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Skyaware anywhere data polling

Hey @esmathews

So … after debugging no planes on skyaware anywhere with someone who asked me, turns out his computers clock was running 2 minutes late or so resulting in a message rate being displayed but no planes on the map as they are all considered stale.

This seems to have the root cause that unlike the /dump1090-fa interface the websocket data fetcher uses the computers local time to calculate plane.seen in for the object that is then passed to processReceiverUpdate().
While this isn’t necessarily a bug … i’d say in the long term it will save you complaints to use server time instead of browser time in that data fetcher :slight_smile:

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Hey @wiedehopf! We just discussed this at our morning standup. We’re going to coordinate with the Web team and see if we can make things better. Thanks for mentioning it!

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