Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Paragliding Planning with Google Maps


XC Planner is a Google Maps based planning tool for paragliders.

I know nothing about paragliding so I don't feel entirely qualified to comment on this map but it looks very impressive. Using the map you can select the type of paragliding flight you wish to undertake and then drag and drop the turning points. Coloured polygons on the map (I presume) show thermals (although I may be completely wrong).

Version 2 of XC Planner is currently in development. You can get a sneak peak of the new app here.
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