On my last traveling by glider trip I got to know Karli from Linz. He explained the thermal spaces at the CZ-Austrian boarder. Thanks.
A few years ago I got a photo of a thermal map of western Poland made by Janusz Centka. Now I implemented the very detailed thermal spaces to the digital data base.You can find them in the Download menu or in the file-manager of XCSoar.
Darius Liaugaudas made a thermal map for Lithuania and shared it with us. The map was implemented in Version 2.17 and is available in the download section.
France, Poland and Germany updated. Thanks to Christophe Cousseau, Oskar Straczkowski and Johannes Krakau.
This winter we started a new project. It makes traveling by glider more easy. Please take a look to www.TravelByGlider.eu.
The thermal map is now even more easily available in XCSoar¹ .
It was added to the File Manager. Hence it must only be setup once, updating the map can be done in seconds.
The same is true for the hotspots. We shifted them to www.openAIP.net, because it make no sense to have the same thing twice in the internet. Also the openAIP hotspots are included in the File Manager of XCSoar.
The thermal map was extended near Aachen and Hof (Germany). Thanks to Heinz Koch and Helmut Joost.
After half a year of operation we started to include wave areas as well.
Waves of the initial data base for mid Germany
Wave lifts strongly depend on wind direction and speed. Thus for different wind there is a different file required to store the lift locations. The pilots can select the right file depending on wind properties and activate it in their navigation software to be able to navigate easily to lift locations. Goal for the future is to include more details in the wave dependency due to wind directions and speed.
Hotspots and thermal spaces west of Bremen (Germany) were added by Martin Emke.
Hotspots near Eggersdorf (Germany) were added by Axel Pauli.
Australian contributor @JoeyGlide today sent us highly detailed thermal information for his country via Twitter:
Details for Czech Republic were added to the thermal map.
Thanks to Roman Mracek .
The thermal map range was increased. New areas are parts of England, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Thanks to: Gerrard Dale, Sebastian Kawa, Petr Krejcirik, Adam Czeladzki, Dariusz Czech, Marek Sawczuk, Krzysztof Owsiany, Marek Godlewski, Andras Gyongyosi, Zoltan Suranyi, Tamas Ferenc, Benjamin Schuech und Klaus-Peter Merboth.
From today on, there is a printable version of the thermal map, filed under downloads.
Today thermal spaces Version V2.00 goes online. The first Version was based on Carsten Lindemann thermal map. Now data provided by Ingo Trentlj, Guenther Leineweber and Steffen Kludt was included. The current files contain