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[aprssig] findU symbol sets...

Steve Dimse k4hg at tapr.org
Wed Dec 8 17:52:09 UTC 2004


On 12/8/04 at 12:41 PM Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> sent:

>I appreciate Steve's frustration, and rationale for allowing
>multiple SYMBOL sets.  But I also worry very much about
>having "incompatible" sets which can drastically undermine
>the integrity of APRS.
>
>We must have one set of "definitions".   A Boat must be
>a Boat.  THough different artists may draw it slightly 
>differently.  But there is a lot of subtle information conveyed
>in an ICON and too much artistic license can underimine
>the universal interpretation that having a "standard" tries
>to avoid...  
>
>But there is pride in drawing and I respect that.  But all sets
>must have the SAME definitions for each symbol.

The first full set is viewable at

http://findu.com/maps/KD4GOIallicons.png
http://findu.com/maps/KD4GOIallicon2.png

If anyone feels any of these icons are flawed, please take it up with the
author. I cannot overemphasize I WILL NOT throw myself into the middle of
something as banal as a symbol war!

Steve K4HG




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