||This is the official
6-character waypoint identficator that is unique throughout the
This will be the waypoint name in downloaded files, and it is
suficcient to specify this identifier in written declarations. The
three first letters in the code are taken from the waypoint title,
while the remaining ones have been chosen to ensure uniqueness and to
avoid possible mismatches. This makes it easier to find your waypoint
in your navigation system while in cockpit.
The code is given in all upercase letters, and the following translations apply to the letters ÆØÅ:
There is, however, an exception to this rule: "Våle krk"
"VAALE", to make it more distinct from "VALLE" (Valle
krk). These waypoints are not too far apart.
Feature descriptions (bridge, church etc.) are never
||This is the full waypoint
title. It is given with æøå and with mixed
casing (g.e. Åsnes krk). For
many waypoints, the feature of the waypoint is also provided in the
title, and these are usually abreviated. Here is a list of the
For bridges, the feature name "bru" is not included in
unless the waypoint title is the actual name of the bridge. Ususally,
waypoint title is taken from the area/place where
the bridge is located.
You can search on the waypoint title using most Norwegian web-maps (such as Norgesglasset).
||Longitude and Latitude are
the following form: "DDD MM.mmmX".
See below for information on waypoint
||Provides, in English, an exact describtion of the feature
that the waypoint represent. For example: "church", "bridge", "dam" etc.
||A text string, where the
presence of the following characters indicate the waypoint type:
T - turn point
F - finish point
S - start pont
A - airfield with hard surface runway
G - airfield with grass surface
L - waypoint is landable (outlanding field)
# - warning
See below for further information about the waypoint type.
It is given with the unit of measure, for example: "134M". Altitudes
are given in meters above sea level according Norsk
height datum (Norsk Null 1954). The accuracy should be within
20m, except for sloping fields.
Findability of the point. This is a letter A, B, C, D or
E for the ease of finding the point from the air, and N indicates No
physical presence on the ground. Category A is good while, E is poor
and might need local knowledge.
Most waypoints should be well visible and are classified
"A" or "B". Some outlanding fields, however, can be hard to identify
amongst many other ('less landable') fields, and have visibility "C".
Only a few waypoints are given with findability "N".
When you download a set of waypoints, you can choose to
include an extra meta point.
The purpose of this waypoint is to provide a way for the user to check
the currency of the waypoint list currently uploaded to a GPS or
navigation system, as such data is not usually provided by these
The meta point will have the same coordinates as the chosen
home waypoint, and has as code, as string on the form "NOYMD", where "YMD" represent the update date of the
most recently updated waypoint in the downloaded set, and is
interpreted as follows:
||is the last digit of the
year, cycling every 10 year.
||is the month, where
2=February, ... 9= September, A=October, B=November, and C=December
||day of month where,
You can either download a predefined waypoint list, or any set
based on a geographical region (min and max latitudes and longitudes).
If you have problems with a file format, do not hesitate to
contact the administrator on this form; if
problem is identified, a fix can usually be provided fairly quickly.
If you like to check on the ground while approacing a waypoint, the following information may provide useful:
Pleace note the following concerning the waypoint type: