Re: Balloon chasing program [1 Attachment]
It sounds like a good idea.
Allow Open Maps or Google maps to be preloaded where you think the balloon will go.
Have a North Compass on the map (if map rotates), and bearing and distance to the balloon maybe another arm on compass as well as digital. Range in Miles if over a mile and then yards if under a mile. (With choice of metric or Imperial units)
Rise/fall rate for short term (1 minute) and longer term (last 10 minutes or so)
Balloon Burst notification when it changes from rising to falling. Then reset the fall/rate so you get a better idea of the descent rate.
Be able to remap track names (in case people have lent trackers to other vehicles) and easily exclude trackers not involved in the recovery.
Have the last reported Lat,Lon,Altitude easily available incase you have to get out and start walking to find it with a handheld GPS.
If you are really ambitious you could plot best route to get to where the balloon will land. :)
On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 1:11 PM, Jerry Gable jerrygable@... [GPSL] <GPSL-noreply@...> wrote: