overlay files are a text file that has an object name, icon, lat/long and a
UI-VIew overlay files are directly compatible with APRSIS.
I have used my overlay files with APRSIS32 on a Windows 7 platform. I
will try and borrow a Windows Mobile and loadup the mobile app APRSISCE and see
if the overlays work the same way on the mobile deivice. If some one is
already using overlay files on a mobile app and confirm this it would
I am presently updating the "How to Use Overlay Files" on the
Kingston ARC web page to include how to use overlay files with APRSIS32. There
are a couple of overlay files on the page that you can download and use a text
editor to look at for the format. Note that unlike other APRS programs, APRSIS
does not require a specific directory/folder for the overlay files to be
If you download any of the files on the KARC website note that they have not
been updated for some time but will be updated shortly (Have to located my
original spreadsheet since I've changed computers).
I will disect one of the files and post the format here on the list as well as
on the KARC web page.
Once I have the updates done they wil be passed for input on the wiki as well.
Cheers and 73
From: Rud Merriam
Sent: May 20, 2011 1:49 AM
Subject: [aprsisce] More Questions
Am I correct in assuming that overlay files are
basically the data content of packets listed in a file? Any reference to how
overlay files are created or formatted? I have created one with the Aid
stations for the TX Ironman by assuming it was a packet data string.
Is there any way to load general shape files to display them?
What is the "Screen | Preferred | Multitrack | Percent etc"