In any case, make sure that the right option is selected :
Simply click on the "previous" button of your browser.
New : the map can now show a three
dimensional terrain under your route !
You can use it to add turning points. (See above)
To get the names of the airfields along your route, click on
the markers. If you click on the names of the airfields you'll
display their cards.
You can drag the map and zoom in and out. You can also choose
among 3 types of 2D charts (roads, satellite pictures and both)
using the upper right corner menu in the map.
This feature will be much improved in the next few weeks. It's
only a beginning. For the moment, markers appear whithout names,
you can't click on them (unlike the 2D maps), you can't add a
turning point by clicking on the 3D display. In the future, all
this will be possible (but adding a turning point), and I hope
to be able to offer you a real 3D preview of your flight,
As I write this document, this feature is available only for
Firefox 2.x, Internet Explorer 6 and 7 users, running with Windows.
Other browsers and operating systems should be covered in the
future but until then, if you use a Mac (like me), or Linux, you
won't be able to display the 3D landscapes. (This is also a problem
for me since I can't test my scripts on my own computer.)
To toggle from 2D to 3D, use the upper right corner menu of
the map and choose "Earth". If you use this option for
the first time, the map will request you to download the Google
Earth plug-in. (Then you won't have to do it again.) To do it
Remarks concerning the 3D maps:
for you and therefore, to display the airfields along your route
(on both 2D and 3D maps).
They are provided by the official french website(SIA).
BEWARE : the route for which you get the NOTAMS is not necessarily
the route you entered in the planner. The route of the NOTAMS
takes into account only the OACI airfields.
For exemple, for the route LFJL (Metz Nancy Lorraine) - LFSTAV
(Saint Avold) - LFGC (Strasbourg Neuhof), the notams will be provided
only for the direct route LFJL - LFGC.
For the LFLY (Lyon Bron) - LFSG (Epinal Mirecourt) - LFSTAV (St
Avold) route, the NOTAMS will be provided ONLY for the LFLY -
LFSG leg! The final leg LFSG - LFSTAV will not be included.
The SIA website shows precisely the route for which it provides