[aprssig] Questions about paths

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Tue Sep 7 15:21:03 CDT 2004

On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Andreras Junge, N6NU APRS wrote:

> It would be nice to have a high level digi that has a list of "Rectangles"
> that it serves as RELAY. When a position report is within one of the "areas"
> it will digipeat, otherwise just do noting. Now that is what I call smart.
> ... and hasto be a command to upload rectangles ...

Start of the APRS turf wars?  ;-)

I like the idea though, for areas where there's good coordination
between the various sorts of digis.  It would be a net gain even for
areas where the coordination is less than spectacular.

Maybe Scott can put that feature in his up-and-coming project, if it
has enough horsepower to do that sort of computation on the fly.
Keep it to integer subsets of lat/long and it'd be easy to compute.
It'd be harder to have to decode the Mic-E and Base-91 compressed
packets before checking for a fit.  Should be easy for OpenTrac
packets too I'd think.

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