Tackling the map issue

I have finally started working on the map issue we have been having. The problem is that the map is perfect when it comes to looking far away but it is blurry, (at best when looking at it up close)

In courseplanner version 3 the map was actually a set of points of the world that was drawn. The result was a far from picture perfect image but it worked rather well when zooming in really close, (about as close as an airport for example).
So I am going to re-add the outlining and try to ‘marry’ the NASA photo realistic image with the outline drawing.

Another option is to offer the 600Mb map of the world to the users. Maybe ship it to them via CD or something, (maybe allow a download?) This will partly solve the problem and make the image even more realistic, (the definition is 50M or something like that. So the map should be close to ‘perfect’ I hope.

But, before I do that, let me finish the outline. I see that a few flight planners offer the outline to simplify the view, so let me also try it.

As I am on leave for the next few days I will try and get it all done in 3 or 4 days.

2 replies on “Tackling the map issue”

  1. Hi Florent,
    Sounds like you spend a lot of time on this program, and I just want to let you know that it is much appreciated. Your wife/girlfreind, or whatever must be a real saint.

    George

  2. @George Nacino
    LOL, I don’t spend nearly as much time on Courseplanner as I would like.
    But I am a computer programmer, (technically speaking a software engineer), by trade, so my wife is more than used to me working on the computer until the wee hours of the morning.

    FFMG

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