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RodBearden

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Satellite pictures
« on: August 20, 2008, 03:43:52 PM »
Was it just me, or are you confused by the Download option for Satellite pictures?

I've just sussed it out - if you haven't done it yet, you must try it!

1 - get your normal map to the position and zoom level that you want - anywhere in the world.

2 - Go to Map, Satellite Layer, Download, and overtype the filename with something meaningful, like "Papua New Guinea", or "Southend"

Click Save, and in a few seconds the map appears and has been saved.

Magic!

Rod

PS I'm editing my maps to make them more contrasty and less blue.
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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 03:56:45 PM »
got it
wow just watched shuttle12 rolling down the runway at newcastle on landing and taxi into the gate amazing
cheers paul

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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 04:18:44 PM »
Do you have a screen shot of it rolling on the runway? It would be great to see.

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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008, 04:24:01 PM »
I'm just getting my head around this!

How far do you have to zoom in to get a good resolution for the satellite photo? I tried to zoom out so I could get the whole of the UK, but when I zoomed in, the picture becomes all pixelated.

Or am I doing this completely the wrong way?
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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2008, 04:29:38 PM »
Zoom in as far as you can go to get the highest resolution.  But then you'll need to download lot's of separate images to cover a decent area.  Best appraoch is to decide what zoom level you want to view at, and download that image.

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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2008, 04:30:58 PM »
What we have done here at development was to have a satellite image of the airport, approach and then area. Then name it like "London Heathrow", "London", "South UK".

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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2008, 04:48:23 PM »
Ah, thank you for your help, this is extremely interesting!

I'm at home now, and the demo RadarBox I have is in the shop so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to have another play.

What I am considering doing is dividing the airports & flight routes in and out into grid squares so I can gradually build up a high resolution picture over time. I imagine this will take some time to do as I want to do this all over the UK and Europe so I can demonstrate this new feature to customers.
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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2008, 04:55:20 PM »
Rocket - I reckon your customers will be impressed by you downloading a picture in front of them - I wouldn't bother storing hundreds of images!

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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008, 04:59:43 PM »
That last post got me thinking - if you have satelite images stored - wouldn't it be a good idea if there was an image auto-select option that found and displayed the stored image that best suited your current map as you moved and zoomed around?

Something else for 2.1, Dev?

Rod
« Last Edit: August 20, 2008, 05:01:53 PM by RodBearden »
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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008, 05:04:56 PM »
Rocket - I reckon your customers will be impressed by you downloading a picture in front of them - I wouldn't bother storing hundreds of images!

Rod

Hi Rod,

Yes, I agree, that is a good idea.

I also agree with your second post that that auto-image select facility would be a very good idea!
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Mark
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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008, 05:28:14 PM »
Already on the request list. :-)

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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2008, 06:04:35 PM »
development
didnt get a shot but will attempt to if i get one  i will post not all rtns actually get to the runway easyjets tend to but ba and many othersstop short
cheers paul

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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2008, 06:12:18 PM »
oops missed

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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2008, 06:53:21 PM »
another couple of close misses

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Re: Satellite pictures
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2008, 07:34:08 PM »
Those position error are widely reported and caused by the aircraft IRS which send wrong information to the aircraft ADS-B equipment. Anyway great shots!