[aprssig] Delorme Street Atlas USA with

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Mon Aug 23 12:41:34 EDT 2004

On Sun, 22 Aug 2004, William McKeehan wrote:

> Would it be possible to take the output from an APRS-IS stream, filtered to a
> single station, transform the information that flows out into a NMEA stream
> that could then be redirected to Delorme (via something like Lantronix
> Redirector) to allow the real-time trackig of a single station on Delorme
> software?
> In an ideal world, this program would be written to act like a GPS unit so
> Delorme could download waypoints (other APRS objects/stations), track, etc
> from it.

This would be very easy to do on Linux/*BSD/MacOSX.  Don't know if
it would be as easy on Windows.

Several Unix programs (including Xastir) can already use "gpsd",
which allows you to connect to a GPS server, which can be running on
the same machine or another.  It provides a socket to connect to in
order to get the GPS data.

It'd be easy to simulate gpsd functionality or to put simulated GPS
data onto a PTY port which other software could then connect to as
if it were a standard serial port.  The latter is what you're
talking about.

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