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On 7/9/2022 at 8:08 PM, PAL said:

 

2.  Maps. I have a second monitor on the side where I keep my X-Plane maps, so I can always know where I am in the world. I fly all over the world, many long-distance flights, many places I've never been. Version 11 maps are OK, but can be hard to see / hard to find things, particularly when I'm trying to see long distances. I flew from Renton Field, WA nonstop to Juneau, AK today (2.5 hr flight), but my V11 map would not let me see more than about a quarter of my route at one time. I would like maps to zoom down to see the entire continent at one time! My computer has the horsepower. I would also like maps to have some landmarks, such as naming cities, rivers, bodies of water, etc. And possibly even pins or tags so I can use the maps to keep track of all the places I've been.

 

Thank you all for your contributions to my flying enjoyment.

PAL

Avitab can do all that and more...

https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/44825-avitab-vr-compatible-tablet-with-pdf-viewer-moving-maps-and-more/

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Just a thought.  If ever an outfit was "hoist on its own petard" (apologies to Wm Shakespeare), it's Laminar.  As Asobo continues to muddy their waters with 'updates', Austin and the gang are welded to their dime.  Strike while the iron is hot.   

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12 hours ago, Stephen said:

No the OSM in AviTab is chunky and slow compared to Navigraph charts, not at all my favorite MAP system, certainly from a Pro perspective.

Sorry... Pal sounded like he was looking for a general improvement over the X-Plane map, which I find AviTab more than acceptable. It didn't sound like he wanted to use it for navigation.

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No he mentioned he wanted a wider scale map

 

" but my V11 map would not let me see more than about a quarter of my route at one time. I would like maps to zoom down to see the entire continent at one time!",

so even AviTab is restricting in this case, you want a global map

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On 7/13/2022 at 6:10 AM, Blueb said:

Sorry... Pal sounded like he was looking for a general improvement over the X-Plane map, which I find AviTab more than acceptable. It didn't sound like he wanted to use it for navigation.

Well, I'll settle for any improvement, but I do want to use it for navigation, too. I love to explore and try out new airports, and I love X-Plane Maps' ability to keep my plane icon centered on the map as I move around the country exploring. I only wish it had more detail (cities, towns, rivers, etc) and a little more range (so I can start my descent and plan my approach before I get there). If I'm at FL330 and 500 KIAS and see a nice airport I'd like to land at - well, panic time!  Monday I overflew an airport by 25 miles before I could get down to it! And that is shutting off the engines entirely and not restarting until two miles out.

PAL

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