[aprssig] APRS being integrated into weather radar application

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) farmer.aj at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 15:46:15 CDT 2005

Hmmm..  So let me get this straight..

You are pulling weather reports from APRS and CWOP from the APRS-IS
and combining it with weather radar maps (all publically available
information) and selling it?

So, basically everyone else is providing the equipment and doing the
work for "free", and you are just combining the data and selling it to
turn a profit?

I don't mind the weather service using this information for protection
of life and property, but a private company using this data to turn a
profit, I have a problem with.

If I'm not understanding what you are doing, please explain.


On 9/7/05, Tyler Allison <tyler at allisonhouse.com> wrote:
> I'm not trying to post a commercial for my company. I just thought APRS
> folks would like to know that APRS (specifically the APRS-IS) is being
> utilized to provide APRS/CWOP weather information to weather radar users.
> APRS tracking is being added soon which will allow storm chasers/mobile
> spotters to be located by home bases or NWS offices if they are carrying
> APRS trackers. (actually request for this feature is coming from an NWS
> office). [See previous thread about D700 / tracker questions]
> If you'd like to read more about it http://nexrad.allisonhouse.com/aprs.php
> And lastly is there a "donation fund" for the APRS-IS folks? My company
> would like to give back to the community. We don't sell the data,
> obviously, but we do use it to the benefit of our customers.
> Thanks!
> -Tyler
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A.J. Farmer, AJ3U

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