[aprssig] APRS as a Situational Awareness tool

Frank Watervoort frank at watervoort.com
Tue Jan 15 20:02:39 EST 2008


Take a look at the APRS software I am developing, called PinPoint. It 
runs fine using Windows 2000, XP, Vista, etc. The software is free, but 
you do need to buy Microsoft MapPoint 2004 or 2006 version, since that 
is used as the mapping engine. The latest stable version is 1.0.2 and I 
am developing the next release (in my spare time). Future features 
(including many of the items that Bob Bruninga mentioned in terms of the 
best use of the network) will be included in future releases.

We (the local ARES group) use PinPoint successfully in the Douglas 
County EOC in Colorado.

Here's the link: http://www.aresd24.org/pinpoint.shtml
Take a look to get the full scoop. There's a screenshot on the web page.



John Zaruba Jr wrote:
> John,
>> I do not know why APRS-SCS has such a low user base. (I think I am 
>> the only one).
> The lack of W2K and XP support is a bit of a show stopper, and 
> prevented us from using it at our EOC. I like the feature set much 
> more than WinAPRS, but the county supplies the computers and we have 
> to run what they give us.
> 73,
> John AA2BN
> Technical Coordinator
> Gloucester County NJ
> ARES/RACES Program
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