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Plot zooming and double buffering

Norm Radder
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Hi,
I have a plot program that displaces nodes and connecting lines. The nodes represent WayPoints in a region of the globe.
I initially scale the plot so that all of the nodes will show. Normally all the nodes are in a region, say the Caribbean Sea.
The Lat/Long of the WPs are converted to pixels and mapped into the display.
When I ZoomIn by X2, I change the number of pixels per degree of Lat/Long by X2 and then redraw the plot. I also allow the plot to be repositioned by click and drag with the mouse. The zooming works up to about 16X, which is adequate.


The problem is there is a small amount of flickering because I don't double buffer the image.
When I tried double buffering, I ran into problems with the createImage() method call trying to create TOO large an image after zooming in several times, The JVM runs out of space!

My question: How do I draw the WP and connecting lines when zooming?

Am I misusing the createImage() method? I'm having it create an image the size of the total zoomed area. This fails when the size of the area becomes too large!

Is there a way to use translate() or the clip area?

Why does the original Graphics context allow me to draw a plot up to about 16X with no problems?

Thanks,
Norm
 
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