVECTOR] section

if nothing of this twice issues help you, please send me more data, files or screenshots

Regards
Detox