- The obvious big advantage is that you can not only enter direct routes, but also AI flightplans that will be converted into routes automatically. But also, the use of Google Maps makes for a more dynamic approach, where you can zoom in, pan around, highlight routes or airports.
- GCMap’s airport database is vastly detailled, while the TFS Routemapizer only uses the ICAO code and the coordinates (this is why the TFS Routemapizer adds links to the clicked airport in its info window).
- After the map with the routes has been loaded, click the button in the routes section. Find the route you want to highlight and click it.
If you want to unhighlight it and show everything in its default state, click the button.
- After the map with the routes has been loaded, click the button in the airports section. Find the airport you want to highlight and click it.
Please make sure you’ve entered a valid flightplan, i.e. in the format
If you’re sure what you’ve entered is correct, it could also be none of the airports could be found. Please refer to “Not all of the airports or routes are being displayed“.
- This usually means an airport (or more) couldn’t be found. The TFS Routemapizer uses a vast airport database, but it can always be the case that the airports you’ve used aren’t in said database. This is most likely the case with military flightplans, where seldom airport codes are being used. If you have any airport data that the TFS Routemapizer is missing, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
- While this usually shouldn’t be the case, sometimes (when you’re using low powered CPU) Google Maps doesn’t manage to resize the map to the bigger or smaller size. Try resizing your browser window a little bit. That triggers the map to be correctly resized.
- While decreasing the performance hungry elements as much as possible, the flightplans still need to be parsed and the routes calculated and displayed. Naturally, the more flightplans you enter, the longer this takes. While not having tested a maximum flightplan amount, it is encouraged to only to enter 700 flightplans (where one flightplans is an
AC#,REG,PCT,ROT,TYPE,1/09:20,@1/16:15,380,F,0652,EGLL […] line at a time). During testing, we’ve had no problems with flightplans as big as e.g. Southwest Airlines or Delta Airlines (680 flightplans or more). It just takes a little longer than a ‘one aircraft’ airline.