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Robbie, wa9inf mwrobertson at comcast.net
Tue Dec 20 15:47:49 UTC 2005


Gregg,

Thank you, and as I speak, I am using your wonderful program along with 
Google-Earth, and it is terrific.

What I was speaking of with Andy's server, was that I was using his 
service and left it running for several hours. Was hopeing that I wasn't 
one of the "gooses" Andy mentioned, Hi Hi..

With your script, it sits here running flawlessly, except, everyone it 
plots is in their cars!! :-) I wonder if you will parse the Icon data 
out of the lat/lon one day? No worry now, what I got I like!! You guys 
are great... We are having a lot of fun...

Robbie

Gregg Wonderly wrote:
> 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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