[aprssig] aprssig Digest, Vol 111, Issue 1

John Lay jlay at laysonline.com
Sun Sep 1 19:54:51 CDT 2013


Spot publishes an API for the purpose of capturing tracking data .  A coworker of mine uses it for his motorcycle rally tracking site.

API: http://api.spotimage.com/catalog/spot/data/doc/UserGuide.html

John, KG4LVA

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John Lay
Camping World | Good Sam
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> On Sep 1, 2013, at 6:20 PM, Dave Haynes <dave at ep90.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>> On 01/09/13 22:48, Jason Low wrote:
>> 
>> You can provide a public page where people can view your "real-time"
>> progress (at least as close to real time as it gets - my device only
>> updates once per 10 minutes regardless of your speed, direction, etc.,
>> no such thing as a "smart beaconing" equivalent). I wonder if there
>> could be some kind of XML feed that SPOT would be willing to publish for
>> that page.
> 
> It's fairly simple to scrape the tracking data from your personal page and publish it elsewhere. I've done it previously to support an off-road race team, so fans could track progress 'live' on the team website.
> 
> They do (or did) seem to make regular minor changes to their site, presumably to make this sort of thing tricky. I don't remember if there was abetter way to do it, but if there was, it wasn't free.
> 
> Dave
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