[pskmail] Re: A tiny progress report regarding gps

  • From: Per Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 11:52:00 +0100

Hi Dave and all,

I looked at that page and it inspired me to start hacking google maps.
The API is well documented and its easy to create a customized map that
can show position reports. Here is a quick 5 minute hack example:

The positions I display on that map are just random and only there to
show how easy it is to put them on the map. Now I just need a source for
the data.

So, a question for Rein: any ideas about how to query findu for pskmail
stations ? Or, I could query pskmail.org for connected servers and then
display the live pskmail servers on a page like this.Any ideas on how to
get that info ?

We could of course ask winlink to put our positions on their map but
would it not be better to have a page of our own ?

73 de Per, sm0rwo

lör 2007-02-10 klockan 15:40 -0500 skrev David Vrona:
> Rein,
> Sorry!  I misunderstood the discussion.
> Regarding winlink...  There are already a number of cruising sailors
> interested in PSKmail and it would be a feature that would be popular
> among them.  I'm only referring to the position location map on
> www.winlink.org
> Some maritime mobile network operators already inject position data
> manually into the winlink system using software provided by the
> winlink authors.  
> Might be a good way to convert more people from Pactor ?  :-)
> Dave
> n9qnz
> On 2/10/07, Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 
>         The automatic beacon in the pskmail client has been updating
>         findu for 2 years already David.
>         The default is that every 10 minutes the position is sent to
>         findu... Look e.g. for pa0r on findu, you will see the last
>         beacon I sent.
>         The only thing we are adding now is auto update from the gps.
>         Why would you add Winlink? What is the added value on that?
>         Rein EA/PA0R/P
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