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[IDV #TER-588579]: feet meters altitude flight track KML



Actually, according to the KML documentation altitude must be in meters.

http://code.google.com/apis/kml/documentation/kmlreference.html#coordinates

-Julien

> Thank you.   Have a nice trip to China!
> 
> On 11/08/2010 08:20 PM, Unidata IDV Support wrote:
> >> Hi Julien,
> >> Yes, I can convert my KML files into the correct units before reading
> >> into the IDV.
> >> --Dave
> >>
> > Hi Dave,
> >        I am in China now and will be back next week. The bug is in the 
> > drawing control, the default unit for the vertical coordinate is meter, and 
> > no api to modify or checking the unit. The IDV can read in your kml file 
> > and displaying it as a drawing control line, I think for the short term it 
> > would be nice to convert your kml file to meter before reading into the 
> > IDV, it will be in our todo list to make IDV more flexible on the input 
> > data unit.
> >
> > Yuan
> >> On 11/08/2010 04:50 PM, Unidata IDV Support wrote:
> >>> Hi David,
> >>>
> >>> I am able to confirm your problem.
> >>>
> >>> IDV support for KML/KMZ files is somewhat inconsistent.
> >>>
> >>> For the time being, would it be possible to convert your KML files into 
> >>> the correct units before reading into the IDV?
> >>>
> >>> -Julien
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> Full Name: David ahijevych
> >>>> Email Address: address@hidden
> >>>> Organization: ncar
> >>>> Package Version: 2.9u2 - build Nov. 4
> >>>> Operating System: linux
> >>>> Hardware: 32-bit
> >>>> Description of problem: I hate to have 2 pending questions, but here's 
> >>>> another one.
> >>>> When I open the attached KML file (from the PREDICT field catalog--it is 
> >>>> flight track info from the NCAR GV aircraft), IDV assumes the altitude 
> >>>> is in meters, when it is really in feet. Viewing the KML in a text 
> >>>> editor, I see that the units are clearly labeled "feet", but perhaps the 
> >>>> KML format is wrong in some other way. It was created in EOL.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>> Ticket Details
> >>> ===================
> >>> Ticket ID: TER-588579
> >>> Department: Support IDV
> >>> Priority: Normal
> >>> Status: Open
> >>>
> >>
> >
> > Ticket Details
> > ===================
> > Ticket ID: TER-588579
> > Department: Support IDV
> > Priority: Normal
> > Status: Closed
> >
> 
> 


Ticket Details
===================
Ticket ID: TER-588579
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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