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Hello.

VATSpy is a really old software, that has not had their sectors updated in over 10 years and because of this the map of vatspy is really outdated by default.

The best example is "ENTR" in Norway which is now controlled by ENBD in Norway, and ENTR itself have not existed in many many years now.

Finland has also converted from EFES to EFIN, again causing issues with Finland not lighting up on the map.

There are several other sectors out thru the world that is not lighted either, and based on this: https://github.com/FlynZSky/VAT-Spy-Client-Data-Update-Project I have made an updated version that includes EFIN and the newest Norwegian sectors.

Installation is really simple, and you will all of a sudden see a lot better coverage of ATC.

Keep in mind that vatspy has some limitations such in the UK where LON_S_CTR will show the whole EGLL FIR lighted up, this is not the file's fault, but limitations in VATSpy itself, however it is a lot better than default VATSpy.

Installation:

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1) Press Windows key + R
2) Type In: %AppData%/VAT-Spy & Press Enter
3) Copy the VAT-Spy Data files from the package & paste both files in the VAT-Spy folder
4) When prompted to overwrite, select "Yes". If you'd like to maintain a backup of your old files, please create another folder and move the files to this folder prior to copying the new data files.

Latest files updated 26.03.2020:

FIRBoundaries.dat

VATSpy.dat

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Thanks Adrian!

Is it also possible (for you?) to also add new airports to VATSpy? 

I'm thinking of i.e. LTFM and ZBAD, and later in December also ESKS.

/Peter

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The VAT-Spy border isn't drawn correctly, ESKS is on the Swedish side (albeit very close to the border, and a portion of the TMA is in the Norwegian FIR).

Ref: https://www.aro.lfv.se/Editorial/View/6953/ES_ENR_6_1-1_en

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Arvid Hansson | 1162891 | I3/SUP

Deputy Training Assistant Sweden

VATSIM Network Supervisor

 

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I now have the airport ESKS on the correct location in VAT-Spy! I figured out that the coordinates was in the wrong format (but correct otherwise). On the charts from LFV it's in Degr Min Sec, and VatSpy wants it in Degr, decimals. I discovered this during my work on a scenery for ESKS for X-plane.

So the correct line in VATSpy.dat should read:

ESKS|Salen Scandinavian Mountains|61.164722|12.833888||ESOS|0

With this correction, the airport is now on the Swedish side:

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And if someone running X-Plane wants to try my scenery for ESKS it's to be found here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/56922-esks-scandinavian-mountainszip/

Thanks!

Peter

 

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11 minutes ago, Peter Korkala said:

I now have the airport ESKS on the correct location in VAT-Spy! I figured out that the coordinates was in the wrong format (but correct otherwise). On the charts from LFV it's in Degr Min Sec, and VatSpy wants it in Degr, decimals. I discovered this during my work on a scenery for ESKS for X-plane.

So the correct line in VATSpy.dat should read:

ESKS|Salen Scandinavian Mountains|61.164722|12.833888||ESOS|0

With this correction, the airport is now on the Swedish side:

 

And if someone running X-Plane wants to try my scenery for ESKS it's to be found here: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/56922-esks-scandinavian-mountainszip/

Thanks!

Peter

 

Thanks Peter! I will change and push it through the github as well! Until then I adjusted both ESKS and ESNZ to the correct decimal format!
 

VATSpy.dat

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If you guys are able to make it, wouldn’t it be an idea to extend the EKDK boundaries so it also covers the delegated area which we have been given from Scottish? 
Often pilots call on frequency “I can see that I am outside your airspace...” when they are not...

Just an idea, if it is possible to make :) 

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1 hour ago, Jonas Kuster said:

Please share your changes also here: https://github.com/FlynZSky/VAT-Spy-Client-Data-Update-Project. So also people not from the Scandinavian region can profit and have correct data displayed. I did open pull requests up to the latest post of Martin, which is not yet included.

Yes, since I'm a github-noob I spoke to Nestor about it.

I think the latest "official" github is the https://github.com/vatsimnetwork/vatspy-data-project though

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Yep, got also aware of this shortly after my post. The new git from the user "vatsimnetwork" will be used in the future. Open changes from FlynZSky should still be taken into account.

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On 03/01/2020 at 12:57, Peter Toft said:

If you guys are able to make it, wouldn’t it be an idea to extend the EKDK boundaries so it also covers the delegated area which we have been given from Scottish? 
Often pilots call on frequency “I can see that I am outside your airspace...” when they are not...

Just an idea, if it is possible to make :) 

Something like this? 

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Update log:
ENBD/ESOS Border updated
Internal Norway borders updated to latest AIRAC
EKDK/EGPX border adjusted for delegated airspace
ENOR/ENOB border updated to latest AIRAC.

Updated Norwegian airport/offshore/helipad database with data from GNG and IPPC.

 

FIRBoundaries.dat

 

See 2 posts further down for latest VATSpy.dat file including over 1000 new aerodromes. 

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After having flown with the TBM around in central Europe, I have experienced that there is quite alot of smaller airports missing, even controlled ones. 

