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Old 23-11-2015, 12:39   #16
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Re: noon to noon as opposed to midnight to midnight?

I also honour this thread as having the best thread drift of all time, I note none of us have even tried to answer the OP's question, surely a record...
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Re: noon to noon as opposed to midnight to midnight?

OK...lets try again...

The time of 'Noon' or 'Meridian Passage' changes on a daily basis when related to 'clock time' ( whether that 'clock time' is GMT, PMT, UTC, Ship's Time, Zone Time or Liberian Standard Time) due to the nature of the earth's orbit around the sun.
This change can be seen by inspecting the 'Equation of Time' information on the daily pages of the Nautical Almanac and over the course of a year can see the true sun running up to 15 minutes ahead or behind the mean sun.

Is that better?

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Re: noon to noon as opposed to midnight to midnight?

Well, before I start to code this, can you guys come to an agreement as to whether you want to cut the track at "noon" (or any other time your preferred industry uses) according to the computer time, zonal time, UTC or exact local time? Or all of them, configurable, so that more people can yell at us that we are making OpenCPN too complicated to use?

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Re: Noon to Noon As Opposed to Midnight to Midnight?

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Is there a way to display tracks this way (noon to noon)?
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Oh yeah.....the original question!...:what:

I coulda swore there was something in there about "high" noon.......
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Re: Noon to Noon As Opposed to Midnight to Midnight?

Pelagic, I thought you had no use for OpenCPN. [If I am mistaken, I must have read something cryptic that I did not understand. If so please accept my apology.]
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Re: Noon to Noon As Opposed to Midnight to Midnight?

Guilty of being too cryptic sometimes....:sly:

More accurate to say...I haven't personally used OpenCPN on passages, so am more ignorant about its pros and cons.
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Unless you work in the oil industry at sea. For some reason, they all want figures and distances based on midnight to midnight.
I can answer this one, Being a oilfield worker, costs are day rate, new day for the oilfield starts after midnight, so all footage and costs are recorded at that time,
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I can answer this one, Being a oilfield worker, costs are day rate, new day for the oilfield starts after midnight, so all footage and costs are recorded at that time,
Still does not help my engineers who have to go and record fuel consumption at midnight (very unsociable), which is why the midnight figures are just a flog of the proper noon figures.
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Well, before I start to code this, can you guys come to an agreement as to whether you want to cut the track at "noon" (or any other time your preferred industry uses) according to the computer time, zonal time, UTC or exact local time? Or all of them, configurable, so that more people can yell at us that we are making OpenCPN too complicated to use?

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As you will have to check for a specific hour anyhow, why not defined by user?
Making it equivalent to the route properties perhaps? Where you have the option for UTC, PC, Local already..

And as you are tackling the tracks: a tick mark every hour (with time stamp) would be a nice thing

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Re: noon to noon as opposed to midnight to midnight?

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OK...lets try again...

The time of 'Noon' or 'Meridian Passage' changes on a daily basis when related to 'clock time' ( whether that 'clock time' is GMT, PMT, UTC, Ship's Time, Zone Time or Liberian Standard Time) due to the nature of the earth's orbit around the sun.
This change can be seen by inspecting the 'Equation of Time' information on the daily pages of the Nautical Almanac and over the course of a year can see the true sun running up to 15 minutes ahead or behind the mean sun.

Is that better?

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Re: Noon to Noon As Opposed to Midnight to Midnight?

Just a comment...

The original idea of daily tracks had nothing to do with any bookkeeping. It was just a technical measure to prevent having tracks that become unmanageably long (with tracking always on), or - alternatively - having too many little tracks segments (with tracking on/off often, e.g. to save on laptop power).

I considered various approaches, including size-based cutoff, and traditional noon-noon as well. Eventually, I thought that cruising life rhythm is nowadays more often related to calendar dates, than to noon sights (sigh), both in coastal hopping and in long stretches.

In practice, after completing a passage I join (Extend, and perhaps Reduce Data, if nothing interesting happens) daily tracks into a harbour-to-harbour track. So ideally, the cutoff might also be manual or logbook driven, as long as there is no danger of the track growing too long...

With the automatic daily tracks, I can just defer the cleaning up until a convenient time.

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