Falcon BMS - Interactive Maps
@jayb Possible yes but you will exceed the HW support on many devices especially Tablets and macOS desktop on certain browsers. For example even though all the maps are 4096x4096 they are scaled at runtime to 3840 to fit in the Image Scale and Rotate HW accelerators. You won’t be able to drag as you see now or measure smoothly if you go beyond the3840 resolution. It will be one sluggish monster app. So I am not planning zoom in more than we have unless many people have much much newer HW . Also I leave the viewport management to the browser which makes stuff really fast. The 3840x3840 is linked to HW video buffers for HD replay but once you exceed that the feel of the UI is total trash on some platforms and browsers.
For the Terrain: I am planning in the future to have terrain height available and create 2D charts with alt, speed and terrain over the planned route. But this is further into the future.
Vordy last edited by Vordy
I display maps and navigation info on a separate computer (MacBook), not my BMS computer. Would it be possible to use the interactive maps on a Mac, on which BMS is not installed ??
Many thx, Vordy
ohommes last edited by
@Vordy I do this all the time!
SoBad last edited by
A long time ago (in BMS terms), you could easily zoom in to any point on the 2D UI map by FIRST putting your mouse cursor at your point of interest and then simply zoom in.
The entire UI map and mouse cursor would dynamically center in the UI window as you zoomed. Very intuitive, and much more accurate/quicker.
A few versions ago (4.34 or 4.35), this was changed, and now you have to mouse-grab the map, adjust, zoom, adjust, zoom, etc. to zoom in to a point of interest.
New update is here that will alleviate some of your UI challenges: ( keep last zoom level and settings across browser restarts and reload sessions). If anything I might add scroll wheel zoom in the future but first other features. Not to long ago you had to use the scroll bars on windows to move map, there was no zoom. So With time and people’s feedback things will evolve. Also it needs to work on all platforms and OSS. Just saying … thanks for the feedback.
Micro_440th last edited by Micro_440th
Update Febuary 18th 2023
- Remember session last zoom level
- Save preference settings in browser
- Performance and Minor bug fixes (not always .fmap is available)
- Airport popup UI changes
- Update doppler radar with weather beam scan and occlusions
- Updated Bingo calculation
- Added METAR for airports in tooltip and route from .fmap
Thanks to @ohommes for this update!
suhkoi69 last edited by
but I noticed something wrong , probably beyond your control:
the altitudes of waypoint are wrong on my side… they didn’t match with the mission file …I suspect the altitudes aren’t written in INI file
I hope this feature request will be adden next…
@ohommes said in Falcon BMS - Interactive Maps:
@suhkoi69 Interesting idea to create a simulated Satellite view and overlay it . I will add these to possible features list. Currently workin on METAR for airports.
ohommes last edited by
Yes totally correct! The altitudes should be in the .ini and i asked about this multiple times and was told it was the last parameter before the description. And negative. Other things not in the .ini that could be is the bullseye location on stpt 25 but it never is. So nothing i can do. I do want to create an altitude chart with flight altitude, terrain height and cloud base and speed so you can plan routes correctly but first need to reverse engineer the terrain data just like i did with the fmaps.
Micro_440th last edited by
Update March 17th 2023
- Draw Circles
- Save / Restore Whiteboard
Thanks as always to @ohommes for this wonderful update
All, The March 17th updates are life now and you can save (see save button in toolbar settings menu) the Whiteboard annotations to your Downloads folder and you will find a Whiteboard.png there. To restore after reloading the page you can drag and drop the Whiteboard.png onto the map again. Enjoy!
To draw ellipses use the Ctrl-key with Pencil on Windows and Command-key on macOS.