RadarScope offers a full suite of professional-grade features for viewing and interacting with radar data. But you can learn the basics in just a few minutes. Here’s what you need to know to start using the most common features of the app.
1. Radar Selection
RadarScope is designed to view data from a single radar at a time. On first launch, you’ll see a map with buttons marking radar locations. To select a radar to view, simply tap its button on the map and you’re off and running.
2. Finding My Location
To quickly find your current location and select the nearest radar, tap the location button in the lower left corner of the screen.
3. Map Interaction
You can use tap, pan, and pinch gestures to interact with the map in much the same way you use the standard Google Maps app. Drag your finger on the map to scroll. Use a two-finger pinching gesture to zoom in and out, or double-tap to zoom in and two-finger tap to zoom out.
To animate the radar data over the past several minutes, tap the third button from the left in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Tap it again to stop the loop and show the most recent image.
5. Changing Radars
Tap the button on the right side of the toolbar to enter radar selection mode and reveal the radar selection buttons on the map. Tap any radar button to select it, then tap the toolbar button again to exit radar selection mode. You can also tap the radar ID at the top of the screen to show a list of all available radars. Tap a radar in the list to view it.
6. Changing Products
RadarScope offers a full suite of single-site radar products, from the most commonly used reflectivity to doppler velocity, precipitation estimates, dual-polarization products, and other derived products. To change the product you’re viewing, tap the product name in the lower left corner of the screen just above the color legend, then select the product you wish to view from the list.