[aprssig] APRS Comment/Status Text Guidelines

Ben Jackson bbj at innismir.net
Wed Nov 26 18:42:26 EST 2008

Patrick wrote:
> Your idea would likely work pretty easily Bob...  Its not like the traffic positions are
> mobile..  A name <-> lat / lon lookup table would cover everything...  And being perl,
> you could easily have it email any names it didn't know to an admin who could then
> update the lookup table...

I was also thinking doing something via Google Maps. It would be trivial
to do a "Area X" -> lat/long, but my issue is that I am not familiar
with the area, so I would have a higher chance of screwing something up. :)

Jack and I are coordinating off-list for him to provide me a list and
I'll sit down and actually spend a few hours polishing and documenting
my code. My plan is to have the final version write a text file with
APRS packets already formatted. From there one can do whatever they want
to it. Or should I be looking at a different path?

Finally, since this seems to be rather popular, are there other similar
pages that I should take a look at and try to write similar clients? I
know California has Sig Alert and I'm sure there are other similar
systems out there.


(Irony: Doing work on this system only to not being able to implement it
in your area as MassHighway has no such data available.)

Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/

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