Google has just made an announcement that could have a profound effect on the resources available for flight planning online: they have created a free API (application programming interface) to Google Maps.
Seriously, expect to see some interesting aviation-related applications appear in the next few months. I’ll link to them from my blog if I hear about them.
Way to put the pressure on, David. I’m already way late on delivering the airspace generator for FlightMaster, and I’m still having memory problems with my new web host. Never mind the “NavWiki” that I haven’t even started yet.
This is great… I’m in the process of putting together my own EFB so I’m glad to see things like this. You can follow my progress in my blog if anyone is interested… I’m still evaluating software and screens. Do many airports out there have wifi these days? I don’t believe any of the ones around Charlotte, NC do…
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Why is it necessary to have internet in the cockpit? Why not have aviation/street/sat maps on your laptop and use a gps system to update your position on the map in real time. This would seem possible to do now.
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