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[aprssig] APRS Location to Text

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Wed Apr 23 19:19:14 UTC 2008


If you want to do it off-line (not relying on Google or something) then 
you're going to need a database.  I've done it using Oracle Spatial, 
loaded with the USGS GNIS database for place names.  Then it's a matter 
of looking up the nearest population center and getting the distance to it.

There are a number of geocoding services online, but I'm not sure how 
many free solutions you're going to find for stand-alone use...

Scott
N1VG

William McKeehan wrote:
> That type of text is the end result that I'm looking for; however, I'd rather
> know how findu generates that text so I could do it myself - maybe with some
> custom locations that I insert.





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