Worldview has been working to increase the usability and visibility of its features to help users accomplish their goals!
- Wind Speed for Severe Storms and Surface Area for Iceberg Events now Available
- Orbit Tracks now Available as Vectors
- Take an Image Snapshot with Predefined Coordinates
- Right-Click Context Menu
- Global Settings Panel
- Progressive Web Application (PWA)
Wind Speed for Severe Storms and Surface Area for Iceberg Events now Available
The wind speed of tropical storms and the surface area of icebergs are now displayed in the Events tab. A listing of Iceberg A64's surface area is shown above using data from the US National Ice Center (view in Worldview).
Orbit Tracks now Available as Vectors
Orbit Tracks are now also available as vectors. When you zoom in far enough, you can click on each point on the orbit track to retrieve information like the day/night flag, direction of travel, date and time.
Take an Image Snapshot with Predefined Coordinates
Previously you could only draw a box on the map to take an image snapshot, now we've provided the ability for a user to enter their own bounding box coordinates or a user can "Select Entire Globe".
Right-Click Context Menu
We have made some of the tools that are available around the map interface more easily accessible from the right-click context menu. These include displaying map coordinates (and if you click on the coordinates, they'll be copied to the clipboard), adding multiple place markers, measuring distance, measuring area, and changing the distance/area units between miles and kilometers.
Global Settings Panel
The Global Settings/App-wide Settings Panel now has additional settings that can be configured. In addition to being able to change the Temperature Units for relevant layers, users can also change the coordinate format between 1) Decimal Degrees, 2) Decimal Degree Minutes, and 3) Degrees, Minutes, Seconds. This panel also allows a user to show the antimeridian / approximate date line either on hover or "always on".
Progressive Web Application (PWA)
Worldview is now a Progressive Web App which includes the ability to use it in full screen mode on phones, to launch from your home screen, and to use local caching for faster load times. It's also generally a good compromise to building a native app.
You can also save it as a PWA on your computer desktop as well. In Google Chrome, click the "Install" icon in the URL bar (instructions here) to install Worldview locally.