[aprssig] New icon images - More symbol mapping

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Aug 28 17:55:37 CDT 2014


*(You will hear Hessu scream all the way across the Atlantic)…*



*Though actually, these are not changes, but just mapping of Opentrack to
mostly existing or future APRS symbols)…*



*On Behalf Of *Andrew P.
> I went through the symbol codes defined by OpenTRAC,

> and found all the symbol meanings that didn't correspond

> to existing APRS symbol codes: [120 others did and are not listed below]



SO then I took his remainder (below) and added additional mapping.  See
additions below.

The overlays are included in the existing
http://aprs.org/symbols/symbols-new.txt




1.2.3     Unmanned Space Debris = use existing Wreck
2.2.1.1     Experimental Fixed Wing Air = Aircaraft X overlay
2.2.1.4     Turboprop Airplane = aircraft P overlay
3.1.2     Government Facility = Shelter overlay G
3.1.3     Medical Facility = use existing Hospital
3.1.3.2     Clinic = Shelter overlay C
3.1.3.3     Triage Facility = Shelter overlay T
3.1.3.6     Morgue = Shelter overlay M
3.1.4     Emergency Services  use CD triangle
3.1.4.2     Decontamination use CD Triangle overlay D
3.1.5.1     Power = Powerplant overlay E
3.1.7.2     Apartment
3.1.7.3     Condo
3.1.13.1     Park = existing park symbol(alternate portable)
3.1.14.1.1     Airport = Depot overlay A
3.1.14.1.2     Ultralight Flight Area
3.1.14.1.4     Helipad = Depot overlay H
3.1.14.2     Ground Transport
3.1.14.2.1     Train Station = Depot overlay R
3.1.14.2.2     Bus Station = Depot overlay B
3.1.14.2.3     Light Rail = Depot overlay L
3.1.14.3     Sea Transport = Depot overlay S
3.1.14.3.1     Port use Depot
3.1.14.3.2     Ferry Landing = Depot overlay F
3.2.1     Vehicle use alternate car
3.2.1.1     Passenger Vehicle = existing car
3.2.1.2     Commercial Vehicle = existing Van or Truck
3.2.1.3     Rail Vehicle = Train
3.2.1.4     Snow Vehicle
3.2.1.4.2     Snow Plow = Truck overlay P
3.2.1.5     Construction Vehicle
3.2.1.5.1     Bulldozer = Truck overlay B
3.2.1.5.2     Backhoe = Truck overlay B or use existing workzone symbol
(that looked like one)
3.2.1.5.3     Loader
3.2.1.6     Public Safety Vehicle use Firetruck or Police symbol
3.2.2     Emergency Equipment
3.2.2.1     Generator = powerplant (no overlay)
3.2.2.1.1     Portable Generator = Powerplant overlay P
3.2.2.1.2     Towed Generator = use same as portable
3.2.2.1.3     Fixed Generator same as Generator
4.1.3     Support Vessel
4.1.3.1     Tugboat = Ships overlay T
4.1.3.1.1     Harbor Tug = same as tug
4.1.3.1.2     Ocean Tug = same as tug
4.1.3.2     Pilot Boat = Ships overlay P
4.1.5.5     PWC
4.1.5.6     Skiff
4.1.5.8     DaySail = use existing Yacht(has always meant sail)
4.1.5.10     Tall Ship = Ship overlay Y
4.2.1     Floating Structure
4.2.1.1     Oil Rig
4.2.1.2     Dry Dock
4.2.1.3     Bridge
4.2.2     Fixed Structure
4.2.2.1     Oil Rig = ships overlay O
4.2.2.2     Dry Dock
4.2.2.3     Anchor Area
4.2.2.4     Mooring
4.2.2.5     Mooring Area
4.2.2.6     Bridge
4.2.2.6.1     Fixed Bridge
4.2.2.6.2     Lift/Swing Bridge
5.1.1     Subsurface Vehicle = ships overlay U
5.1.1.1     ROV = same
5.1.1.2     Submersible = same
5.2.1     Dive Site
5.2.2     Channel
6.1.1     Ham Radio Contest
6.1.1.1     Field Day = Portable overlay F
6.1.2     Swap Meet (= use eyeball (Event))
6.1.3     Convention (= use eyeball (event))
6.2.1     Geocache
6.3.1     Parade (= use eyeball (event))
6.3.1.1     Parade Staging Area
6.3.1.2     Parade Review Stand
6.5.1     SAR Victim
6.5.2     SAR Tracks
6.5.3     SAR Sign
6.5.4     SAR Evidence
6.5.6     Shipwreck = ship overlay 6 (deep -6)
6.5.7     SAR Man Overboard = use existing CoastGuard which looks like a
lifering
6.5.8     ELT/EPIRB Hit = Emergency overlay E
6.6.4     Landslide/Mudslide = Flooding Overlay M
6.6.5     Avalanche = Flooding overlay A
6.6.6     Volcanic Eruption = Emergency overlay V
7.1.1.1     Low Pressure Center
7.1.1.2     High Pressure Center
7.1.1.3.1     Cold Front
7.1.1.3.1.1     Upper Cold Front
7.1.1.3.2     Warm Front
7.1.1.3.2.1     Upper Warm Front
7.1.1.3.3     Occluded Front
7.1.1.3.4     Stationary Front
7.1.1.4.1     Trough Line
7.1.1.4.2     Ridge Line
7.1.1.4.3     Squall Line
7.1.2.1     Light Turbulence
7.1.2.2     Medium Turbulence
7.1.2.3     Severe Turbulence
7.1.2.4     Extreme Turbulence
7.1.3.1     Clear Icing
7.1.3.1.1     Light Clear Icing
7.1.3.1.2     Moderate Clear Icing
7.1.3.1.3     Severe Clear Icing
7.1.3.2     Rime Icing
7.1.3.2.1     Light Rime Icing
7.1.3.2.2     Moderate Rime Icing
7.1.3.2.3     Severe Rime Icing
7.1.3.3     Mixed Icing
7.1.3.3.1     Light Mixed Icing
7.1.3.3.2     Moderate Mixed Icing
7.1.3.3.3     Severe Mixed Icing
7.1.4     Wind Barb
7.1.4.1     Jet Stream
7.1.5.1     Instrument Ceiling
7.1.5.2     Visual Ceiling
7.1.7.4     Ice Pellets
7.1.7.5     Ice Crystals
7.1.9.3     Dust/Sand Storm
7.1.9.4     Dust Devil

