[aprssig] Really CHEAP Puck-type USB GPS Receiver -- WORKS GREAT!

Arnie Shore shoreas at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 07:20:53 CST 2012

Hessu, agreed, and thanks (again!).  I'd looked at that a while back
and saw that both Chrome and FF spoke to  identifying a location
services provider, and I stopped there, since we're in effect doing
that via the array of providers I named earlier.  (Obtaining the
position information via a single mechanism would certainly be an

I'd also hoped the html5 'device' facility might somehow provide
access to a USB port, but that seems to have dropped out of the latest


On 1/29/12, Heikki Hannikainen <hessu at hes.iki.fi> wrote:
> Arnie might actually be looking for W3C Geolocation API Specification,
> which allows a web page to ask the web browser for the current location
> using JavaScript. On mobile devices with GPS and/or network-based
> positioning the position will actually be accurate, and can be uploaded to
> the server using AJAX.
> http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/spec-source.html
> This is what the "center on my current location" (crosshair) button and
> "publish my current location" (the antenna tower) tool buttons in the top
> right corner of aprs.fi use for getting the visitor's location.
> http://wiki.ham.fi/Aprs.fi_Web_stations#Updating_using_a_mobile_phone_or_an_iPad_with_a_GPS
> It also works to some degree on many laptops with WIFI (using the known
> locations of wifi access points), and especially well on ipads, iphones
> and android phones.
> On Sat, 28 Jan 2012, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
>> Hm, run a local APRS-IS client like APRSIS32?  What web server would be
>> expecting raw NMEA GPS?  I'm still trying to understand the application
>> when
>> there would be very very few people actually running such a GPS?
>> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
>> On 1/28/2012 5:53 PM, Arnie Shore wrote:
>>> To pass that data to the web server for position data extraction.
>    - Hessu
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