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We've shown the readings as entered for "Suspicious compass reading"
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8<H1>Survex To-Do List</H1>
9
10<H2>3d format</H2>
11
12<ul>
13
14<li>sort out XSECT - I'm sure I meant there to be 1 and 2 byte forms, not 2
15and 4 - 4 byte is only useful if a passage dimension is &gt; 327.67m!
16
17<li>store equated stations in some way
18
19<li>store legs by end stations rather than repeating coordinates over and
20over?
21
22</ul>
23
24<H2>Aven</H2>
25
26<ul>
27
28<li>Compare HPGL export with what printhpgl used to give.
29
30<li>loading a .3d file with no survey data (or which has a valid header but is broken later) with a survey already loaded doesn't work well.
31
32<li>After keyboard controlled movement, the measuring line/circle doesn't
33reappear until the mouse is moved (e.g. plan/elevation transition with P/L).
34
35<li>Fix depth clipping on grid
36
37<li>Does anyone use Controls-&gt;"Reverse Sense"?  It made some sense with
38caverot but now seeing the mouse pointer makes people expect the default
39motions (for right button drag particularly).
40
41<li>Clean up export.cc and allow line width, etc to be specified
42
43<li>Better handling of missing LRUD values
44
45<li>Smooth wrinkles in presentation code (stop pres on Open or
46New, changing focus on listctrl as presentation plays doesn't really work
47properly)
48
49<li>Draw the measuring line directly onto the front buffer, so we can remove it
50with a copy from the back buffer and redraw it in the new position without a
51re-render.
52
53<li>Round the measuring line coords so the ring is a nice shape?  Or just
54antialias the ring, "there" blob and line?
55
56<li>Process all pending input before rerendering to improve responsiveness.
57
58<li>Check timing code - we need to glFinish to ensure it's all drawn, and that
59may be needed to get meaningful timing info.
60
61<li>Add "colour by survey" - colour by cave (and more generally by sub-prefix):
62maybe "aven --survey 161 --colour-by-sub-prefix all.3d" would result in
63lhroute, rhroute, adrian, etc all getting different colours...
64
65<li>Implement "Skip blank pages" in aven printing
66
67<li>different keyboard layouts mean that some key choices don't make much sense...
68
69<li>File-&gt;Extended Elevation - provide a way to specify a spec file?  Or
70better a UI to control the extending.
71
72<li>Optional lazy label redraw during drags?  Or turn on at some redraw time
73threshold...
74
75<li>Some way to view older/newer version of survey
76
77<li>Label lengths aren't considered when working out image size when
78printing so a long label can spill off the edge of the printout
79
80<li>print to an image file?
81
82<li>grid on printouts
83<ul>
84<li>grid crosses option (only draw cross at intersections, not a full grid).
85<li>[(x,y) of a point to go through (easting, northing)
86<li>x spacing, y spacing (default to x spacing)
87<li>orientation (bearing of y-axis?) (defaults to 0)]
88</ul>
89
90<li>Profile aven further (for both speed and memory usage)
91
92<li>by default put crosses on those points with no legs attached (unused
93fixed points)?
94
95<li>label junctions/dead ends?
96
97<li>section colouring/selective labelling
98
99<li>clipping - want to select a clip sphere (or maybe cube) centred on
100centre on rotation I think.
101
102<li>Some way to display all the names of an equated station (e.g. in pop-up
103window or the info panel).
104
105<li>check on monochrome, 16, and 256 colour displays - especially that depth
106colouring looks OK
107
108<li>Feed back redraw time to key based movement as in caverot?  Or perhaps best
109not to?  It depends on whether we expect people to hold down keys or not...
110Perhaps something smart where the first press is a fixed size, then after that
111it depends on the redraw?
112
113<li>improve .plt export to include less crude survey structure.
114
115<li>If multiple methods for drawing crosses and/or blobs pass the
116visual fidelity check, check which is fastest.
117
118<li>Lots of aven things need documenting.
119
120</ul>
121
122<H2>Documentation</H2>
123
124<ul>
125
126<li>Platform specific versions of docs?
127
128<li>Put more terms in terminology in docs ? trip, instrument, ...
129
130<li>Finish off manual loose ends.
131
132<li>Look at rewording extend.sgml (AndyA comments)
133
134</ul>
135
136<H2>Internationalisation and Localisation</H2>
137
138<ul>
139
140<li>Update translations.
141
142<li>length units in .err file?
143
144</ul>
145
146<H2>Test Suite</H2>
147
148<ul>
149
150<li>test diving data with compass omitted (plumbed)
151
152<li>more tests for direction
153
154<li>improve 3d torture test and try to automate its use if possible.
155
156<li>Compass .mak and .plt and CMAP .xyz in test suite?
157
158<li>img.c: explicitly test routines in test suite?
159
160</ul>
161
162<H2>Miscellaneous</H2>
163
164<ul>
165
166<li>resolve FIXMEs in code
167
168<li>diffpos: compare connectivity (i.e legs as well as stations) - e.g.
169
170<pre>
171foo.1 moved by (0.02, 0.10, -0.06)
172leg between foo.1 and bar.2 removed
173...
