.ANV File Extension

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Question: What is an ANV File?

Have you found, downloaded or received an ANV file, but don't know which software program is required to open it?

Before attempting to open an ANV file, you'll need to determine what kind of file you are dealing with and whether it is even possible to open or view the file format.

Answer: Files which are given the .ANV extension are known as Image AirNav files, however other file types may also use this extension. If you are aware of any additional file formats that use the ANV extension, please let us know.

How to open a ANV file:

The best way to open an ANV file is to simply double-click it and let the default assoisated application open the file. If you are unable to open the file this way, it may be because you do not have the correct application associated with the extension to view or edit the ANV file.

This file format was added to our database by a visitor to this site, but no additional information was provided. We have yet to investigate this file type further, or there was not enough information available at the time to report accurately on the format.

Please check back soon for more information as we are constantly updating our file descriptions based on search frequency.

Tip: Try to open the ANV file using a text-editor such as Notepad, as many file types contain simply contain unformatted plain-text and can viewed correctly using this method.

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Comments (3)
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2007-06-16 19:37:00
How Do i open a .ANV file?
2008-09-17 05:55:50
can anyone tell me what program i need to download for windows to recognize the .ANV file please
AirNav User
2009-05-25 01:17:26
I don't think you can.

The only way I have found to view them is to subscribe to and use the parent program "AirNav VFR".

I have tried to find something to convert .ANV files (which are AirNav VFR's Map Files of the Australian AirServices Aviation maps) to some other format so I can add data (like airspace boundaries) to the WAC Maps (topographical maps) so I only need to use one map in flight not switch from one to another etc.

Doesn't seem to be possible (but I will keep trying.
I emailed the program author once about it and he said it was a requirement of Air Services that to let him use (and AirNav VFR customers pay royalties for) their maps, the files had to be un-decryptable.

Purely money grubbing by CASA and/or AirServices - they want you to pay for the maps you are required to have (even if you don't really need them for your flight)but not to be able to modify them to make them more useful. Makes you buy more than 1 map for each area you fly.

Even though I have paid for the maps with my subscription and I feel I have a legitimate use and idea to make them easier to use it is still not possible - it seems.

I will be happy to be proved wrong though :-)