[aprssig] Re: APRSPoint and other map sources
jdw at eng.uah.edu
Thu Dec 2 07:20:45 CST 2004
If xastir has a map problem, it's over-availability, or maybe even
hyper-availability. I guess I'm a bit of a map freak (cartophile?),
and I'm running out of places to put all the maps I can use with
My mobile is a D700, until balloon chase time, then it's xastir. On a
recent chase in a rural area, a windows client user (not sure which
one) and myself was looking for a route to the balloon. Xastir with
TIGER shapefiles+dbfawk and GNIS showed maps that were comparable to
the windows app, but the TIGER data appeared to be more up to date,
plus I had contour lines overlaid on my map (useful, since we were on
the edge of a plateau looking for a way down).
I also had much better access to raw TNC data to determine what was
happening to the balloon during flight.
In terms of features and price, xastir cannot be beat.
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