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Robborsari
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« on: June 27, 2011, 07:31:27 PM »

Working on an ELT today (found on the ramp) I had to plot a few airborne reports.  I tried this range ring tool for the first time:
http://www.metzgerwillard.us/rings/rings.html

It is very easy to use.  It can generate multiple range rings or a single empty or filled circle.  It is easier to use than the google earth circle tool or earth paint. 

You center the view, refresh the link and set the size and options.  I used it to generate coverage circles from the airborne reports.  Very handy.
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Maj Rob Borsari
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sardak
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 12:17:45 AM »

Nice find. I've been using GE Path to draw circles, but not any more.

Mike
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sardak
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 01:01:07 PM »

There are also several other useful Google Earth tools on the same page as the Rings tool. This link on the same page provides a description of each tool. The QUADS tool may be the most useful to most users, but several others are good for power users. 

http://www.metzgerwillard.us/EarthSurvey.html

PLUGIN is a browser plug-in that allows many of the tools, but not Rings, to be used with the on-line version of Google Earth instead of the stand-alone version.

Mike
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JeffDG
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 01:43:44 PM »

Only thing I noticed missing was a nm scale...
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NIN
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 03:05:40 PM »

Oooh, I have an immediate use for that tool.  Awesome find.
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Robborsari
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 11:13:14 AM »

Only thing I noticed missing was a nm scale...

1nm = 1852 meters
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JeffDG
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 11:16:32 AM »

Only thing I noticed missing was a nm scale...

1nm = 1852 meters

Yes, I'm aware of that...but when you click on the rings, they give you the distance of the ring, and "10 nm" is much more friendly that "18,520 m"  :)
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Phil Hirons, Jr.
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 05:13:01 PM »

Only thing I noticed missing was a nm scale...

Could not hurt to send an e-mail to the contact for the site. Nm might not have ever entered their minds.
Could be a very simple programming fix.
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JeffDG
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 05:14:55 PM »

Only thing I noticed missing was a nm scale...

Could not hurt to send an e-mail to the contact for the site. Nm might not have ever entered their minds.
Could be a very simple programming fix.
Already done...if I receive a response, I'll certainly post it here.
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Tom Davis
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 10:00:39 PM »

RINGS (http://www.metzgerwillard.us/rings/rings.html) has been updated to include nautical miles (1 nmi = 1852 m).
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sardak
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2011, 12:59:48 AM »

Tom - if you're just letting us know about the update, thanks. If you're with Metzger+Willard (your location is a clue), thank you very much for being so responsive. I've been messing around with the entire Earth Survey suite and plug-in and find them useful. I do mapping and GIS work as a sideline.

Mike
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starshippe
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2011, 12:49:14 AM »


. . ive been looking for something like quads. do i need to reload it every time i restart google earth?

. . is there any chance of getting the degrees lines one color, the 30 mins another, and the 15 mins yet another? this would make it fairly easy to determine the proper grid using the lat/lon system.

thanks,
bill
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