FSMap 1.2.1: A Powerful Tool for Flight Simulation Enthusiasts
FSMap is an application that brings paper charts into the digital age. It consists of two parts that can be used separately or together: the main FSMap program and the FSMap gauge that will be part of your aircraft panel. FSMap allows you to view and print various maps for different regions and countries, overlay airport, navaid and city information, create and edit basic VFR flight plans, measure distances and headings, and much more.
FSMap 1.2.1 is the latest version of this software, released in May 2010. It includes some new features and fixes, such as:
Added an option that allows to select the graphic mode: Direct2D, GDI+ or GDI (solves problems with Direct2D on some older and incompatible graphic cards)
Fixed map coverage not shown
Added an option to show/hide inactive maps on the coverage display
Added support for the XML calibration file format of Sim Systems (used by FSWidgets and FSFlightMax)
Added helicopter aircraft symbol option to the Gauge
Added ILS course to the Airport information in the Gauge
If you are a flight simulation enthusiast who wants to enhance your experience with realistic and detailed maps, FSMap 1.2.1 is a must-have tool for you. You can download it from the developer's website[^1^] or from other sources[^2^] [^3^]. You will need a valid registration key to activate the software, which costs $42.84.
FSMap 1.2.1 is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10/11 and works with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and X. It also supports online flying networks such as VATSIM and IVAO.
FSMap has received many positive reviews and awards from various flight simulation websites and magazines. Some of the praises include: \"a 'must have' add-on for GA enthusiasts\", \"a realistic simulation of one of the leading devices in this area\", \"a tool that will change the way you fly\", and \"the ultimate tool that opens new ways for flying on the PC\".[^2^] [^3^]
FSMap is easy to use and configure. You can access it either as a standalone program or as a gauge within your aircraft panel. You can also run it on a second PC in your home network by using FSUIPC or SimConnect. You can customize the appearance and behavior of FSMap according to your preferences, such as changing the colors, fonts, aircraft symbols, graphic modes, and map layers. You can also import additional maps from various sources and formats, such as JGW, TFW, GFW, XML, and BMP.
FSMap is not only a map viewer, but also a flight planner and a flight monitor. You can create and edit basic VFR flight plans by using the built-in editor or by importing FS flight plans. You can also view information about your flight status, such as altitude, speed, heading, distance, time, fuel, and weight. You can also see information about AI-, multiplayer- and online traffic, such as callsigns, aircraft types, altitudes, speeds, headings, and distances. You can also monitor environmental conditions, such as wind direction and speed, temperature, pressure, visibility, and clouds. ec8f644aee