EarthPlot is an orbital element tracking program. It is still in the early stages of developement.
EarthPlot uses the following libraries:
Attention Mac users: EarthPlot requires the SDL2 Framework to be in a Frameworks folder.
The Mac download does not include the SDL2 Framework.
EarthPlot on macOS:
EarthPlot on Windows:
/Users/YourUserName/Library/Application Support/Joyful Coder/EarthPlot/
If the file is not found there it will look for it in the same folder as the executable. If the file is not found where the executable is then it will create the file in your application data folder when you exit.
You can tell EarthPlot to use a different file name and location by adding a Key named Data in a Section named Coastlines in the EarthPlot.ini file.
The TLE Manager File is a text file used to tell EarthPlot which TLEs to load. EarthPlot looks for a file named tle.txt in the same folder as the EarthPlot.ini file. See the Settings section above to learn where EarthPlot looks for the EarthPlot.ini file.
You can tell EarthPlot to use a different file name and location by adding a Key named Data in a Section named TLE in the EarthPlot.ini file.The tle.txt file contains the names of the TLE files you want Earth Plot to load.
The file can simply be a list of full path file names.
# Comment lines begin with a '#' character. C:\Users\joyfulcoder\Documents\Earth Plot Data\iss.tle C:\Users\joyfulcoder\Documents\Earth Plot Data\pegasus.tleIf you have multiple files in the same folder then specify a path for subsequent files with a '>' character.
> C:\Users\joyfulcoder\Documents\Earth Plot Data\ iss.tle pegasus.tle # Stop using the specified path with a '<' character. <Do you have a collection of TLEs in one file but don't want EarthPlot to load them all? Put an asterisk before the file name and on the following lines put the catalog numbers of the elements you want loaded.
> C:\Users\joyfulcoder\Documents\Earth Plot Data\ * 20161219.tle # Only specified elements are loaded. # Specify elements by their catalog number. 25544 22491 # Stop using the specified collection with another '*' character. * <