Re: OSM Maps I cry UNCLE


kc8sfq
 

Win 7 for the internet and XP for off line. No idea how to map? a flash drive (not familiar with that term either.)

73 Ron
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> Ron,
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> I'm sure you've thought of this already, but is your flash drive mapped
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> same on both machines? (e.g. your flash drive is G: on both computers)?
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> What OS are you running?
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> 73,
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> Mike
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> WM4B
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From: aprsisce@... [mailto:aprsisce@...] On Behalf
> Of kc8sfq@...
> Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 7:37 PM
> To: aprsisce@...
> Subject: [aprsisce] OSM Maps I cry UNCLE
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> Hi Guys,
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> First a little story:
> In my ARES group we have an operator who can't program her radio, she's
> not
> even real sure how to hook it up. she can't build an antenna and can't
> copy
> CW. We don't tell her to go fish, we help her. Why?? Because she is always
> there when we need help. She is a good operator and in fact, she's a damn
> good Net Control Operator. Give her a mic and she runs the net and makes
> it
> look easy. She brings a lot to the table, That makes her worthy of help
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> Now: Let me begin by saying that I love maps and want real time mapping
> really bad. That basic capability has been around for a while (Delorme).
> The
> next logical step would be APRS. I really like APRSIS32, I believe it has
> awesome potential and is far and away the best thing I have found. That
> being said, I have been trying to get APRSIS32 to load two map sets, or to
> run two instances, or any thing that will give me a day and a night set of
> maps. I have been fighting this battle since Thanksgiving day. I have read
> the Wiki front to back and sideways. I've tried everything I can think of
> and have even tried any combination of things that presents a button to
> click. I have hosed up the program and had to reload at least 4 times just
> to get back to square 0 so I could start again. I have spent every spare
> moment I've had since Thanksgiving day. I have spent over 15 hours on this
> so far (I kept score). I don't want to burn any bridges here, but at this
> point, my frustration has exceeded my desire to run APRS on the road. The
> last time I hit a wall like this, I shelved the idea of APRS for over 4
> years.
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> I can get on the web and down load the program, expand it and load map
> tiles. I can even change the default map set to "Midnight Command". I pan
> around and zoom a bit and build a rudimentary set of the dark map tiles.
> At
> some point, (I think on exit) I am told to create or locate an OSM file. I
> have tried the "save" that is presented. I have clicked the little button
> that says create new blank file. What ever I do, when I close and take the
> flash drive on which i am running APRSIS32 and insert it into the
> Internet-less computer and start APRSIS32, it comes up with the "ORIGINAL"
> tile set even though the window under configure/ maps says "midnight
> Command" complete with Name, URL and everything. When I take the flash
> drive
> back to the Internet enabled machine and try to open that APRSIS32
> instance
> again, I get a "DONK" and a window that says APRSIS32 is not a valid Win32
> program.
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> I expect that what I'm missing is so simple that no one thinks it worthy
> of
> mention.
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> If someone would care to help, please do. On or off list, your choice.
> Either way, I'm done fishing, and pretty close to done all together.
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> I have come to the conclusion that if 15 hours is not enough to get this
> simple task accomplished, then perhaps APRS is not yet ready for prime
> time.
> Most operators wouldn't work this hard. Maybe, I need to go back and work
> on
> my copying skills with the ORIGINAL digital mode.
>
> 73 KC8SFQ Ron
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