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IcemanFBW suggested tracernz commented

Comprehensive terrain API (for custom terrain radars, vertical situation displays, and enhanced GPWS systems)

Having a native API present for both WASM and JS gauges which can return terrain elevation data at multiple distinct points over a defined area is necessary for creating a proper custom terrain radar, as well as vertical situation display, and enhanced GPWS.


There is a function in P3D which accomplishes this via SimConnect - however, given the lack of an efficient data bus between WASM and JS, also having this available natively in JS would be greatly appreciated:

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StevenPearce commented

A simple ray cast function would suffice.


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For a terrain radar yes. Some aircraft (e.g. Airbus) use a terrain database for their terrain display rather than a radar, so they can “see” beyond closer high terrain.

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