[aprssig] RF Ray Tracing for digipeater Planning

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Sat Mar 28 04:47:41 EDT 2009


On Fri, 27 Mar 2009, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> I know there are experts on here that are much more experienced
> than I, because I remember seeing other people making posts
> about even adding APRS positions to Google Earth.  If anyone can
> fill us in, or wake me up to any other APRS tools that will
> display APRS activity on these "flyable" Google Earth 3D views,
> I am all ears!

   When looking at a view in aprs.fi, for example your car's position at 
http://aprs.fi/WB4APR-9 - or current real-time view in Baltimore at 
http://aprs.fi/?addr=Baltimore you can click on the "Google Earth KML" 
link on the right side of the map, under "Other views". That'll open up 
the same live APRS view in Google Earth.

   Depending on your browser setup it clicking on the KML link might start 
up Google Earth automatically in the right location, or it might just save 
the KML file, in which case you need to double-click the KML file to open 
it in Google Earth. After that, Google Earth might automatically go to the 
same place - if it doesn't, you need to click under the APRS placemark 
under Temporary Places in the Places tree on the left.

   - Hessu

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