Using NWS County shapefiles for other packets
This is cross –posted to APRSSIG but the list appears to have been replaced by a forum. It is also on the Facebook APRS page.
Is there a mechanism to use the shapefiles that encompass counties for anything other than an NWS packet?
Here is an example that will display a FLOOD symbol inside two counties along with county outlines
After studying the details and documents for this packet (Thanks WE7U!), I am curious if other data could be displayed.
Is the packet type generic enough?
Can “NWS_ADVIS” be anything else?
I am not sure what determines the FLOOD symbol. Is it the product code of “FLS” or “FLOOD”?
A current scenario might be COVID-19 cases in a county, but that is only one example.
Just thinking about current world events and APRS.
I know the NWS is US based. Are other shapefiles available for counties, states, provinces, etc.?
I hope everyone is being careful and rides out this storm successfully!
PS. The New York Times maps and data (free subscription for COVID-19)
PPS. Is the APRSSIG email list really replaced by a forum? L