[aprssig] UP 3985 Steam Train tracker question

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Fri Aug 26 13:13:44 EDT 2005

On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 rcluster at rgisp.com wrote:

> Aug 29 Ogden to Portola (On display at Portola thru Sept 1)
> Sept 30 Cheyenne to Council Bluffs

Thanks.  If you snag the HTML for the
http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/excurs/trace.cfm link, in there is a
line that has

    form action="trace.cfm"

That line appears to have the current lat/long.  That should be all
we need.  Just snag that URL regularly, grep for that line, parse
out the lat/long, create the object, and inject.

Any takers, or should I tackle this one?  Like I said I have most of
the parts needed written and in regular use already for firenet &
quakes, but if someone else wants a project, this one's all yours.

These are the two strings to grep for:

    name="cLat" value="41.221771240234375"
    name="cLon" value="-111.97998809814453"

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