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Old 19-08-2014, 18:49   #31
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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

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Cog is the thicker line ending with a square.
Hdg is the thinner dashed line ending with a circle.
Note that the hdg line is equal in length to the cog line.

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I think the current handling, regarding line style, is fine. With an infinite heading line there is no need for a termination.

Perhaps COG should end in a triangle i.e. an EP (estimated position)? Well it does in British style (RYA) plotting anyway.

A square usually indicates a waypoint, but maybe you are using to indicate GPS derived EP?
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Old 20-08-2014, 04:24   #32
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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

In favour of a infinite heading line!

To overcome the loss of the course/speed vector, a mark should be added at a user defined distance (preferably either in miles or course/speed minutes). (It would be a shame to lose this practical current feature)
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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

Suggestion to keep the vector and arrowhead but extend shaft with a different color maybe dashed line

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Rob s idea would work too

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Old 20-08-2014, 14:43   #35
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Dashed line is already used for COG.

We are only talking about an infinite heading line here. COG remains configurable by the user in time, and hopefully distance.
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In favour of a infinite heading line!

To overcome the loss of the course/speed vector, a mark should be added at a user defined distance (preferably either in miles or course/speed minutes). (It would be a shame to lose this practical current feature)
There would be no loss of course / speed vector. The COG remains as it is.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:07   #37
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Xiurong et al.:

in case you didn't see it -
length of heading predictor can now (latest beta 3.3.2107) be defined independently from the COG predictor.

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Xiurong et al.:

in case you didn't see it -
length of heading predictor can now (latest beta 3.3.2107) be defined independently from the COG predictor.

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Thanks! Will download!
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Xiurong et al.:

in case you didn't see it -
length of heading predictor can now (latest beta 3.3.2107) be defined independently from the COG predictor.

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First observation, the heading predictor length number is "1" every time I start ocpn

second: I don't see the line (home pc test with bluetooth gps) I do get the COG line
edit>what was I thinking... a gps only gives a COG and no heading. But since my ship also only has a gps I even stronger want an infinite COG vector!

Third: I think I may have asked for the wrong line (not a native speaker...).
What I would like is an "infinite" COG line, after-all the COG is where the ship is going, the heading is only what you see in front of the bow... And on this infinite line I would like a marker that showes where I am in x minutes.
Because want to know if I'm sailing in the right direction to a far away point and I also want to know where I will be in 15 minutes. I can't imagine that I'm the only sailor who wants to know both without having to go to the settings menu.

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Re: We need a Long Heading Line

xiurong made the intital request, and he asked for a long HEADING line that was very clear. I thing this is the appropriate long line for several reasons.
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First observation, the heading predictor length number is "1" every time I start ocpn

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Xiurong et al.:

in case you didn't see it -
length of heading predictor can now (latest beta 3.3.2107) be defined independently from the COG predictor.

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This is the best news since I aboard current vessel on 15-aug-2014 at Walvis Bay,Namibia.Thank you for this change made and say so many thanks to all the friends in this forum who helped me during my request!

I will post another 2 thread when I arrive at Las palmas or Immingham,UK.These 2 thread are about the COG and Heading line display style and,the COG arrow predictor length setting for OWN ship and AIS target.

Thank you again!
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