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[aprssig] Some obscure APRS client questions

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Nov 13 22:45:09 UTC 2011


On 11/13/2011 4:53 PM, Bob Burns W9RXR wrote:
> At 12:16 PM 11/13/2011, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>
>> On UIview, at least, it's trivially easy to generate these objects for 
>> transmission.  Click on the desired location on the map, and then open the 
>> Object Editor.
>
> That would work for a handful of objects, but not for the dozens of objects I 
> might want to bring in as an overlay file. For example, I recently worked a 
> marathon event that had 26 mile markers and about 18 aid stations. I had 
> those locations plotted out on a map, but not in a format that UI-View nor 
> APRSIS/32 understood.
>
> There is nothing trivial about manually and repetitively clicking and filling 
> out dialog boxes when I already have the data in .GPX or some other GPS or 
> map program format.
>
> Bob...


Hmmm.....

Maybe we should implore the developers of the open-source GPS Babel conversion 
utility to add "APRS Format" to the 50-odd GPS data formats they already 
support for conversions to & from.


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