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What Map Projection do you prefer to use in Radarbox?

Spherical
Cartesian
Mercator

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tarbat

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What Map Projection do you prefer
« on: May 05, 2010, 01:57:41 PM »
Just wondered what map projection people prefer, and why.   What are the different pros and cons of each projection, particularly for tracking aircraft movements.

(Yes, I'm bored.  Not many aircraft flying in Scottish airspace).

DVDW

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Re: What Map Projection do you prefer
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 04:32:49 PM »
Hi Tarbat,

Since a couple of weeks i'm using the spherical projection instead of the mercator projection because the spherical projection gives me a larger view compared to the  mercator projection using the same zoom-factor.

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Dirk near EBAW
   

tarbat

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Re: What Map Projection do you prefer
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010, 04:35:54 PM »
I use Spherical, because the Aircraft Route From/To lines are straight rather than great circle.