Q: Will my Lifetime Subscription transfer over if I already own an Anywhere Map device AND I decide to purchase the new App for the iPad/Android?
A: Yes it will! Everyone is allowed to have TWO devices registered with us for use at the same time in the cockpit.
Q: I've heard the FAA plans on charging pilots for digital charts no matter how or where they buy them. When is that happening and how is that going to be handled?
A: Well, no one knows WHEN the FAA is planning to implement these changes--it's moving at the speed of government. But when the FAA implements their "user fee/use tax" on digital chart delivery, the pilot will be responsible for whatever that charge may be. At this time, the FAA projects it to be in the range of $15 for the typical VFR pilot and $40 for the typical IFR pilot. This is only an estimation based on the many meetings that have occurred throughout the industry over the past several months and should not be construed as a final decision.
Q: Can the app be used outside of the United States?
A: While the app is mainly for use in the United States, the map data does have limited use in Canada and into Mexico and the Caribbean ONLY. Specifically, we include high-resolution terrain data up to 60 degrees of latitude, but do not have chart coverage into either country except what is visible on the US Charts.
We do not currently support any type of coverage in South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa or Antarctica.
Q: When I zoom out beyond 50 miles, I can see the edges of the Sectional tiles. Beyond this area the map background is white, but I still see airports and airspaces drawn out there?
A: At the present time, we only show sectionals in a 3 degree wide by 3 degree (of latitude). This is an area that is about 150 miles square. It's impossible to see much detail on the sectionals when they are zoomed out to this range. We will add coverage for zoom ranges beyond 50 miles in May 2012 as part of a routine upgrade. The map has vector data for the entire US and will draw maps of much larger areas, these just don't have sectional "wallpaper" under them at ranges above 50 miles. This will soon be supported!
Q: What common Anywhere Map features are NOT yet available?
A:Our goal with the early releases of Anywhere Map Freedom was to create a version that contains all of our signature features, such as Cones of Safety, red TAWS warnings, and track up mapping. Version 1.0.113A, released in April 2013, leaves only a few significant features still under development. These are: support for XM and ADS-B weather, as well as the display of some surface map features, such as digitally rendered lakes and state lines. These surface features ARE clearly shown on the sectional charts.
Q: Are there any features in Freedom that are NOT found in older versions of Anywhere Map?
A: There are many such features. The most obvious feature is the quality of the user interface, which is much nicer than any previous version of Anywhere Map. We also support the display of NOAA weather graphics such as prog and wind charts, which were never included in any earlier version of Anywhere Map. Another unique and new feature is the ability for the HSI needle to automatically snap to the virtual localizer to any runway, allowing for very smooth and precise runway alignment.
Q: What about existing Data Subscriptions? I already have a subscription; will it transfer to the new product?
A: Yes, your subscription will move with you! An active subscription allows you to have two registered devices on your update account—so you can use your older Anywhere Map as a back-up for this if you choose. Existing Anywhere Map customers must purchase the Application from the App store of their choice. The new app purchase comes with a one year subscription. If you have an existing subscription with us we will simply add this year onto your existing unused subscription.
Q: Are IAPs/Pocket Plates included in the software?
Q: How much will the plates add to the cost?
A: The current price includes one full year of software, charts, all the approach plates and database updates. As always the charts and approach plates are all geo-referenced.
Q: Will the software for the iPad and the Android devices be different?
A: There will be small differences between the software platforms – however the major features and user interface will be essentially the same. All of the platforms are written from the same code—when we make a change, it affects all the devices!! We have done a 100% complete re-write of our existing software to accomplish this. The main differences between iPad and Android based apps be evident when there is external hardware involved. The Android environment is much more open and allows for more connectivity to external devices.
Q: Will this support XM WX?
A: It will support XM weather along with ADS-B in the future. This upgrade is planned for spring 2013.
Q: Is the FAA going to ban portable navigation devices in the cockpit?
A: No. A recent FAA draft advisory circular caused some to ask if the FAA wanted to ban all portables. The actual intent was later explained to apply to Part 91 operators, instructing them to confirm that their portable devices don't interfere with the installed aircraft electronics or other systems. This is a check that the regs authorize the pilot in command to perform.
Q: How do I install database updates?
A:You can update databases within the App. An Internet connection is required. The app allows you to download data by region to save updating time and space. The entire database with all the charts for the entire United States require approximately 6GB of storage space on the tablet. This is comparable to a High Definition movie or two. We recommend installing this on an external memory card on Android devices.
Q: Will Anywhere Map work at speeds over 250 MPH?
A: Yes, there are no speed limitations built into the software.
Q: Can I return the software if it doesn't meet my needs?
A: No. Once you have purchased the software, it is yours to keep. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions, found here.