It was a very subjective process (for example, there are over a dozen
airplane codes in OpenTrac which I mapped into either the APRS small
airplane icon or the large airplane icon).

So, are any of these worth adding in some of the "holes" in the APRS symbol
tables?

Andrew Pavlin, KA2DDO

> Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:23:07 +0300
> From: hessu at hes.iki.fi
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] New icon images
>
> On Thu, 21 Aug 2014, andrewemt wrote:
>
> > Greetings, all.
> >
> > I was just reading some archives of the mailing list, and came upon the
discussion last year of defining new APRS
> > symbol code meanings and creating new symbol icon images.
> >
> > Has any progress been made on that?
>
> I've mostly finished the work on a new symbol set. I'll release it first
> on aprs.fi (pretty soon), and then open-source the data. The new ones
look
> pretty good on modern displays, even when rotated as bitmaps:
>
> https://twitter.com/aprsfi/status/502348470465097728
>
>
> That effort, however, only targeted the old symbol set, and none of the
> new ones, mostly because drawing a lot of additional symbols takes a lot
> of additional time, and it took a lot of time to just do the old ones
> (some 30-50 minutes per symbol! and could easily use more to make them
> better). I'm not quite sure it makes sense to put a lot of effort in a
> huge granularity of different symbol graphics like this:
>
> HOUSE: #-
> /- = House
> \- = (was HF)
> 5- = 50 Hz mains power
> 6- = 60 Hz mains power
>
> ... are there any areas where one house has 50 Hz and the next house
> suddenly has 60 Hz? What is the relevancy of this?
>
> B- = Backup Battery Power
> C- = Club, as in Ham club
> E- = Emergency power
> G- = Geothermal
> H- = Hydro powered
> O- = Operator Present
> S- = Solar Powered
> W- = Wind powered
>
> ... huh? 9 more houses to draw, while somehow signaling which sort of
> power source each house has? Will there also be a separate for a
> Hydro-powered house which has an operator present, VHF yagi antenna and a
> dog?
>
> I'd suggest this sort of granularity and detail could go to the free-form
> comment text. We'll need to hire a full-time symbol graphic artist if we
> go to details like this. :)
>
> The "generalize old symbols" direction would be more useful. Like when
the
> current symbolsX.txt redefines \h, which used to be 'ham store', as just
> 'store', which is more widely useful.
>
> - Hessu
>
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