Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-29 Thread HB-GRAL
Am 21.09.11 07:59, schrieb Alex Perry: 12. ... who is missing from the list? I just decided to start with russian airspace, because of this one here: http://premier.gov.ru/eng/events/news/9704/ Cheers, Yves -- All

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-26 Thread Martin Spott
John Denker wrote: And here is a possibly-related question: what colormap are the Sectional Aeronautical Charts using, and how do I specify it? They show up in QGIS in beautiful natural color. In particular, in QGIS, if I change the colormap on one of those charts, there does not appear

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-26 Thread Martin Spott
John Denker wrote: Here's another fun way of mapping airspace: You can get sectional charts in the form of .tif files from: http://www.aeronav.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=aeronav/applications/VFR/chartlist_sect [...] This is a low priority for me, because I am content to reproject all rasters

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-23 Thread John Denker
Here's another fun way of mapping airspace: You can get sectional charts in the form of .tif files from: http://www.aeronav.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=aeronav/applications/VFR/chartlist_sect You can then read them into QGIS ... and then overlay them with whatever other information you want,

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-23 Thread Gene Buckle
On Fri, 23 Sep 2011, John Denker wrote: Here's another fun way of mapping airspace: You can get sectional charts in the form of .tif files from: http://www.aeronav.faa.gov/index.asp?xml=aeronav/applications/VFR/chartlist_sect John, do you know if they provide a version of that data that

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-21 Thread J. Holden
This is somewhat off-topic to FlightGear, so I apologize - but I respond to John Denker: Having looked over what you are trying to do, I strongly recommend using QGIS with the GRASS plugin. Very rarely do I use any of GRASS' built-in visualization programs - and very rarely do I use any of

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-21 Thread Arnt Karlsen
On Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:59:11 -0700, Alex wrote in message CAEwz7jsynVp9izpjcfFs45Ez3cbTUV1YJnyArUnALaKzEcgG=w...@mail.gmail.com: To agree with Alan, but with some additional generalizations. On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 2:25 AM, Alan Teeder ajtee...@v-twin.org.uk wrote: When I ran the research

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-21 Thread Curtis Olson
11: RC Pilot. Stays under 400' AGL and outside a 3 mile radius from any airport. Probably flying at a club site and doesn't care about air spaces. Has no way to estimate if he's over or under 400' AGL and probably is flying a plane that can climb 500' per second and hover at 2 clicks of

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-21 Thread Gene Buckle
On Wed, 21 Sep 2011, Curtis Olson wrote: 11: RC Pilot. Stays under 400' AGL and outside a 3 mile radius from any airport. Probably flying at a club site and doesn't care about air spaces. Has no way to estimate if he's over or under 400' AGL and probably is flying a plane that can climb

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-21 Thread Curtis Olson
On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Gene Buckle wrote: On Wed, 21 Sep 2011, Curtis Olson wrote: 11: RC Pilot. Stays under 400' AGL and outside a 3 mile radius from any airport. Probably flying at a club site and doesn't care about air spaces. Has no way to estimate if he's over or under

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-21 Thread Gene Buckle
On Wed, 21 Sep 2011, Curtis Olson wrote: On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Gene Buckle wrote: On Wed, 21 Sep 2011, Curtis Olson wrote: 11: RC Pilot. Stays under 400' AGL and outside a 3 mile radius from any airport. Probably flying at a club site and doesn't care about air spaces. Has

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-21 Thread John Denker
On 09/20/2011 07:08 PM, J. Holden wrote: This is somewhat off-topic to FlightGear, so I apologize - but I respond to John Denker: Having looked over what you are trying to do, I strongly recommend using QGIS with the GRASS plugin. Very rarely do I use any of GRASS' built-in visualization

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-21 Thread HB-GRAL
Am 21.09.11 21:43, schrieb John Denker: 3) I suspect that doing reprojections on the the fly only works for vector data. I tried it with raster data, expecting to see either a resulting image or an error message, but saw neither. Is there something I'm missing? It works also for

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-21 Thread HB-GRAL
Am 21.09.11 21:43, schrieb John Denker: 4) When defining a colormap, there does not appear to be any way of controlling transparency on a level-by-level basis. Am I overlooking something, or is this an actual limitation? Maybe I miss something but you can control transparency for

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-21 Thread J. Holden
John: Admittedly I work with GRASS solely on the text-based side - rarely if ever touching the GUI - but hopefully I can help: 1) To be honest, it's probably easiest to continue to use d.his and then display the resulting map using the GRASS plugin - QGIS doesn't really have many (if any?)

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-20 Thread John Denker
On 09/19/2011 04:07 PM, HB-GRAL wrote: To improve our map resources with further data I started an experiment with free available airspace data. Actually this is far from being a good map and finished design, it is just a start to implement (unofficial!) airspace information:

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-20 Thread Alan Teeder
. As most users are limited to small PC screens keep it uncluttered, or allow information layers to be turned on and off. Alan -Original Message- From: HB-GRAL Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:07 AM To: FlightGear developers discussions Subject: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace Hi

Re: [Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-20 Thread Alex Perry
To agree with Alan, but with some additional generalizations. On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 2:25 AM, Alan Teeder ajtee...@v-twin.org.uk wrote: When I ran the research flight simulator for a major aircraft manufacturer in the UK (many moons ago when we still had such an industry), we had a saying:-

[Flightgear-devel] Mapping Airspace

2011-09-19 Thread HB-GRAL
Hi all To improve our map resources with further data I started an experiment with free available airspace data. Actually this is far from being a good map and finished design, it is just a start to implement (unofficial!) airspace information: http://maptest.fgx.ch/navaid.html I need