US 11,054,280 B2
Displaying weather-based flight information in vertical profile
James Martin Turner, Derry, NY (US); James W. Flynn, Medford, MA (US); Pamela Margaret Erickson, Pelham, NH (US); Ravneet Kaur Marwaha, Cambridge, MA (US); Linda Marie Camillo, Madison, WI (US); and Glenn Howes, Nashua, NH (US)
Assigned to INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Nov. 30, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/206,943.
Prior Publication US 2020/0173809 A1, Jun. 4, 2020
Int. Cl. G08G 5/00 (2006.01); G01C 23/00 (2006.01)
CPC G01C 23/005 (2013.01) [G08G 5/0021 (2013.01); G08G 5/0047 (2013.01); G08G 5/0091 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method of displaying weather-based information for a flight path, the computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, by a data processing system, a flight path;
retrieving, by the data processing system, weather-related raster-based forecast data along the flight path;
generating, by the data processing system, a vertical profile for the flight path for all altitudes along the flight path and all flight times along the flight path;
converting the weather-related raster-based forecast data into polygonal bands;
superimposing, by the data processing system, the polygonal bands onto the vertical profile, resulting in a modified vertical profile; and
displaying, by the data processing system, the modified vertical profile with a selector in a graphical user interface (GUI) for selecting a flight time of the flight times along the flight path, wherein the selector comprises a scrubber for moving along a time axis through the polygonal bands along the flight path in real time and wherein the polygonal bands are parallel with the time axis.