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[aprssig] SPOT engine on APRS.FI

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Feb 20 15:17:46 UTC 2012


On 2/20/2012 10:11 AM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
> I wonder if we should implement a SPOT engine that looks for messages to SPOT and then turns them into objects at the senders location.
>
>

SPOT -- Bad choice of word.   I thought you were referring to the SPOT 
emergency locator satellite sevice.  Then when you started taking about people 
on the Appalachian Trail, I through even more you were referinging to  the 
satellite service.

Perhaps POI   (Point Of Interest as in map databases and Garmin GPS car 
navigators) would be a better term.   Also it saves one character in APRS 
message lines.





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