1001Re: Mo'features requested
- Apr 2, 2010--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh" <kj4erj@...> wrote:
>Well, it could be one of those things the user selects to view or not, like the satellite info. Above or below the satellite data would work for me. I rarely view the satellite information anyway. I would only like the data for the cursor position.
> Fred Hillhouse wrote:
> > Another feature request:
> > Show position while moving cursor about the map.
> > Show position at current GPS position.
> Show position where exactly? The screen is getting pretty crowded. As
> for the "current GPS position", just bring up the Station Info popup on
> Me? or you want to be able to see it without having Me on the map?
> Would, say, adding it to the Dilution of Precision popup (double-click
> the Altitude box) be good enough for the current GPS position?
> > Allow user to select which position format; DDD.ddddd, DDMM.mmmm,I suspect that if you are doing distance calculations, then you are using DDD.ddddd anyway. Adding that to the list just means more education for those that don't get it. I am willing to help there.
> > Maidenhead (min 6 places). Multiple formats at a time would be a extra
> > option, such as, DDD.ddddd and Maidenhead.
> Maybe, but there's enough confusion around already that I'm really
> tending to keep it all ddd mm.mm in true APRS fashion. I'll think about
> it. I already have Maidenhead on the list (that's the same as Grid
> Locator, right? I though 6 was the maximum? Like mine is EL97qx?)
A GPS will provide location in a plethora of formats. I use the three above the most and occasionally UTM.
With maidenhead, the number of characters is only limited by how much one wants to code. I have calculated out to at least 8 and maybe 10. The more places, the more precision. Of course there not any reason to calculate beyond the precision of the data source (GPS). If I had my wish, the number of characters would match the GPS and the user could than select 4, 6, 8 or ... depending on need. I actually have MH selected on my PS right now and it displays 6 characters. I would like 8. :)
> > Just like Lays potato chips, can't have just one:Thanks!
> > The ability to click on a point on the map to add; waypoint (save to
> > GPX file), object (semi-permanent or temporary).
> > The ability to add at the current GPS position; waypoint (save to GPX
> > file), object (semi-permanent or temporary).
> > Semi-permanent means one that is sent on a regular basis until it is
> > deleted. This could be a field day set up, repeater, etc.
> > Temporary means an object that is sent a couple of times (to insure
> > throughput) to indicate something of temporary status, such as an
> > traffic accident or fire.
> All part of Objects when I get to that one on the list. I'll keep your
> e-mail around for details.
> > Thanks!
> You're welcome. Keep the ideas coming, I'll keep the list going and
> they'll get done someday!
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
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