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Earl,

 

That is true. And to build an ESE file is not an easy task at all. It is not expected that individuals can do it for themselves (same as sector files). We suggest that the appropriate staff members who are maintaining the sector files should build the extension files. We are ready to support them building the ESE files via the [email protected] email.

 

Gergely

EuroScope developer

Gergely.

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Earl,

 

That is true. And to build an ESE file is not an easy task at all. It is not expected that individuals can do it for themselves (same as sector files). We suggest that the appropriate staff members who are maintaining the sector files should build the extension files. We are ready to support them building the ESE files via the [email protected] email.

 

Gergely

EuroScope developer

 

It would be very helpful if there would be a procedural guide explaining how to make the most difficult part of the .ese for a small example sector file. The guide as it is doesn't cut the logic as well.

 

Otherwise the features seems very interesting.

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Hello guys,

 

Just a hint for the ones, who decided to build the ESE file. I don't remember if it has been written in the docomeentation or not, but you can get the coordinates from the radar itself by selecting it with the mouse.

 

[F1] + d or .distance and click on the screen. The coordinates will be in the scratchpad and you will be able to copy&paste it to the file.

 

But usually most of the coordinates you need are in the .SCT file.

 

Peter

 

Ps: Sami, let's see what Gergely has to add to your request. A simple guide is not a bad idea.

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This is an idle question as at the moment I've no complaints with VRC, but I'm curious.

 

In ZOA, like many major US metropolitan areas, we have a very complex approach airspace that is really 8 sectors that all go under the radio name 'Norcal Approach'. Depending on the controllers logged in, the sectors may be split & combined nearly any arbitrary way between whomever's working. For example, at our recent Light the Night event, we started with three Norcal controllers each working multiple sectors, then eventually as folks had to go and traffic quieted down, we condensed into two, then one. Further complicating the matter, depending on which flow we are in at SFO, the sector lines are drawn differently and one completely new sector is added that disappears when we go back to west flow!

 

And, the last point of complication - there is no guide or hierarchy to how controllers log on to these positions. For example, if I am covering MRY, SJC, and MOD sectors, I could be logged in as MOD_APP, MRY_APP, or SJC_APP pretty much at my own discretion. So there is really very little correlation between logged in names and what sectors are being worked.

 

If EuroScope can support this almost hopelessly complex airspace arrangement I'd be interested in learning more about it. Until then, I'm afraid any attempt to use its sophistication & automation in terms of online-sector display and so on will cause more trouble than it solves - at least for our airspace.

Tim Krajcar

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I made a small and very crude utility with PHP to help visualise the sectorline coordinates. It will display all pasted sectorline coordinates on the google map. It's possible to copy & paste a single block and multiple sectorline blocks as long as the pasted sectorline blocks are preceded by "SECTORLINE:" and each coordinate by "COORD:". Pretty much straight forward copy & pasting from an .ese file.

 

I made this for my own use but figured some others might like to see the sectorlines on a map.

 

An example of the proper format to be copy pasted into the utility:

 

SECTORLINE:RWY1_2

DISPLAY:TERM1:TERM1:RWY1

COORD:N047.25.46.561:E019.15.2.971

COORD:N047.25.49.211:E019.15.6.575

 

SECTORLINE:RWY1_3

DISPLAY:RWY1:RWY1:TERM2

DISPLAY:TERM2:RWY1:TERM2

COORD:N047.25.49.211:E019.15.6.575

COORD:N047.26.58.111:E019.13.14.847

 

 

It's possible to paste any number of such blocks and each will be drawn on the map. Beware that the coordinates are not located on the map exactly in the same location as in Euroscope.

 

The utility:

http://fishu.kapsi.fi/draw_ese.php

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