[aprssig] How to delete/remove an Object
ve7gdh at rac.ca
Wed Aug 13 20:15:04 EDT 2008
Bob WB4APR wrote...
> OBJECTS are just a format (method) for being able to put a "thing" on
> the map that does not have its own TNC and CALLSIGN field. But
> otherwise, on receipt, STATIONS and OBEJCTS should be treated the
> same and transparently.
UI-View treats stations and objects the same in that it places them on
the map, but it is apparent by the shading of the object name that it is
> This means if Joe's KB3XXX tracker dies and leaves him at the starting
> point, that ANYONE can take over his symbol on their map, MOVE HIM
> to where he should be now, and now he is an object owned by them. It
> doesn't matter if he was initially a "STATION". Once you own the
> object, they you can also do a KILL function, and that should be
> KILLED or updated on everyone else's map.
I think it would be a fundamental mistake if anyone could take over a
station and move or kill it. If Joe's tracker dies and I decide to, or
am asked to create an object for him, then that will be an object and
not a station, even if the name of the object is the same as the
callsign that was entered in Joe's tracker. I just checked it out in
UI-View. There was no problem creating an object where the name
was the same as used by a station already showing on the map... i.e.
in UI-View's station list. I then deleted the object. The original
station was still displayed. It will remain there until it expires or I
delete it... on my own map.
> I believe UI-View did not implement any of this, which is one of the
> main reasons we do not see people managing "things" on the map at
> APRS special events.
I'm not sure what you mean by that.
> Can someone confirm or correct this summary with respect to UI-View
> and any other clients that mistakenly treat objects and stations
In UI-View, objects created by me are owned by me. I can also edit an
object created by someone else and take over ownership. I can't take
over ownership of a "station" though, just an object. I can't move
someone else's station either.
73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
"I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
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