[pskmail] Re: Some map ideas

  • From: Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:12:50 +0200

Thanks John,

I have not considered storing the track, thats of course possible. I
havent looked into how to draw that on the map, storing it should be no
problem. The basic idea now is to update incoming units, move them, as
they get available. Own position should be updated in the main timer
loop. I'll think abt track, that could complicate things a bit ;-)

Regarding map format I have checked openstreetmap and google map (both
are tile sources), an offline tile factory (cached tiles) is possible
and also just a plain image. I was thinking abt BSB or other charts but
that will have to wait. For the release I think a simple image for
offline use and openstreetmap for online could be good. Also, a nice
howto for getting the detailed offline map tiles you want. That data can
be huge so it will have to be done for the area wanted.

73 de Per

tis 2009-09-15 klockan 18:06 +1000 skrev John Douyere:
> Hi Per,
> Great stuff. Do you plan to display the track of at least our own
> station? Can you save the track, reload it? If so could you have a
> different sampling rate for the map and the beacon period (e.g. 30
> seconds and 20 minutes respectively).
> Also for land bound people like me who need topographic maps, what
> format of local map would you plan to read?
> Otherwise from a feature set point of view it's plenty for what I can
> see us using. I have put an "###" next to what I consider critical in
> your list below.
> 73s, John
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 8:28 PM, Per Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>         Squirrelmail played a trick on me (wasnt finished), here is
>         the complete
>         message again:
>         Hi,
>         I'm working on the map tab and I have a few ideas for what to
>         do there.
>         I just figured I should just write them down here and see what
>         else you
>         would like to see or if any of these are not that interesting?
>         Anyway, all suggestions are welcome.
>         Here is what I have in mind now:
>         - Display own position ###
>         - Move map to own position ###
>         - Display incoming aprs data, both direct and rebroadcast by
>         server
>         - When selecting another track (station) it should show:
>          * Heading and distance to the track, "send aprs message",
>         resend data
>         - Right click on the map should show menu where user can:
>                * Update own position manually ###
>                * Send position to other station, like "meet here" or
>         "beware here" 
>                * Request grib file weather data for position
>         - Display grib file data
>          * Openstreetmap
>          * Google map (good to have)
>          * offline source, one image or an offline tile factory
>         (cached data) ###
>         Anything else you would like to see?
>         73 de Per, sm0rwo

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