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Navgps Pro - release notes

Release Notes:

  • 3.15 - 2004.02.10
    • {PocketPC} Can define double-press function to the hardware buttons - the double click has to be done within half a second.
    • Flight-plan display page shows visited waypoints also (normal non-bold font)...press up-arrow to view them.
    • Gps sat-info data is processed only during sat-info display page...there'll be a slight delay when that page is initially displayed.
    • Support for NMEA GPVTG sentence - can be used instead of GPRMC.
    • In sim-mode, typing 'o' toggles the auto-fly mode.
    • {PocketPC} bug-fix: switching pages on preferences, changes some button selections.
    • bug-fix: obstructions not being displayed when zoomed in very close.
  • 3.14d - 2004.01.23
    • {PocketPC} When soft-keyboard dialogs are displayed and on input error message box, press B4 button to close box.
    • {PocketPC} bug-fix: Navigation/input problem on the set-altitude dialog.
  • 3.14c - 2004.01.14
    • {PocketPC} Userfix dialog works with the no-stylus interface.
    • {PocketPC} When large soft-keyboard is displayed and Record-button is mapped, Record-button acts as a back-space key.
    • Airport-info is displayed even if the last waypoint in flight-plan is a runway-end (e.g. KCDW.R22).
  • 3.14b - 2004.01.09
    • {PocketPC} Record-button can be re-mapped to any one of functions listed on the Options->Prefs->Buttons page. Because of a PocketPC OS feature, if the Record-button is re-mapped and on exit from Navgps, the default button mapping (e.g. record audio) will not take place. Go to Settings->Buttons and tap on OK to revert. If you do not want to go thru this every time, do not re-map the Record-button.
    • Corrected label for User-fix dialog
    • User-database .UDB.TXT format has support for meters for lengths/elevation etc.
  • 3.14 - 2004.01.07
    • Added support for extended .UDB.TXT user-database files.
    • User-interface changes - no-stylus interface.
    • Improved VNAV feature.
    • Clear approach-mode airport info by tapping on info area.
    • In Direct-To dialog, INFO button is enabled when a valid airport identifier is entered.
    • Faster av-database loading. After the first initialization - subsequent loadings will be fast.
    • Improved waypoint selection - when the active waypoint is missed by more than a 1 nm radius.
  • 3.13 - 12/04/2003
    • Can specify a runway threshold as a fix in a flight-plan by suffixing ".R" and then the runway identifer to the airport identifier. For example, KCDW.R23.
    • Flight Log-file saved to navgps-log.txt file.
    • VNAV - guidance for climbs/descents.
    • {PocketPC} On large keyboard, dash (-) replaced with period (.) and '@' added.
    • All user-fixes (created w/ menu Options->UserFix) with "U-" prefix changed to "U.". Flight-plans using them will have to be re-done.
    • In approach-mode, on runway selection the airport info is left displayed. Tap on the info to remove it.
    • Nearest display-page made more responsive.
    • bug-fix: "Display Priv Airports" option is saved.
  • 3.12b - 11/18/2003
    • bug-fix: Program freeze on loading certain flight-plans.
    • bug-fix: {PocketPC} Crash when minimizing navgps and then pressing one of the hardware buttons.
  • 3.12a - 11/07/2003
    • {PocketPC} Registration code change for ipaq users upgrading to WM2003.
  • 3.12 - 11/07/2003
    • For USA pilots - integrated with FAA database. Re-download current/sample av-data.
    • Fix for the "pda-battery dead...no Navgps" problem.
    • Added Terminal and VRP Fix pages to the nearest pages - select page by pressing Left/Right arrow buttons.
    • {PocketPC} Can map "Show flight-plan display-page" to a button.
    • {PocketPC} Navgps automatically creates a short-cut to itself in the Programs folder.
    • In the user-fix dialog, can set the usage to VRP.
    • When in obs mode (i.e. radial), title-bar reflects the mode (e.g. KCDW.020).
    • Obstructions not displayed while on the ground (i.e. gs < 30 kts).
    • {Windows} "Nearest" menu option moved under View. Added "Flight-plan Page" option and simplified accelerator keys.
    • bug-fix: {PocketPC} can create user-fix on the flight-plan map by tap&hold.
  • 3.11 - 09/30/2003
    • Nearest-feature now has nearest vor/fix along with bearing-to and relative-from. Press left/right keys to switch between tabs.
