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[aprssig] Tiger map problems (again)

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 27 23:22:54 UTC 2010

Hi Tom,

Ha, that explains it.  I'm (obviously) not on the xastir reflector, so thanks for the pointer.  

While I haven't built xastir before, I'm not afraid of such things, so that's probably the best way forward.  OSM is a great service, and I've been wondering about using it with xastir.

Thanks again for the reply,

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 14:48:43 -0600
> From: russo at bogodyn.org
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Tiger map problems (again)
> On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 01:41:47PM -0700, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <ko6th_greg at hotmail.com> flavor, containing:
> > 
> > Hi folks,
> > 
> > I've had this problem before, but the techniques to solve it aren't working this time...  
> > 
> > Tiger maps have disappeared.  I'm running xastir, and all I get is the blank background.  Other maps (e.g. topo) do seem to load, but I like to use the Tiger ones.
> This has been covered to death on the xastir list over the last few weeks.
> The Census has taken down the tigermaps server, and has no intention of 
> providing that service anymore.  It's a Census issue, not an Xastir or network
> issue.
> Very recent versions of Xastir (i.e. pulled from CVS and rolled yourself)
> now support OpenStreetMaps as a replacement for the street-level mapping
> formerly provided by Tiger.  No released version has this support, as it is
> simply too new and is still under development.
> > 
> > The internet connection is fine.  Any hint on what to do next?
> If you want on-line street level mapping, you need to upgrade Xastir to 
> a CVS version from the last couple of weeks.  
> The xastir.org web site is currently down, which means you're stuck unless
> you already know how to build from CVS --- the wiki with all the system-
> specific build instructions is down, as is the mailing list (hosted on the
> same machine).
> You should also join the Xastir user mailing list (once it's back on line).  It
> is the best way to keep abreast of issues like this. 
> -- 
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