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It's not specifically a VATSIM issue (but there is a related issue that is), but an issue with the map projection system. My understanding is that all of the controller clients to date treat lat/longs as a grid, which will fail at the 180th meridian and cause significant distortion near the poles. The workaround that New Zealand and Oakland Oceanic have been using is to have separate sector files for each side of the 180th meridian.

 

There is a related issue with FSD (the server software) that does not handle the 180th meridian when determining whether other clients are in range. The workaround for this is to set visibility points on either side of the 180th meridian.

David Zhong

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