    • Nearest-feature distances displayed in preferred units.
    • Pressing the nearest-button again, reverts to last display-page.
    • auto-shortcut to navgps.exe creation has been disabled.
  • 3.10 - 08/15/2003
    • Context-sensitive help - PocketPC 2002.
    • New preferences page to select viewable/rotatable display-pages
    • Added new flight-plan display-page for waypoint distances, ETE and ETA info. Interface Info
    • Nearest-airport is now a display-page.
    • Clicking on DME label, rotates thru distance, radial and off.
    • On the flight-plan-enter dialog - can specify whether it's a new plan or an edit of an existing one.
    • Track-history file loads much faster.
    • When track-history is enabled - you'll see "TRK" on the title.
    • When clicking on class B/C/D airspace altitude, controlling agencies name is displayed. Requires latest av-data.
  • 3.9 - 07/14/2003
    • Can save/load track-history. The file (extension .trk) contains time, geo-posn, speed, track and altitude. If you wish, you can load it into a spreadsheet and chart it.
    • Can select altitude display units - feet or meters.
    • On exit, Navgps remembers last navaid-view settings.
    • Added "Set default page/range" button-command {PocketPC}
    • When in OBS mode (i.e. direct-to w/ a radial), dashed line drawn on the from-end. Useful for shooting non-precision approaches (back-up only), IFR holds etc.
    • When in graphical plan-edit-mode, title-bar navaid reflects the active-insert-waypoint.
    • bug-fix: When loading Flitestar plan, temporary navaids are displayed.
    • bug-fix: On restarting Navgps, does not start and get "Default IME" on the title-bar. Fixed.
  • 3.8a - 06/23/2003
    • bug-fix: memory-leak when switching pages - fixed.
  • 3.8 - 06/20/2003
    • Moving-map redone. Should be much faster and more responsive. More info.
    • North-Up page added.
    • User can select preferred page and range.
    • Current range is always from the airplane to the top of the map.
    • Airport info cleared on selection of runway.
    • On pressing get-nearest-airport, pressing key again clears display. Pressing Action key goes direct to first airport.
    • Track history feature works...displays track while flying.
    • If several obstacles in a small area - only the highest few displayed.
    • NDB and OBS file delimeter changed from '|' to '!'.
    • NDB files of type "FIX" and state-field "VRP" are considered VRPs. Need to enable from pref-menu.
  • 3.7a - 04/07/2003
    • navgps will now reconnect automatically even if compact-flash gps-receiver gets pulled out of it's slot or if iPAQ expansion-sleeve comes off.
    • bug-fix: can switch display-pages even if gps connection lost.
    • fixed registration code problem. Most non-iPAQ pda users will have to re-register...e-mail us your new device-id. Apologies for the inconvenience.
  • 3.7 - 04/06/2003
    • datafiles can now also be saved in the "\My Documents" folder {PocketPC}.
    • compatible with the Pharos CF gps-receiver.
    • registration code changed for some non-iPAQ units. Registered-Users: Please e-mail us the new device-id and we'll send you the new registration-key.
    • better online help - requires full download.
    • in trial-mode, gps-connection disabled after 45 minutes.
  • 3.6 - 03/17/2003
    • added obstructions support. Requires av-data 04/16/2003 or later.
    • user-selectable speed/distance units.
    • runway-extension display enabled for sample/expired database.
    • user-selectable option to ignore mag-var from gps-receiver.
    • Note: If using language modules - update required.
  • 3.5b - 11/29/2002
    • added DME button on the Go-to dialog.
    • airports and VORs that are co-located within 25 nm, will go to VOR on specifying just the id and the airport if prefixed with icao-prefix.
    • better large-keyboard layout {pocketpc}
  • 3.5a - 11/22/2002
    • en-route gps-connection problem message is displayed at the center of the screen.
  • 3.5 - 11/13/2002
    • nearest-airport feature enhanced. user can specify minimum runway criteria.
    • multi-fix DME tracking. click on identifier and when the info-box pops up, click on the distance button to start tracking. click on the displayed DME, to stop.
    • when current waypt is an airport and within 30 nm - Navgps displays airport info. user-set via preferences.
    • can edit flight-plan en-route without Navgps losing track of your position within the plan.
  • 3.4 - 10/16/2002 - requires new av-data download
    • av-data database can be used after expiration. approach mode and airway info disabled AFTER expiration. requires av-data re-download. sample-avdata will also display airspace.
