map legend : station status
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On the map, when you click on the "antenna" symbol, the instructions say

Quote:Shows stations on the map. Higher levels also show currently participarting stations (purple), offline ones and station names.
That could be improved in a number of ways, starting with the color code. I observe that the actual color code used on the map is something like this:
  • black -- vestigial stations. Example: Sunspot, New Mexico. Such stations show up on the map, but not in station status listings such as http://en.blitzortung.org/station_list.php
  • red -- dysfunctional stations. Example: station 2572 (Buckeye, Arizona). Such stations have produced few if any valid signals recently.

  • blue -- interference stations. Example: station 1042 (Mesa, Arizona).

  • green -- good stations.
There may be other colors in use that I haven't noticed. In particular, contrary to what the legend currently says, I have not noticed any purple station symbols.

Also contrary to what the legend currently seems to say, low display-levels show the good stations, while higher levels show progressively more obtunded stations. The highest setting adds name-labels.

Main Specific Suggestion: Reword the legend to match the actual map behavior. The actual map behavior seems mostly reasonable.

Additional remark: IMHO the behavior could be slightly improved by making the labels option orthogonal to the choice of which stations to display. For example, it would make sense to show and label just the green stations, or just the green and blue stations, et cetera.

Additional minor remark: Check the spelling of /participating/.
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map legend : station status - by DumbleDore - 2019-08-12, 03:22
RE: map legend : station status - by Aelita - 2019-08-12, 07:49
RE: map legend : station status - by mwaters - 2019-08-12, 14:32
RE: map legend : station status - by Aelita - 2019-08-12, 15:44
RE: map legend : station status - by mwaters - 2019-08-12, 19:07

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