Changes to Planefinder Website?

vk6tgq

New Member
Hi, there seems to have been a change to the navigation on the Planefinder website. I used to find the navigation to the page with the polar plots for my receiver a bit convoluted, but manageable. However, as of yesterday I can't find a way to navigate to that page. It still exists, as I have bee able to use my browser history to get there. Am I missing something?

Brian, VK6TGQ
 

Lee Armstrong

Administrator
Staff member
Hi Brian,

Yes this is part of a long process to bring the site all back together under one roof!

The receivers are still listed under your account page - https://planefinder.net/account/receivers

However I have noticed that you used to be able to click on the share code to get to the page you mention and that is not there! Is that what you were thinking of?

We'll get that added back today as that was an oversight on our part there!

Lee
 

Andreas Warburton

New Member
At one point there was a really nice 3D polar plotting function, but I can no longer find it. Has it been discontinued, or am I just not navigating properly? I can't recall if it was in one of the mobile apps or on the planefinder.net site. I'm a feeder of ADS-B data, and if possible would like to see my fed data in this format.

Cheers,
Andreas / VA2WBT
 

AnirbanSen

Member
Speaking of plotting and analysis of data, what about deep analysis of ADS-B data?
i) At what altitude and what azimuth is the visibility of a receiver?
ii) Which aircrafts travel often over the site and how far are they visible (suggesting that transmitters on some crafts are more powerful)
iii) Analysis of temperature and wind speed/direction data reported by aircrafts to make a weather data

And anything else you can think of. :)
 

Andreas Warburton

New Member
Speaking of plotting and analysis of data, what about deep analysis of ADS-B data?
i) At what altitude and what azimuth is the visibility of a receiver?
ii) Which aircrafts travel often over the site and how far are they visible (suggesting that transmitters on some crafts are more powerful)
iii) Analysis of temperature and wind speed/direction data reported by aircrafts to make a weather data

And anything else you can think of. :)
There's an active field of research into such things. I was chatting with some of the guys from OpenSky, and they (or people in their research circles) use our data to do all kinds of things, yes, including weather prediction and recording. One that I found particularly amusing was prediction of upcoming corporate mergers/takeovers (presumably based on flight patterns of certain executive aircraft). The volume and cleanliness of the data that this community collectively provides lend themselves to a whole range of "big data" research projects. So it's not only the (obvious and significant) commercial benefit enjoyed by the various organizations that harvest our data, process it, and then sell it to paying customers in the aviation industry.
 

AnirbanSen

Member
There's an active field of research into such things. I was chatting with some of the guys from OpenSky, and they (or people in their research circles) use our data to do all kinds of things, yes, including weather prediction and recording. One that I found particularly amusing was prediction of upcoming corporate mergers/takeovers (presumably based on flight patterns of certain executive aircraft). The volume and cleanliness of the data that this community collectively provides lend themselves to a whole range of "big data" research projects. So it's not only the (obvious and significant) commercial benefit enjoyed by the various organizations that harvest our data, process it, and then sell it to paying customers in the aviation industry.
I wish they would share some data with us, and allow local processing. I have generally noticed that certain airlines and specifically certain aircrafts show up much before on the feed than other planes always flying the same route and at the same altitude. Some aircrafts show up at least 50 nm closer. That would tell us that which aircrafts have stronger transmissions. To be accurate, I would have to note and write down all this data which sadly I don't have the time for. But I'd like to be able to have a tool which can store a month's data locally and then analyse and give me insights.
 
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