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Download Maps, Waypoints, Airspace, or use our Map Generator to create custom maps of your area.

XCSoar works best if you provide it with some data files. Supported are Map, Airspace and Waypoint files, as well as the FlarmNet database and a custom Waypoint Details file.

  • Please download the data files suitable to your area
  • Copy them into the XCSoarData folder on your SD card
    or a corresponding folder according to the Manual

Terrain / Topography

A map file (.xcm) contains terrain and topography. In some cases it might also contain waypoint and airspace files.


An airspace file contains special use airspace information and coordinates.

XCSoar supports the Tim Newport-Pearce (.sua) and OpenAir (.txt) file formats.


A waypoint file contains waypoints, airports and outlanding fields of a certain area.

XCSoar currently supports these formats: Cambridge/WinPilot (.dat), SeeYou (.cup), Zander (.wpz), OziExplorer (.wpt) and FS/GpsDump (.wpt)

Waypoint Details

A waypoint details file (.txt) contains detailed information about the loaded waypoints, that is available on a seperate page of the Waypoint Details dialog. It should have the following format:

Detailed Text 1
Detailed Text 2
Detailed Text 1
Detailed Text 2


XCSoar can use the FlarmNet database to show the callsigns and additional information of FLARM equipped planes around you. Save the file into the XCSoarData directory.


XCSoar can have custom checklists. Download our example and edit with a text editor. Save your file into XCSoarData direcotry.