How to use Apple maps - derekhe/msfs2020-map-enhancement Wiki

Warning

This mod just provides a way for you to inject any map into the map. Please first get permission for the map provider and then uses the maps.

For version >= 6.1.7

You don't need the following steps now, just enable pro version and it will show up in the start page.

For version <6.1.7

Prerequisite

Find out satellite image URL

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  • Switch the map to "Satellite"

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  • You will see images are loading image
  • Find out the images' URL like this: https://duckduckgo.com/mapkit/?https://sat-cdn1.apple-mapkit.com/tile?style=7&size=1&scale=1&z=8&x=41&y=97&v=9322&accessKey=1662780854_4048412275974954239_%2F_aP6gtRyO9ISxFNhjobuvNazc8MpBzgO9hDBT4x%2B1AuU%3D
  • Fix the URL and remove the head: https://sat-cdn1.apple-mapkit.com/tile?style=7&size=1&scale=1&z=8&x=41&y=97&v=9322&accessKey=1662780854_4048412275974954239_%2F_aP6gtRyO9ISxFNhjobuvNazc8MpBzgO9hDBT4x%2B1AuU%3D
  • Notice the url include z,x,y which changes when you drag the map, these are the tile x,y,z

Build a custom map provider

Add an new entry in the custom map provider editor:

- Name: Apple Map
  Description: Apple maps
  UrlPattern: https://sat-cdn3.apple-mapkit.com/tile?style=7&size=1&scale=1&z={z}&x={x}&y={y}&v=9322&accessKey=1662740813_6355843433841784174_%2F_dZniK%2FfUqYig9UKua2NX5PDXvCELOL97E%2BAaRtcVumM%3D
  MapTypeName: XYZTiles
  SupportHDLod: true

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Press the "Save" button in order to work

Start flying

Switch to start page, you will see Apple Map is there:

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Press "Start" to start the mod

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Note

The accesskey is changing, so if the map can't work, you need to refresh it.