FalconView is a PC based Mapping Application developed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute for the Department of Defense.
The software is widely used by the US DoD and Allied countries, but historically it has not been available to the general public. Thanks to an initiative by the US Air Force, we have begun releasing a Free and Open Source version of FalconView under the terms of the GNU LGPL license. To get started with the Open Source release see our Feature Matrix, Screen Shots, and Quick Start Guide.
Most Requested Information
- FalconView Feature Matrix by Version
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Discussion Boards
- Download FalconView Open Source
- Get the Software Developers Kit (SDK)
IMPORTANT Notice to Government Personnel and Contractors
There has been a number of recent requests to GTRI regarding export certifications and fielding capabilities FalconView® Open Source. Please read the warnings below to insure that your products field properly with FalconView® GFE releases only to avoid serious IA issues and de-certification of your products. The main reason for the restriction is to avoid any possibility of user confusion between the certification level of FalconView® Open Source which are not tested or certified for use and FalconView® GFE releases which have been tested and certified for use. Therefore, please note that:
FalconView® Open-Source versions do NOT have "Authority to Connect" certification and are not allowed to be installed on any government systems. It does not matter if the system is disconnected or standalone. Open Source releases may not be fielded for any government use
Third party contractors under federal government contract have a no-cost license to use 'full' government owned FalconView® GFE releases. Prior to obtaining a contract, open source versions may be used for integration and demonstration level testing but may not be fielded. Only FalconView® GFE releases receive the testing and certification required for use on government systems. Contact your appropriate service representative to obtain an official designated release for your system.
Some of the confusion stems from contractors being allowed to use "open-source" software within their product's code base. This leads to the assumption that FalconView® Open Source may be included. It does not. FalconView® Open Source is a specifically denied open source project. The DoD and all federal agencies and contractors have free access to FalconView® GFE releases. In short, there is no reason to field the open source version. If your plug-in integrates with FalconView® Open Source, you are compatible to the GFE release.
The following warning from the government applies:
The Department of Defense has not authorized FalconView Open Source to be installed on any DoD computer, and specifically may not be used by any DoD entity for mission planning. DoD (and federal Agencies) should use FalconView® (a GOTS product) as part of the official PFPS suite, released and freely available to all US Federal Agencies and the DoD. PFPS/FalconView Downloads are obtained from individual service desks (see:FrequentlyAskedQuestion), individual service portals, or the PFPS program office.
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- The FVDev area contains information about developing tools to PlugIn to FalconView or which work with FalconView.
- The Software Development Kit contains all of the documentation on the APIs used to create plug-ins or programmatically share data with FalconView from other software as well as the File Formats of most FalconView data sources.
- The Software Development forum allows you to post questions and answers about FalconView development.
- The FvwWizards section contains Visual Studio Wizards to get you started creating plug-ins to FalconView using C# and Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or 2010.
- The Source Code for FalconView can be retrieved from our repository using Subversion (svn co http://www.falconview.org/svn/FalconView/branches/4.2.1/public)
- A list of contributors to FalconView
- Integrators (GFE and Open Source) are now required to credit/show the FalconView Logo and Georgia Tech Research Institute logo and names. Proudly show your support for FalconView!
If you have a plug-in for FalconView that you would like us to share, please contact us.
FvMobile is under way! Information on capabilities is here:
Send general input/suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
GTRI, in partnership with Georgia Tech Professional Education (DLPE), offers a FalconView Developer Certificate Program with public course offerings on the Georgia Tech campus. Customized on-site training (including international users) is also available for software developers integration with FalconView. For information on the various training opportunities contact email@example.com
Creating Integrated Overlays in FalconView April 15/16th (International) http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/creating-integrated-overlays-falconview The first course covers integration of external applications via ILayer Clients and Basic ILayerEditor implementation. Quickly create geo-referenced views of your data inside of FalconView.
FalconView Advanced Overlays April 17/18th (International) http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/falconview-advanced-overlays Continuing with ILayerEditor integrations and drawing faster graphics by taking advantage of ILayerEditor3. Moving map feeds and time sensitive overlays are also covered.
FalconView™ FvOverlay PlugIn Architecture April 30-May 1 (International) http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/falconview-fvoverlay-plugin-architecture FalconView 4.2.1 introduced a new set of interfaces for creating overlays. The interfaces replace the ILayer/ILayerEditorX methodology of overlay implementation. Like !ILayerEditor3, the overlay is expected to draw directly to the screen. The big change is the overlay organization into a host of interfaces simplifying the design. For the first time, general Tools Menu items can also be added for custom data utilities, etc.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Features of FalconView (With Screen Shots)
- Quick Start Guide to Installing and Using FalconView
- Feature Matrix
- FalconViewUsage: Various programs integrated with FalconView
- TitleIndex: List all Main topics in alphabetical order.
- Version Features
- Visitor Information
- Public Sources of FalconView Data
- Third Party Developer Information
- FalconView for General Aviation
FalconView now has an IRC channel. Join ##FalconView on Freenode or click here.
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