[aprssig] Screen scraper
gregg at wonderly.org
Tue Dec 20 09:34:09 CST 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!
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