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[aprssig] UIview Lives On! Announcing Precision Mapping 9.0 & new PMap Server for UIview

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sat Nov 12 22:14:33 UTC 2011


On 11/12/2011 4:45 PM, Andrew Rich wrote:
> Not much good to us in Austalia !
>
> LOL

Actually, it could be!

Precision Mapping (both stand-alone and with UIview via the PMap server 
plug-in) zooms out to display a Mercator map of the entire world. National 
borders show and major cities show as point objects.   If you zoom in in an 
area other than the US or Canada, no additional detail shows, but 
UIview/Precision Mapping  WILL plot APRS symbols at the correct points anywhere 
in the world on these simple outline maps.

The Precision Mapping overlay-creation draw tools (that create overlays that 
now work in PMap Server for UIview) would allow you to draw in any amount of 
additional detail as vector objects that will track the zoom levels.  For 
example, you could add the outlines of states, provinces, counties, etc.

You could draw in (or trace from an under-laid satellite image or Google map 
image) roads of interest.  Or capture them by actually driving them with a GPS 
receiver attached to Precision Mapping.   Again, these will become 
smoothly-zoomable vector objects.

The ability to work with a variety of underlay images in various formats (.GIF, 
.JPG, .PNG or ..BMP) means you could add screen caps of Google or Yahoo! road 
maps (rather than satellite images)  as underlays of the (mostly blank) main 
Precision Mapping layer to add road detail you didn't draw in.

Details of a nifty map capture tool that lets you tile dozens of Google or 
Yahoo map screens into huge images covering large areas is here on my website:

. <http://wa8lmf.net/MapCaptureTool>

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