You may have noticed that we’re actively working on adding new charts to Avare. Recently we added topo charts for Canada, and are looking for volunteers to help with expanding that effort and adding other countries. Since we want to keep Avare completely free, we’re only adding maps that are free such as the Canadian topo maps we found online, and maps derived from OpenStreetMaps.
Of course, aviators also need airport data and other info, so we’re also seeking free sources and volunteers for that. We’re about to add more data of this kind for Canada, to a future release of Avare. Such free data is often incomplete or may even have errors, so we strongly encourage our users to help with the global efforts by aviators that are making accurate data available to everyone at no cost. So far, the FAA is providing official and accurate data and charts to us at no charge so all U.S. materials in Avare are sourced from the FAA.
For anyone interested in helping us add and correct maps and data for other countries, here is the format information:
LocationID Text,ARPLatitude float,ARPLongitude float,Type Text,FacilityName Text,Use Text,FSSPhone Text,Manager Text,ManagerPhone Text,ARPElevation Text,MagneticVariation Text,TrafficPatternAltitude Text,FuelTypes Text,Customs Text,Beacon Text,LightSchedule Text,SegCircle Text,ATCT Text,UNICOMFrequencies Text,CTAFFrequency Text,NonCommercialLandingFee Text For example for SBA SBA,34.4261944444444,-119.8415,AIRPORT,SANTA BARBARA MUNI,PU,1-800-WX-BRIEF,KAREN RAMSDELL,805-967-7111,13.4,14E,,100LLA,NY,CG,SEE RMK,Y,Y,122.950,119.700,N Airport runways table is (one entry per table): LocationID Text,Length Text,Width Text,Surface Text,LEIdent Text,HEIdent Text,LELatitude Text,HELatitude Text,LELongitude Text,HELongitude Text,LEElevation Text,HEElevation Text,LEHeadingT Text,HEHeading Text,LEDT Text,HEDT Text,LELights Text,HELights Text,LEILS Text,HEILS Text,LEVGSI Text,HEVGSI Text,LEPattern Text, HEPattern Text For example for SBA SBA,6052,150,ASPH-G,07,25,34.4274977777778,34.4279164166667,-119.854640805556,-119.834578111111,11.4,12.0,088,268,,,MALSR,,ILS/DME,,,P4L,Y,N SBA,4178,75,ASPH-G,15L,33R,34.4307793888889,34.4196555833333,-119.840368194444,-119.836940027778,11.0,11.3,165,345,217,,,,,,,,N,Y SBA,4184,100,ASPH-G,15R,33L,34.4305392777778,34.4194004722222,-119.841536166667,-119.838100777778,11.0,10.7,165,345,,,,,,,,,N,Y Airport frequency table is (also contains tower remarks): LocationID Text,Type Text, Freq Text For example for SBA SBA,LCL/P,119.7 SBA,EMERG,121.5 SBA,GND/P,121.7 SBA,ATIS,132.65 SBA,CD/P,132.9 SBA,EMERG,243.0 SBA,LCL/P,254.35 SBA,Remark,APCH/DEP SVC PRVDD BY LOS ANGELES ARTCC ON FREQS 119.05/269.5 (SANTA BARBARA RCAG) WHEN APCH CTL CLSD. Navigational aid table is: LocationID Text,ARPLatitude float,ARPLongitude float,Type Text,FacilityName Text For example for LAX LAX,33.9331438888889,-118.432006388889,VORTAC,LOS ANGELES 113.60 LAX,33.7458508333333,-118.336183055556,VOT,SAN PEDRO HILL 113.90