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Ground wind and altitude at GPS coordinate

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Hi, From the Simconnect documentation it is clear how to receive data on ambient wind dir and speed. Is there any possibility to receive ground wind data at the current (or better a given) location ? Couldn't find this one in all the parameters so far ....Follow up: Would it be possible to analyse the ground altitude at a given (not necessarily aircraft) location via Simconnect ? This would be very very nice for a low altitude forward ground radar. The first working idea here is rewarded by a free copy of the X version of FSPilot :9Kind regardsrudolf

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>Is there any possibility to receive ground wind data at the>current (or better a given) location ? Couldn't find this one>in all the parameters so far ....You would need to use SimConnect_WeatherRequestInterpolatedObservationwith the Lat/Lon/Alt, then decode the Metar string you get to find the wind values.>Would it be possible to analyse the ground altitude at a given>(not necessarily aircraft) location via Simconnect ? >This would be very very nice for a low altitude forward ground>radar.I think that's been requested. What would be nice is to be able to get a terrain map/matrix, in a similar fashion to the cloud map provided by SimConnect_WeatherRequestCloudStatebut I suspect that would be quite expensive in performance terms. Maybe some array but limited to the 90 degrees or so either side of a heading and with a limited forward range.Suggestions to tell_fs@microsoft.com are in order, I feel, now that the Beta is over. SimConnect development should still be alive (or at least getting resurrected in due course, I hope).Regards,Pete

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Pete, thanks you for this information !Sounds a bit complicated, but I'll try this. best regardsrudolf

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