[aprssig] conveying map view
wes at johnston.net
Tue Sep 21 20:31:23 CDT 2004
I hadn't thought of a query... would be interesting though. I had just
thought of a subset of a message or bullitin. In other words, I can send a
bullitin to the whole area with my bookmarked view, or I can direct it to a
specific station. I can see the usefullness of actually "pushing" a view to
a particular station, but the station accepting the pushed view would have to
be a user selectable option on the receiving end - prob based on sender's
callsign (ie I'll allow my map viewing to be interrupted by kd4xyz and
I thought briefly about sending the map file name, but that would be too
much... esp in a cross platform environment.... DOS aprs does not name maps
the same way xastir does...
I'm wondering if encoding the map view in a message would be as simple as my
email program parsing the text of my messages for occurances of "www" or
"http://"... maybe we could just send a message with the text mv://lat/lon/
range[/map_name] (mv stands for mapview, [/map_name] is optional). In order
to be accepted as a valid map view, mv:// would have to be followed by
numeric chars, another /, numeric chars, another / and finally more numeric
chars. Perhaps ONE map could be named as an option on the end? Just like in
html when a particular font is specified and your machine doesn't have it...
it just ignores the font statement... same could apply to specifying a map...
if you don't have that map, display with what map you do have or no map at
----- Original Message -----
From: Curt Mills <archer at eskimo.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 13:58:48 -0700 (PDT)
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] conveying map view
> 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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