EraWebScene Help Page

MAP HELP

 

Using the Map Controls and Settings

With WebScene, airports are able to provide a website display showing the actual status of aircraft operations in the sky in real-time, with a slight delay or in playback mode. A secure private connection allows the airport to view the data for additional needs specific to the different airport departments.

Map Display: The console initializes with a delayed real time display of aircraft operations over a map of the local area. The positions of the aircraft are updated periodically on the map. Information can be obtained about an aircraft operation by clicking on the corresponding airplane with the mouse pointer. Information about the selected airplane is displayed in the information box to the upper right of the map.

Data Controls: By default, the map displays the delayed real time position of the operations being tracked by the AirScene system. This is indicated by the selection of the Real Time View radio button. In this mode, the operations can be frozen in time with the pause button. Updates to the display can be resumed by pressing the play button. Selecting the historic view button enables the user to enter a start time for display of historic data. Tracks can be displayed in both forward and reverse time increments.

Map Controls: There are several ways to control the display of the map. The size of the map can be set by selecting one of three boxes at the bottom left of the map. The map view can be zoomed in and out with the zoom control at the bottom center of the map. Clicking on the map while holding down the Ctrl key will re-center it on that point and zoom in one level. The map can be panned by selecting one of eight arrows around the perimeter of the map.††

 

 

Selecting Aircraft to Reveal Flight Information

Using your mouse, click on an airplane and its flight information will be displayed in the box provided.The selected aircraft will be indicated by a green highlight around the plane.The aircraft information will remain on the screen until you select another plane.†† See address lookup for details on how to open slant range windows.

 

 

 

Obtaining Flight Information

The information displayed can vary depending on what information is available to WebScene.Some aircraft will not display information if they are overflights or military planes.Others will display Flight Number, Aircraft Type, Arrival City, Departure City and Altitude.

 

Address Lookup

The map can be centered and zoomed to a specific address by entering completing the address and city fields to the right of the map. Pressing submit will zoom the map in one level and center the map around the address.

To look up an address and see its location on the map, enter the address into the boxes provided and submit.A red flag icon will mark the address location on the map.This location will remain flagged on the map for the remainder of your viewing.††

 

 

Displaying the Slant Range

Once an address has been located, user can open one or more informational windows showing the slant range to overflying aircraft.†† To do this, the user must hold the Alt key while selecting aircraft.

 


Controlling Animated Flight Replay

Choosing the Replay Date

To select the date, click on the calendar icon to choose the specific date.Navigating through the months is possible by clicking on the arrow keys to the left and right of the month and year.The flag to the left will go back in months and the flag to the right will go forward in months.There may be a few seconds delay while the data is loading.

Selecting the Replay Start Second, Minute & Hour

To select the time you wish to replay, use the arrows provided.The arrow pointing up will increase the time.Down will decrease the time.

 

Selecting the Replay Direction

There are also options to play the flight tracks in forward and reverse.Pressing Play will play the tracks in forward motion and Play Reverse, will play the tracks in reverse with 3 second lapses in flight tracks.

 

Pausing Replay

Pressing the Pause button will pause the playing of the flight tracks, whether you are viewing tracks in Real Time or Historical View, or forward or reverse motion.

 

Selecting the Replay Speed

While in Historical View mode, the replay speed can be adjusted.To adjust the speed, use the dropdown box provided and select 1x, 3x or 10x.1x will show real-time replay animation, 3x will show 3 second lapses, and 10x will show 10 second lapses.

 

Zoom

There are ten Zoom levels to choose from to meet your needs.You can zoom in on the map by either holding down the Ctrl button and clicking on the map, in which each click will center the map around this point and zoom in one level, or use the zoom bar to zoom in and out by clicking on the bars.

 

 

 

Map Size

Map Size can be adjusted to work with your monitorís settings.There are three sizes available to best suit your needs and your monitorís settings.To adjust the map size, click on one of the three icons.The small icon selects the smallest map size available and the largest icon selects the largest map size available.

 

 

Map Source

This is a customizable feature that is available as an option with WebScene.If this option is enabled at the corresponding airport, several types of maps are available for viewing.Use the dropdown box to select the map of choice.Some options may include Street Map, Topographic, Urban Aerial and BW Aerial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noise Monitors:This is an option with WebScene.If this option is enabled at the corresponding airport, it allows the user to view the location of the airportís noise monitors on the map.The NMT location will be displayed in gray if there is no noise, green if the levels are below the set ambient levels, yellow if they are approaching the event triggering threshold, and yet if they exceed the event threshold.

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NMT number; No Noise data is available.

Noise levels at the NMT not within an alarm state.

Noise levels at the NMT are approaching an event state.

Noise levels are in an event state.