Monday, October 26, 2009

Beta test: Multiple target tracking on live map

I've done some rather heavy changes in the map code, which might well break some things. The big visible change is that you can now look up and track multiple targets (up to 20) in the real-time map. I'm mostly worried that it'll slow down things too much, but we'll see...

To try it out, surf to the beta site and enter a comma-separated list of callsigns (OH7LZB-9,OH2RDK,OH2RDS), or click 'start tracking' on multiple targets!

It's also running with a completely different web server software than before. We are still fixing bugs with the new setup, so the beta service might be unavailable at times. Please report any bugs as comments on this post, or send a private email to the address shown on the profile page.

Thank you!

- Hessu and the bug-eating cats

6 comments:

Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke said...

How can I make my "link to" map on my web page show ONLY my APRS station and NOT SHOW all the other stations in the area?

n0eq.com/aprs.htm

Thanks - Craig n0eq

oh7lzb said...

Craig,

The linking instructions are at http://aprs.fi/page/linking. Basically, http://aprs.fi/N0EQ-15 should do the trick.

It won't show all the other stations in the area, but it will show the digipeaters and igates usded by the given callsign. I guess I should add an option to disable that.

oh7lzb said...

Craig,

Oops, I just checked the link you posted, and realized you were asking about embedded maps, not regular links. And the embedded map seems to be broken, and not showing only the selected station. I'll try to fix that soon.

Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke said...

Thanks very much. With the embedded map, I tend to use that to let others (non hams) know where I'm at. If they see a lot of icons, it could be confusing for them. In my case at least, I think it would be very convenient to say "go to this page on my website and you'll see how close I'm coming to arriving at your house" or whatever.

Thanks a lot for all the work you do on this gizmo,

Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

www.LumpyMusic.com

oh7lzb said...

Craig,

The embedded map tracking is working again, it now correctly centers on the configured station and pops up the info balloon to highlight it. I didn't get around to hiding the referenced igates/digis yet, but at least the bug is fixed.

Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke said...

Danke Mucho!

Craig 'Lumpy' Lemke

www.n0eq.com