See the Nav Map Legend for details about the various symbols shown by the map.
Use click and drag to move the map and the mouse wheel to zoom in or out. You can also use the overlay buttons on the right side of the map.
Alternatively use the keyboard to move around the map:
- Cursor keys: Scroll the map
-: Zoom in and out
Alt+Right: Go forward or backward in the map position history
Ctrl+-: Increase or decrease details
Ctrl+Home: Go to home postion
Ctrl+End: Go to center for distance search
Do not forget to activate the map window by clicking into it before using keys for movement.
A single click on an airport, navaid, airway line or airspace shows details in the
Information dock window.
A single click on a user aircraft, AI aircraft or multiplayer aircraft shows details in the
Simulator Aircraft dock window.
A double-click zooms in showing either the airport diagram or the navaid closely and also shows details in the
Information dock window. The same applies for all AI or multiplayer aircraft or ships.
The double-click and single-click functionality does not work for flight plan waypoints or airports if the flight plan edit mode is enabled. The edit mode can be disabled using the toolbar or
Main Menu ->
Flight Plan ->
Edit Flight Plan on Map.
The mouse click sensitivity can be adjusted in the
Options dialog on the
The user aircraft and AI or multiplayer aircraft or ships will be shown on the map if the program is connected to a flight simulator. Color indicates user or AI or multiplayer vehicle and the symbol shape indicates if the aircraft is an piston/turboprop, jet, helicopter or a ship. The symbol outline changes to gray if an aircraft is on ground.
Little Navmap limits the display of AI vehicles depending on size. Zoom close to see small aircraft or boats
AI and multiplayer aircraft on ground are shown only on small zoom distances to avoid cluttered airports. This means that an AI aircraft can disappear from the map when landing on an airport.
A yellow wind arrow and labels for the situation around the user aircraft can be displayed on the
top center of the map. The displayed labels for aircraft can be configured in the dialog
Options on tab
Map Display. No labels are shown for ship traffic.
See the Nav Map Legend for details about the aircraft type.
Hovering the mouse over the map will show tooltips for all map objects including airports, VOR, NDB, airways, parking, fuel box, towers, aircraft and ships. The tooltip is truncated and shows a message
More... if it gets too long. In that case reduce details or zoom in closer.
The sensitivity for the tooltip display can be adjusted in the
Options dialog on the
Pictures above: Tooltip with information for an airport and a VOR and a tooltip with information about airspaces.
Airports, navaids or other features that are selected in the flight plan table or in a search result table are highlighted on the map with a green/black or a yellow/black ring respectively.
Waypoints that are selected in the procedure preview are highlighted with a blue/black ring.
These highlight circles provide all functionality of visible map objects, even if the objects are not shown at the current zoom distance (ring is empty). This allows double-click for zoom in, single-click for information dock window and all context menu entries.
You can use the button
Clear Selection on top of the flight plan and search windows to remove any map highlights.
The display will change from a single icon to an airport diagram if you zoom in deep enough to an airport. The diagram shows all taxiways, parking positions, gates, runways and more.
The airport diagram provides more information through tooltips for parking and tower positions. A right-click on a parking position opens the context menu and allows to select the start position for flight plan departure.
Airspaces are hidden if the airport diagram is shown.
See the Nav Map Legend for details about the airport diagram.
Picture above: High level view of the airport diagram of EDDH.
Picture above: Detailed view of the airport diagram. Shows blue gates on the right and a few green general aviation ramp parking spots on the left. Long displaced threshold of runway 33 is visible. Dashed yellow lines indicate taxi paths.
Map Context Menu
The map context menu can be activated using right-click or the menu key. Menu items are enabled or disabled depending on selected object and some menu items contain the name of the selected map object for clarification.
Show detailed information in the
Information dock window for the nearest airport, one or more airways, one or more airspaces or all navaids near the cursor.
See the Information Dock Window for details.
Open the procedure search tab of the search dock window and display all procedures for the airport.
