[glideplan_swproj] Igc color scaling

  • From: Kuba Marek <blue.cube@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: glideplan_swproj@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 18:24:28 +0100

Hi,
I have UI design / usability question, mainly for Tom and Mr Wilkie::

How should the IGC colors be scaled? For example if flights lowest point
has altitude 200 m and highest point has altitude 1000m, then should
the color gradient be scaled into the interval <200, 1000>, or should it
be always <0, some_reasonably_high_value>?

The first option makes better use of the limited resolution, but the
second version has the advantage of showing more information.

Or maybe making it non-linear could work too --
something like 1  - (1 / (1+ altitude))

The question also applies to most of the other quantities.

What do you think?

Kuba

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