OK, I did (logged out):
- Browse windy.com
- Click "3D".
Now I am looking at some kind of planetarium. I just see a lot of stars, no matter how I rotate the screen with the mouse.
It may be 3D if one wants to look at the whole world.
But I was just wanting to look at just e.g., Taiwan,
and I saw the 3D button and expected something like Google Earth where I can
tilt the view etc.
So for smaller areas it is just still 2D.
OK now we have got everything just right to share with our boss.
So we copy the URL and send it to her.
But all she sees is the URL from stage 2.
Here "Nanshi Village" looks like it is the name attached to the yellow heart... unless one has eagle eyes.
Rather inconsistent that if only shows up in some layers.
Also doesn't Find My Location ignore the Qingfu Village I set? Also it wouldn't be as bad if I were able to put something in the URL to do what I want. E.g.,
puts a marker where told.
If I visit https://www.windy.com/-Weather-radar-radar?radar,23.546,119.020,9 I get the "IP location" marker, no matter what.
Boss opens link https://on.windy.com/57aoa and sees blue version.
Suggestion: add mouseovers explaining units.
E.g., here "I/km2" could have a mouseover at least saying, or even
explaining, lightnings per kilometer.
Without a mouseover the user might even think it is liters or live reports etc.
I am saying not only for this item, but for each item.
Anyway, in all cases the little animated wind arrows are easier to see on a non-distracting background.
That is why it is the only choice at lower zoom levels.
That principle still holds at higher zoom levels. Alas "the rug has been pulled out from underneath us" at higher zoom levels. Therefore please consider offering the non-distracting background as one of the choices for high zoom levels. Thanks.
@Korina Yes. I am saying let's not decide for the user what level is enough, but instead give them the freedom to chose the same/whatever layer all the way to the end.
In particular the freedom to get the previous behaviour that was seen before the latest site update.
(In fact I don't think "in the history of cartography" there has been any other site where map styles suddenly jarringly change as one zooms.) (Indeed it couldn't be due to saving costs, as fewer map layers mean less costs than more.)
In the past we could keep the same background map even "in very detailed zoom levels".
Now we are forced to change to one of two alternatives, that make it very hard to see the little wind arrows.
If it were easy to see the little wind arrows, then these two choices should be allowed at any zoom level.
In the picture you can see at the right I left a slice of the original background map that I wish would be still available as a choice at any zoom level, just like the site used to work.
(For the left circle choice the arrows are still best visible over the ocean. For the right circle choice, over the ocean one cannot see any arrows.)