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Navdata A380

Hi,

nice to know that there is a new source for navdata, but I'm uncertain whether it is legal. The files say "This data my not be used, ecompiled, interpreted or distributed for any purpose without the written consent of Navigraph." So it's basically an old version of the data provided by Navigraph, but I doubt the guys from OmegaHangar have this permission...

Cheers, Gijs 08:10, 11 November 2012 (EST)

Good point. We're probably going to find that all the Level D data out there originally came from navdata, and now that one has to pay, only the people who downloaded it when it was free may use it for themselves. Problem. Means we have to painstakingly make up our own from SID/STAR charts. I suppose if we do them as and when needed it is not too much work, but a lot of new users want to climb into the cockpit of a LARGE airliner, program a route, and fly. They can always just fly to the first WP, never mind the SID route.
This unsigned comment was added by Macnab (Talk | contribs) 14:41, 11 November 2012‎ (UTC)
Well, we obviously do have re-distributable data in the base package and some other outdated data. We could obviously import all the data into some form of database and provide a web-based/wiki-like editing frontend, so that people could upload/edit/maintain data changes easily. Sort of like the "scenery DB" just for the navigational data. This would not need to be FG specific, X-Plane etc would probably also have a use for such data? --Hooray 12:51, 11 November 2012 (EST)
@Macnab, I will remove the reference to this data from the A380 Tutorial then.
@Hooray, Finding out how X-Plane (and even MSFS addons) deal with this would certainly be a nice job for someone.
Gijs 14:05, 11 November 2012 (EST)