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[aprssig] Screen scraper

Andrew Rich vk4tec at tech-software.net
Tue Dec 20 16:17:19 UTC 2005


Hey Greg,

Can I run this on a LINUX box and connect from other places ?

This would take the load of these databases all together ?

Nice app - awesome !



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Andrew Rich - VK4TEC
vk4tec at tech-software.net <mailto:vk4tec at tech-software.net>
www.tech-software.net
Brisbane AUSTRALIA



-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Gregg Wonderly
Sent: Wednesday, 21 December 2005 1:34 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Screen scraper


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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