GPS Points Layer: Color Code Breakdown

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GPS Points Layer: Color Code Breakdown

Postby adriansinger » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:07 pm

Have you ever wondered what all the colors of the arrows in the GPS points layer of the WME represent?

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The answer is simple, every color represents a different direction.

However, which color represents which direction? That's a little more complex! Check out the visual below:

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Re: GPS Points Layer: Color Code Breakdown

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:12 pm

For the uninitiated, this is called "color by azimuth."
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Re: GPS Points Layer: Color Code Breakdown

Postby walbing » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:15 pm

excellent, this was one of the questions I had

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Re: GPS Points Layer: Color Code Breakdown

Postby ciamagno » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:40 am

Nice adrian, i will translate and post it in the brazilian forum. thanks
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Re: GPS Points Layer: Color Code Breakdown

Postby orbitc » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:08 am

I'm glad for this explanation. Nice work Adrian
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Re: GPS Points Layer: Color Code Breakdown

Postby hebermc » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:40 am

Very interesting!
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Re: GPS Points Layer: Color Code Breakdown

Postby juanfelipep » Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:26 pm

Thanks Adrian
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Re: GPS Points Layer: Color Code Breakdown

Postby taco909 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:42 pm

Interesting, but what would be more useful would be color indicating velocity. The direction of the arrows indicate the direction and position, but some kind of speed indication would be helpful in locating segments that are causing routing problems due to corrupted data, or perhaps pollution from a nearby parking lot (or a freeway "sharing" data with a frontage road)
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Re: GPS Points Layer: Color Code Breakdown

Postby hebermc » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:45 am

taco909 wrote:Interesting, but what would be more useful would be color indicating velocity. The direction of the arrows indicate the direction and position, but some kind of speed indication would be helpful in locating segments that are causing routing problems due to corrupted data, or perhaps pollution from a nearby parking lot (or a freeway "sharing" data with a frontage road)


There are addons that can display the segment speed.
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Re: GPS Points Layer: Color Code Breakdown

Postby taco909 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:40 am

hebermc wrote:
taco909 wrote:Interesting, but what would be more useful would be color indicating velocity. The direction of the arrows indicate the direction and position, but some kind of speed indication would be helpful in locating segments that are causing routing problems due to corrupted data, or perhaps pollution from a nearby parking lot (or a freeway "sharing" data with a frontage road)


There are addons that can display the segment speed.

I have that, and it is useful, but having the fine resolution of the GPS points reflecting speeds would be more useful.
As it is with the addon, I can see that maybe a freeway segment runs 45, and the frontage road runs 35.
Are those accurate, or is the frontage road poorly placed and it's actually 65/25? Is there a cluster of invalid points that are showing 15, or someone using Waze while on a bicycle and corrupting the data?
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