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[aprssig] UiView and Precision Mapping Streets and Traveler 9.0

Tom Smith tom at halibut.com
Sat Oct 29 17:31:53 UTC 2011

User creatable POIs would definitely push me over the edge to Precision 
Mapping Streets and Traveler 9.0.
Is this a possible feature or are we talking about release 10?
Tom   KD6SOJ

-----Original Message----- 
From: Bill Diaz
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 11:39 AM
To: Uiview Sig ; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: [aprssig] UiView and Precision Mapping Streets and Traveler 9.0

We are currently upgrading the UiView mapping interface to support
the soon to be released Precision Mapping Streets and Traveler 9.0.

I have PMapSat 9.0 working in UiView now.  Updated maps, improved
map display and several new features available in UiView/PMapServer9.

PMapServer9 is based on Rogers original PMapServer source code
written back in 2004 or so.  This is the 3rd update since its intiial

New/Improved features should include:

Display of PMap .CAD files in addition to .OVR files
as Overlays.
Creation of .ovr files has not been supported in
PMap for some time. .CAD files can be created abd
edited in more recent versions of Precision Mapping.

CAD files provide considerably more versatility than
.ovr files.

Display of .bmp, .gif, .png and .jpg files as underlays.
Previous version only supported loading .bmp files
as underlays.

NWSGet, which automatically downloads radar images
for use as UiView underlays will be updated to
the use of .gif, .png and .jpg files as underlays in
UiView.  This can significantly reduce the time and
processing effort needed to convert various file
formats into the .bmp format required by
This will also significantly reduce the disk storage

Simplified removal of Overlays and Underlays from the map.

One feature under consideration and development is user
createable POI
(Points of Interest).  These can contain up to 70 char or so
of text.
May be useful for special events, marking specific points
with icons
and text.

Undertow Software has been working very closely with us, and
including features in the OCX we have specifically requested for UiView

Steven WA8LMF and Keith VE7GDH have agreed to serve as beta testers
for PMapServer9.  They should be receiving their beta Precision Mapping
Streets and Traveler 9.0 disks any day now.

If you have any reasonable feature requests for UiView/PMapServer9
please advise.  We have numerous limitations which constrain development
efforts and therefore may not be able to satisfy all requests.

We have no idea when Precision Mapping Streets and Traveler 9.0 will
be released.  Rest assured that UiView/PMapServer9 will be able to take
advantage of it the day it is released.

Bill KC9XG

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