• Members 2 posts
    Feb. 28, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

    I would love to see 2 features that might be mostly photography-related.

    1) distance rings
    It's important for me to know the scale of the map and even better to see distance rings to know how far away e.g. particular clouds are from my chosen standing point.

    2) sun position
    To see where and when the sun rises or goes below the horizon as well as the position of the time shown on the map would also be very helpful. This could be used to determine afterglow in the morning and evening. For afterglow clouds are lit by the sun from below. To determine times when afterglow could happen you need to check cloud coverage in the area above you and the areas surrounding. If there are no clouds blocking the light from the dawning sun reaching those clouds above you, you will see afterglow like this:

    cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2013/10/12/18/30/sunset-194702_1280.jpg

    I've created a mockup in Photoshop on how this could be displayed in Flowx.

    flowx_range_sun.jpg

    JPG, 152.6 KB, uploaded by andreasbrett on Feb. 28, 2018.

  • March 5, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

    Hi Andreas,

    Thanks for the post.

    1) Distance rings were request way back in 2013 and I was keen to do it but no one has requested it since. It's fairly easy to do so I'll move it up the to-do list.

    2) Sun rise/set and moon rise/set/phase was on my todo list for January but other things took priority but it is still near the top.

    It's good to know how you use the data, e.g., for afterglow,. It helps me design features. Unfortunately the pixabay image didn't link. I would've liked to see it.

    Also thanks for the rendering. My design was a little different but when I implement the sun feature we can try out a few designs and refine them.

    Cheers, Duane.

  • Members 2 posts
    March 6, 2018, noon

    Hi Duane,
    thank you very much for your fast response. Great to hear that those things were already requested and are on your list.

    Here's another photo of afterglow. It's not mine but I've been able to predict afterglow using Flowx in the last week (only to see it with my eyes but better than nothing).

    pbs.twimg.com/media/Cxcrb96WQAEIxsV.jpg

  • Members 2 posts
    May 14, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

    Yes, I second this - especially in combination with a lot of the other data you have available, it would be a huge benefit for photography, hiking, etc for knowing what you might be able to see or how you might see it (some places are just better for cloud and mist!).