[Loadstone] Sun Azimuth and header, any news?
charlie at loadstone-gps.com
Tue Nov 20 16:51:28 GMT 2007
<monty at loadstone-gps.com> wrote:
> Loadstone with the right calculations could determine as an absolute value
> where in the sky the sun is given the time of day and current
> This is to say Loadstone could report something like:
> Sun's angle is 180 degrees
I agree, the output should be absolute, not relative.
In addition output of the angle relative to the horizon would be nice - and
perhaps time of sunrise and sunset and moonphases... ;-)
So in exploration mode there could be an extra menue entry for the current
point and in navigation mode there could be a menue point (and of course a
function to bind to a keymapping) for info about the current GPS position.
> Loadstone itself would not have a clue as to where the sun was relative
> to you unless you had a valid GPS signal with useful heading information.
> If you had that then I'm not sure why you would neede to know where the
> sun was since GPS values would be more accurate.
> Maybe I'm missing something so someone please correct me!
No, you're absolutely right.
Because of the bad readability in context.
> Why is "Text on top, fullquote at the bottom" so bad?
>> "Text on top, fullquote at the bottom"
>>> What's one of the most annoying things on the net?
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