Map settings is divided into two columns:

  • Map Overlays includes the following items to be overlaid on any map:
    • Runway Centreline extensions (5 Nautical Mile) for certified/registered airports set as takeoff or landing sites within the current plan. Note: If no plan is open, extensions will not display.
    • Airport Glide Range
    • Airspace boundaries
    • Active Airspace (highlights region red on the map when PRD is active)
    • Airports (Certified, registered or military airports)
      • Label displays Name, Height AMSL and CTAF Frequency
      • Icon displays a small-scale representation of runway layout/alignment within the blue circle
      • Airports without official surveyed runway lengths/alignment will be displayed with a diagonal dashed line
    • Helicopter Landing Sites (HLS)
    • Authorised Landing Areas (ALA)
      • Label displays Name and Height AMSL. CTAF Frequency is displayed if available.
    • Fuel Availability
    • Obstacles
    • Navigation Aids
    • User Waypoints
    • VFR Waypoints
    • IFR Waypoints
    • IFR Routes – High and Low
    • Flight Information Area (FIA) Boundaries
    • Area Briefing (ARFOR) Boundaries

Items in the above list that are in italics are displayed on the map, making use of the ‘decluttering’ feature. Only a certain amount of icons can be visible when zoomed a long way out. As you zoom in, more and more items will be displayed on the map. Labels rotate with the screen orientation, so they are always the correct way up.

  • Map Options includes:
    • Show Aircraft Track toggles the visibility of the aircraft track log.
    • Annotate Map toggles the ability to add your own annotations to any map
    • Terrain Overlay option enables or disables the terrain warning map overlay.
    • Traffic traffic icons plotted on the map. There may be two sources for this feature: AvPlan Live, or an External ADS-B receiver device is present and connected.
    • Cursor adds a dotted crosshair over the map. The Lat/Long at the centre of the crosshair is displayed in real-time at the bottom of the screen. Tapping the centre of the crosshairs brings up some very quick User Waypoint options.
    • Show Map Scale toggles the visibility of the map scale view at the top left of the map.
    • Position Fixes menu item toggles the visibility of user fixes on the map.
  • Route Options includes:
    • Show HUD overlays live information about the current flight plan leg, including current speed/course and ETA over the map among many other options.
    • Course Pointer adds an animated course indicator to the aircraft, displaying anticipated position in 2, 5 and 10 minutes’ time (assuming groundspeed and track were to remain unchanged).
    • Distance Rings toggles visibility of 3, 10 and 25 nautical mile rings around your current aircraft position.
    • Rocket Boxes adds a brightly coloured box at the beginning of each leg containing the desired track and distance to the next waypoint.
    • Route Annotations toggles the visibility of Top of Climb (TOC), Top of Descent (TOD), Critical Point (CP) and Point of no Return (PNR) annotations on the flight plan route. These only become visible after a cruise height has been set (and fuel has been loaded – in the case of PNR) in the flight plan.
    • Route Markers. Select none, 10 minute, 6 minute or 10 Nautical Mile markers to be shown along planned track.
    • Hide Flight Plan option toggles the visibility of the route on the map. Only the waypoints remain displayed – useful when reviewing ground track.
  • Additional Overlays
    • As well as the supplied overlays above, you can optionally import KML/KMZ overlays of your own design. These can be created in tools like Google Earth – for example: highlight the fenceline of a property for fence inspections.
      To import them, either open them from an email or AirDrop them to your device. Select ‘Open in AvPlan EFB. They will automatically sync to your other device(s).
      Any imported KML/KMZ overlays will appear under the ‘Additional Overlays’ subheading. Place a tick next to the layer(s) you wish to display.
      To delete an imported overlay, swipe the row from right-to-left, which will reveal a Delete button.

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