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  1. The scolling and zooming does not work well on Android mobile devices

    the lagging is such that the program frequently overshoots and zooms out to cover the whole world or zooms into an area away from the intended target. This is very frustrating and needs to be sorted. The problem affects all versions and slow connections (such as away from metro) make it worse.

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    • Get Access to Himiwari 8 Data

      Hey, Great product you have and love your work. Any word on when Himiwari 8 data will be available and if it will be available though your service. A lot of people in my work place (National Parks) are keen on the idea of real time 10 minute updates that seem to be getting promised in media reports but I'm guessing data transfer, correction and processing will still take a couple of hours? Any crumbs you could throw to the hungry wolves would be appreciated.

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      • page designed for mobiles or tablets

        I have only just found Fire Watch,
        I have been looking for an "app" that gives as close as possible to real time updates, with actual locations. ...not regions or districts. Fire Watch seems to tick the boxes.

        But out on the property I don't have access to a full sized computer.
        A tablet or mobile phone is the usual way to make a quick check....I understand that you can't fit as much info on a small screen & contro's get fiddly.
        But something that shows fire location at a glance - perhaps with options that are set up on…

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          • Locate aerial imagery

            Hi - can we put the free locate aerial imagery feed into the base maps/imagery layer?Thanks Paul

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            • Include landsat Data for 2014, 2015?

              Is there a way to get the more Landsat data? The imagery available only goes to 2013!

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              • Sorry, this is a fault I think

                I am getting as pink screen on running a simulation. I thionk Bob Woodward may also be experiencing this issue.

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                • Provide legend for Vegetation Trends map

                  Nice colours. Unfortunately I have no idea what it means as there is not a lgend nor any metadata.

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                  • Use greyscale base image for vegetation history map product

                    Great idea. But draping a transparent colour thematic map over a colour air photo is hard to interpret for some areas (i.e. forest), especially if you are looking for the 'green' colour coding over the green national park forest (e.g. Boranup). How about using greyscale for the air phot instead?

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                    • Fix Issues with Google Earth Export Feature

                      I am having issues exporting the yearly NOAA Burnt Area data to Google Earth as a KML file. Can this be rectified?

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                      • Program doesn't auto update

                        On my android device the map does not auto update after a period of time. If you look at the page after a break it says "logging you back in" but doesn't update the page. In my opinion this is a serious flaw.
                        Otherwise this is a great resorce.

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                        • NOAA imagery geo-referencing problem

                          NOAA Imagery seems to be incorrectly geo-referenced today (12 Jan 2015), in relation to the standard base map. When attempting to plot NOAA image 03:40 N15 from Crib Point (86656), Port Phillip Bay (near Melbourne) appears in southern NSW, i.e the image is several hundred km too far north. Both band 3 and band 5 have this problem. MODIS Imagery looks fine, and yesterday's NOAA files look OK, just seems to be a problem for today's NOAA images.

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                          • Access to SLIP public

                            Loading SLIP public maps and imagery asks for a password. As I apparently don't have one for this server cancelling out of this goes into a near continuous loop

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                            • Make BoM services available as a permanent data layer

                              Great information tool for DFES managers to provide accurate real time situational awareness

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                              • Add current wind pattern layer

                                Add the ability to overlay current weather modeling onto maps from BOM

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                                • Issues printing to PDF, 9-10/7/2014

                                  Hi,

                                  Having a few issues with firewatch not wanting to print to PDF.
                                  Opens a new tab in google chrome, but displays the following message:
                                  <h1>Failed to print. Please try again</h1>
                                  Cheers

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                                  • The "PRINT" functionn does not appear to be functioning

                                    This may be related to a DPAW access issue or an updtae but have had no luck for about 4 months.
                                    The system is great otherwise and very useful for our fire management purposes in the past

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                                    • Check vegetation extent layers...they are incorrect!

                                      Hi Guys,

                                      Great work on the new GUI but it seems the vegetation extent layers aren't linked to the correct datasets. 2013 looks like 1990 and 2012 doesn't display at all (where I was looking in metro area anyway). 2010 and the rest all look the same too which all do not match the vegetation change maps or the Google Earth base map.

                                      Please check and update!

                                      Also I'm not sure whether the download button is suppose to work for these veg extent and change layers but it throws an error and doesn't work.

                                      Cheers,

                                      Andrew

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                                        • look at different presentation methods...

                                          look at the CFA website for Victoria and some of the iPad apps such as "Vic Fires" these provide quick, up to date and easy to read info on fires and fire activity. The website in its current format is far too cumbersome and academic.

                                          Regards

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