it's all about streamlining the common case.
An advanced user or developer can well be subjected to jump the occasional hoop.
great job, folks!
I'm attending another ballooning event in Austria: http://www.airfield-krems.eu/index.php/ballonfahren/ballon-news
The organizer asked me to provide trajectories for the event, I'm posting those here: https://blog.mah.priv.at/index.php/langenloiser-ballontage-2019/
I second @rittels suggestion for "encode plugins to load in URL"
the current sequence (click hamburger menu -> Load plugin -> type name -> hit "Load") is fine for geeks, but rather cumbersome for non-technical users
why not have it as simple as:
and show the map panel if the plugin loaded OK - just show an error message if the load failed
MUCH lower hassle factor
This might help with weather briefings at aviation events: https://blog.mah.priv.at/index.php/2019/08/12/displaying-trajectories-for-the-masses/
Here is a case study on forecast with the traj plugin, versus track actually flown with a hot air balloon
super useful - I look forward using this in winter for long-distance balloon rides!
for "Share", would it be possible to include the use case ("Car, hiking", "VFR flight", "Boat") in the link to be shared?
reason: when briefing a bunch of pilots, everybody should see the same view without further clicking around
The Gordon Bennet Cup is coming up in early September - it's the most prestigious competition for gas balloon pilots. Balloons stay up for 3-4 days and the team which flew the longest distance wins.
Meteo forecasting is important - so there's support on the ground helping the pilots decide.
This year, several teams will be supported by a "weatherman" who uses the windy traj plugin for forecasting!
If everything goes well, after the event we should have the forecast and actual tracks flown, giving an idea how well this works for loooong flights.
Here's a short tutorial on creating trajectories with windy and the traj plugin:
Here is a comparison of forecast versus actual GPS track - the flight was mostly at 600-700m altitude, meaning the red and orange forecast trajectories apply
The match is simply amazing!
have you considered turning off notifications for a start?
semi-related: I wrote up a tutorial on Alps crossings with a hot air balloon as there is next to zero material available on the issue
it gives an idea of the meteorological prerequisites: http://static.mah.priv.at/public/alpcrossing/assets/player/KeynoteDHTMLPlayer.html#0
(suggestions for improvement and bug reports welcome)
I have a lot more confidence in the lowlevel trajectories with 0.4.5:
very good fit with particle animation now!
@rittels is doing a superb job on the traj plugin (currently at 0.2.8) - it is progressing very fast
I'm just Joe User here, so let me give you an example where things stand and others can reproduce -
all artefacts can be found here: http://static.mah.priv.at/traj/0.2.8/
Google Earth screenshots without ascent/descent simulation:
with 3m/s ascent and descent:
gpsvisualizer parameter settings: