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[aprssig] Can YAAC or APRSIS32 do a CAVE.JPG map?

Lee Bengston lee.bengston at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 21:08:32 UTC 2012


On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Heikki Hannikainen <hessu at hes.iki.fi> wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Nov 2012, Stephen H. Smith wrote:
>
>> The problem with OSM is that it tethers you to the Internet.   Basically
>> useless for mobile operation or operations like Bob's proposed cave event.
>
>
> That is simply not true.
>
> You can download OSM maps and use them locally. I think that's what YAAC is
> doing right now.

That's correct - the user downloads the OSM bzipped files from sources
such as Cloudemade, and YAAC imports them and lays them out as tiles
in a specified directory on the hard drive.

I've also found that pre-fetching OSM online tiles for offline use
works very well in APRSIS32.  Pre-fetched OSM tiles ended up being my
favorite free offline map solution on a recent Virginia to Wisconsin
road trip using a netbook with an openTracker USB.

Regarding the original question, however, UIView and Xastir can
currently handle a JPG file & based on Andrew's response it sounds
like YAAC doesn't do that natively yet.  I honestly can't remember if
APRSIS32 can use a JPG or not, but I'm sure Mr. Lynn has the answer.

Lee - K5DAT


Regards,

Lee - K5DAT



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