SoloII: View Overview

The View widget enables adjustments to the zoom, shape and location of the plot plus how, where and if range overlays are drawn.

A zoom of 1.0 implies 300 meters/pixel (roughly 10 km. per cm. of screen).

The location of the landmark determines the origin of range overlay information.

View Options

The "Options" submenu contains two sets of radio buttons and two toggles. The first set is a choice amoung options for range rings and azimuth spokes followed by a toggle to enable or disable labeling.

The second set of radio buttons affects tic mark options.

View Viewlinks

The "ViewLinks" submenu brings up a links widget which identifies which frames are to share this view information.

View Center

The "Center" submenu enables recentering based on previous clicks in the data plus options to define how centering is done in this and other frames.

The default is to center on the local radar and be independent of what is happening in other frames. It is possible to force all linked frames to center on a fixed latitude and longitude or to force all linked frames to center on a reference frame. Otherwise the reference frame has no effect.

The "Set Links" item brings up a links widget to define which frames share this centering information.

View Landmark

The "Landmark" submenu enables referencing the landmark to locations other than the radar. Referencing the radar is the default.

It is possible to force all linked frames to reference a fixed latitude and longitude or to force all linked frames to share the landmark in a reference frame. Otherwise the reference frame has no effect.

The "Set Links" item brings up a links widget to define which frames information.

View TimeSeries

The "TimeSeries" submenu enables color bscan plots based on time. Each pixel along the horizontal is assigned a constant interval of time which enables compression or expansion of time plus revealing gaps in the data.

You have to click "OK" or one of the Replot options to get the time series parameters activated.

Start and stop times are set in the "Sweepfiles" widget. A relative time in the "Start Time" entry shifts the start of the plot. A relative time in the "Stop Time" entry can be used to define the time span.

The default is to plot increasing time from left to right relative to the indicated times with the range increasing upward.

For aircraft data it is possible to fix the center of the plot on an msl altitude and shift the data such the data bin closest to this altitude is at the center of the screen.

In flights where the instrument's fixed angle is changing between nadir and zenith, the "Automatic" option changes increasing range to be either up or down depending on the fixed angle of the instrument.