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[aprssig] Test program using MapSource Maps

Stan - N0YXV n0yxv at gihams.org
Tue Jun 13 02:53:09 UTC 2006


Just wondering if there is some kind of glitch?

Your program shows me located at;
N0YXV-1 1.50 Miles at 56.8 degrees to Parkview, NE, County of Hall

and Findu.com shows me located at;
Position of N0YXV-1 --- 2.8 miles southwest of Grand Island, NE

Never heard of Parkview, NE but I have heard of and do live in Grand Island,
NE. I Google Parkview NE and only came up with a well site but not a town.
Hears a quote; "The Parkview Well site is located near the southwest corner
of the city of Grand Island (the City) in Hall County, Nebraska." That well
location would match up with your description above.

(Maybe somebody will chime and correct my lack of local history but I simply
can't find or have any knowledge of a Parkview, NE. Lets hope this thread
doesn't go the way of "Findu.com off 100 miles..." :-D )

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of BH
> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 4:50 PM
> To: aprssig at lists.tapr.org
> Subject: [aprssig] Test program using MapSource Maps
>
>
> 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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