[aprssig] Embedding live APRS maps on a web page: Dayton example

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Thu May 15 05:46:23 CDT 2008



   I'd like to hightlight the possibility to embed live aprs.fi maps on a 
web page by just inserting a few rows of javascript in the HTML code. The 
link above shows a live APRS map view of Dayton, with updates in 
near-real-time when new data is received on the APRS-IS. No need to reload 
the page. No refresh tags needed. You can do this on your own pages, 
for your own city, balloon project or special event - instructions are at:


Or just see the HTML source code of the hamvention.html page. There's also 
an older blog post about the subject:


Here's the HTML required to show the map:

         <script type="text/javascript">
         // latitude and longitude of the Hamvention site
         he_lat = 39.821738;
         he_lng = -84.25503;
         he_zoom = 10; // zoom out a bit
         he_width = 700; // size of the map, in pixels
         he_height = 450;
         <script type="text/javascript" src="http://aprs.fi/js/embed.js">

   Too bad I can't make it to Dayton, would be nice to see other APRS folks 

   - Hessu, OH7LZB

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