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    Announcing FS Map Tool, a new mobile map utility for MS FS2020 which has just been released on the Apple App Store and will be available soon on Google Play, too. It's a simple yet effective external map utility that shows your current plane location on an interactive map, alongside other parameters such as speed, altitude and heading.

    Head over to www.fsmaptool.com for more info.

    I've made this in my spare time as a fun side project. Let me know if you have any issues or suggestions and ideas on how to improve the app. I'm open for feedback and happy to include new features wherever possible.

    Happy flying!


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    Thanks for sharing.

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    Hi Yes thanks for sharing I will take a Look, just tried to buy but the transaction would not complete with paypal for some reason i will try again later.

    Andrew
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    Thanks for the info.
    I’ve bought/downloaded it & it’ll try it tomorrow when I’ve got a bit more time.

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    I have had FS Map Tool running & it works very well It’s certainly worth the 99p

    I did have a slight problem when I downloaded the little server program, in that Windows kept saying it wasn’t safe & blocked it. Also it was a RAR file which meant I had to download a program to unzip it.
    Other than that, no problems at all. It displays an aircraft icon on the map which is nice.

    I used to use the flight events map ( https://events.flighttracker.tech/ ) which is another good one, & completely free. It doesn’t show an aircraft icon (it displays a black dot with a line in front of it) but it does give a bit more info.. like you can see the route you’ve been flying.
    I think the flight events one is possibly better at the moment, but the FS Map Tool is simpler and runs a bit better on my old iPad.

    Regards
    Steve
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    I have just purchased the android version. When I attempted to open the tool server installer, MS Defender Smart Screen identified it as being malicious software. What is your advice on what I should do now?

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    It’s absolutely fine. It did the same for me.
    Same goes for the previous map I used to use (flight events) Windows always tries to block these programs but they’re fine to use.

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    OK, thanks for that.

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    Guys, very glad to hear it's getting put to good use. Please consider giving it a review or rating on the App Store or Google Play, that would make my day Let me know if you have any issues or any other feedback.

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    I have been using it for VFR flights on general aviation aircraft and it is a very useful tool. At first it would not connect to the server because my firewall was blocking it. Once I allowed it to get through the firewall, it worked well. Customer service was good and I recommend giving it a try.

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