[aprssig] Screen Scraping of findU
gregg at wonderly.org
Mon Jan 9 17:08:27 CST 2006
Steve Dimse wrote:
> On Jan 9, 2006, at 4:04 PM, Gregg Wonderly wrote:
>> Thanks for the offer Pete. I'm not sure that I'm headed in that
>> direction yet. I haven't heard enough from users about their
>> expectations for long term information to know that I need more than
>> incore history as provided from the current APRS-IS interface.
> In case I've not been clear, the way xastir does it is great, namely
> one download from findU, and from there live data from the stream. This
> is absolutely no problem, it is those programs that hit findU on an
> ongoing, regular basis that are causing problems. Single hits initiated
> by user command (e.g. starting a program) are fine.
That is what I am aiming toward now. When the call is added manually, I'll
query findu to get the full picture for that station. It's not a big deal to
get there, it just requires some time to implement. I have most of the changes
If I need longer term, more randomly queried data support, I'll look at using a
local database server, such as Pete's software provides to let people create
their own caches locally for their use.
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