How To Transfer CMAP Charts On Memory Stick To A Computer That Can Be Read?
If you are an instructor of map reading and have been using the CMAP charts that come with the software packages, then you would probably have some information on accessing the charts over the Internet. This is probably an option that you have been exploring, but are not sure about the benefits of the software or whether it is really possible to do so. In this article, I will show you ways of transferring cmap charts on memory stick to a portable hard drive that can be accessed directly by your students.
Understanding CMAP Charts
One of the most popular chart types available in aviation applications is the Conditional Access and Navionics CMAP charts that originally posted to the ARRW website. They are available in two versions: the offline and the online or the electronic. The offline ones work exactly like the ones posted on the ARRW website in that they contain the same text and the same data as they were originally posted. The online ones differ only in the formatting and the symbols displayed.
The reason why there is a difference in the offline and the online versions of these charts is the manner in which the data is stored. In the offline charts, the data is extracted from the aircraft’s computer memory and are then transferred to the computer which stores the data in its own proprietary format. The benefit of this is that you would not have to use the same program that the navigators use in order to view the charts on the computer; instead, you would need to install the navigators that are intended for viewing CMAP files.
Once you have installed the navigators that have CMAP charts formatting, you will be able to view the charts in Explorer. There are several advantages in doing so. The first advantage is that you do not have to access the computer’s file system to download the charts. Another advantage is that the saved file can be opened using any other desktop publishing programs. In the online version, the file is opened in the browser as a table or image. Since the file has been formatted and saved in the browser, you are not forced to install any additional software in order to view the chart.
You will find several versions of CMAP charts in the Microsoft Office Suite. There is also a version of Microsoft Dynamics GP, which uses the Microsoft Chart Tools in order to create and manage the charts. This means that when you open the charts, you are able to run the program on the computer in order to change the values that you want to be represented on the charts.
Microsoft Chart Tools Not Available?
If you do not have any versions of the Microsoft Chart Tools installed in your computer, you can use third party software such as Conversion Plus in order to convert your map file into a map format. The conversion utility is available free on the internet. After downloading the software, you will need to install it on your computer and follow the installation process through out until you finish the process. Conversion Plus will allow you to import all sorts of cmap files including the ones created by CMAP software. Then, you should download and install Conversion Plus onto your computer. Once you have completed this task, it will prompt you to save all the files in a location where you are able to access them later.