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[aprssig] Test program using MapSource Maps

James Washer washer at trlp.com
Tue Jun 13 01:47:06 UTC 2006


Would you care to tell us how you "interfaced" to mapsource maps? and/or where we can view the source?

On Mon, 12 Jun 2006 18:19:20 -0700
BH <brent.hildebrand at gmail.com> wrote:

> MapSource is a Windows program.  The code is open, IF you read APL.
> 
> On 6/12/06, Stephen Brown Jr <stephen.brown75 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > That's pretty nice. Is this running on a linux platform? Are you willing to
> > share the source code? I would be interested in running this here as well.
> >
> > 73,
> > Stephen
> > N1VLV
> >
> >
> >  On 6/12/06, BH <brent.hildebrand at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> >  I have a test program running that uses MapSource maps.  The program
> > is running here:
> > http://viewpoint.no-ip.org:8080.  The user interface is only via a Web
> > Browser once it is set up.
> >
> > Currently support are PHG circles, Map Icons, and moving tracks.  DFS
> > circles are supported by not extensively tested and the colors
> > probably are not correct.
> >
> > For U.S. locations, you can search by city name and state.  Search by
> > Grid Square and Lat/Long also is supported.  Sample Lat/Long entry
> > would be:  W34 30 / N117 20.  Or it could be entered  -34.5 /
> > 117.33333.  The "/" is used to separate Lat from Long.
> >
> > Maps are described in terms of Range from the center to the minimum
> > extent.  Example, a 10 mile Range map will show all stations out to 10
> > miles radium in all directions at a minimum, which is usually the
> > North/South distance.  There may be more range in the East/West
> > direction as the map shapes are rectangular.
> >
> > The program supports the sending of APRS messages, but to send a
> > message, you must be issued a "passcode" for your callsign in order to
> > restrict use to authorized users.
> >
> > The intent of the program is for use on a local network, but it can be
> > connected to the Internet as it will be for the next few days, (or
> > until is dies.)
> >
> > Map products can be changed by entering "//" for the callsign without
> > quotes, and selecting the map desired.  Of course, if multiple people
> > are changing maps at the same time, that would create a conflict.
> >
> > Most APRS packet types are decoded, except Weather and Compressed
> > Position packets.  Object/Item data entry and data search functions
> > are not currently functional and are not exposed on the web pages.
> >
> > Feed back would be appreciated.
> >
> > Brent KH2Z
> >
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