Windy launches Route Planner



  • "add the option of defining the speed of movement, and the option of changing the forecast in the course of time"

    That would be a great feature for sailing. I think there is currently no SW for this. Thanks.



  • Windy.com just wow and thanks for this useful feature. However Im noticing that the wind direction on the screen do not match the wind direction of the bar, and it is very misleading and confusing.



  • @marekd thanks for this useful feature. However Im noticing that the wind animation and direction on the screen do not match the wind direction of the bar, and it is very misleading and confusing.


  • Sailor

    @marekd Aha, just saw that you are going to 'add the option of speed of movement'! This would be very helpful. I thought I might be missing something because I could not find anywhere the option to set the Boat Speed, which is essential. At the moment it seems to be a very slow boat, covering 170nm in a couple of days? I am working with a yacht that is doing 7kn across the Indian Ocean and I have to work the distances travelled manually at the moment. Would really welcome the ability to specify the boat speed. Thanks for all your brilliant hard work.


  • Sailor

    PS I also just saw the discussion of changing the forecast as time progresses. This is definitely important. If youc an do this you are getting close to software like Weathertrack and Predictwind (the latter is brilliant but expensive).



  • this function blocks the satellite time display and control



  • Thanks Windy for developing this. The change came along while i was using it to route a sailing vessel on a long passage. I have a few suggestions.

    1. please add possibility to change the model view (GFS/ECMWF) or show a comparison in the bottom bar. This is very useful to get a better handle on forecast reliability.
    2. it would be good to keep the normal slider bar with the forecast timeframe still useable in this mode. There is a slider bar but it does not show the days/time until you click.
    3. (mentioned by others) Add the absolute wind direction. this is important as it's the way every sailor refers to wind
    4. (mentioned by others) Show the coordinates live when dragging points, this takes away
    5. bug 1: the line and route points sometimes disappear when zooming. They come back after some more zooming and panning
    6. bug 2: There's a bug when removing a point. I usually start with setting the destination as a first point, then set the current position of the vessel as second point. This gives me the course to sail. I then add another point on that line for every 24h for easy referencing of where the vessel will be day +1, +2, etc. I then remove the first point and then i'm left with a position point per day. However, this is not reflected in the bottom bar.
    7. Having a functionality to change moving speed, and then show weather along the way as it is forecasted along the track, would be helpful as this is what we're eventually after.

    Thanks!



  • Great tool!
    Give the comment on the to-come speed of movement, am I right in that what I'm seeing right now are the conditions along the route but seen at a chosen instant in time?
    If so, adding the speed of movement would be great. Can I suggest that each leg - between waypoints - should be able to have a different speed set. This would (for boats!) allow for tidal differences and wind effects when going around headlands and simply over time for tide near shore.



  • Great job!

    1. For wind direction I would personally prefer to have absolute wind directions. I find it easier since it would be alligned to what is found in METAR/TAF along the route, and thus easier to compare. Wind direction and intensity are otherwise intuitive to me, but if not messy numerical values could be displayed while hovering on the arrow.
    2. I am not sure it is stated somewhere, but for which altitude is the dew point spread given?

    Thanks for existing !



  • Any chance of making this optional, so you can revert back to non profile mode?
    You loose a lot of screen real estate and the play option to auto cycle through time with this new feature.
    Thanks - Eduardo



  • Recurso muito util e interessante.



  • @bluenomads said in Windy launches Route Planner:

    Great tool!
    Give the comment on the to-come speed of movement, am I right in that what I'm seeing right now are the conditions along the route but seen at a chosen instant in time?
    If so, adding the speed of movement would be great. Can I suggest that each leg - between waypoints - should be able to have a different speed set. This would (for boats!) allow for tidal differences and wind effects when going around headlands and simply over time for tide near shore.

    Absolutely brilliant! Don't keep it a secret!



  • What an excellent feature, and cements the fact that Windy is thinking outside the box and pushing to progress the fine art of weather exposition..

    • The time and therefore weather should be presented along the route correct for the predicted time of arrival.
    • Maybe actual route planning for road traffic - maybe as extra chargeable, tie-in with TomTom or another route provider?
    • use a small icon of the intended user, car for car journey, plane for flight etc.

    Those are my thoughts so far, but a great feature, look forward to it arriving on mobile.



  • I like the new functionality. There is one thing that I miss:

    I used to set a waypoint easily on a specific latitude/longitude in the old version. Would it be possible to display the lat/lon next to each waypoint, just like this is done for the weather picker? Of course updating realtime when a waypoint is dragged.......

    At the moment it's a bit of a guessing game to put a waypoint on the right lat/lon.

    Thank you,

    Aad.


  • Administrator

    Hey guys, we just published a new version of our route planner. Just some small improvements.


    Changelog:

    • added switch to change direction of movement (relative/absolute wind and wave directions)
    • added "reverse route" button
    • route detail remains open when waypoints are changed or any changes are happening
    • uncountable ammount of minor fixes

    Thanks for your feedback, we have been working on another version :-)



  • at fcoo.dk you can find a simple version of a routing tool where you can adjust boat speed and starting time. what is missing here though is the forecast in table form or even as a graph. i'm sure windy can go one better. :-) thanks for all the helpful tools!

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  • If possible to zoom in on the "time line."
    At least to an hourly zoom
    Would be "a nice to have" feature



  • Love it, once I had a play and got used to the new features. Good stuff Windy.



  • Good job Windy team! Best App kml not uploaded why are problems sir?



  • it's in Kilometers?!!! for navigation???


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