Re: Objects (Dev: 2011/03/30 12:36)
- Just food for thought,
The UI-View add on that does this sort of thing is placed as an object on the screen, with the instructions to send ?Info to the hosting station...
it responds with all the options that are available from that home station in a message...
while I don't think that add on is the end all be all, it does have some interesting concepts as to how to advertise that there is extra information available.
To: KC2ANT: ?info
From KC2ANT: ?Voice, ?fuel, ?hosp, ?PD, ?FD, ?etc.....
then you can send ?voice and it could send a list of local voice repeaters in the database out via message, OR it could trigger the program to send ONCE via wide1-1, or 2-1, or perhaps whatever path the ?voice was recieved by, objects to list GPS coordinates, and contact phone numbers.
Granted this still requires someone in an area to load this information into the system, and keep it up to date. Granted in an ideal world there should be 1 local voice repeater advertised that a passing traveler is likly to find help/local information on already on the map per instructions found http://www.aprs.org/localinfo.html
Just my thoughts, but I've had almost no sleep so it may not make sense to anyone.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, James Ewen <ve6srv@...> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:54 PM, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)
> <kj4erj@...> wrote:
> >> What about a message group called QRU (Have you anything for me?)
> >> QRU ?HOSP (Do you have any information about local hospitals?)
> > Is that really what QRU means? That'd be pretty cool and easy for (at
> > least some of) us to remember.
> Have you anything for me? is what QRU? should be interpreted as... I'm
> kind of extending the concept by adding on a suffix and extending the
> query to ask for specifics.
> > Ok, that goes WAY beyond my ability to handle at 01:45am local time.
> > I'm just going to copy/paste that entirely onto the ToDo list!
> I'm 2 hours behind you, and I gave up and went to bed before you gave up...
> > It's a nice concept, but do you really think people will do the leg-work
> > to put the required objects into a system and maintain them as current?
> > I can see ?RPTR and ?HOSP, but ?GAS I think is a bit of a stretch.
> If the capability to send the objects in response to a query is not
> available, then no, people won't put the required objects into the
> system. If the capability is available, then those that are interested
> MIGHT do so.
> It's again one of those catch-22 concepts. Just like RDF objects...
> there are more of them on the air now that APRSISCE/32 supports them
> than there were before. I know this for a fact because I have been
> sending some of them now, whereas before I just dreamed of being able
> to do so.
> I set up some objects for such a project previously, but stopped
> running the software because a much more capable APRS client grabbed
> my attention. Should this new attention grabber support the concept,
> I'll probably set up more objects.
> As for which types of objects might get supported, it's really up to
> the end user. The user would be free to create whatever group name
> they would like. Obviously there would be some standards like NET,
> RPTR, HOSP, but if the user wanted to set up a group called DUNKIN,
> and populate it with the local Dunkin' Donuts locations, they would be
> able to.
> The station sending queries could send a message to QRU ? which would
> prompt for a response that sent a message containing the name of all
> local query groups supported by their station.
- On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Steve Daniels
> What I love about the USA is you pay for something via tax andCanada followed the UK standard for years, but just recently, the tide
> get the data for free, (well other than having paid via tax) here you
> pay for it via tax and then get to pay thousands to access the data after.
has turned. We are now getting overwhelmed with free access to our
taxpayer's paid for data.
If you look at the OSM map around my area, most of the rural roads
came from CanVec, and the water and woods being imported are also from
CanVec. The data may be a little less than perfect, but it is much
better than the big blank that we had due to so few OSM users in such
a large country. CanVec is also looking at using OSM contributed data
to update their information in the future.
The UK might see the light one day.