[aprssig] Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) for APRS
archer at eskimo.com
Tue Sep 5 06:32:03 CDT 2006
On Sat, 2 Sep 2006, John Habbinga wrote:
> I was recently contracted to map out the location of every Wi-Fi
> access point, in the the city where I live, for a company called
> Skyhook Wireless. They are using this data to provide a positioning
> system that can be used in lieu of satellite based GPS. I'm curious
> if anyone has considered using their system to provide location data
> for APRS. Perhaps the developers of Xastir or those creating
> UI-View32 plug-ins, might be able to use the developer API that
> Skyhook Wireless provides.
We're always ready to listen. Another possibility would be to add
support for it into GPSD, which quite a few open-source programs
support, then Xastir and others wouldn't have to change a thing to
get the new capability.
Curt, WE7U. APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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