19 de Enero 2006
3D Planes for Flight Tracking in Google Earth
For a couple of weeks a guy called Sven from the Netherlands has posted his attempts to add 3D planes to the FBOweb real-time flight tracking application written about here before. Well, Sven has succeeded in creating a new version of a network link which places 3D airliner models in the correct 3D position from the fboweb application. NOTE: when you download the 3D plane flight tracker , make sure you turn on only one airport in the Places folder (ORD, LAX, BOS, or ATL) at a time as these network links use a lot of bandwidth. Also, you can double click on a flight folder to position yourself over a plane, then open that folder to find "Points of View" which allow you to select other views including different angles from the pilot perspective, directly above, or directly toward the plane. The network link updates every few seconds, so you may have to change your views often.
The application doesn't actually know the orientation of the plane in flight, but I believe he takes the short track from the previous position report and computes an angle of orientation accordingly. The orientation does look correct most of the time, or just off by a few degrees. Sometimes the flighttracker position data looks messed up, I saw one position report with planes on obvious collision courses. So, please don't expect the position reports to represent actual real-life situations. Despite the anomalies, this is a really cool addition to the flight tracker. This is great work Sven! Thanks for telling me about it.
Enviado por FrankTaylor at 19 de Enero 2006 a las 08:24 AM
Enviado por: Sven at 19 de Enero 2006 a las 09:37 AM
Enviado por: Sven at 19 de Enero 2006 a las 07:16 PM
Enviado por: Frank Taylor at 19 de Enero 2006 a las 07:24 PM
Enviado por: Ian Yorston at 27 de Enero 2006 a las 08:01 PM
Enviado por: Frank Taylor at 27 de Enero 2006 a las 08:17 PM
Enviado por: Balt at 14 de Agosto 2006 a las 03:14 AM
Enviado por: Sven at 1 de Noviembre 2006 a las 05:07 AM
Enviado por: Sven at 1 de Diciembre 2006 a las 04:18 PM
Enviado por: Sven at 5 de Enero 2007 a las 06:51 AM
Enviado por: David at 24 de Enero 2007 a las 01:57 PM
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