These release notes apply to the Photo Ephemeris Web beta site only (see also the production version release notes.) Please send feedback and observations via the Help button at the bottom right of the page.
Note: if you switch from the beta to production site, or vice versa, you will likely need to clear cached data in order for everything to load correctly (instructions). Avoid running multiple instances of the app in separate tabs - things will misbehave. You can open a Private or Incognito browser window if necessary to do this, or use two different browsers.
3.5.4 Feb 13 2023
- FIXED: sharing URLs were not correctly generated - now fixed (regression in 3.5.2)
3.5.2 Feb 11 2023
- IMPROVED: better handling of query parameters in URLs (app no longer 'swallows' all query parameters upon loading)
- Bug fixes
3.5.0 Jan 21 2023
- NEW: adds PlanIGN and OrthoIGN map types for PRO subscribers. These are, respectively, a regional combined street + topographic and satellite maps focussed on France (up to zoom level 19). Reduced maximum zoom levels available outside of France
3.4.3 Jan 21 2023
- FIXED: occasional crash on enabling Skyfire layers
- FIXED: stray '0' displayed near elevation value; misaligned text at top right of page
3.4.1 Jan 18 2023
- NEW: PRO subscribers can now include elevation offsets in saved locations, making it easy to store particular shooting locations (e.g. the observation deck of a particular skyscraper) or subjects (e.g. the height of the tip of radio antenna). Any elevation offset greater than 2m will be displayed in the locations list.
3.4.0 Jan 17 2023
- CHANGED: primary pin elevation offset is now taken into account when observer elevation above the horizon is calculated. For example, if you're shooting from the 71st floor of a skyscraper, you can set the elevation offset for the primary pin (enable geodetics, then edit the offsets, PRO account required), then enable Height above the Horizon. Rise/set times are now adjusted for the observer (i.e. camera) elevation above the horizon. This also means that Visual Search can now account more easily for situations where the camera is elevated above the ground and the target altitude is a negative value.
- IMPROVED: UI cleaned up for elevation at horizon controls/form
- IMPROVED: If elevation offset is set for primary pin (via Edit Geodetics form), the value is displayed next to the primary pin elevation above sea level when Geodetics is disabled
- CHANGED: Visual Search on/off switch has moved to the top right of the Sphere display to make room for the additional horizon and primary elevation offset data display
- CHANGED: Magnetic north control has moved to the Settings page to de-clutter the Map page UI. Also added a link to the Help Article page explaining when magnetic north should be enabled (short version: very rarely)
- CHANGED: minimum altitude in Visual Search has been changed to -5 degrees. This should account for pretty much any situation and should also reduce the incidence of form validation warnings without affecting the search results. -5 degrees corresponds to the greatest negative horizon altitude that is ever likely to be encountered (unless you're in outer space).
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