Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bell Ringers on a Google Map

Yesterday Jorge ki4SGU assembled, in near real time, a Google map that shows the locations of several stations who participated in our QSO on 75 m. You may view it by clicking here. Click on a blue push-pin either on the map or on the left-side listing to reveal details about that QTH.

The locations are based on the public data that is used by Google maps and similar web applications. Some locations are not quite correct, but can be adjusted in the customized map itself. This will not, however, correct the underlying error in the external database that is accessed by Google and other mapping applications.

Using Jorge's map as inspiration, I hope that we will assemble a similar map that shows more of our members and frequent associates who join with us regularly on 75 or 40 m. Let me know if you wish to help as a collaborator who can edit / update our future map.

73, John

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