# Moving Map Software - Homebuilt Displays

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#### Jman

##### Site Developer
I was hoping to hear from anyone that has built or is building their own moving map display. What software are you using and what method are you using to display it.

I've got an idea for a tablet PC based moving map display that snaps in and out of the panel and doubles as a source of in-flight entertainment and flight planning. Here is an example of a tablet PC for those who have not seen one yet. They are much larger than a palm pilot and much more powerful. Similar in size and power to a smaller laptop computer. I've found several sunlight readable versions with 10-12 inch displays and with either touch screen or stylus pencil control. Mostly they run Windows XP. I realize that it would be no good for IFR, except as a back-up, but it would be pretty nice to have such a large screen moving map for VFR travel.

There was a pretty interesting discussion over at the Canard Community that is what got me thinking about it.

Is there someone out there, who has a lot of knowledge about the software options available that could give us a heads up on the pros and cons of some of the systems available?

Jake

#### Johnny luvs Biplanes

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Jake, I'm not sure if you mean having a moving map display or not but there is a superb one which is scaleable and downloadable to any format available from Memory Map Navigator at : www.memory-map.co.uk

#### Jman

##### Site Developer
Yes actually I was referring to moving map software. The map you mentioned does look very nice but I'm thinking of something solely dedicated to aircraft with aircraft charts and possibly 3-D terrain visualization.

The Blue Mountain system would be nice but it would need to be available as a software bundle instead of a hardware and software combo. I doubt there is such an animal but it would be nice if I’m wrong.

Obviously this idea isn’t new but the reason I like the idea of the tablet PC would be the ability to “dock” and “undock” the tablet from a recessed spot on the panel and take it home with me to do flight planning, email, internet, and anything else I might do with any other PC. In my mind, the hand held palm pilots are ok, but the screen is very small and not very colorful. With a Tablet PC you could have multiple programs running at the same time and be able to cycle between them with one touch. One program might be the map, one might be the music, one might be a document with frequencies and landmarks, etc…

Anyone experimenting with their own homebuilt moving map system?

Jake

#### Johnny luvs Biplanes

##### Well-Known Member
Jake, The Memory Map software does use Aviation maps with an interface to road mapping (good for fine detail), you can also import into it so you may be able to add terrain mapping as well. I'm pretty sure they have the US covered for aviation mapping, have another look and I'm sure you'll find all the relevant information, John.

#### Rhino

##### Well-Known Member
Anywhere Map has software packages that you can load on your tablet PC, including the GPS interfaces and antennas. They'll also bundle and pre-install the software and/or equipment packages with many tablet PCs if you want them to.

http://www.anywheremap.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=27

Jake,

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#### Midniteoyl

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OziExplorer doesnt do 'find me a route' type stuff either..