[aprssig] APRS SPEC Addendum 1.2 Proposals

Curt Mills curt.we7u at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 16:27:41 CDT 2016


Regarding this web page:
  http://www.aprs.org/aprs12.html

It says this in the top section:

"Formats no longer recommended: Compressed-Objects, ITEM Format, Raw
Weather Formats,"

I'd like to put in my thumbs-up for both Compressed Objects, and both
Compressed and Non-compressed Items.

We've implemented these in Xastir and I find them of use in SAR. Compressed
format gives much better precision in placing and/or recovering objects,
precision you cannot get with non-compressed APRS formats. Items are useful
for placing positions when you have no timestamp, as well as providing a
shorter packet than APRS Object format.

In short, I see no advantage to removing formats that are currently used to
good effect and already implemented in APRS programs.

-- 
Curt, WE7U
http://wetnet.net/~we7u
http://www.sarguydigital.com
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