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[aprssig] 3D positions in Google Earth?

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Wed Dec 28 23:07:22 UTC 2005


scott at opentrac.org wrote:
> I'll admit I haven't been following all of the Google Earth / APRS
> integration stuff very closely.  Does any solution out there handle plotting
> positions in three dimensions?  What about with tracks?  I still don't like
> Google's navigation interface as well as NASA WorldWind's, but it's OK and
> no one seems to be working on APRS and WorldWind anymore.
> 
> For paraglider and hang glider events (and hot air balloons as well, I
> suppose) it'd be great to have a mapping system that could show the
> positions of stations with projected terrain.  And I'm afraid APRSDOS just
> doesn't really cut it for eye candy anymore. =]

Scott, my APRSKML server (http://aprskml.dev.java.net) plots 3D positions.  It 
also provides the track for stations that you select "Tracks On?" for.  The 
tracks that I provide use the KML features which only Google Earth Pro will show.

I have been contemplating what Andrew did with just plotting more points to show 
the track as individual points.  But, I am not that excited by what that does to 
the list of entries under the folder.

I've only played with Worldwind for a few moments to look at the recent moon 
topography.  It was not as easy for me to get started with it as with google 
earth.  But, I just didn't get to spend much time with it.

Gregg Wonderly
W5GGW




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