How to use a route planner
CraigM 0 last edited by | Premium
@rittels Works! Thanks!
I wish you could do something similar for boat-trip planning!! The speed parameter is essential for a planner to be of any use.
@chrisanifadis I have been thinking about it. Thus include current in vector sum and also perhaps use polar diagrams to calculate speed for sailing boats. Maybe oneday.
How come when I use the app I don’t get the horizontal planner showing the IFR, VFR, boat etc. I seem to be able to get view on the web site also if I have not logged in? Is there a setting in my personal set up that is stopping me getting this view when logged in with my user ID?
@newtonsa Hello, more detailed view on Distance&Planning features is available only on desktop.
dalix02 last edited by | Premium
How can I save the route that I planned ?
Thanks in advance !
vsinceac last edited by
I guess this way:
Can I save my Route Planner Selections and then pull them up again later to work with them again? Or do I need to re-enter the points?
@Sunsets Hi, you can download a file with your way points or enter them again if you want to have the same route.
gustavopadial last edited by | Premium
@ivo Hi Ivo, tks about the route planner. When I export GPX file and import on Navionics, it's says the file is corrupted. Do y know if it is a bug?
Steph-D last edited by | Premium
When will the route planner be available on Android (if ever) ?
I would love to use it on my smartphone instead of laptop, because I mainly use Windy this way, particularly when I am outdoor for paragliding, but to date I can only get the basic geometrical info (distance, bearing, etc).
Would be nice if I could get all this nice route details for VFR when I am right on the take-off location, planning a cross-country flight, and hesitating between different paths.
Apart from this, thanks for bringing Windy up to this excellent level, definitely the best weather forecast app, I am happy to contribute to premium access ! :-)
As @marekd said here:
« It is almost impossible to make route planner available at mobile phones due to the complexity of the UI and its control »
Steph-D last edited by | Premium
@idefix37 OK, thanks a lot for this answer
You can try my flight planner plugin so long (www.windy.com/plugins/windy-plugin-fp). I am experimenting with the route planner, probably still unstable. As @marekd says, difficult with mobile, you need a microscope to use it on a mobile phone.
I should make a boat version!
Yes it seems quite easy. Just a simplified version of the flight planner.
@rittels right - if route planning should be of any help for sailors, polar charts are essential. You would need a polar table editor and import/export functionality. Polar charts for several yacht types are available, however any modifaction (e.g. different sail) results in a different polar.
Look at squid-sailing as a working example (my preferred choice for routing, also unfortunately very clumsy). To make it useful in coastal waters, you would also need maps with water depth, current and tide information.
Would love to see that in windy!
The route planning is nice, but how does it work? It only shows the wind conditions from the starting point of the trip. But when I move to a waypoint 24h ahead, I want to see the wind conditions at that moment, not from 24h ago. Moving with a slow boat on a trip that takes a full week, I need a dynamic change of the wind conditions over time. Is it somehow possible to make that work?
Just to avoid a misunderstanding: I'm talking about the table in the lower half with the trip overview. The table does not show the wind conditions at the corresponding time and place, but only the wind conditions from the starting time.
The Route planner does not show the wind conditions at the starting point but the wind FORECAST at the moment when you create the Route planner. Obviously 24h later the wind forecast will have been updated. But unless you keep your laptop open all the time, it will need to relaunch the Route planner and automatically with the new wind conditions. Windy cannot predict what will be the new weather forecast by the model 24h in advance !
Hi, just to avoid confusion:
The Windy route planner, that you reach with the context menu, can be edited, you can move the time slider and it will update and the speed.
For the Flight planner plugin: You have to create your route with the picker buttons and edit it with left hand menu, you can set speed and altitude and departure time. You can then read the weather for the points along the route,. Then, you can superimpose the route planner on the route, by clicking the R Planner button, not by clicking the route planner in the context menu. Once the route planner is superimposed, you cannot (or should not) edit the route. First close it again, change the route, and reopen it.
I borrowed the routeplanner for my plugin, because it is really cool. However, the result is still somewhat buggy. If it hangs, perhaps refresh the page and try again.
Perhaps , to avoid confusion, discuss the plugin here: https://community.windy.com/topic/8745/windy-plugin-fp/4