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GPS Range and Bearing Tool
FalconView 3.2.0 provides a range and bearing tool that allows you to perform the following actions:
- Add one or more points or objects in which a range and bearing will be displayed from own ship position to the selected point or object
- Change the labels for these items
- Delete any item in the list
- Save the list of items along with the GPS trail
Comments can be added to any GPS trail point. Any point that has a comment associated with it will be marked as such by using a different icon for the GPS trail point.
FalconView 3.2.0 lets you add multiple coast tracks to the GPS overlay. A coast track is an unidentified aircraft with a known heading and velocity. Once coast tracks are created, you can perform the following operations:
- Label the coast tracks
- Obtain a range and bearing from own ship position to one or more coast tracks
- Obtain a range and bearing between two coast tracks
- Obtain an intercept point between any two coast tracks
- Center the screen on a given coast track
- Display a course vector from the coast track icon (The length of this course vector will reflect where the coast track will be at a set time or distance from the current position.)
During GPS playback, the coast track will be displayed starting at the time of creation and follow a path based on the known heading and velocity.
Slowdown-by-Distance Point Editing
You can select and drag slowdown-by-distance (SD) points inside of the Route Editor. The following operations are available with the SD points:
- Select and drag SD points along the inbound leg to the drop zone (The distance from the SD to the DZ when the point is dropped will set the slowdown distance in the Route Server.)
- Set the distance from the secondary SD to the DZ in a similar fashion.
Vertical Obstruction Display
FalconView 3.2.0 will read and display Vector Vertical Obstruction Display (VVOD) data. VVOD is a form of vertical obstruction data published by NIMA as a draft-standard. Once distributed, this data may replace CHUM for some applications.
Vector Smart Map Display
FalconView can read and display Vector Smart Map Level 0 Coverage (VMAP0) data from the source medium. VMAP0 is a new map type very similar to the vector overlay in older versions of FalconView, but VMAP0 is more current.
You can center the map and plan on latitudes N90 to S90 in the Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) and Orthographic projections.
FalconView 3.2.0 allows you to generate a user defined route corridor overlay, with options such as line style, color, and independent corridor widths for each leg of the corridor.
Enhanced Map Projection Support
FalconView 3.2.0 displays and prints Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC), Mercator, and Orthographic projections in addition to the Equal Arc projection that was supported in previous versions.
Enhanced No-Fly Area Support
You can add or edit drawing toolkit objects in the drawing overlay by using a text-based, manual-entry dialog. Drawing object types have a manual entry dialog that is similar to the old object properties dialog. You can display all objects of a type in a list. This allows you to select an object textually, center the object on the map, and edit the object's properties.
Minimize Drop Zone Scale Distortion
FalconView 3.2.0 allows you to minimize distortion in drop zone (DZ) and chart printouts (Equal Arc projection) through one of the following options:
- You can match the horizontal and vertical scales when printing with the print window area only map printing option. The image will be proportional to a "to scale" map. The aspect ratio will be based on geographic distances rather than on the dimensions of the map data itself.
- You can specify a scale factor when printing via the page layout tool. This scale factor will allow the scale to be changed from 10 percent to 400 percent of its nominal value. For example, a JOG printed with a scale factor of 50 percent will be printed with a scale of 1:500,000 rather than with a scale of 1:250,000. A 5-meter CIB printed with a zoom factor of 200 percent will be printed with a scale of 1:12,500 rather than with a scale of 1:25,000.
CAPS Validated and Unit Drop Zones and Landing Zones
A new overlay type was added to allow you to view validated and unit drop zones and landing zones derived from the PFPS Drop Zones and Landing Zones databases. You can also display AZAR data as an overlay.
NIMA CD Library Printing
A CD library function was built into the Map Data Manager. With it, you can do the following:
- Identify map data CDs based on selected map areas and filter criteria (e.g., map data type, geographic boundaries)
- Manage a local, map data CD library with inventory information
- Show the approximate area covered by a specific map data CD without having the actual CD
FalconView 3.2.0 supports a new GeoTIFF map type. With it, you can view and print the following new types of maps and imagery:
- US Geological Survey (USGS) Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) topographical maps
- 1-meter Digital Orthophoto Quadrangle (DOQ) imagery
- Individual GeoTIFF images (e.g., aerial photos)
User Interface Enhancements
You can smoothly pan the display by either dragging the map display itself, or dragging an object on the display. You can also zoom in or scale in using a rubber-band box. The zoom percent or scale will depend directly on the size of the box. The center of the box will become the center of the map.