Comparison of ForeFlight 3D to Google Maps

I just upgraded to Foreflight Pro today because of the new 3D feature they have been promoting.

Here’s an example of the approach to San Carlos KSQL rwy 30. KSQL has a couple of prominent visual checkpoints like the Cement plant and the Diamond lake. Neither of those is visible in Foreflight, but are present in google maps from the same perspective. The examples below don’t include these landmarks to adjust the size constraints. However from those examples you can clearly see the difference in usability. There are no landmarks in Foreflight’s view.

Even the Slough around the edge of the airport is not represented correctly.

They tout the advantage is to help pilots find new to them airports. Maybe “where’s Waldo” can find this one. 

This is the prime feature of the ForeFlight Pro upgrade, I don’t think t’s worth the extra $100 a year.

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