Andrew Errington a.errington at lancaster.ac.uk
Tue Mar 30 00:05:07 EST 2010

On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:17:57 Paul Mullins wrote:
> Hi all,
> have a question, does any body know where I might find some South
> Australian maps to suit WinAPRS/APRS-CE/XASTIR would be nice to have a
> set of maps for aprs-ce as it has some useful ideas like messaging and
> others.
> Or does some one know where there might be a piece of software to make
> maps, I have heaps of maps 1:50K, 1:250K, street level that I made (
> scanned in and calibrated on oziexplorer) It would be nice to beable to
> use some of these types of maps on the pda?
> Any ideas or other software?

Take a look at OpenStreetMap (OSM):


People are making maps of the whole world.  You can get the underlying vector 
data or rendered map tiles for free and with no restrictions.  Furthermore, 
if you discover an error or omission you can fix it.

I am surprised that few people using APRS have cottoned on to this, so you 
might be a pioneer.  If you get something working please report back, but OSM 
should be a good start for your Googling.



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