We were recently informed of a neat little piece of freeware available called Little Navmap. “Little” – it’s anything but! The research we did on the product shows it’s a highly comprehensive map display tool that gives you a range of features including automatic flight plan calculation options, elevation profiling, aircraft performance planning and integration with VATSIM and IVAO.
Little Navmap uses OpenStreetMap to give you an overview of the world, with various overlays to help any type of pilot. Whether you’re flying IFR or VFR, there’s plenty of tools to support you with the planning process. Once planned, you can export it in a variety of formats for products such as the Reality XP GTN, Reality XP GNS and X-Plane FMS formats.
The software also integrates with Navigraph to show SIDS, STARS and other Navaids. The map will also draw ILS labels, procedures and you can even add your own airport traffic pattern on the map to support you.
Further to flight planing, it integrates nicely with weather engines and systems, including the new Active Sky XP. You can pull in data such as METARs or TAFs, as well as wind direction and speed.
If you already use Little Navmap, version 2.2.2 brings a wide range of fixes and updates including replacing the hillshading on OpenStreetMaps, fixing the issues of status messages and now the software shows the ILS frequency for all approach types.
As I said, this software is free, but you can support the developer by donating to Alex. It works with FSX, P3Dv1 – V4 and X-Plane 11.