Inclination from position to cursor

Kåre Øst shared this idea 27 days ago
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For BC skiing avalanche safety and also evaluations of when sun/moon light is hitting a position it would be really useful to now the angle/inclination between my position and the cursor. I have loaded a DEM with the map, so its only a matter of doing invTan(vertical distance to cursor / horizontal distance) and having the opportunity to see that number of degrees next to the line between the position and the cursor!

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and if that dream comes true, then an easy way to set a fake position would also be a very nice tool in combination

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This falls away if one could get slope value on map lines :) (ref other post further down)

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Hello,

useful idea. You may already set "elevation" as a value to this line thanks to so-called "Expert settings".

I've just updated visible elevation so it will also contain the "slope" value like on the screen below.

Value "+" means up and value "-" down, same as with elevation difference. Usable?

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Hello


Thx for response. Those expert settings :) going to look further into that!


Yes something like that would work great! I would really prefer the slope value to be in degrees, as that is what is used in avalanche cases!


Also nice if it was possible to have more than one piece of data on each side of the line, but not so very important.


EDIT - i see that one can do the same for map lines, which is great. Extremely useful! Please put a slope value on that one as well :)

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Hi, the slope value in degrees would be greate in this way.


Thanks Norton

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Hello,

option to change slope units between percents and degrees is already in the app settings.

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Great - found that.


Must ask; Menion, the screendump you provided, is that from the latest update of Locus, or from your own test-environment?

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It was from test version of planner Locus Map 4, anyway this change will be available maybe at the end of this week in the planned 3.50 version of Locus Map Free/Pro.

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Great. Thx a lot. It was really nice getting this.

BTW one use for me is: I'm a mountain guide, and in my spare time I'm into full moon skiing, headtorch skiing and nighttime skiing in general. Even this night i was high in my local mountains, seing the moon lighting up some mackerel clouds from underneath. Wondering when it would rice behind the neighbor mountain in the east, i checked the horizontal and vertical distance, calculated the invTan and hit the link to my mooncalc.org from within locus and saw that it was another 20 minutes before i would be able to see the moon. All in less than a minute :)

Anyways it was to cold for us to wait, and the bed was calling so we went down immediately...

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Sounds like an amazing evening :)

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The change did not come with 3.50 it seems to me. Am i missing something?

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I found out - its on the cursor to gps line. great! But if it could also be on the map line you get with two-finger measuring it would be awsome.


Installed the LM4 beta - the same goes for that - also here there is no expert settings for "map lines" only for cursor to gps...

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Right, I'll look at it, thanks.

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thx. I understand theres a lot going on all the time, and im pretty amazed that you do all the stuff you do, answering all the posts and stuff like that.

I also know that this thing is maybe just for a small part off the users of Locus Map, so again, really appreciated

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Where can I get the new version?

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