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Message 1025 - Posted: 28 Apr 2012 | 6:48:24 UTC

Hello !

One of our team mates is suffering from daltonism.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness

It makes for him impossible to see the difference between Green and Yellow dots on the worldmap of radioactivity.
I imagine many other people suffer from this disease over the world and would be happy to change also some colour (maybe red and not yellow).

Sothat I ask if possible to choose either in the preferences of the project, or elswhere, the colour of dots.
Directly on the map would be well, since even Non-cruncher of the project can modify too.
It should stay by default Green/Yellow/Red, but for people who need it, they will be able to choose in a quite large range, the colours most suited for their eyes.

Thank you for them.

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Message 1989 - Posted: 31 Aug 2013 | 21:25:29 UTC - in response to Message 1025.

This web page:

> http://colorfilter.wickline.org/

--should be helpful.

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Message 1990 - Posted: 31 Aug 2013 | 22:13:10 UTC
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Thanks Craig,

It works for standard pages, but for the map itself it is not possible.
Anyway, I will transfer your information.

Thanks again,
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Message 1996 - Posted: 2 Sep 2013 | 21:51:22 UTC

Otax's concerns are also mine, since I have differential red-green color blindness (which sometimes results in "retinal rivalry", making the border between adjacent colors vibrate).

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* Rendering the map's continents in gray scale would help everyone.

* It would also be easier for everyone to discern colors (or shades of gray) with slightly larger station icons/circles.

* I'm guessing that the 3 station colors are red, yellow and green. Since the normal background for a given station can vary considerably with local geology, construction materials (Chinese drywall!) and altitude, why not have the 3 colors (or shades) designate "near normal", "over 1.7x", and "over 3x normal" --instead of fixed ranges? (You could get fancy --calculating 2x and 3x the "standard deviation" for each station, but such factors serve Radiation Network well enough.)

* How about a legend for the station graphs? Am I supposed to read the red line or the more jagged blue line? Why are they different? What are all those little triangles about?

* Why (at the moment I'm looking at it, screen capture upon request) does station #8373's 24 hour average list at 0.11 uSv/hr in the box, while his graph clearly shows an average more like 0.17 uSv/hr? (A graph legend might make that clear, even to obtuse folks like myself.)

* Is "Add a sensor" where I begin joining the network, or is that for adding 2nd and 3rd sensors to an existing station/account (as I now suspect)? I don't see much by way of explanations there --or anywhere, and the Q&A search utility has so far found nothing that I've asked for --even when using single, mono-sylabic words.

* I think you/we need a section which "takes people by the hand", saying things like: "here's what equipment you need", "these are the brands and models of Geiger counters that we provide data cables and drivers for" (so I don't have to learn how to solder for the first time in my life), "these are our standards for placing and maintaining a Geiger counter", and "here are the steps --in order-- that you have to take in order to join and register your new station".

(Actually, I've been a soldering electronics technician for 60 years, which is why I'm apprehensive about those who'd be soldering for the first time.)


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Message 1998 - Posted: 3 Sep 2013 | 11:49:09 UTC - in response to Message 1996.

Rendering the map's continents in gray scale would help everyone.

I will think about second, gray map (if it's available in google api).

It would also be easier for everyone to discern colors (or shades of gray) with slightly larger station icons/circles.
But it will cover other stations/detectors points. It will be really better?


I'm guessing that the 3 station colors are red, yellow and green. Since the normal background for a given station can vary considerably with local geology, construction materials (Chinese drywall!) and altitude, why not have the 3 colors (or shades) designate "near normal", "over 1.7x", and "over 3x normal" --instead of fixed ranges? (You could get fancy --calculating 2x and 3x the "standard deviation" for each station, but such factors serve Radiation Network well enough.)

We have had map made on this way, but we get loads opinions, that current method tells people more. Also, previous way if somewhere radiation level keeps higher for longer time it will never show red mark...

How about a legend for the station graphs? Am I supposed to read the red line or the more jagged blue line? Why are they different? What are all those little triangles about?

This is explained in this topic.
Is "Add a sensor" where I begin joining the network, or is that for adding 2nd and 3rd sensors to an existing station/account (as I now suspect)? I don't see much by way of explanations there --or anywhere, and the Q&A search utility has so far found nothing that I've asked for --even when using single, mono-sylabic words.

"Add sensor" works for every station (host) with connected detector and valid min. one task. It's a way how you can setup your sensor location. Is not possible connect more than one sensor to single host.

I think you/we need a section which "takes people by the hand", saying things like: "here's what equipment you need", "these are the brands and models of Geiger counters that we provide data cables and drivers for" (so I don't have to learn how to solder for the first time in my life), "these are our standards for placing and maintaining a Geiger counter", and "here are the steps --in order-- that you have to take in order to join and register your new station".

You are right. This is what we should do at the very first day.
Part of this information are on forum, but it need to be taken together and cleaned.
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Message 2004 - Posted: 5 Sep 2013 | 20:51:36 UTC - in response to Message 1998.

http://radioactiveathome.org/map/index.php?bw=1

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Message 2009 - Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | 7:47:07 UTC
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Thanks TJM.
This is a first way of getting another aspect.

bw = 1 , gives a black-grey-white option.
I guess it is possible to have another set of predefined colours with bw = 2, 3, 4, 5, sothat visually impaired project-mates could choose the set the more adapted to their handicap ?

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