RE: [aprsisce] Lat/Lon Goofiness
- Hi Lynn,
Yes, when zoomed all the way out, they turn into a nice sphere. As you zoom in, the grid lines get farther apart (as one would expect), then depending on where you are centered on the planet, one or two more clicks zooming in past where they're off the top and bottom, they suddenly go goofy. So, I think your thought of integer overflow is probably exactly right.
One note, though... Again, depending on where you are centered on the planet, the North Pole on the map isn't at the center of the ring at the top of the sphere. A couple of pictures... The first two are zoomed all the way out, and the next two are in a couple of clicks. All the way zoomed out, you're off in space; in a couple, you're off the coast of Greenland. (Are you tracking Magnetic North, perhaps?)
p.s. Not to worry about not being connected to APRS-IS. I didn't set the password on this laptop instance, so that I wouldn't be seen in two different places by IS at the same time. My desktop PC connects into IS just fine.
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 04:48:49 -0400
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Lat/Lon GoofinessYou're right, that's pretty goofy. If you zoom way out to see the whole
world, does it straighten up? I'm sensing an integer overflow here in
the WINE drawing layer because APRSISCE/32 relies on windows to do the
clipping. I'll see if I can get screen caps centered on you of what
it's supposed to look like later.
On a side note, is there a reason it still says "APRS Connect" even
after 7 minutes of running? I'm assuming that under normal operation it
actually does receive data from APRS-IS?
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
Greg D. wrote:
> [Attachment(s) <#TopText> from Greg D. included below]
> Hi Lynn,
> I think we have a different definition of the term "goofy"...
> I've attached a couple of pictures to illustrate what I mean. The
> pattern of crossed lines depends on the size of the window. Any
> change in size results in a very different pattern. More lines, less
> lines, different angles. No rhyme or reason to what you get. The
> normal looking map is with full un-transparancy, for reference. All
> images were taken at the same zoom.
> I've also tried running the software on a totally different PC,
> thinking maybe it's related to the video subsystem or window manager.
> Same results (both transparency working, and cross-hatched Lat/Lon).
> One system was a Desktop PC running OpenSuSE 11.1 with KDE 3.5, the
> other (where the screen shots were captured) is an old HP Laptop
> running OpenSuSE 11.3 with KDE 4.4.
> Hope this helps,
> Greg KO6TH
> > To: email@example.com
> > From: kj4erj@...
> > Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 07:01:17 -0400
> > Subject: [aprsisce] Lat/Lon Goofiness (was: WINE and Resource Leaks)
> > As some of you know, if you hit the left arrow enough, the OSM maps
> > completely disappear and are replaced with lat/lon lines. As Gary
> > mentioned below, these can rather goofy.
> > As for the Lat/Lon lines being "goofy", they are. If you zoom the whole
> > way out, and have a big enough screen, you can see the world, but
> > there'll be an extra range circle superimposed on it. At that point, if
> > you drag it vertically so the poles are at the top and bottom, you can
> > drag it horizontally and see the world rotate. My world is transparent,
> > so you'll see stations both when they're in front and behind.
> > After you come to grips with rotating the world that way, drag
> > vertically until one of the poles is near the center (you're not
> > to put it dead center). You can drag that horizontally, VERY SLOWLY,
> > and see the rotation about the pole as well. This should all be looking
> > good (you still have to ignore the extra range circle here).
> > Now, the goofiness that you're seeing is probably when you pan around
> > when you're zoomed in close enough to not see the roundness of the
> > overall. This is especially true if you're zoomed in enough to only see
> > a few rectangles of lines and if you're further from the equator. It
> > can be very disconcerting and look really strange. It's probably WAD
> > (Working As Designed).
> > Greg D. wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > HI Gary,
> > >
> > > Which version of Wine are you using, and on what system? The gradual
> > > transparency is working fine for me (OpenSuSE 11.1, Wine
> > > configured with Crossover Office). The Lat/Lon lines are a bit goofy,
> > > however.
> > >
> > > Greg KO6TH
> > >
> > ------------------------------------
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> Attachment(s) from Greg D.
> 3 of 3 Photo(s)
- Interesting phenomena when running under the WINE emulator. I can set my
position up and the program downloads the map tiles but won't display any other stations in the area. I believe I have my password setup correctly.
So close but yet so far when running under emulation. Using Slackware with
WINE 1.1.38 that has all the MS .NET options compiled into WINE.