[aprssig] conveying map view

Curt Mills archer at eskimo.com
Tue Sep 21 19:16:30 CDT 2004

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, Bob Bruninga wrote:

> And, unfortunately, we *still* dont have that simple cross-platform
> consistency (of cener and range) that is so fundamental to really using
> APRS in the field for something other than pretty maps...

Actually, we do.  Between dosAPRS and Xastir, we have MSDOS,
FreeBSD, Solaris, MacOSX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows covered
thoroughly with zoomable maps, range-scale, and even "pretty maps".

I'd call that a fairly cross-platform coverage of the available

We also have MGRS and UTM in Xastir, for military and SAR-folks.  I
happen to use UTM quite a bit.

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