Importing Waypoints

Importing Personal Waypoints from a file

You can import dozen, hundreds, or even thousands of Personal Waypoints into the FlyQ system from a text file. The imported Personal Waypoints are automatically available in both FlyQ Online and FlyQ EFB. The import system accepts .txt and .csv files. You can easily create these using any text editor (like Notepad on Windows) or with most spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel. If you use a spreadsheet, you must save the file in CSV (Comma Separated Value) format, not the native file format of the application.

The file must include either 3 or 4 columns of data in a specific order:

  1. Ident. No more than 10 charaters, no spaces.
  2. Name. Should not be more than 50 characters and may be left blank (but the column must present even if all the entries are blank). Spaces and most other characters allowed.
  3. LatLon string column OR two columns with the latitude then longitude as decimal.

The last part requires some explanation: You can either provide the lat/lon point as a single entry (like W122.5xN47.46 or N47'30'27.6'xW122'30) or as two distinct columns. If you use two columns, the first must be the latitude and the second the longitude. Also, for the two column case, the lat and long must be in simple decimal form like -122.5 and 47.3.

There is no one standard way to express a lat/lon point so FlyQ accepts most common formats. These are just some examples:

If you file includes a header as the first line (like the column names or information about the data), check the Has a header checkbox when you import. Data items may or may not be surrounded by quotation marks.

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