[aprssig] Tracking Risks?

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Thu Nov 6 14:35:18 EST 2008

Interesting thought, but it brings up another one in my mind.  My son 
(KJ4DXK) asked me the other day what the downside risk is to continuous 
tracking like I've been doing (KJ4ERJ-12 is my phone).  I really 
couldn't come up with one, as long as you don't mind being "discovered" 
somewhere you weren't supposed to be.

Can I use this post as a sounding board for better answers from people 
that may have been thinking longer (or differently) than me?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ

PS.  While I appreciate the power of the correlated data that Bob 
mentions, it'd get really spooky to me if someone actually started 
aggregating this data.  I KNOW it's all out there and freely available 
thanks to APRS-IS and how we use it, but the thought of seeing it all 
gathered into one place is kinda creepy.

PPS.  On a related note, I'm still trying to catch W4LOV some time when 
he's parked just down the street from my house!

Robert Bruninga wrote:
> There is so much APRS data that we are ignoring.
> Imagine the usefulness during an emeregency call up, of being
> able to correlate all kinds of things from the APRS data bases:
> 1) Where is his home?
> 2) Where does he work?  Where is his church?
> 3) Where else does he go?
> 4) What is his routine route?
> 5) Who else does he associate with?
> 6) What are his work hours
> 7) What are his top N locations?
> 8) Who are his friends? (messages?)
> 9) Is he on his routine?
> 10) Is he far from his routine?  How far?
> 11) What is the weather on him right now?
> 12) What emergency items are near him?
> All of these are readily availble by simply correlating all the
> existing data and applying some hueristics..  A great student
> project, or Big Brother project...
> Just a thought.
> Bob, WB4APR
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