ArduPlotter – Updated Responsive Web Design

Whilst ArduPlotter has always been responsive (utilising the Bootstrap framework), it hasn’t always used all of the available screen space. This was especially true for large screen devices (1200px+ wide).

I have updated it so that if your browsers is larger than 1200px, you will get graphs to the right of the map instead of below it. This allows a lot more of the information to be viewed simultaneously. Continue reading

ArduPlotter – 3D Map (CesiumJS)

So on Christmas Eve I was tracking Santa (as you do), and noticed that the NORAD tracking no longer opens up Google Earth, but instead works in browser.

Doing some digging around I found that they used Cesium. This uses WebGL to create 2D maps and 3D globes. From the start of ArduPlotter there has been a button to download a (generated) KML file of the flight which will open in Google Earth if you have it installed. Being able to view a 3D map in browser seemed like an awesome idea, so I set about making a quick prototype.

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