Creating On-The-Fly Waypoints

To add a new waypoint at the current location, must switch to the moving map screen. Then simply press the far left hardware button (Calendar/Schedule). A confirmation window will open asking you if you want to add a new waypoint.

If you hit the hardware button again or touch the YES button in the confirmation window, a waypoint will be added with a name of “_WP?” where the question mark is an ever increasing number (_WP0, _WP1, _WP2, etc.). It will not duplicate the waypoint name. The waypoints is saved with the current lat/long and altitude and the Turnpoint attribute set.

The sort order on the waypoint list places the temporary waypoints at the bottom of the list when sorted in name ascending order. This means they can be accessed quickly either by sorted by name descending, or paging up from the first page of the name in ascending order.

 _WP1 as visible on the Map display   The newly added waypoint in the waypoint editor
WP1 as visible on the Map display The newly added waypoint in the waypoint editor

Tip: If you like to mark a Thermal for later use, you should use Creating Temporary Thermal Points instead.

 
soarpilot/creating_on-the-fly_waypoints.txt · Last modified: 2006/10/25 11:24
 
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