How to install Open FlightMap Europe/ VFR Sectional Charts US?

This section explains how to install OpenFlightMaps Europe or US VFR Sectional Charts to the Stratux Web Interface:
This map should only be used for a quick look rather than for navigation purposes.

Buy your ready 2 fly Stratux Firmware SD card instead.


OpenFlightMaps Europe or US VFR Sectional Charts for Stratux (OGN) Flarm Web Interface
OpenFlightMaps Europe or US VFR Sectional Charts for Stratux (OGN) Flarm Web Interface

Use PUTTY to enable SSH connection to your Stratux/ Raspberry Pi

  1. The operating system has already been flashed on a SD card.
  2. Download and install the latest version of PUTTY, a client to enable SSH connection
  3. Since your Laptop has to connect to Stratux's WIFI it won't be connected to the internet to download files. Therefore, please connect your Raspberry Pi to your router by using an Ethernet cable.
  4. Boot up your Stratux
  5. Stratux' Wifi should appear in your Laptop's network section.
  6. Execute PUTTY and use Stratux' default IP address as the Host Name:192.168.10.1
    PUTTY - enable SSH connection to Raspberry PI and Stratux (OGN) Flarm
    PUTTY - enable SSH connection to Raspberry PI and Stratux (OGN) Flarm
  7. Use the Raspberry PI's standard username "pi" and password "raspberry"
    the screen should look like the following:
PUTTY SSH welcome page
PUTTY SSH welcome page

highlight the source code below, go to PUTTY and right click to paste the code


Installing a Traffic Map in Stratux' Web Interface

  1. Past the following commands into PUTTY console and press Enter:
    1. Stratux version eu025:
      sudo -s
      cd /opt/stratux/mapdata
      ./download_mapdata.sh
    2. Stratux version eu026 or newer:
      sudo -s
      cd /overlay/robase/opt/stratux/mapdata
      ./download_mapdata.sh
  2. You are now being asked if you want to download OpenFlightMaps Europe - US VFR Sectional Charts comes second:
    Press "y" key to get the map installed.

    PUTTY Console
    PUTTY Console - to install OpenFlightMaps or US VFR Sectional Charts
  3. If you see an issue with your internet connection, even when connected the LAN cable, please run the following command. This will ensure Raspberry Pi receives an IP address from your router:
    sudo dhclient eth0
  4. You will now be able to see the installed map within the Web Interface > Map

Stratux supports "mbtiles" format to store map data. If you want to add more or different maps to Stratux, simply place them in the following directory:

a) eu025 version:

/opt/stratux/mapdata

b) eu026 version or newer:

/overlay/robase/opt/stratux/mapdata