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Airspace information like the German DFS


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Hello Skydemon Team,
i do not find the current airspace information quickly visible, especially in flight. Just like the German DFS is doing in the Icao charts, I think it's a better solution. I once created an example.



Björn

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We don't get much call for a different style of airspace label, but we'll bear it in mind. The downside of such a label style is that it takes up quite a lot of room, and it's not ideal for dynamic vector charts. In the meantime the What's Here menu is a great way of visualising the entire airspace stack at any point, with a simple touch on the map.
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Tim Dawson - 3/1/2021 10:12:35 AM
We don't get much call for a different style of airspace label, but we'll bear it in mind. The downside of such a label style is that it takes up quite a lot of room, and it's not ideal for dynamic vector charts. In the meantime the What's Here menu is a great way of visualising the entire airspace stack at any point, with a simple touch on the map.

I fully agree with Björn. Airspace information is absolutely crucial. Especially during flight it is very helpful to get this information immediately without activating the Whatˋs Here menu before. Although the information is already on the map, it is not well visible. 
Therefore it would be good to implement Björnˋs proposal or to think about another way to make the airspace information better visible, e.g. by highlighting the font more clearly.

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Please don’t change the label format on the standard SkyDemon chart styles. I think it would represent a backward step. 
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grahamb - 3/21/2021 10:13:02 PM
Please don’t change the label format on the standard SkyDemon chart styles. I think it would represent a backward step. 

It is the stated objective to make a very important piece of information better visible. To what extent is that a backward step?

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Jupp - 3/22/2021 1:28:02 PM
grahamb - 3/21/2021 10:13:02 PM
Please don’t change the label format on the standard SkyDemon chart styles. I think it would represent a backward step. 

It is the stated objective to make a very important piece of information better visible. To what extent is that a backward step?

It could obscure detail on the underlying chart, over which Tim and team would have very little control, unlike on a paper chart where the cartographer will have the opportunity to optimise the position of each and every airspace legend.

When airborne, its obvious from the radar view where the airspace floors are relative to planned and actual level over the next so many miles of flight. If a value is critical, the standard labelling or the ‘what’s here’ pop-up is good enough for me. 

I have no interest in what Tim does with the DFS style chart; what I’m asking is that he leaves the standard SkyDemon chart styles as they are, as I think they are a model of clarity. 

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