Ticket #55 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Show names of waypoints from waypoints file

Reported by: ag Owned by: joerg
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.3.1
Component: FsComp Version:
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When reading a waypoints file, the waypoint ID is shown with coordinates (in Task). The waypoint name should also be shown, as it is the "human readable" form rather than b01. Also it could be helpful if the name is shown in fsflight / view and reports.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by SCDBob

Please assign this ticket for the next version of FS because it's a an enhancement required by many pilots (it's easier to remember the name of the waypoint rather than the ID).

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by oyvellef

I've always set up the WPT file with ID the same as name, that way there is no confusion for the pilots on what is the Waypoint.

Some instruments show ID, some show names, some show both, creating confusion for pilots and task setters if they are different.

I think best practice is to use short waypoint names, usually 6 letters/digits are OK.

What would be the reason to have a separate ID from the Waypoint?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by SCDBob

It's for a mnemonic reason. In example in Italy waypoints always have the ID and description: N001045 "Decollo Norma" ad so on.

If a pilot had a problem setting the task on the GPS he could make the task only remembering the waypoint description rather than the ID: it's easier to remember "Decollo Norma", "Laghetto", "Cori" than "N01045", "N02023", "N03123", also because usually turnpoints are easy to identify with something on the ground.

Having the waypoint description on the report make the pilot easier to remember which was the task for that day, even without knowing the ID of every single turnpoint.

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by joerg

  • Owner changed from somebody to joerg
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Milestone set to 1.3.0

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by joerg

  • Status changed from assigned to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by joerg

  • Milestone 1.3.0 deleted

Milestone 1.3.0 deleted

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by joerg

  • Milestone set to 1.3.1
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