[aprssig] conveying map view
bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Sep 21 16:57:44 CDT 2004
For what it is worth,
I don't like a "program specific" solution such as bookmarks to
specific maps. That is going against what having an APRS standard
is all about. Please consider the universal "center and range"
concept. thanks de WB4APR, Bob
On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, William McKeehan wrote:
> What I would think you would want to be able to do is use a group message to
> transmit a bookmark (center and zoom) - either visible in the existing "Map
> Display Bookmarks" dialog or another dialog very similar. I would not want a
> group message to change my current view - although I can see where that would
> be a nice feature also.
> I would think a query to get the list of maps for a particular bookmark would
> be nice and would not need to be transmitted unless the receiver wants it. I
> would like to see the list of selected maps saved along with the current "Map
> Display Bookmarks" also.
> My 2 cents.
> > On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Wes Johnston wrote:
> >> Yes, but I don't know of a single APRS client that will allow you
> >> to either 1) specify by typing a view, 2)let you click on the
> >> contents of a message and specify a view automagically.
> >> Is there one that does? It would really be neat if we could
> >> publish map views (ie bookmarks) just like we do objects. New
> >> people arriving on the scene of an event would have within a few
> >> minutes, a list of common views.... ie downtown, the county... the
> >> event... and then if someone said "It's in the upper right corner
> >> of your map" we'd have a fighting chance to see what the guy is
> >> talking about.
> > I can see the usefulness in that. It shouldn't be hard to add that
> > to Xastir. We already have a way to specify map center/zoom, so
> > we'd just have to put in a special message type to push that out,
> > and to decode it.
> > How best to do that? Group message? Directed message to a
> > particular station? Query?
> > Would we want a list of the map files to go across as well? That
> > could get very long/time-consuming across the air.
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