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Look At View

This example simulates a view from an aircraft above Santa Monica, CA looking at the LAX airport.

The LookAtViewFragment class extends the BasicGlobeFragment and overrides the createWorldWindow method. Here we position the Navigator’s camera at an aircraft’s location and point the camera at a nearby airport.

public class LookAtViewFragment extends BasicGlobeFragment {

     * Creates a new WorldWindow with its camera configured to look at a given location from a given position.
    public WorldWindow createWorldWindow() {
        // Let the super class (BasicGlobeFragment) do the creation
        WorldWindow wwd = super.createWorldWindow();

        // Create a view of LAX airport as seen from an aircraft above Santa Monica, CA.
        Position aircraft = new Position(34.0158333, -118.4513056, 2500);   // Aircraft above Santa Monica airport, altitude in meters
        Position airport = new Position(33.9424368, -118.4081222, 38.7);    // LAX airport, Los Angeles CA, altitude MSL

        // Compute heading and distance from aircraft to airport
        Globe globe = wwd.getGlobe();
        double heading = aircraft.greatCircleAzimuth(airport);
        double distanceRadians = aircraft.greatCircleDistance(airport);
        double distance = distanceRadians * globe.getRadiusAt(aircraft.latitude, aircraft.longitude);

        // Compute camera settings
        double altitude = aircraft.altitude - airport.altitude;
        double range = Math.sqrt(altitude * altitude + distance * distance);
        double tilt = Math.toDegrees(Math.atan(distance / aircraft.altitude));

        // Apply the new view
        LookAt lookAt = new LookAt();
        lookAt.set(airport.latitude, airport.longitude, airport.altitude, WorldWind.ABSOLUTE, range, heading, tilt, 0 /*roll*/);
        wwd.getNavigator().setAsLookAt(globe, lookAt);

        return wwd;

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