Thanks for the congratulations - but you know that most of the ideas come
from the users - not me!
You should certainly notice a difference on those tabs, although not on the
World Map tab. These is no need to rename the file, the program will work
with either etopo5.elev or just etopo5. (My spelling checker wanted to call
it etopo5.elves!) I suggest you check the unzipped file size which should
18662400 bytes if the file was from
18666720 bytes if the file was from
To help confirm that the program is recognising the topography file
correctly, in the current beta V18.104.22.168 I have added a one-line note at
the bottom of the Choose File Paths panel (lower left) showing the location
the program detected for the ETOPO5 file. If the file is not found, the
message "Topography colours from World Map background" this means that the
file has not been recognised. You can get the beta from this address, but
hang onto your existing version just in case!
Software => Beta versions
Be aware that this version tries to optimise drawing further by only
plotting the gridlines once. If I have this wrong, and no gridlines appear,
please let me know!
Thanks to Craig Orban for his explanation of how to check that the
additional topography data is actually being used.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pierre Molitor" <pmolitor@...>
Sent: 04 December 2000 21:35
Subject: [SatSignal] Problem with Etopo5
> Hello David and the group,
> First, congratulations for your very fine work and frequents updates.
> I have downloaded the ETOPO5.ZIP file and put the unzipped file in the
> WXTrack directory but I have no change in the "Ground Path" or "Flight"
> In the "World Map Data" help, you say about Etopo5.elev. This extension
> .elev has four letters and in the zip file there is no extension at all.
> Please, can you give me some explanations.
> Best regards to all from Pierre (F6IDT)
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