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[aprssig] Is WXSVR Permanently Defunct???

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Jul 27 20:52:24 UTC 2009


It's been several weeks now since the stream of messages from "WXSVR"  
that light up the National Weather Service shape file overlays on APRS 
maps has stopped. 

At first, I thought this was some sort of technical glitch or temporary 
interruption.  Now I am wondering if this is permanent.   As I recall, 
about a year ago, the sysop of WXSVR announced he was going to shut down 
the server; then changed his mind a week or so later.   

During the interruption, some discussion appeared on this list about 
developing a replacement, but was dropped when WXSVR re-appeared.   

Currently, I see that AE5PL is injecting APRS point objects and simple 
APRS area objects for weather events into the APRS IS, but not the 
control codes to "light up" the colored transparent "shape file"  
overlays.  

Is there any plan to resume the WXSVR shape file service?


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