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K5DLQ
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3.16.1.0 Map File Access

For those of you wanting to see your nodes on the public AREDN Map from 3.16.1.0,
we are providing it as a KML file that can be loaded into Google Earth.
We also have an HTML page for viewing from a web browser (or embedding in other pages/sites).

The KML file is here:  http://data.arednmesh.org/map.kml
(Full folder functionality, pin grouping/stacking is supported)
Here's a quick video on how to load it into Google Earth:  http://usercontent.arednmesh.org/K/5/K5DLQ/ge_maps.mp4

The HTML page is still a work in progress, but, the current version is here:
http://usercontent.arednmesh.org/K/5/K5DLQ/livemap2.html
(No folders, no pin grouping/stacking yet)


If you want to customize it for your area/AREDN group, you can pass latitude, longitude, and zoom values to the page as well.
Here are some examples of how:

For Houston area:
http://usercontent.arednmesh.org/K/5/K5DLQ/livemap2.html?zoom=3&lat=30.250&lon=-95.558&z=10

For SoCal:
http://usercontent.arednmesh.org/K/5/K5DLQ/livemap2.html?zoom=3&lat=33.656&lon=-117.637&z=8

For New Jersey:
http://usercontent.arednmesh.org/K/5/K5DLQ/livemap2.html?zoom=3&lat=40.99&lon=-74.1&z=11

Simply specify the following query string parameters:
lat
lon
z= zoom level (0=global, 28 is zoomed all the way in)

Enjoy!

Darryl - K5DLQ

w6bi
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Map updates?

How frequently does the map update, Darryl?

Orv
W6BI

K5DLQ
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Whenever someone pushes the

Whenever someone pushes the "Upload to AREDN Servers" button in the 3.16.1.0 setup page.
 

w6bi
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Update missing?

I uploaded w6bi-24-0 at approximately 1800 today.  The node said it was successful, but see it neither on the map, nor in the .kml file.

Orv

K5DLQ
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You dont have your LAT and

You dont have your LAT and LON values set yet.  Set them, save them, Push them, See them.
 

w6bi
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Disappearing lat/lon

Darryl, when I click Save, the lat/lon fields are cleared.

This is the format I'm entering:
lat   34.290
lon  -118.716

Is that correct?

 

K5DLQ
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That is correct (according to

That is correct (according to the Help file).
After you enter them, are you clicking "Apply Location Settings"?
The message at the top of the screen should confirm saving them. (verify the fields saved at the bottom of the screen)
After you verified it, click the "Upload Data to AREDN Servers" button.

 

K5DLQ
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i see you now!

i see you now!

w6bi
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Two Apply buttons??

Ok, I plead fatigue but also need to RTFP (Page) a bit better :-)
That works - thanks.   Cool feature!
 

kj6dzb
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NIce to see this Go LIVE. 

NIce to see this Go LIVE. 

I will have to upgrade a few nodes to check this out!

 

kj6dzb
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It nice to see a google map

It nice to see a google map with locations submitted from users. Not exactly what I thought was in the works. The KML has to be re-downloaded to get changes.

I suggesting that the KML contain scripting to pull jason info from local nodes and fill layer(s) and or pop up windows with Link-cost,Ch# & chanbw, SSiD, mark Gateways, TxMbps. 

Auto updates on the current map?  

I like the node Consold Link!!!

Were dose the dev team want to go with this map?

K5DLQ
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If you open the KML file as a

If you open the KML file as a network link google earth, just right click and REFRESH to get updates.  Easy.

k1ky
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Map Updates

Is there an auto-poll feature from the Nodes?  In other words, is the status refreshed on any certain interval?
As for the correct format, I used the "Find Me" feature and then edited the data to reflect the actual values.
Is there any consideration to adding path lines between connected nodes on the map??  I have multiple nodes at the same location, is there a way to see "ALL" the nodes on the map that are at that location?  Specifically, I have 2 and 5 Ghz nodes at some of my sites.

 

K5DLQ
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Auto-poll:  Not planned, as

Auto-poll:  Not planned, as it takes an intentional PUSH from the operator to post the data for the map.
Lines: yes, we are working on it.
See all nodes:   The BEST way to view the map is via Google Earth.  Install it for free:  http://www.google.com/earth/  Once installed, add a "Network Link" and simply link to the map.kml file in Google Earth.  the HTML page is currently much more limited in features.

 

w6bi
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Multiple Nodes at same location

I had the same issue.  I offset them slightly in latitude, but that only works if you zoom way in.
I then discovered if you click on the 'top' node, Google Earth will conveniently separate them so you can see and click on them individually.  Very handy!

kj6dzb
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I got a key last year, i dont

I got a key last year, i dont know if this still works?

http://www.cnet.com/news/get-google-earth-pro-for-free/

w6bi
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Removing nodes from map?

Darryl, going forward what's the process to remove a node from the map?

Orv

KG6JEI
The following is in the

The following is in the onboard help of the node it sounds like what you are looking for (we try and document new features and changes in the help):

If you wish to remove your node location from the public mapping service, simply clear/erase your lat/lon values, "Apply Location Settings", and then "Upload Data to AREDN Servers"

w6bi
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Thanks!

Thanks - that's useful if you remember to do it before the node is off the air.  What about after the fact?  (Trying to anticipate what might happen in the future).

K5DLQ
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FYI, I make a change to the

FYI, I make a change to the map. 
When using the KML file in Google Earth, the labels will NO LONGER appear by default, but, if you click the pin, you can see them.

They were taking up too much space on the map and cluttering it.

Thanks,
Darryl

AB4YY
How do I remove a non-existent device from the Google Earth map?

The G.E. kml URL shows a device I no longer have on the network so I cannot just zero out the Lon/Lat to remove it from the kml.  How can I do this?

Thanks, Mike ab4yy

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send me an email with the

send me an email with the nodename
k5dlq@aredn.org

AB4YY
RE: "...video on how to load it into Google Earth..."

Darryl - The video on the web site (ge_maps.mp4) is roughly 221 MB in size and takes quite a long time to download.  I ran the file through VidCoder and it reduced the size to about 28 MB which is a more reasonable size for web access.  I can't see any noticeable loss of quality.

If interested, you can have it as a replacement but I would need to know how I can upload it.

- Mike ab4yy

K5DLQ
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sure.  email me a link to the

sure.  email me a link to the new video.

KF6RTA
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Changing node name?

We have a several nodes that have been renamed.  How can I update my map entry with the new node name?  I would prefer not renaming the node to the old name, purging it, renaming it to the new name, and then adding it back to the map...

Thanks
-Jonathan

K5DLQ
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Just re-push the info to

Just re-push the info to AREDN servers.  The "key" on the node in our system is the MAC address of the device.  If you change the name, just re-push the info and it will update.

KF6RTA
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Mesh nodes updated

I was able to update several nodes that we had renamed by just pushing them again.   There was one node that had failed and had been replaced.  Daryl was able to use the old node's mac address to purge the old label.

Thanks Daryl!

-Jonathan

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