The callsign / object name labels shown on the map now have colours which partially match "APRS symbol attribute" colours in Bob Bruninga's original APRS software:
- White: APRS stations which are capable of messaging
- Gray: APRS stations which are not capable of messaging
- Violet: Objects
- Purple: Items
aprs.fi now updates the case of the callsign / target name to match exactly what is transmitted, even though the service is still case insensitive. So, if you're transmitting an APRS object named 'Oh7lzb' now, and you switch to a normal APRS station (not object) with the callsign 'OH7LZB', the service will now show the updated upper-case 'OH7LZB'. Before now, it retained the old mixed-case name. Both will refer to the same station and tracking history on aprs.fi, as before.
The path adviser on the info page now warns you about funny path elements like WIDE1-3.
The bigger under-the-hood changes make the web UI marginally quicker, easily expandable, and enable more fine-grained per-feature access control and site configuration.