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[aprssig] Google Earth interfaces?

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Thu Nov 9 20:31:50 UTC 2006


scott at opentrac.org wrote:
> I've also not seen a standalone solution yet, that'll run on a machine with
> a local TNC.  You can run aprskml and point Google Earth to the loopback
> interface, but I don't think there's any support for a direct TNC
> connection.

It already supports TNC access through the use of the javax.comm libraries. 
There are several different versions of javax.comm around for different OSes. 
Send me an email if you can't find one, and I'll help you get it setup.

> If we could get that, and a mechanism for pre-caching large amounts of
> Google Earth data, it'd be an awesome standalone APRS system.  As it is, for
> this weekend I'll be relying on a couple of gigs of downloaded DRGs in
> Xastir.  With a good old-fashioned paper atlas as a fallback.

Google earths limit on cached data is pretty small, compared to what would 
really be useful.  I sometimes use the "fly" feature of google earth to populate 
the cache along paths that I will be traveling without network access.

Gregg Wonderly




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