This is a fantastic tool. Thanks for your excellent work.
I am now using this to optimise FAI triangles for maximum length using Winds aloft predictions ... my longest foot launched PPG FAI triangle is 313 km.
Can I suggest you output the GPX file as a GPX ROUTE rather than a GPX TRACK or allow the user to select this as an option. A GPX ROUTE can be imported into most flight instruments to be used during the flight ... I use LK8000. GPX files can encode 3 types of data...
- wptType are individual WAYPOINTS
- rteType are a ordered set of waypoints (lat and long) generally used to represent a planned ROUTE
- trkType are a ordered set of waypoints (lat, long and time) generally used to represent an achieved TRACK
The only changes need to convert a GPX TRACK to a GPX ROUTE are:
- replace "trkpt" by "rtept"
- replace "trk" by "rte"
Link to GPX TRACK exported by FLIGHT PLANNER
Link to file that has been converted to a GPX ROUTE using the above translations
I would be VERY HAPPY to provide you with detailed feedback on any of your developments.
Once again, thanks for your excellent work.