Windy launches Route Planner



  • this is a start of a awesome feature - waiting to try out the option of speed of movement and changing forecast in course of time, and GPX..



  • For route planning interface (without weather info), checkout the caltopo.com interface. It works really well for roads, hiking trails.

    It might be too much work to implement that kind of interface, but just wanted to mention it incase its easy enough.



  • Do you plan to continue update it?


  • Administrator

    @igor-320 Sure, but we are working on other huge things :-) It can take us a while...



  • In the the Route Planner - Route Detail 38.56 -9.41 is displayed as 38.93 -9.69 please check here https://on.windy.com/32vu9



  • @marekd

    Is there a way to use the Boat route planner on the mobile app for iOS? I really like the fact that I can see wave height for the route on the computer version but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get that on the mobile app.


  • Administrator

    @mwodziak Mobile version of route planner is a really big challenge. We still trying to figure out how to make it usable and meaningful on mobile devices. I am afraid we will be working on the planner next year at the earliest, but as we can see, people use it and they want to use it. Thank you for your patience.



  • @marekd well on pads it is already quite useful, here from a Google Nexus: https://blog.mah.priv.at/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Screenshot_2019-12-21-18-57-46.png

    I wish rplanner had a way to reversibly use full screen - lots of detail in the crammed bottom area

    great tool!



  • Adding item two "add the option of defining the speed of movement, and the option of changing the forecast in the course of time" would be very useful. It does not need to be complex, in my opinion, for a cruising sailboat. A polar of the boat is a nice idea, but simple and robust to start out is best. Thanks, CaptJohn



  • I use Windy for sailing (currently crossing Indian Ocean). There are several things I find problematic with Distance & Planning:

    • Map and data are synchonised only when time cursor is clicked and held down. If you let go the time cursor the display is confusing.
    • Are you building a weather-routing tool for yachts? Some commenters think you are and want to see polars or some kind of sail performance built in. IMHO this is an entirely different tool to what you have now and requires a focus on weather as seen subjectively by the boat at a selected time and place, along a precalculated and optimized route. There are several apps that try to do this and they all incorporate those two phases: route calculation and then subjective weather along that route.
    • Assuming that you restrict Windy to displaying forecast along a manually defined route, and assuming that you provide some means of specifying the speed, then it would reduce confusion to lock the time and distance together so that as the time cursor is moved both the map and data table change in sync.

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