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Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Tue Dec 20 15:34:09 UTC 2005


Robbie - WA9INF wrote:
> I was one of the connecties, and had it running for a few hours 
> following a friend on his way to California. I had it refreshing every 
> minute. So, if I understand, I was accessing the cgi-bin 240 times in 
> the last 4 hours.. It would be nice if that data could be pulled from 
> the APRS-IS without taxing any server??? But someone has to have the 
> cgi-bin running?

As I posted earlier, I have another variation of this that can just listen to 
the APRS-IS with an appropriate filter and thus not hit findu at all.  It's a 
Java application that you just download and run (you need JRE1.5 or later) on 
your desktop.  I provides a "server" that listens to APRS-IS, (and TNC traffic 
Real soon now) and then emits KML to connected applications.  So, in your google 
earth network-link setup, you put in "http://localhost:<myport>" as the address. 
  The application caches data itself and just returns data to connectees for all 
stations that have a non-0/0 location.

To download and try this out, go to http://aprskml.dev.java.net.  Send me an 
email if you have questions or comments!

Gregg Wonderly
W5GGW




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