[aprssig] APRN Now! (cell phone uploads too)

Kenneth Finnegan kennethfinnegan2007 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 00:13:53 EDT 2015

I think you just described reimplementing a low resolution version of
the #hamr hashtag from Twitter...

Kenneth Finnegan

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 8:55 PM, Robert Bruninga via aprssig
<aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:
> Shucks, while we wait for the SSTV camera to integrate into the APRN
> network, with an OBJECT identifying HT remember there is also no restriction
> on using a cell phone camera NOW to upload an image into the APRN site.
> Who's gonna write the APRN site for general hams to uplink images, but using
> a structure that will be future compatible with the APRS Object format
> descriptor?
> Will it be APRN.fi?
> or will it be APRN.FINDU.com?
> I imagine a table something like what shows on ARISS.net (FINDU.COM) that
> lists most recent images by callsign, and then just a string of the last N
> SYMBOL descriptors for that call.  CLick on the symbol category for that
> station and then get a list of all his images of that object type which can
> then  be sorted by age, location, name or whatever.
> Wow.  What a way to jump start this APRN system since thousands of hams
> already have cellphone cameras for every one that might have an SSTV camera.
> Of course the server size would be staggering.  But since this is not trying
> to replace cellphone camera systems but simply making them compatible with
> the incoming SSTV images, these Hidef cell phone images (in this APRN
> application) can be compressed down to match only the 240 by 320 STVV image
> resolution.  Vastly reducing storage size...
> just remember, because it is easy to do with a cellphone, the APRN site
> structure should be designed from the ground up to be compatible with the
> APRS radio as the field entry device, and with the APRS object data as the
> image identifier and cataloging system.
> Bob, WB4APR
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