I have been working on adding new data to vatspy and this new file includes 1183 new airfields (excluding heliports) in Europe + Greenland. Data is gathered from EuroControl.

-- further updated file in post below --

 

This is the data added regarding FIR's in VATSCA. 
 

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BGDB Daneborg BGGL
BGDH Danmarkshavn BGGL
BGMV Mestersvig BGGL
BGNO Station Nord BGGL
BGQQ Qaanaaq BGGL
BIGF Grundarfjordur BIRD
BIOF Olafsfjordur BIRD
BISE Sudureyri BIRD
BISI Siglufjordur BIRD
EBAM Amougies BIRD
EBAR Arlon/Sterpenich BIRD
EBAV Hannut/Avernas-Le-Bauduin BIRD
EKAB Arnborg EKDK
EKAC Aarhus Vandflyveplads EKDK
EKAE Aeroe EKDK
EKBH Bolhede Flyveplads EKDK
EKBR Braedstrup EKDK
EKCC Koebenhavn Vandflyveplads EKDK
EKCR Christianshede EKDK
EKEL Endelave EKDK
EKFR Freerslev EKDK
EKFS Voejstrup EKDK
EKFU Fur EKDK
EKGH Groenholt EKDK
EKGL Goerloese EKDK
EKGO Goerlev EKDK
EKGR Grenaa EKDK
EKHE Annisse EKDK
EKHG Herning EKDK
EKHK Holbaek EKDK
EKHM Hammer EKDK
EKHV Haderslev EKDK
EKKL Kalundborg EKDK
EKKO Korsoer EKDK
EKKS Kongsted EKDK
EKLS Laesoe EKDK
EKLV Lemvig EKDK
EKML Maaloev EKDK
EKMN Koster Vig EKDK
EKNB Nordborg EKDK
EKNM Morsoe EKDK
EKPB Krusaa-Padborg EKDK
EKRA Raarup EKDK
EKRD Randers EKDK
EKRO Rolfsted EKDK
EKRS Ringsted EKDK
EKSA Saeby/Ottestrup EKDK
EKSD Spjald EKDK
EKSL Slaglille EKDK
EKSS Samsoe EKDK
EKTD Toender EKDK
EKTO Toelloese EKDK
EKVB Viborg EKDK
EKVH Vesthimmerland EKDK
EKVO Vejroe EKDK
ELUS Useldange EKDK
ENDB Brunshagen (Helipad) ENOR
ENND Djupvik (Helipad) ENOR
ENPY Pyramiden ENOR
ESMP Anderstorp ESAA
ESNF Aviken/Aviken Fly Camp ESAA
EFAA Aavahelukka EFIN
EFAH Ahmosuo EFIN
EFAL Alavus EFIN
EFEU Eura EFIN
EFFO Forssa EFIN
EFGE Genbole EFIN
EFHM Hameenkyro EFIN
EFHN Hanko EFIN
EFHP Haapavesi EFIN
EFII Iisalmi EFIN
EFIK Kiikala EFIN
EFIM Immola EFIN
EFIT Kitee EFIN
EFJM Jamijarvi EFIN
EFKG Kumlinge EFIN
EFKH Kuhmo EFIN
EFKJ Kauhajoki EFIN
EFKN Kannus EFIN
EFKO Kalajoki EFIN
EFKR Karsamaki EFIN
EFKV Kivijarvi EFIN
EFKY Kymi EFIN
EFLA Lahti-Vesivehmaa EFIN
EFLL Lapinlahti EFIN
EFLN Lieksa-Nurmes EFIN
EFME Menkijarvi EFIN
EFMN Mantsala EFIN
EFNS Savikko EFIN
EFNU Nummela EFIN
EFOP Oripaa EFIN
EFPA Pokka EFIN
EFPI Piikajarvi EFIN
EFPK Pieksamaki EFIN
EFPN Punkaharju EFIN
EFPR Redstone Aero EFIN
EFPY Pyhasalmi EFIN
EFRA Rautavaara EFIN
EFRH Raahe-Pattijoki EFIN
EFRN Rantasalmi EFIN
EFRU Ranua EFIN
EFRV Kiuruvesi EFIN
EFRY Rayskala EFIN
EFSE Selanpaa EFIN
EFTO Torbacka EFIN
EFTS Teisko EFIN
EFVL Vaala EFIN
EFVP Vampula EFIN
EFVT Sulkaharju EFIN
EFWB Wredeby EFIN
EFYL Ylivieska EFIN

 

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I have added the rest of the world now including 3199 new airfields in North/South America and Pacific + 2139 new airfields in Africa, Asia, Russia and Australia. Again excluding heliports.

Including the update from yesterday there is now a total of 6521 new airfields imported in VATSpy, this may cause to some duplications somewhere if an airport have changed an ICAO code, however I do not think it will be much of an issue. 

I will include the FIRBoundaries file here aswell so both files are located in the same post, but there is no further changes in it from the file I made 17th February.

FIRBoundaries.dat

VATSpy.dat

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