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NOTAM with Position coordinates

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there is a NOTAM with exact coordinates and dimensions, but the parsing into the map graphics seems only a rough estimate. 
In my picture the user waypoint represents the NOTAM coordinates.  It is not centered in the circle.  Nor is the circle radius reflecting the published dimension.

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we had this topic before, and it was explained with the Q-line of the format, that does not allow coordinate seconds.  
However, with this very small area, the possible error becomes bigger than the area itself.

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This is typical "ancient" NOTAM behaviour I'm afraid. The guy/organisation who creates the NOTAM has to comply to various rules and handle system limitations we simple pilots are probably not aware of ;-). We can only hope in the future a more modern NOTAM system will be operational worldwide.

 

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But why don’t you take the coordinates from the message text, if it is available?   As a pilot, I have no other info than the message text, so a computer could use the same.

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We tried that, but success rate of parsing such NOTAMs correctly turns out to be less then 90%. There are just too many different ways how a circular area with a radius gets described. 

By using the QLine centerpoint and radius maybe the area is bigger then defined in the text, but at least the effected area is 100% sure covered so no risk of infringements exists when staying out of the depicted NOTAM circle.

 

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