Windy launches Route Planner
Guile last edited by
@marekd Thanks for the up grade and the great new tool.If possible, could we have a nautical mile option for the boating ?
great job, folks!
davebergie last edited by
Excellent. Incredibly useful.
great job, folks!
It's always nice to see demonstrations of the various different practical uses of Windy, so THANKS! :)
Looks good. Hard to understand at first.
The new Distance planning tool appears to be only in Kilometers (?) Any boat or air journey need to be measured in Nautical Miles.
Two years ago I used the Windy distance tools to weather-route a friends yacht from Vancouver to UK via Panama. And all distances were then given as nM. Why the change?
I note that wind speeds are still given as Knots .-
A nautical mile is a unit of measurement used in both air and marine navigation, and for the definition of territorial waters. Historically, it was defined as one minute (1/60 of a degree) of latitude along any line of longitude. Today the international nautical mile is defined as exactly 1852 metres. This converts to about 1.15 imperial/US miles. The derived unit of speed is the knot, one nautical mile per hour.
See above this post from @Gkikas-LGPZ
Great Thanks. I thought it a bit strange.
kstoehr24 last edited by
@marekd One idea for future development: I am using your tool to plan sailing trips. It would be superior, if I could add properties of the current boat (speed in relation to wind angle and wind speed). So the tool could calculate, how fast the boat will be on every point of the journey and at what time wayponínts wíll be reached. :-) If that is working me as the Skipper (or the tool?) could check, what probably the fastest (ore most secure?) route will be ...
Thank you so far for that great development!
So what you want is a Routing App, like SailGrib or Squid Mobile apps or similar (they are several).
One of the problem is that Windy would have to include polar plot or polar diagram for many models of sailing boats, racing and pleasure boats, including for your boat otherwise you would be very disappointed.
What is a polar plot? (Click on Fig.1 and scroll)
This is a large library to update regularly.
tocaseabra last edited by
Distance mesurements is only in meters/km. We, who navigate need distance measurement in nm (nautical miles), as before.
Arg0nauta last edited by
@marekd WONDERFUL! And very convenient when planning a flight - thanks! :-)
@stitch You are right, freezing altitude is wrong. Thank you for your repeated reportings. New fixed version will be available soon.
GGDmack last edited by
I love this new feature.
Is it possible that we could get a circle radius measurement tool too?
Mesaimeer last edited by
The Route Planner should have the capability to have speeds inserted for various legs/courses. This should inturn show the movement of the Ship/Boat over the legs with the forecast patterns.
Is it possible at your end (coding wise) to add the height of the terrain to the fcst freezing height which should then give the true freezing height abv sea level?
@stitch Sure, there is a picture from my local development IFR branch :-)
Gkikas LGPZ last edited by
For Freezing Altitude, please consider ...
contessa32 last edited by
You could consider the possibility of uploading the polars of a boat so to perform weather routing. To include thresholds on wave height, minimum wind speed for motoring, maximum wind and gust speed and the possibility of evaluating several departure times would be also desirable. Congratulations for the great job done until now.