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This page contains a number of continental and sub-continental maps for use with FindU.com
Visit my APRS Logos page for this and other free logosFindU.com APRS Database and Server
 
The FindU.com system, created and run by Steve Dimse, K4HG, stores 40GB of position reports, weather reports, messages, telemetry, and other data from the APRS system. This system gets more than 4 million hits every month, an incredible number for an amateur radio related system.
 
To access this data, or generate maps with the data superimposed on them, you need to send simple commands to the FindU website using your standard internet browser. Steve has a page here that lists the commands, or you can go to a variety of other sites providing form-based entry, listed here.
 
Certain of the commands allow you to specify an external map; the server then gets this map and superimposes the APRS positions or other data before returning the completed map to your browser.
 
I have made a number of continental and sub-continental maps that you can use as a background for plotting positions. The easiest way to use them is with these forms...
 
PlotThis draws an image with current positions shown as a small red square with the callsign attached.
Multiple calls allowed, separated with commas.
Also wildcards i.e. k4hg*
Callsign(s): Show callsign(s) ?
shown in map: for the last
spacer (1K)
LineThis draws an image with each track point shown as a small red square with the points connected by lines. Multiple calls allowed, separated with commas.
Callsign(s): shown in map:
starting ago, for spacer (1K)
BreadcrumbThis draws an image with each track point shown as a small red square, the current position has the callsign attached.
Callsign: shown in map:
starting ago, for spacer (1K)

 
If you want the addresses of the 6 continental and 27 sub-continental maps for your own use, 'Right-Click > Copy Shortcut' to get them... The maps are also available on the FindU servers, using the same names as above. Results will be slightly faster using this route. Access them in the ei8ic/ directory, using a command such as:
 
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/plot.cgi?call=*&geo=ei8ic/oceania_south.geo
 
For more information on the FindU commands, click here.
 
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