• Dec. 6, 2017, 8:09 p.m.

    One of the most common requests is for more zoom.

    The reason I haven't added more zoom is that as you zoom in more, the size of the map starts to equal the width between data points (see image).

    There are two problems with this:
    1. The map starts to give a false sense of accuracy but at max zoom, it's clear the data is not capturing the resolution of the terrain. We need higher resolution models.
    2. At high zoom levels where there are only a few data points, the map is not providing any more information compared to the graphs.
    3. the data starts to look blocky/ugly, especially the precipitation and cloud data.

    The solution is to use higher resolution data. There is higher resolution data available for some regions (USA, Canada, and some regions in Europe) and when we add these, we'll add more zoom.

    Cheers, Duane.

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    merged_maps.jpg

    JPG, 353.7 KB, uploaded by Duane on Dec. 6, 2017.

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    Dec. 6, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

    How about a bit less zoom? Would be cool to be able to get Auckland and east coast of Australia in one view...or perhaps a way to pan the selected spot off to one side rather than in the centre of the view (or is that already possible).

  • Dec. 7, 2017, 12:37 a.m.

    I suspect you'll want more when you get radar or high-res data. Current data is 25km resolution and the radar/high-res can get down to 3km :-)

  • Dec. 7, 2017, 12:40 a.m.

    Yep, this is already in the code, but I need to test it more with the new servers. You don't want to download the whole world at full resolution, so I need to make sure it downloads lower resolution data as you zoom out.

    I hope to turn it on in the next couple of months.