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Panoramic views

Have you ever go on a trip and when you came to the viewpoint, you dont not know names of the hills, mountains, towns and villages that lies in front of you? You can try to identify them, if you have a map and a compass, or you can try our application.

By click to the Panorama tab you will get to the panoramic generator. It will draw outlook based on your location and orientation, same as you see it. Just turn on your device positioning (GPS) and allow the sharing of positions in the web browser. Or you can enter your location manually by moving the marker on the map. This is useful, for example, if you want to prepare a view even before they go to that location. Outdoors is bad data connection often.

The following two pictures shows generated view for hills in "České středohoří" region in Czech Republic and its comparison with the view from Google Street view. Clicking on the pictures you can launch a preset generator or go to Google Street view.

Panorama vypočtené

Panoramatický pohled přes Google street view

How it works?

Our web server contains a database of peaks and points of interest. View generator can get data from Open Street Maps service also. From the list of nearest points program selects these which can be seen from current position and angle of view. For selected points program gradually determines altitudes, like radar (using Google Elevation Service). From altitudes is possible calculate angle relative to the horizon (including the correction of the curvature of the earth). Gradual rendering from the nearest peaks ensures respecting of occultations

The view generator works for any place on Earth thanks to the Open Street Maps database. This database have not much data for some places on Earth. Because of that data can be added into internal database. Currently, the internal database contains detailed data for some areas of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

If you are interested in our application and would like to contribute to its improvement, please contact us at: mlopata@seznam.cz


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