174bar.2 moved by (-0.02, -0.05, 0.03)
175</pre>
176
177</ul>
178
179<H2>Cavern</H2>
180
181<ul>
182
183<li>This gives "*** Singular!!!" warning with DEBUG_INVALID on:
184<pre>
1851 2 50000 0 -
1861 2 5 0 -30
187</pre>
188
189<li>Default variance for topofil counter? (currently same as that of tape)
190
191<li>Rather than forming a linked list of components, solve each as it is
192identified?  Beware of issues like those that revcomplist test checks.
193
194<li>Don't split other traverses at articulating traverses when reporting error
195stats.
196
197<li>sort out title which goes in .3d file for this (if no *includes in ...
198it gets the title of the leafname of this .svx file, otherwise it's the
199leafnames of the *include-d files, comma-separated):
200
201<pre>
202*begin mycave
203*title "My Cave"
204...
205*end mycave
206</pre>
207
208<li>look at solution by QR factorisation in matrix.c more
209
210<li>consider disabling the more expensive asserts - turning them all off
211speeds up cavern by about 10%.
212
213<li>
214Warn bearings not 3 digits, gradient not &lt;sign&gt;&lt;digit&gt;&lt;digit&gt;
215
216<li>Sort out gross error detection code
217
218<li>For warnings such as "Negative adjusted tape reading" report the
219value of the adjusted tape reading (currently we just highlight the
220reading as it appears in the Survex file).
221
222<li>legs: implied flags: inloop/plumb
223
224<li>legs: "dubious" for "tapeless" legs - bearing along continuation...
225
226<li>station flags: "important" - e.g. top camp "fixed" point /
227junction,deadend (implied by order) /
228articulation pt (know for nodes I think a station is if at least one
229of its nodes is)
230
231<li>Maybe station lists should know how long they are?
232
233<li>Articulation point code: ideally the articulation point code should allow
234further network reductions to happen after splitting at articulation
235points?
236
237</ul>
238
239<H2>Survex file format</H2>
240
241<ul>
242
243<li>*data chamber ...
244
245<li>*data nsew ... for pitches (bearings rather than having to be NSEW)
246
247<li>Allow angles as deg/min/sec (for theodolite data) (060&deg;10'15" as 060 10
24815, or 060.1005 (crap notation))
249
250<li>Add support for bearings of form N20E (ie [NS][0-9]+[EW])?
251
252<li>should % after a clino reading work?
253
254<li>Fixing a point by triangulation?
255
256<li>multiple readings:
257<p>
258average bearings specially - they don't average like normal numbers
259<p>
260%age gradients should probably average the same as angle gradients
261<p>
262Document - works like so:
263<pre>
264*set open {
265*set close }
266*calibrate compass {000.5 001.0 001.25}
2671 2 10.23 {000 001} -02
2682 3 {10.16 10.17} 127 {+06 +05}
2693 4 11.98 007 {+03 +03}
270</pre>
271Implement as extension to number format so any suitable numeric value to be
272repeated?
273<li>Theodolite + level:
274<ul>
275  <li>delta(bearing (relative to 0 at start)
276  <li>delta(horizontal)
277  <li>delta(vertical) / maybe "clino" instead
278</ul>
279
280<li>Theodolite only:
281<ul>
282  <li>delta(bearing (relative to 0 at start)
283  <li>delta(horizontal)
284  <li>infinite sd for z
285</ul>
286
287<li>Infinite sds so we can fix in x and y only (or z only)?
288
289<li>legs: "commented out" flag?  syntax check data but otherwise ignore
290
291<li>legs: hydrology - fossil/active/not recorded/static water/underwater
292(sump) [diving underwater by default? except style can mean altimeter
293too...]
294
295<li>legs: floor type - mud/sand/breakdown/flowstone/etc and can then used
296LRUD to draw crude survey...
297
298<li>Allow valid range for an instrument to be specified.  Tie in with
299*instrument.  *units date - ranges for dates - e.g. "1990-" or
300"jun-aug"...
301
302<li>cope with any combination of readings which gives enough info ???
303
304<li>leg and station "comments":
305
306<pre>*data passage station left right up down comment
307
3081 1.0 - 50+ 0.5 "large cairn"
309
3102 ...
311
312*data normal station l r u d comment newline tape compass clino
313
3141 1.0 - 50+ 0.5 "large cairn"
315
316  10.78 123 -03
317
3182 ...
319</pre>
320
321comment can be omitted "-" or not present if at end of line...?
322commentall?
323
324<li>Allow covariances to be specified in cartesian style?
325
326<li>flag legs as "skeletal" or something? (i.e. not in the cave passage) -
327e.g. a radiolocation leg from one passage to another isn't surface,
328but it isn't in the cave itself either (it's through rock).  You could
329just call it surface but maybe later we want to use the surface
330flag to produce points for a surface triangulation...
331
332<li>?outlaw prefixes on stations in data legs (as Todd has lobbied for)
333and then the prefix of a leg == prefix of each end...?
334
335<li>comma separated dates in *date?
336
337<li>Find a solution to Thilo's "." problem.
338
339<li>Units in *fix (currently metres)
340
341</ul>
342
343<H2>img library</H2>
344
345<ul>
346
347<li>eliminate duplicate img_LABELs when reading .PLT files.
348
349<li>img should return img_XSECT from Compass PLT files.
350
351<li>make img more modular (convert to C++?)
352
353<li>add support for .KST?  Gary says documentation is out of date, and recent
354releases of winkarst have broken .KST export/import...
355
356<li>resolve documentation/examples mismatch for station based XYZ files and
357implement reading of legs from them.
358
359</ul>
360
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