QuteScoop gets even better thanks to VATBOOK

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QuteScoop gets even better thanks to VATBOOK

Postby jonas.eberle » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:24 am

I would just like to say thanks :) :D

QuteScoop has incorporated showing VATBOOK`s data through a so-called "Time Warp" mode since the 1.0.3-alpha.
Also inside is a possibility to query vroute-flightplans, all thanks to Michal.

Thank you Michal and team for providing open interfaces and pushing the whole community with that.

You can get QuteScoop here: http://xivap.linuxpunk.org/index.php/QuteScoop
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Re: QuteScoop gets even better thanks to VATBOOK

Postby jonas.eberle » Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:25 pm

We also added prefiled flights to all modes.
We are getting those through Whazzup, section !PREFILE, e.g. http://www.net-flyer.net/DataFeed/vatsim-data.txt
That is where I just realized that flights that are in e.g. http://vatbook.euroutepro.com/xml2.php?fir=LOVV do not show up in Whazzup !PREFILE.

Aren't those sources coupled?

Should I fetch some http://vatbook.euroutepro.com/xml2.php as well to get all prefiled flights for the network? Thanks for some comment on that, we just want to get it right.
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Re: QuteScoop gets even better thanks to VATBOOK

Postby Michal Rok » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:47 am

Hi,

congrats on the new features.

!PREFILE and VATBOOK are not coupled, as they serve two different purposes. !PREFILE is a feature of VATSIM servers to upload your flight plan before actually connecting to the network (just like you post your flight plan in real life before jumping into the plane). This is very time-limited (all entries expire within 2 hours) and not very useful for other people than the pilot himself; and for this reason (and some others) vroute.info does not display this information at all.

VATBOOK in comparison is for mid-term planning, i.e. "I will fly this evening" or "I will be online on tower on Saturday from 8PM", and is not connected to VATSIM's FSD servers.

When you look up vroute's FIR or country screens, VATBOOK is used for forecasting when a particular flight will be overflying the specific area; in the same way all present flights are forecasted based on their present location, speed and destination.


Michal

ps. can I please have an ignorant's-level description how to set up Qutescoop on my Mac mini?
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Re: QuteScoop gets even better thanks to VATBOOK

Postby jonas.eberle » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:57 am

Thanks Michal,

I am using the !PREFILE data so far, but its not a matter at the moment.

As I am a Mac Noob, I can only dirigate you to QS Homepage.
We have a binary for Mac (1.0.2) online.
The new features in 1.0.3 alpha are depicted in the Changelog and occasionally binaries are announced at the vacc-sag.org board (German). Berhard Harb has an OSX binary that already uses VATBOOK-data: http://www.harb-online.com/index.php?downloads

I am looking forward to release 1.0.3 (or maybe 2.0 ???) in the next weeks. :) :D
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