    • can synch displayed gps-altitude to altimeter-altitude.
    • device-id for non-iPAQS changed - pls e-mail with your old and new device-id for new registration-key.
  • 3.3 - 08/26/2002
    • support for non-english languages.
    • added Jeppesen Flitestar flight-plan support. text-file output.
    • on trial period expiration, only gps-connection disabled.
    • bug-fix: on goto same VOR/airport ID - will go correctly to the VOR.
  • 3.2 - 07/24/2002
    • added plug-in support. auto-pilot and nexrad weather (in beta testing)
    • auto-search port settings are automatically saved
    • if a hardware button is mapped to NEXT-PAGE, Action-key is disabled {PocketPC}
    • bug-fix: the advanced pref-menu combo-box behaves correctly
    • bug-fix: when true heading is 90.0, map does not dissapear
  • 3.1 - 06/25/2002
    • auto gps-receiver search mode
    • night land color more visible
  • 3.0 j - 05/16/2002
    • satellite info page added
    • when plane comes to a stop (e.g. holding), last track is displayed - stops the map from jumping around.
    • pressing <enter> or center of arrow-keys {PocketPC} selects the next display page
    • next-display page can be programmed to a hardware button {PocketPC}
    • in sim-mode, can change ground-speed ('-' decr and '+' incr)
    • in sim-mode, can change altittude (shift '-' decr and shift '+' incr)
  • 3.0 i - 05/12/2002
    • bug-fix: 'Edit user-fix' dialog-box now displays the coordinates correctly.
  • 3.0 h - 05/11/2002
    • duplicate entries between ndb and ng2 files are automatically removed. entries from ndb file not used
    • can add user-fixes interactively by right-click on the map {Windows} or stylus tap-and-hold {PocketPC 2002}
    • can edit user-fix database
    • new display-page selection interface
    • large keyboard has '-' key {PocketPC}
  • 3.0 g - 05/06/2002
    • flight-track is visible only in edit mode {PocketPC}
    • intelli airspace display
    • in sim-mode, can change ground-speed ('s' decr and 'w' incr)
    • in sim-mode, can change altittude ('a' decr and 'q' incr)
    • in sim-mode, can adjust track on 1-deg increments (shift left/right arrow)
    • nav-data screen redesign
    • zoom-out levels increased
    • font-sizes adjusted
  • 3.0 f
    • waypts in the flight-plan get displayed in different color w/ curnt-waypt in a box
    • sua name displayed in info box (requires av-data dated after 05/15/2002)
  • 3.0 e - 04/22/2002
    • another 30 days of trial use
    • flight-plan legs drawn in great-circle arcs
    • track-history more accurate
    • general overall speed up - no temp screen freezes
    • airplane gets resized depending on zoom
    • topo display more accurate
    • bug-fix: gps-disconnection detected
    • bug-fix: alarms countdown accurately
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  • 3.0 d - 04/06/2002
    • airspace boundary lines in bolder lines
    • runway heading line in bold.
    • large keyboard for entering identifiers/routes {PocketPC}
    • new color schemes.
    • bug-fix: topo-map screen fluttering when there's no airport on display.
  • 3.0 c - 03/31/2002
    • can disable topo-map display during approach mode.
    • can disable rivers/roads/railroads that are shorter than a user-specified length - declutter screen.
    • bearing pointer is a triangle.
    • some color changes.
    • sim-mode starts at magnetic north heading.
    • bug-fix: topo large-bodies of water shown properly. requires 3.2 topo-map data.
    • bug-fix: serial data processing bug fixed.
    • bug-fix: topo-map flashing reduced.
  • 3.0 b
    • if direct-to dest is part of flight-plan and within 1 nm of it, the next waypt in the flight-plan is selected.
    • bug-fix: loads all map files (e.g. map020.ng3)
    • bug-fix: approach-mode airport id shows up correctly
    • bug-fix: topo map flashing at hi-rez (i.e. zoomed in close) fixed.
  • 3.0 a
    • Navaid/airports identifiers are written in different quadrants around the geo-posn. This allows easy selection when navaids/airports are super-imposed.
    • bug-fix: all navgps2 users get 30 day trial.
    • bug-fix: navaids in icon-made appear w/ transparent background.
    • bug-fix: entries in user database (ndb) files are visible.
  • 3.0
    • Initial beta-release of Pro