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rbavfan
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Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:46 am

Be wondering why their website seems to have vanished. Anyone know what happened?
 
DarQuiet
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Re: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:52 am

It's unavailable when I tried as well. Others are using https://www.greatcirclemapper.net/.
 
D L X
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Re: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:03 am

Man, if it's gone, Karl Schwartz had a really good run! 25 years is a long time for a hobby website.
 
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usxguy
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Re: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:09 am

i just messaged him.. lets hope is a hosting glitch
 
SeaDoo
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Re: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:33 am

That will be a huge loss if it is gone. Tried to use it last night and it didn't load.
 
AA100
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Re: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:45 am

This would be terrible. This site has been so so useful and used so so many times.. I really hope it hasn't gone..
 
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flyingturtle
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Re: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:07 am

Here it doesn't load either.

At least https://www.greatcirclemap.com/?routes= ... SH-SYD-FRA seems to be working... a similar tool that sprung up in 2017.
 
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Dalavia
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Re: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:04 pm

He has posted a message on Facebook:

The server hosting gcmap.com is still down. Yep, we know.

It suffered a double-disk failure. Imagine an ETOPS diversion and the second engine flames out. That’s where we are: working through all the checklists and trying for the least-bad result. I’d channel Al Haynes but have too much respect for him to do so.

The site will be back ASAP, hopefully no more than another day or three. This outage will force some overdue upgrades in addition to a more reliable platform (this is only the third significant outage since the 1990s).

Thank you to all of you for your support.
 
Ezra
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gcmap.com not working?

Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:40 pm

Hi -- not sure where to post this, so I'm starting here. Does anyone know why gcmap.com is down? The site hasn't been loading (for me) for several days, and I don't see anything about this on Twitter or in a search. Thanks in advance for any info.
 
davidjohnson6
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Re: gcmap.com not working?

Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:41 pm

You are not the only one to be thinking this
 
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817Dreamliiner
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Re: gcmap.com not working?

Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:45 pm

The server that hosts the website is down as a result of a double disk failure according to their Facebook page.
 
Ezra
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Re: gcmap.com not working?

Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:54 pm

817Dreamliiner wrote:
The server that hosts the website is down as a result of a double disk failure according to their Facebook page.


Oh! Facebook! The last place I'd think to look :lol:

Thanks so much for the intel!
 
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cosyr
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Re: gcmap.com not working?

Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:05 pm

Ezra wrote:
Hi -- not sure where to post this, so I'm starting here. Does anyone know why gcmap.com is down? The site hasn't been loading (for me) for several days, and I don't see anything about this on Twitter or in a search. Thanks in advance for any info.

First sunflight and now this? All our good simple resources are going away.
 
phugoid1982
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Re: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

Mon Jun 27, 2022 1:33 pm

That's a relief. I nearly had a panic attack. I can't count the number of hours I get distracted from work using gcmap
 
PSAatSAN4Ever
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Re: gcmap.com not working?

Mon Jun 27, 2022 2:06 pm

Still down as of June 27, 2022 at 7:06 AM California time.

My absolute favorite flight tool!! I hope it gets fixed soon!!
 
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Re: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:25 am

gcmap works fine for me.

Used it last week and just tried it a moment ago.
 
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Dalavia
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Re: Any Idea what happened to great Circle Mapper

Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:32 am

It's up and fully functional once again.

Breathe easy everyone!

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