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Apr 6th, 2016 at 3:36pm

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Has there been any interest in an auto-zoom feature. It would have a setting when you got with a set distance from your waypoint the map screen would begin to auto-zoom making your approaching area more detail. This would be something which could be turn on or off. Any interest or requests before?
 
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Reply #1 - Apr 6th, 2016 at 4:34pm

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This is not currently a feature of SkyView. I don't recall that we've heard that particular feature request previously.

funflying wrote on Apr 6th, 2016 at 3:36pm:
Has there been any interest in an auto-zoom feature. It would have a setting when you got with a set distance from your waypoint the map screen would begin to auto-zoom making your approaching area more detail. This would be something which could be turn on or off. Any interest or requests before?

 

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Reply #2 - Apr 6th, 2016 at 5:53pm

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I previously suggested this without any feedback. It is a great feature available elsewhere and would be a great add-on.
 
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Reply #3 - Apr 7th, 2016 at 5:21pm

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I second the feature request. I see a real benefit to it.
 
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Reply #4 - Apr 7th, 2016 at 8:47pm

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Please put it on the list !!
 
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Reply #5 - Apr 7th, 2016 at 10:07pm

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If you put it on the List, please make sure you have an ON/OFF switch. I hate the feature! I have two Garmin GPS's in vehicles. The older has this feature - ON/OFF switchable. I tried it and it made me positively dizzy, zooming in and out and doing its own thing. After a brief trial, I turned it off.

My newer unit has the feature and you can't turn it off. It drives me nuts and almost makes the system unusable. It's never at the zoom level I want and there's nothing I can do about it.

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Reply #6 - May 16th, 2018 at 6:46am

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Is the Auto-Zoom feature now available on latest versions of Skyview Classic, and if yes, how do you activate this?
 
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Reply #7 - May 16th, 2018 at 5:13pm

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There is not at this time.
 

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Reply #8 - May 19th, 2018 at 6:32am

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kalewis wrote on Apr 7th, 2016 at 8:47pm:
Please put it on the list !!

Several GPS systems I have used had this feature. It is good IF it only auto-zooms upon approaching destination.
Auto-zoom for passing flight plan way points is less useful.
 
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Reply #9 - May 20th, 2018 at 4:44pm

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I have used this also on other systems.  I like the idea of auto zoom, however the execution has never satisfied me.  The auto zoom changes too often and as you approach the waypoint, the map is changing so often it will make you dizzy.
If this is a feature that Dynon chooses to add, 1) on-off is essential. 2) the algorithm controlling the zoom needs to be sophisticated enough to make the changes smooth, timely and when close to waypoint stop zooming.
 
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Reply #10 - May 21st, 2018 at 3:06pm

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There are some more valuable features on the wait list than auto zoom.

And just for the record I hate auto zoom......maybe I am the old school PIC.  Smiley
 
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Reply #11 - May 21st, 2018 at 3:38pm

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David Brown wrote on May 21st, 2018 at 3:06pm:
And just for the record I hate auto zoom......maybe I am the old school PIC. Smiley

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Reply #12 - May 23rd, 2018 at 4:58am

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wmince wrote on May 21st, 2018 at 3:38pm:
David Brown wrote on May 21st, 2018 at 3:06pm:
And just for the record I hate auto zoom......maybe I am the old school PIC. Smiley

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Same here...I've had rental cars with this "feature" turned on, and it drove me nuts.  Hated it.
 
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