[aprssig] distributed findu possible ?

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Fri Aug 8 09:19:02 EDT 2008

That is he way findU works, it does not require AJAX, it is just HTTP.

If you meant the APRS-IS though, I'd say the answer is not really. The  
output of the APRS IS is just a never ending stream of data. AJAX  
works on a web server with a database backend.You certainly could  
write a findU using AJAX, and it could have more features than findU  
has now. However, you would need to do what findU does, take the  
stream of serial data and load it into a database so that it can be  
accessed randomly in response to AJAX requests.

If you want to look at the actual APRS IS data stream in a browser, I  
think the best way is still the way I did it 10 or 11 years ago, using  
Java (javAPRS)

Steve K4HG

On Aug 8, 2008, at 7:35 AM, Arnie Shore wrote:

> Yep, you can send to the server, via POST or GET.  Server-side, the  
> data
> arrives in an array of the form variables as name, value pairs.
> AS
> Annapolis, MD
> Tom Hayward wrote:
>>> I know, but these applications can not be used by a web browser and
>>> your local setup can not be used by others. This is one of the  
>>> advantages
>>> of the web based APRS applications. They can be used without special
>>> software or hardware, only a web browser is needed.
>> Ok, I've been trying to think of a way to connect to the APRS-IS with
>> a browser. Would it be possible to connect to the APRS-IS with AJAX?
>> My experience with AJAX is minor tinkering and through jQuery only.
>> I've never attempted two-way communication, just HTTP GET.
>> Tom KD7LXL
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