Multiline Objects (was Set Destination)
- Changed subject line as we're no where near Set Destination as a subject.
On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Greg D <ko6th.greg@...> wrote:
> What I had in mind was your first idea - the multiline (point) editor.
> Click on a set of points on the map, and have the program figure out
> all the scaling, angling, and other fussing needed to make a reasonable
> approximation route object.
So, would you suggest that just one multi-line object be created, or
perhaps a number of multi-line objects be created as needed to be able
to fit the selected points?
The reason I ask is for a scenario such as this:
Let's say that I want to lay out the route for a course that is 45
miles from start to finish in a fairly straight line. I want to have
my Object Icon at the start line. That means that I have a scale
factor of 1 mile. I can set my route using multi-line points on a 1
mile grid. Is that going to be sufficient for people to draw their
route? I can see people complaining because they can not get the route
to follow their desired roads.
Now if there are checkpoints along the route, you could break the
route down into smaller sections, and thus use a smaller scale that
would allow you to create a route description with higher detail.
> Lynn is planning to be able to follow such a thing, and I think it
> would be a valuable tool to use in a public service event, if only
> they were something a mortal could create. We have a computer
> in our hands, let it do the work!
I agree that it is a great concept and would be wonderful to be able
to share with others the route of a race/run/walk over the air. The
trick is to be able to squeeze the functionality out of the tools
Speaking of available tools... Lynn expressed some reservations about
using functions that are not universally supported. Lynn was talking
about Item in Message at the time, but not all APRS programs support
multi-line either. My thoughts on the concept are: Let the rest of the
world play catch-up! Not every APRS program is currently being
supported, but that doesn't mean that every APRS program has to be
limited by that.
We don't need to head towards the IE vs every other web browser
concept, but why can't APRSISCE/32 be on the leading edge?
Item in message is defined, and so are multi-line objects.
- On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 12:57 PM, James Ewen <ve6srv@...> wrote:
> Now if there are checkpoints along the route, you could break theShapes are limited to a single scale and use the square root of the
> route down into smaller sections, and thus use a smaller scale that
> would allow you to create a route description with higher detail.
offset in hundredth's of a degree (talk about using nasty
I can't even begin to define the simple route that I did with the
multi-line definition. The route segments are far too small be be able
to use APRS shape definitions.