durangoflyer Posted January 13, 2012 Report Share Posted January 13, 2012 Like the topic says.... I wanted a way to view my current position in XP10 without having to pause the simulation to open the local map in the sim, so I created my own custom application to grab the UDP data gram and build a KML file that is read by Google Earth on a timer. I can specify the eye level for the zoom and provide a custom icon for the aircraft position. I run this on my laptop over a wireless link sitting next to my XP10 monitor.Development was done in Visual Studio Express 2010 as a WPF Tray Application in C#. I use IPEndPoint and UDPClient objects on an interval timer to fetch the data and a BinaryReader to parse it out into Lat and Long for the file which is just an XML File. Google Earth is setup with a new Network File pull to the location on a interval of 2-5 seconds.Sectional Overlay: I found a KML link file called Aero_Charts that allows me to toggle a sectional chart on and off for my location.If anyone is interested in trying this tool, I am close to having something to distribute. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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