QRGs & Maps

Goal:

QRGs & Maps should visualize the location of D-Star-Gateways, show their status and activities using Google Maps features.
We have implemented the actual Google Maps Javascript-API V3.

 

QRGs & Maps provides 3 levels:

1.       World level

2.       Country level

3.       Gateway level

 

A click to the menu item qrgs&maps of the ircDDB status page or a direct call to the URL http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php enters the "World level".

 

1.       World Level:

You get a world map in the upper part of your screen which shows icons for all gateways which report their location and status.

The icon color is like in the status list:

·                    logged in to the ircDDB network

·                    logged in to the ircDDB network but no traffic for more than 30 days

·                    offline

·                    offline for more than 30 days

·                    logged in but no heartbeat from RP2C

The map provides standard Google Map features:

·         The Map can be switched to different views, zoomed by slider and mouse wheel, moved by click & hold.

·         Moving the mouse over an icon shows the callsign of that gateway.

·         A click to an icon opens a bubble which supplies more details.

·         A click to the callsign in the bubble allows to jump to level 3.

The table below the world map allows to jump to level 2 by klicking to a flag.

 

2.       Country Level:

In country level the map shows all gateways of a country which reported their location and status.

Center and zoom will automatically be calculated based on the available icons.

The map provides standard Google Map features:

·         The Map can be switched to different views, zoomed by slider and mouse wheel, moved by click & hold.

·         Moving the mouse over an icon shows the callsign of the gateway at that location.

·         A click to an icon opens a bubble which supplies more details.

·         A click to the callsign in the bubble allows to jump to level 3.

·         A click to qrgs&maps in the main menu at the top will lead you back to level 1.

The table below the map shows all gateways of that country with more details like available modules with QRGs and Shift.
Moving the mouse pointer above the black headline of the table shows some helpful information.

·         A click to the gateway callsign or the GeoPos information allows to jump to level 3.

·         A click to the QRG of a specific module will show the coverage range of that module in level 3.

·         A click to the black headline of a module column will show the coverage range of all gateways which provide this module.

 

 

3.       Gateway level:

The map shows the specified gateway.

The map provides standard Google Map features:

·         The Map can be switched to different views, zoomed by slider and mouse wheel, moved by click & hold.

·         Moving the mouse over an icon shows the callsign of the gateway at that location.

·         A click to an icon opens a bubble which supplies more details.

·         A click to the callsign in the bubble allows to jump to level 3.

·         A click to qrgs&maps in the main menu at the top will lead you back to level 1.

The first table below the map shows status information.

·         Moving the mouse pointer above the black headline of the table shows some helpful information on the data in the colums.

·         A click to the flag in the second column allows to jump back to level 2.

·         A click to qrgs&maps in the main menu at the top will lead back to level 1.

The second table shows Geo Position and details of available modules.

·         Moving the mouse pointer above the black headline of the table shows some helpful information.

·         A click to the QRG of a specific module will show the related coverage area of that repeater module.

·         A click to the headline of a module column shows the coverage area of all repeaters on that band.

·         A click to the gateway callsign below the map will lead back from the coverage range view.

The third table shows the last heard information.

·         Moving the mouse pointer above the black headline of the table shows some helpful information.

·         If more records are available you may jump forth and back by using the buttons at the end.

 

Note:

·  stations with "VIS OFF" are not shown in the table

·  callsigns which moved to a different gateway will no longer be shown.

 

Command line options for own implementations:

"QRGs & Maps" offers additional features by command line parameters for those who would like to implement it to the own local webpage.
Options are added to the address of the page using "?", several options may be concatinated by "&"
Sample:  http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php?call=DB0MYK&mod=B&zoom=7

 

The following command line options are available:

URL option

Values

Sample

 

'no option' shows the world map (level 1)

http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php

ctry=<ISO-code>

3 chars ISO-code of country to be shown in country level (level 2)

http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php?ctry=DEU

call=<gwcall>

callsign of the gateway to be shown in gateway level (3)

http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php?call=DB0MYK

mod=<ID>

module A, B, C, D, AD to show coverage range

http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php?call=DB0MYK&mod=B

http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php?ctry=DEU&mod=B

zoom=<lev>

zoom level (0-17)

1-17 given to the GoogleMaps API, 0 = autozoom

defaults:

                level 1: auto

                level 2: auto

level 3: 10

                level 3 with range: 7

 

http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php?ctry=ITA&zoom=5

not yet implemented:

owncall=<call>

callsign used with APRS which can be looked up at aprs.fi to define a position

(callsign needs to be exactly like shown at aprs.fi (with SSID))

 

http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php?owncall=DL5DI-4

 

ownlat=<latitude>

ownlon=<longitude>

own latitude (decimal 0-90, + north, - south)

own longitude (decimal 0-180, + east, - west)

http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php?ownlat=50.3882&ownlon=7.341

http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php?ownlat=50.3882&ownlon=7.341&mod=b

 

rng=<range>

range in km to be shown around own position (0-500km)

default: 100km

http://status.ircddb.net/qam.php?ownlat=50.3882&ownlon=7.341&mod=ad&rng=250

 

"owncall" - OR - "ownlat/ownlon" create a map with the own position in the center marked with a blue icon.
Gateways in the given range are shown.  If not specified the range is 100km.
These parameters may be combined with the parameter mod=<ID> which shows the coverage range of the repeaters in that area.

 

Planned options:

·         integration of aprs.fi-API for own location

·         export of marked gateways to CSV-lists to be imported as memory lists for Icom remote control software.

 

Please address questions, bug reports, ideas for improvements, feature requests to the Yahoo-Group "ircDDB".

 

dl5di, 2011-04-19