WebDAV is a file server protocol based on the http protocol. It is natively supported by most modern operating systems (Windows, MacOS X, Linux).
It is possible to share and «mount» the «documents» folder of Air Navigation as a network share (server) on your computer by using the WebDAV protocol.
The WebDAV network share is much more practical as it is possible to manipulate files as if they were on a USB key. It is possible to copy several files at the same time and even complete folder structures to Air Navigation.
The WebDAV address will appear in the settings, under the Webserver address.
As we do it with the Webserver, by activating the option «Enable web server» (see screenshot above), we can get the IP address below that option. Example: http://192.168.1.46:9090
Mounting the «Documents» folder using WebDAV on Windows 7, VISTA, XP
- Open “My Computer” from the Start Menu;
- From the Menu select “Map Network Drive”
(or right-click on “My Computer” and select “Map Network Drive”)
- Use the link on the bottom of the next box: “Sign up for online storage or connect to a network server”;
- Follow the network assistant’s procedure and use the network address from Air Navigation settings page. The default address can be for example: http://iPode-bdu:9090 or http://192.168.1.101:9090
- Choose a name for your iPhone which will appear in the “My Network Places” window later;
- Open the drive like an external hard disk and use it the same way.
Mounting the «Documents» folder using WebDAV on MacOS X
- Select the «Go» menu;
- Select “Connect to Server”;
- Enter the network IP address according to Air Navigation Pro:
the default address can be for example: http://192.168.1.101:9090;
- The iPhone will appear on the desktop as a hard drive symbol.
Content of the «Documents» folder
Once mounted as a network drive, you can access and manage files used by Air Navigation.
Deleting, renaming or installing unsupported files may cause the application to malfunction.
The «Documents» folder contains installed maps and charts. They are stored in the «MapPackages» subfolder.
The maps can be backed up to a computer and copied to another device. However, commercial maps are protected with a certificate that will only work on the device where it was created. If you try to install maps on a second device, you will have to do it through the section «All my products» located in the «Map Store» module to create the certificates.
If you want to backup the maps on your computer, you should also backup the certificates. The certificates are located in the folder named with the hexadecimal string (first folder in the screenshot on previous page). You should NOT change the name of the folder or the files inside.
The «databases» folder currently contains only the user database. In the future, Air Navigation may support more than one user database. The user database file is a SQLite file and can be edited by any SQLite 3 editor. This database contains user waypoints, frequencies and runways. They are linked by the waypoint identifier. It means that if you want to input an airport with a runway and some frequencies. The relevant records must have the same value in the «waypoint_id» field. The «Documents» subfolder is where user approach charts and user PDF documents are stored. You can create subfolders inside the «Document» folder. They will appear at the top of the «Documents Browser» module in Air Navigation. The «Airport charts» folder name is reserved for documents linked to an airfield. You can copy documents inside the «Airport charts» folder but they must be grouped in a folder named with the identifier of an airfield, otherwise Air Navigation will ignore them.
The «Elevation» folder is where the free elevation databases are stored. You can backup the elevation files on your computer. You can also copy those files to other devices. The «Logbook.sql» is a SQLite3 database file where the content of Air Navigation logbook is stored. It can be edited by any SQLite 3 editor. The «Navplans» folder is where saved routes are stored. You can backup and/or copy the files to other devices.
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