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FAA Sectional Charts Viewing In Android?  
User currently offlinewardialer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6654 times:

Maybe I am in the wrong forum area but i will give this a try anyway.

I downloaded an aviation sectional chart for aviation and it is in TIFF image format. It opens up OK, but It appears that it does not want to zoom in all the way in order for me to see the data on there. I also tried renaming it to JPG, and does the same thing. When I try to zoom in, I'm unable to see the data on there and I cannot zoom in to the maximum.

I do have ES-File Explorer on there and no luck. And the built-in Gallery image viewer. Its an HTC Desire phone.

Just wish to look at these charts while I am on the road before I go flying.

Can anyone provide me some suggestions?

If anyone can download one of these charts and try it, please let me know the outcome. Maybe these image viewers on the Android are unable to handle images which are too long or narrow...


[Edited 2012-07-15 09:45:09]

[Edited 2012-07-15 09:46:47]

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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 15673 posts, RR: 100
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6581 times:

I think you need an app for best viewing. Naviator has had ok reviews. But I'm not a pilot (I do flight test planning though...).

I do not yet see foreflight and some of the other iPad based apps for Android. Yet. I doubt Apple will license to integrate a tablet into the aircraft, so I expect integrated solutions to be either proprietary or Android based.


"They did not know it was impossible, so they did it!" - Mark Twain
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4904 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6554 times:

If all you're after is viewing the chart, OpenFlight Map does just that. You can download low enroutes, sectionals, and WACs. It's very basic, and if you're wanting any more than a glorified image viewer, something like Naviator (subscription based, but more along the lines of what ForeFlight is to iOS) or NavZilla (free, but not a FAA-published chart viewer) would be better.

Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlinewardialer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6519 times:

I do not need the moving map GPS feature.

I have these FAA Sectional charts which are in TIFF image format and I would like to view them on my phone.
What free viewer do you guys recommend for viewing Sectional charts?


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6833 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6404 times:

Tried going to airnav.com? I can view their sectionals with no problems on my Android tablet, and I can pinch in and out. The site actually sends you to vfrmap.com for the sectionals....

Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
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