News and stories about how FPAssistant is developed and the technologies used to create it

API: Aviation SDK Documentation – How do you keep this updated?

The API documentation for FPAssistant Suite SDK is available on the web at the following URL: This contains documentation for developers as well as articles to assist in using the product. API Documentation Website A few people have recently asked 'how this is produced?', being developers we like to make it easy and automatic! [...]

2020-08-13T11:57:45+00:00August 13th, 2020|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

API: Spatial Types (Geography) for use with databases (SQL Server & PostGIS)

Spatial data can be found in most parts of aviation and represents information about a physical location defined by different geometric shapes. The physical location is normally held in a WGS-84 geographical coordinate Latitude and Longitude; this is a round-earth coordinate system in fact an ellipsoid. Some countries do use their own country based projection [...]

2020-03-11T18:57:11+00:00March 11th, 2020|FPAssistant SDK/API News|

Bulk Obstacle Evaluation / Analysis Feature for large datasets

Further to the blog last year about obstacle evaluation/analysis is seems that users have an abundance of data sources, this data is coming from surveys, satellites and even the USA Space Shuttle did a radar topography mission that obtained digital elevation models. More recently lasers are being used in surveying to create a data-set of [...]

2020-02-06T13:34:06+00:00February 6th, 2020|FPAssistant SDK/API News|

API & App: ICAO Visual Manoeuvring (circling area)

We had a recent request in to calculate the different radii for Visual Manoeuvring based on the ICAO PANS-OPS criteria in Doc. 8168. The definition from Doc. 8168 is explained as follows... "Visual manoeuvring (circling) is the term used to describe the visual phase of flight after completing an instrument approach, which brings an aircraft [...]

2019-11-15T12:25:06+00:00November 15th, 2019|FPAssistant App News, FPAssistant SDK/API News|

API: FAA Geodetic Calcs for TERPS API added to SDK

Geodetic Calculation Feature Improvement To expand on the existing geodetic capabilities of the FPAssistant Suite SDK and to comply with FAA Order 8260 the GeoCoordinate and GeoCoordinateBasic objects (Structs) now support geodetic calculations based on Appendix A. TERP Standard Formulas for Geodetic Solutions. As documented in the appendix, it states... >> Algorithms and methods are [...]

2019-10-07T14:45:50+00:00October 7th, 2019|FPAssistant SDK/API News, General News|

Obstacle Evaluation / Analysis Feature

With the increasing use of electronic Terrain and Obstacle Data (eTOD) there is requirement for fast and effective evaluation of this form of data against 3D surfaces (facets). The FPAssistant SDK will soon offer full support covering the 3 types of obstacles being analysed for intersection on planar and non-planar 3D surfaces. Namespace FpAssistantCore.GeneralAviation.Obstacles There [...]

2019-06-10T13:08:07+00:00June 10th, 2019|FPAssistant App News, FPAssistant SDK/API News|

ARINC 424 Parser – Update 1

Good progress has been made on the Parser with API support for the ARINC 424 records list below, the data is accessed through an data object returning collections of records with fields/properties. A unit test framework has been added so that further tests can be added for checking ARINC 424 validation rules and other constraints. [...]

2019-01-07T14:35:24+00:00January 7th, 2019|FPAssistant SDK/API News|