See Procedure Search for more information.
Measure GC Distance from here
Display distances from the selected origin as you move the mouse over the map. Left-click on the map to end measuring and keep the measurement line. All measurement lines are saved and will be restored on next start up.
You can use the keyboard, mouse wheel or the map overlays to scroll and zoom while dragging a line.
Right-click, press the escape key or click outside of the map window to cancel the measurement line editing.
Measurement lines use nautical miles, kilometers or statue miles as unit. Feet or meter will be added as unit if the lines are short enough. This allows to measure e.g. takeoff distance for crossing takeoffs.
A great circle gives the shortest distance from point to point on earth but does not use a constant course. For that reason the measurement line will show two course values. One for the start and one for the end position.
Course is always indicated in degrees true which is indicated by the suffix
°T. Additional information like ident or frequency will be added to the line if the measurement starts at a navaid or an airport.
The width of distance measurement lines can be changed in the dialog
Options on the tab
See the Nav Map Legend for details on measurement lines.
Measure Rhumb Distance from here
The course for a rhumb line is indicated in degrees magnetic and true (
°M/T if both values are equal).
The magnetic declination to calculate the magnetic course will be taken from the global
magdec.bgl file at the origin of the measurement.
The magnetic declination of an airport or navaid will be used if the measurement starts at a such a point. Additional information like ident and frequency will be added to the line in this case as well.
See Magnetic Declination for remarks on that topic.
Remove Distance measurement
Remove the selected line. This menu item is active if you right-click on the end point of a distance measurement line (small cross).
Show Range Rings
Show multiple red range rings around the clicked position. The number and distance of the range rings can be changed in the
Options dialog on the
Map Display tab. A label indicates the radius of each ring in nautical miles.
The width of all range rings can be changed in the dialog
Options on the tab
Show Navaid range
Remove Range Ring
Remove the selected rings from the map. This menu item is active if you right-click on the center point of a range ring (small circle).
Remove all Range Rings and Distance measurements
Remove all rings and distance measurement lines from the map.
Set as Flight Plan Departure
This is active if the click is at an airport, an airport parking position or a fuel box. It will either replace the current flight plan departure or add a new departure if the flight plan is empty.
The default runway will be used as starting position if the clicked object is an airport. The airport and parking position will replace both the current departure and start position if a parking position is clicked within an airport diagram.
Set as Flight Plan Destination
This menu item is active if the click is at an airport. It will either replace the flight plan destination or add the airport if the flight plan is empty.
Add Position to Flight Plan
Insert the clicked object into the nearest flight plan leg. The object will be added before departure or after destination if the clicked position is near the flight plan end points.
Append Position to Flight Plan
Add Position to Flight Plan but will always append the selected object or position after the destination or last waypoint of the flight plan.
Delete from Flight Plan
Edit Flight Plan Position
Change the name or position of a user-defined waypoint. See Edit Flight Plan Position.
The length of the name is limited to 10 characters when saving to a PLN file. Other flight plan formats have stronger limitations on length and allowed characters.
See Coordinate Formats for a list of formats that are recognized by the edit dialog.
Add a user-defined waypoint to the userdata. Some fields of the userpoint dialog are populated automatically depending on the selected map object.
Coordinates are always filled-in. If the selected object is an airport or navaid, a userpoint of type
Waypoint respectively is created and the fields Ident, Region, Name and Altitude are filled-in.
If the selected position is empty map space, a userpoint of type
Bookmark is created at this position. Altitude is filled-in if GLOBE offline elevation data is installed. See Flight Plan Elevation Profile.
See Add Userpoints for more information.
Remove the user-defined waypoint from the userdata after confirmation. Only enabled if the selected object is a userpoint.
Show in Search
Set Center for Distance Search
Set the center point for the distance search function. See Distance search. The center for the distance search is highlighted by a symbol.
Set the currently visible map view as your home view. The center of the home area is highlighted by a symbol.