[aprssig] APRSPoint with MapPoint 2004 Media

Rob Riggs mobilinkd at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 18:46:06 EST 2018

> [ALL of the  locally-stored  independent-of-the-Internet  mapping packages
> (Delorme Street Atlas, Delorme TopoUSA, MapPoint and Microsoft MapPoint
> fell victim to the smartphone foolishness of assuming you can be constantly
> tethered to the Internet and only need Google Maps. --  They were all
> discontinued In the same period of about 18 months. As you well know in PR,
> you CAN'T depend on the Internet always being there.   Not to mention the
> hundreds of thousands of square miles of  western North America that have
> NO CELL COVERAGE AT ALL, even without a hurricane.]

A number of modern APRS software packages support OpenStreetMap
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/> (OSM) offline maps.

FWIW, the amateur radio community, APRS users, and the infrastructure we
support, are uniquely positioned to provide data to contribute to and
enhance OSM.  Even if you cannot go to the areas affected, you can support
the relief and response missions by ensuring the OSM maps are kept
up-to-date.  Maps require constant maintenance and updates.  Today,
maintenance of those maps can be performed by the people and groups
supporting the primary disaster response mission.  The public now has
direct (and recent) satellite imagery to work from.  And the APRS community
has lots of relevant and detailed GPS data available.

Kind Regards,

Rob Riggs WX9O
Mobilinkd LLC

I have cached the last version ever of APRSpoint (ver 4.57) on my website
> at
>      <http://wa8lmf.net/hamdisks/APRSPoint457.msi>
> <http://wa8lmf.net/hamdisks/APRSPoint457.msi>
> The out-of-print MapPoint  (both the North American and European versions)
> can usually be found on the Bittorrent peer-to-peer file shareing networks.
> ------------------------------
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