Map Display Settings

This screen as accessed from the “Settings Menu”

Main Map Settings

Setting Description
Rng Rings Allows you to display 2 circles of a set range from your current position on the map. Zero means do not display
Waypoints Display the Soarpilot waypoints
Max Length Truncates the waypoint name to the specified number of characters
Waypoint Dir Line Display a line from your current position to the target waypoint
Bottom Labels Display various flight information e.g. altitude, speed, on the screen. See Moving Map Screen for details
Zoom Th Field for the pilot to enter their own choice of fixed thermal zoom value. A zero value turns the fixed thermal zoom off. You can change the zoom level whilst in thermal mode. If you have a fixed value (non-zero) any changes to the zoom level are temporary. If the value is zero, any zoom level changes are saved for the next time you are in thermal mode.
Zoom Tsk Zoom in when approaching a turnpoint in a task
Track Draw a line showing the path of the glider. You can choose the length of the track in Thermal mode and normal Map mode separately. A zero setting turns the track off in that mode only. Maximum number of track points is 2725. At a 4 second interval, the track will be over 3 hours long! The track will record a point at the fast logging interval. Note: A long track will slow down the map re-draw speed.
Task Display the task lines and sectors
#Points Controls how many of the task sectors are drawn on the map. ALL = Draw all sectors, 1 = Draw only the next waypoint, the one you are currently headed for, 2 = Draw the next waypoint plus the previous, 3 = Draws the next and previous waypoint plus the one after the current waypoint
Wind Arrow Display an arrow showing wind direction and speed. See the Wind Info screen
Declut Remove the waypoint labels when the map scale reaches the specified value
Accurate InRng Calc Makes Soarpilot do an accurate altitude+wind calculation for each waypoint to determine if it is in range. If this is not selected, the program calculates the minimum range you can reach with your current altitude, i.e. directly into wind, and uses this simpler calculation. Recommended to have this option on
RH # This allows you to select which number you want to display in the bottom right of the map screen (only for non-DIA palms). You can select FGA, L/D, Lft, Tlft and Avg Lft values.
Orientation Cruise Sets the map orientation when in cruise mode. N = North up, T = Track up, C = course up
Orientation Thermal Sets the map orientation when in thermal mode. N = North up, T = Track up, C = course up
Lines Available on colour/hi-res palms only. See below for details
Track Available on colour/hi-res palms only. See below for details
Show Terrain Box Available on black&white/lo-res palms only. When selected, if there is terrain data loaded, a rectangle will be displayed on the moving map showing the coverage area of the loaded terrain data. This is just to help validate that the loaded did will meet your needs. This item defaults to off when the program is run and the setting is not saved when the program exits. However, once selected, the setting will remain in affect until the program exits
Show Profile Displays the Thermal Profile on the moving map when in thermal mode.

Map Line Settings

This screen is used to choose the colours and boldness for various lines on the map.

The colours are set by entering 3 numbers between 0 and 255 for Red, Green and Blue. A small sample of the colour is displayed on the right of the screen.

The Show Terrain Box, when selected and if there is terrain data loaded, a rectangle will be displayed on the moving map showing the coverage area of the loaded terrain data. This is just to help validate that the loaded did will meet your needs. This item defaults to off when the program is run and the setting is not saved when the program exits. However, once selected, the setting will remain in affect until the program exits.

Button Decscription
Save Save the changes and return to the Map Settings screen above
Quit Do not save the changes and return to the Map Settings screen above
Default To return to the program default values

You can also select on hi-res palms if the lines are drawn bold or normal.

Note: The SUA Warn lines to highlight SUA items with warnings are always drawn in bold.

Track Line Settings for Thermal Mode

These colours help you to find the best lift in a thermal, when zoomed in thermal mode.

Default Colour Meaning
RED In sink
BLUE In lift, but less then the lift value
GREEN In Lift, and equal to or great than the lift value

This screen is used to choose the colours and boldness for track lines.

The colours are set by entering 3 numbers between 0 and 255 for Red, Green and Blue. A small sample of the colour is displayed on the right of the screen.

You can also choose to colour the track by comparing the current lift value to the currently set MC value, or the average thermal lift value.

If the Netto Calculation option is checked, the effect of the gliders polar curve will be substracted to give the actual movement of the airmass. Note: With just a GPS input, this is a very approximate calculation, due to the accuracy of the GPS altitude data.

Button Decscription
Save Save the changes and return to the Map Settings screen above
Quit Do not save the changes and return to the Map Settings screen above
Default To return to the program default values

You can also select on hi-res palms if the track lines are drawn bold or normal.

 
soarpilot/map_display_settings.txt · Last modified: 2014/01/08 11:26 by pgleesonuk
 
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