FAA Sectionals as Skyview Map


#1

There was a thread from 2015 that detailed how to add FAA Sectionals as the background map for the dump1090 web interface. Since then, PiAware (and dump1090-fa) have come a long way, so those ‘hacks’ for lack of a better term, no longer work. Does anybody have a method to substitute the sectional maps for the OSM background?

Thanks,
Greg


#2

@ghorine
Do you mean this one? If yes, this is built-in in dump1090-mutability. I am not 100% sure about dump1090-fa SkyView, but as dump1090-fa is branched from dump1090-mutability, most likely it will also have it built in. If my assumtion is right, then you can get it by simply changing map settings.


#3

You have to enable additional maps. I am out now so can’t look it up. It is in one of the config files.


#4

How to select map type:

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#5

(1) Open file config.js to edit

sudo nano /usr/share/dump1090-fa/html/config.js

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(2) Press Ctrl+w and type chart and press Enter key.
The cursor will jump to following line

// Set to true to enable the ChartBundle base
ChartBundleLayers = false;   

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(3) Change false to true .

// Set to true to enable the ChartBundle base
ChartBundleLayers = true;   

(4) Save (Ctrl+o) and Close file (Ctrl+x)

(5) Now clear browser cache, then reload browser.

(6) Click blue rectangular icon to open drop down menu.


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(7) Select Sectional Charts

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#6

the sectional charts only for USA is there or the whole world? I mean if south asia is there they only i can test it.


#7

USA ONLY.
Very small part of Canada (including Toronto) is covered “accidentally” :slight_smile:

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#8

Free maps have limitations (usually they use public US government information).
Skyvector.com has a public world wide sectional map.


#9

Thanks everybody, and especially abcd567, for the help. That’s what I was looking for.


#10

I had not seen this topic before posting another here Edit config.js differences
After edit of config.js changes did not appear for me using [site ip]/dump1090-fa/ but they did using [site ip]:8080 on both flightaware image and stretch with flightware add on running on two separate sites.


#11

@louisianajeeper
Try after clear browser cache (Ctrl+Shift+Delete) followed by browser hard re-load (Ctrl+F5). Often browser are stubborn and continue displaying cached pages instead of modified pages/scripts.


#12

Method worked thanks


#13

I continue wonder why one must do any of this when this should be a option under gear. This is a feature poor application for version for a 1.1 but you are just not working on it if we are at 3.5.3 and still having this discussion.

Bob