- 1 Introduction
- 2 Overview
- 3 MAP Display
- 4 Air Traffic controller display
- 5 Aircraft representation
- 6 Online client counters
- 7 Online client lists
- 8 Events List
- 9 Webeye use
- 10 See also
- 11 Reference
- 12 Author
This article will show you what Webeye is and how you can use it for daily operation in IVAO.
This interface has a graphical appearance showing:
- Active controllers
- Flying pilots
The Webeye interface has several menus:
- Map menu: Default open menu which displays the network situation by using a graphic.
- Client menu: List of different category of users by using table text
- Event menu: A schedule of different IVAO activities dedicated to the members
- Contact menu: This menu will forward you to the IVAO Forum in order to get information and help
- Login/Logout menu: To log yourself by using your IVAO User ID, in order to get more information about the connected members.
- Settings menu: To configure some display settings (only accessible for IVAO logged users)
- Friends menu: To configure your friend list (only accessible for IVAO logged users)
The menu above is the menu shown by Webeye before login.
The menu above is the menu shown by Webeye after login.
When you launch Webeye, you will find a world map with many aircraft icons on it and coloured areas.
The Webeye interface will display above the map two types of IVAO activity:
- Pilot flying with aircraft or helicopter not on the ground
- Air traffic controller in active control
You can center the Webeye on a geographic point by using the following URL address:
- Centering on geographic point: webeye.ivao.aero?center=-17.0000;-150.2200;8
The first number is the number of degrees North
The second number is the number of degrees East
The third number is the zoom factor on this point
You can center the Webeye on a callsign by using the following URL address:
- Centering on pilot callsign : webeye.ivao.aero?callsign=BAW123
- Centering on ATC callsign : webeye.ivao.aero?callsign=KJFK_APP
Air Traffic controller display
Area Controller (ICAO_CTR)
The area controllers or en-route controllers are represented by a large blue zone.
This zone represents the exact lateral area of responsibility of the controller.
Military control zones are represented in green.
Approach, Arrival controller (ICAO_APP)
The approach and arrival controllers are represented by a blue rounded zone.
If this zone is a circle, it does never represent the exact area of responsibility of the controller. Usually this zone is larger than the depicted zone. As a pilot, your contact shall be anticipated.
If this zone is a shape (other than a circle), this represents the lateral limits of the TMA.
Departure (ICAO_DEP) controller
The departure controllers are represented by a pink rounded zone. This zone does never represent the exact area of responsibility of the controller.
Tower controller (ICAO_TWR)
The tower controllers are represented by a small red rounded zone.
This zone does not represent the area of responsibility of the controller, but it can be used as approximation.
Ground controller (ICAO_GND)
The ground controllers are represented by a small yellow rounded zone.
This zone does not represent the area of responsibility of the controller.
Delivery controller (ICAO_DEL)
The delivery controllers are represented by a small orange rounded zone
This orange zone does not represent the area of responsibility of the controller.
Several positions can be combined and you can find hereunder some examples of combined positions:
Two close airports opened; LEPA and LEIB with 2 CTR:
LEIB: APP , TWR and GND positions connected
LEPA: APP, DEP, TWR, GND and DEL positions connected
This is a typical full-staffed airport in IVAO during a major event in IVAO
Each aircraft connected and flying on the IVAO network is represented by one of the icons presented below:The aircraft is represented in function of its declared wake turbulence category.
Online client counters
You can find the following current counters and the maximum counter during a period of 24 hours:
- Number of connections (amount of users connected)
- Number of active controllers
- Number of active pilots
- Number of active pilots flying a World Tour
- Number of observers (including staff members)
- Number of supervisors
In addition, Webeye gives the current popular airfields used by people considering the amount of inbound and outbound traffic.
Online client lists
The Webeye tool gives you the opportunity to get information about the current connection and situation on the network presented in a table list.
You can display the observer list and the Webeye will present the information like the figure below:
The observers are all members (regular, staff members) connected to look at the current activity on the network. The observers are neither active controllers nor active pilots.
Once logged in, you can add here a list of members called friends. To add a member, enter his VID on the top.
The first list shows friends who are currently connected to the network, either as pilot, ATC or observer. Click on pilot/ATC callsign to display it's aircraft/position on the map. Click on his name/VID to display his IVAO profil.
The second list shows friends who are currently offline. Click on his name/VID to display his IVAO profil.
The events are areas controlled by ATC/controller for a specific activity. These activities are managed by one or several divisions or the IVAO HQ event staff. The pilot may fly on these activities but, ATC coverage is managed by the division.
Webeye use for controllers
But, it can be used to:
- verify if your wanted position is active or not in the network before connection
- verify the nearby air traffic controller before connection
- verify the incoming aircraft to your airport(s) which are very far from your area of responsibility
Webeye use for pilots
But it can be very helpful for pilots to check:
- Their flight progress in order to detect technical issues (your aircraft is not moving on the network)
- Their flight progress including track flied since take-off (see figure below)
- If there is nearby aircraft not communicating on Unicom in order to get their call sign
Signification of the aircraft route colours:
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But it can be very helpful for pilots to verify the presence of ATC and check:
- If their flight will enter a controlled area soon
- The ATC activity for the planned flight.
Example: 2 aircraft will soon enter an area controller zone at the right near Egypt and 3 aircraft flying under ATC control in the same area:
Webeye for staff
In order to easily update Webeye datas, links are available to display polygons.
To request any update, contact your division staff who are allowed to submit updates on the appropriate board : http://forum.ivao.aero/index.php?board=1010.0
- VID 150259 - Creation - Wiki integration
- VID 450012 - Update (new features v2.2.0)
DATE OF SUBMISSION
- 13:13, 7 January 2020
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