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[aprssig] findu.com Location off by 100 miles.

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Mon Jun 5 14:56:12 UTC 2006


On Mon, 5 Jun 2006, Joel Maslak wrote:

> On Jun 5, 2006, at 6:35 AM, Robert Bruninga wrote:
>
> > In the original APRS, depending on map Range Scale, a SYMBOL
> > is shown if the "size" of the symbol is larger than the area of
> > ambiguity.  But if the viewer zooms in below that point, then
> > the symbol is replaced with a CIRCLE showing the size of the
> > ambiguity.  Thus, there is never any confusion on the part
> > of the viewer as to what he is seeing and he will NEVER see
> > a symbol in the wrong position.
>
> I'd say displaying a circle is also improper - it is a rectangular
> area...

Yes, it is.  That's how we display it in Xastir, as a grey
rectangle.

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