Maps improved thanks to pilot comments.
Some of you had asked to see color coded icons on the map based on flight conditions at the moment.
We’ve done just that!
Now, when you visit one of our maps, you’ll see the nearby airports (alternates) icon color based on weather conditions at the time you requested the METAR.
The color code is the same as explained here.
The icons are as follows:
- VFR flying conditions
- Marginal VFR flying conditions
- IFR flying conditions
- Limited IFR flying conditions
How do you see these maps?
On the Airport Information section of every METAR page, you have the airport’s ICAO and IATA codes, the current time, its coordinates (with a link to the map), its Sunrise and Sunset times. Just below this information you have a Google map showing a satellite image of the airport (except for US users who get the SkyVector version)
Clicking on the Google map will take you to a bigger map showing the nearby alternates, now with color coded icons.
US visitors will have to use the map link below the ICAO and IATA codes, or click on the coordinates of the airport in the same section.
We sure hope you’ll enjoy this improvement and, again, want to THANK all of YOU for visiting us, and specially those that send us suggestions (through comments on this blog or the FeedBack form)