IMS Grand Prix circuit

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IMS Grand Prix circuit

Postby JackFowble » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:29 am

Hi Harry,
My club will be hosting the first-ever Advanced DE at IMS Aug 21-23. I thought to prepare a POI set but find that the Apple (TomTom data?) maps are so old only the motorcycle road coarse was caught in the satellite images; not even a ghost of the later track developments. I do see a good clean image in Google Earth; the image in Google maps with the composite "path" overlay is distorting the real track (line?). Anyway, I can't figure out how to load a usable background into the POI editing - and frankly my skills at doing the composition & edit are terrible (I did one 5-point circuit around my neighborhood about a year aqo; took about 12 hours to do correctly).
Would you be willing to prepare a set for the GP course at IMS for download? I know other drivers will be using this as well. I'm attaching a copy of the REAL GP layout. The circuit to be used is marked in YELLOW. Note Indy helpfully indicates distance as well.
Thanks for all help.
-Jack
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Re: IMS Grand Prix circuit

Postby Monika » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:39 pm

Hi Jack,
no problem I'll add the configuration.
But just to be sure - we are talking about Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
The GP Circuit shown by wiki is slightly different to the picture you posted
(https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indianapo ... apolis.png) ?

- Monika


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Re: IMS Grand Prix circuit

Postby JackFowble » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:00 am

To be sure, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That track map with the deep 'U" at the north end is quite wrong - that is used for the Red Bull moto GP events, and was the original "road car course" envisioned. Since the past two years, the Indy GP course is the one I sent to you (check the race videos at Indycar to watch for yourself). BTW, the last updates from IMS state "2.439 miles" for the circuit distance; original plan was off by 26 feet :-))


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Re: IMS Grand Prix circuit

Postby Monika » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:06 pm

Jack,
the IMS Indy GP track is now available for download.
Please check it out via 'add-ons', 'Update' list via the button at the right top,
search for the track e.g. via ‚Indiana' and download the track.
- Monika


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Re: IMS Grand Prix circuit

Postby JackFowble » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:59 pm

Hi!
Hopefully I've successfully emailed an updated data set to you. Many thanks for initiating this - much less daunting (to me) than creating from scratch, as well as ensuring I follow up on my end. Worst case, if my updates don't reach you intact, I've recorded all the coord changes and can send them
I made non-opaque transparencies of several satmap sets after scaling each to a common frame, and then aligned and used a light-board to check and mark revisions. As you certainly know, it's pretty hard to position POIs when there's only earth, no track! A transparent fine square grid layer helped a lot. A GIS system would probably have made short work of this - but then, I'd have to know how to use it. ;)
I noticed another POI right after I first downloaded the set you made (maybe it was present due to my loading the Tracks Overview?). It was a trigger and appears to be the POI for IMS for the Tracks Overview set. Its description indicated the rectangular oval track. It also almost overlapped the Split 1 you created (good idea!). If you change the longitude a bit east to W86(deg) 13.949' - moves it over the golf course fairway - and update the description to simply Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it will work politely with either POI set.
FYI: After staring so long at the various satmaps, it popped out at me that trigger "T2" of the IMS Rectangular Oval is backwards.
Best regards,
-Jack


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Re: IMS Grand Prix circuit

Postby Monika » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:13 pm

Hi,
thanks for the update - Indianapolis GP is now in the database for download available,
please check it out via: 'add-ons', 'Update' list via the button at the right top,
search for the track e.g. via ‚Indiana' and download the track.

The rectangular configuration is corrected too - many thanks for pointing out the wrong trigger direction.

- Monika



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