In general, this uses Google Maps as an underlying display. You can zoom and pan the maps in a manner similar to other Google Maps. AvnWx.com has added some extra controls to add value for the pilot. This page describes those controls.
Standard Google Maps actions include:
This page covers the main pop-up window: the Info Window including the following topics:
(37.910,-119.388)". If you double-click on the map, other than over an icon, the map will update and show you the latitude & longitude of the new location. You'll need surround these two numbers with parentheses "( )" if you enter numbers within a flight path (see below.)
LAX-DFW-BOS. If you want to include a latitude/longitude waypoint, surround the numbers with parentheses. For example:
LAX-(42.7,-99.8)-BOSto route through an unnamed location in northern Nebraska.
1. Grey bar Info Window -- Rollover Enabled
2. Black Title bar "Sticky" Info Window -- Rollover DisabledThe pop-up Info Window provides details about the location under the mouse. This may be METAR or TAF information for an airport; TFR or SIGMET information for a region. As the mouse is moved (without clicking) across the map, the info window will automatically update. This indicates that mouse rollover is enabled, and you can see this indication on the grey bar at the bottom of the Info Window (in the first example, above). Because the window updates as you move the mouse, you may want to disable mouse rollover. This is achieved by single-clicking on the METAR or TAF icon, or single-clicking on the region which contains TFR or Segment information. The Info Window will change from the grey bar version, to the version with a black title bar (in the second example, above). Now, as you move the mouse, the window will not update. This allows you to click on links within the box (such as ASOS or the 12 hour METAR history in the above example.) Clicking on the black bar at the top of this Info Window will re-enable automatic updates via mouse rollover, and the black title bar will be removed. The Info Windows can also be moved. Click and drag the window to a new location, and future windows will be popped-up in this new location. If you're having problems with moving the Info Window, click on the map (not on the info window) to change it to a black titled Info Window, and then move it to your desired location. Click on the black title bar to change it back to the other type of window, and now your mouse rollovers will pop-up where you like. On smaller computer screens, a large Info Window may pop-up covering most of the useful map area. Moving the mouse over the Info Window will cause the Info Window to hide, allowing you to continue using the map -- moving the mouse to a different icon under the window, for example.