The FSWidgets iGMapHD app turns your iPad into a moving map for your desktop flight simulator!
(See iGMap for the iPhone/iPod touch Version)
Do you own Flight Simulator X, Flight Simulator 2004, X-Plane or Aerofly FS 2?
This app works with the three most popular desktop simulators on the market today, giving you a hand-held moving map to aid navigation, especially on simulated VFR flights.
It connects to the flight simulator via our free FSWidgets Network Pack which can be downloaded from the FSWidgets website (http://fswidgets.com/shop/network.php).
iGMapHD saves valuable screen real-estate on your desktop by using your iPad to display your aircraft's current position.
▸ Connects to FSX, FS2004, X-Plane and Aerofly FS 2.
▸ Flight Plan Display - supports FSX, FS2004 and X-Plane flight plan files.
▸ Flight Plan file import via iTunes > Device Apps tab > File Sharing.
▸ Flight Plan file import via Dropbox.
▸ Waypoints can be tapped to reveal the related data (e.g. lat, lon, ident, dist, heading).
▸ FSWidgets Network Pack provided free (see the website link).
▸ Connect & disconnect from the flight simulator as required.
▸ When disconnected can be used as a chart viewer.
▸ Map supports drag to pan and pinch to zoom.
▸ Option to remember previously used map type, zoom and position, or accept default settings.
▸ Helicopter icon option for moving map (i.e. instead of fixed wing icon).
▸ Map powered by Leaflet API (using OpenStreetMap & custom data)
▸ Includes various world-wide maps styles
▸ Huge collection of Aero Charts (as follows):
- US WAC (World Aeronautical Chart) data, covers entire contiguous US & Hawaii.
- US SEC (Sectional Chart) data, covers entire contiguous US.
- US TAC (Terminal Area Charts) data.
- US IFR Enroute Low data, covers entire contiguous US.
- US IFR Enroute High data, covers entire contiguous US.
- US Helicopter Route (9 Major cities).
- US VFR Wall Planner
- US IFR Planning Chart
- Alaska WAC data.
- Alaska Sectional data.
- Alaska Enroute Low
- Alaska Enroute High
- Cuba and Puerto Rico WAC data.
- Canada ONC.
- New Zealand Aero Chart.
- New Zealand TPC
- Australia ONC (Operational Navigation Chart).
- South America ONC.
- Europe ONC.
- Europe TPC (Tactical Pilotage Charts)
- Spain Enroute Low
- Belgium Aero OFM (open flightmaps)
- Netherlands Aero OFM
- Denmark Aero OFM
- Sweden Aero OFM
- Germany Aero OFM
- Switzerland Aero OFM
- Austria Aero OFM
- Poland Aero OFM
- Czech Republic Aero OFM
- Hungary Aero OFM
- Slovenia Aero OFM
- Croatia Aero OFM
- Romania Aero OFM
- Bulgaria Aero OFM
- World-wide Navigational icon info display (airport, VOR, NDB, ILS).
▸ Metar and TAF info icon display.
▸ Worldwide weather overlays (Cloud, Rain, Pressure & Wind).
▸ US Nexrad (Next-Gen Radar) overlay.
▸ iPad with iOS 11 or later.
▸ Flight Simulator X, Flight Simulator 2004, X-Plane or Aerofly FS 2.
▸ Free FSWidgets Network Pack must be installed to connect to simulator - download from FSWidgets (see the website link).
▸ Wi-Fi network required, iPad must be on same local network as machine running the flight simulator.
▸ Internet access required, to automatically download map tile data on the fly.
WHO WE ARE:
FSWidgets is a software development team based in Australia, specializing in add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator (Windows), Laminar Research X-Plane and Aerofly FS 2. Both of its founding members have extensive experience in creating award-winning add-ons for Flight Simulator and have been active in the flight simulation community for well over a decade.
Personalized and friendly support can be found via our contact form (http://fswidgets.com/shop/contact_us.php) or our support email (email@example.com).
Future updates and additional features added to iGMapHD will be free for existing customers.
- Major update for iOS 13
- New faster, smoother map rendering engine
- Fixes map zoom and pan on iOS 13
- Adds support for new iOS 13 Dark Mode
Ratings and Reviews
Indispensable tool for the full flying experience
As an avid X-Plane user, I was excited to come across this application, which, at the very least, eliminates the need for going back and forth between flying and the Local Map—which interrupts the whole flying experience. Seeing where you are "in space" makes flying much easier (especially VFR airport patterns where you can see your relationship to the runways). But so much more beyond that: multiple choices for maps (love the ability to switch easily between Sectionals and Hi and Low IFR charts), overlays, weather, and navigation aids. Zoom in for airport diagrams—great for taxiing. DropBox integration allows easy loading of X-Plane .fms files for plotting flight plans. The only thing on my wish list is pop-up approach plates, but that's asking for the moon.
Best of all—great support. Fast, thorough, thoughtful, and personal responses from the developer.
One of the Big Three
This app, along with FSWidgets QuickPlan and EFB are the “Big Three” for my iPad. I plan using nothing but QuickPlan. If it is a short GA flight, EFB comes out. However, if I have a long flight–Large GA,COMAIR or MILAIR–a “serious” sim flight challenge, iGMapHD is the answer. It combines all the necessary elements - seamlessly takes a QuickPlan flight plan - has all the maps and charts you could want - the weather options are awesome. If you are using real world weather in the sim - you NEED this app. The high definition of the maps are excellent. The satellite map, not only looks great, it allows pure, realistic VFR navigation with enhanced scenery packages. Of course the moving map display is a great feature…and a rock solid feature at that. Nary a dropped link-up but if it does happen, you’ll be resented in seconds. iGMapHD is a workhorse with the speed and finesse of a thoroughbred!
Fantastic App for use with FSX
This has been the most important "addon" I have used with FSX. It has made my flying so much more enjoyable. I am able to see where I am in the world and and relate that to my flight plan. If I could give it 10 stars I would. The times that I have contact Tech Support, Fermin Fernandez, he has responded with the answer usually within an hour or two. He is also very receiptive to any ideas that you have for improving the product. If you fly FSX buy it!! It is great to have a moving map showing your location with no frame rate hits. Fantastic!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.