[kismac] Re: Map stuff

  • From: Michael Rossberg <mick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 11:59:15 +0200

> I noticed that sometimes (hard to reproduce) I can load an
> 'oversized' map image yet cannot zoom out. That is, initially the
> 'map' window shows the map scaled down and fit to window. When I save
> the map as kismac map and proceed, at some stage, possibly sometime
> after reloading the map (definitely happened both when calibrated and
> when not calibrated) I can not zoom out, while I only see a small
> portion of the map. I'll try to reproduce my steps when this occurs,
> and meanwhile, this might be a lead for others to watch for the same
> behaviour and report such.

i can confirm you this, but i think there is not too much i can do 
about it. it seems to be some redrawing error.

> Maybe for clarities sake, the GPS locations (last position, current
> GPS reading, GPS position of the mouse pointer when it is over the
> map) all deserve a place of their own in the 'map' window edge.

mh. i ll think about it.

> Another thing that I found out, maybe something for a manual, is that
> if you have calibrated the map and choose the 'set current position',
> then after clicking the map, you get your current location predefined
> in the dialog box.
> Had 'show current position' not been used for displaying or hiding
> the 'breathing spot', it might have been better to have the menu read
> as 'show current position' rather than 'set current position'.
> The 'set current position' allows you to check your GPS receiver and
> your map calibration against your known position. I mean by this: if
> you have a map calibrated using eg. an atlas and you have recorded
> your GPS home (house) location for a longer time (overnight; a few
> thousand readings), you can check if the average location of the
> house actually shows the correct coordinates when you click on your
> house in your calibrated map, and by switching on the GPS, you can
> see if the 'trace' is wandering around your house or that it is way
> off.
> Ehr, Mick, 'reset GPS subsystem', doesn't by accident mess up
> calibration too, does it?

i dont think so =|


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