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[aprssig] APRS System Overriding Fundamentals

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Thu Mar 10 19:11:57 UTC 2005

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 rcluster at rgisp.com wrote:

> > I need maps, not vectors, displayed. If you have seen the NationalG's topo
> > maps, you know the kind of detail I am looking for. PM3, SA, other common
> > software doesn't show all the back roads of interest, though they do show
> > much useful material.
> >
> > If APRS could display using NG TOPO I would have the bull by the horns.
> I have made gif/bmp maps (can't recall which) from NG TOPO! OREGON and
> used them in UI-View32. If you use the new PMapServer7 with Precision
> Mapping 7 you can even display both maps overlayed together. The TOPO
> gif/bmp could be marked up with any type of info you want using a drawing
> program. Could even make changes during an event although that would be a
> few additional steps.

I would think additional options would be:

  *) DMapper plus a commercial mapping program plus your choice of
     APRS clients, or

  *) Xastir.

DMapper gives you a connect between your APRS program and a
commercial mapping program.  Maptech might be a good choice for you
here due to its extra drawing function, but others might work for
you as well.

See this page:


For some DMapper info, and this page:


For some Xastir/SAR info.

Curt, WE7U.   APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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