[OZAPRS] Long term trending for route and network planning

Sam Wilson swilsonau at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 15:02:15 AEDT 2018

Ah nice catch Wade. Yup PHG is one approach but as I alluded to I want to
take a more point based approach. That way someone planning digipeater
deployments can see where a gap in existing coverage exists even compared
to something like an RF model or PHG model.

The other similar tool is on aprsdirect when zoomed out but the heatmap
appears to just be an aggregation of active stations rathern than aprs.fi's
grid square view.



On Wed, 28 Nov 2018 at 14:52, Wade Smith <wade.vk1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Sam. I mentally did something similar myself driving in a big loop from
> VK1 west down to Wagga, albury then well into west vk3 and back via the
> coast to south vk2 and back home. Astonished how little coverage there was
> actually.
> On the side bar if aprs.fi there is a circular coverage indicator based
> on past traffic - I would suggest that most mobiles are running decent
> power - my 1W little tracker with mag mount - near VK1 and 2 easily does
> 80km or more, in vk3 barely heard once or twice.
> Wade
> On Wed, 28 Nov 2018 at 12:30, Sam Wilson <swilsonau at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ahoy list,
>> As we do at this time of year I've planned a road trip along a route with
>> hopefully more than no LTE coverage between VK2 and VK4.
>> But, we don't have a equal type tool for APRS and I've started
>> investigating to see if there are any tools out there that solve this
>> problem. So far I can't see anything that fills this space.
>> So I've started building a tool to capture and aggregate all position
>> reports from the APRS-IS then I can start massaging the data into something
>> useful.
>> My goal is to throw away as much data as possible keeping only a date,
>> WIDE path and position. This should enable us to overlay or query the data
>> to see where previous stations have made successful reports as well as
>> where black spots exist between repeaters or in terrain shadows. I'm
>> envisaging basically a three step "heard direct, 1 hop, 2 hop" type
>> colouring on the data.
>> Let me know if this sounds like something interesting or useful for you.
>> A related source of inspiration is the Strava global heatmap
>> https://www.strava.com/heatmap if you've not seen this sort of thing
>> before.
>> 73's
>> Sam
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