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Tape measure?


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mr_rodge
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Hi all,



A simple and extremely useful addition to the software would be to have a 'tape measure' tool that could be used to measure the difference between two points. I know it can be done by drawing a route, but if I have already planned my flight and want to know an accurate distance between two points en-route, such as the exact length of a water crossing, I feel something like this would be more useful than the chart scale.



Cheers.
Tim Dawson
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I agree it would be useful. How would you envisage such a tool working?
adhawkins
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Click a 'Measure' button on the toolbar to enter 'measure mode'. Click on a point, then as you drag the mouse around it gives you distance and bearing from the point you originally clicked (either as a tooltip or in the status bar somewhere).



ESC or click the toolbar button again to leave measure mode.
mr_rodge
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What the above says Smile



Maybe it could 'snap' to things that aren't normally 'snappable' as well, such as town/village boundaries/centres, shore lines etc etc.



Cheers.
luigi692
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I agree, this would be an extremely useful tool, especially to find bearing and distance from a VOR or NDB
One could for ex hold the <Shift> key while dragging the cursor on the screen and a label would appear to indicate distance and bearing between initial point and cursor position, or on a pop up form like the Google Earth ruler tool.
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Agree it would be a nice feature - but with the addition of the ipad shifts become a bit harder to do!

Like the idea of - click the measure button, tap the start point, tap the end point line is drawn showing distance and vector - tap the measure button or dbl-tap the line to clear the line.

That is remarkably similar functionality to google earth measure.
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