APR MAP   © DF8HL    INFO  E

 

 

 

APRS PROGRAM / GPS NAVIGATION WITH MAPS IN UTM / SWEREF99

 

FREE NAVIGATION (E.G. OVER WHOLE EUROPE) WITHOUT MAP SHEET LIMITS

 

SCALE-CHANGING  ( 2 m/p - 5000 m/p )  JUST BY A SINGLE MOUSE CLICK

 

DIRECT CALL OF  GOOGLE EARTH  ON THE MAP CENTER

 

INCLUDED: CONVERSION PROGRAM "RN2U33"

TRANSFORMS DATA AND MAPS FROM "RIKETS NÄT" (=SWEDISH GRID) TO "SWEREF 99 TM" (=UTM ZONE 33)

 

FOR REG. USERS:  "APRMAP-A"   GPS-/MAPPING-/APRS-OUTDOOR-APP FOR ANDROID...

 

 

 

 

 

APR MAP  PROGRAM FUNCTIONS:

 

If you connect a GPS receiver, NMEA0183-signals (GGA/GLL/RME) will provide your own position every 5 seconds. Transmission and reception of APRS-signals is done either via SOUNDCARD (program parts of AGWPE are included), by a SCS-DSP-TNC or SCS-PTC-II with PR-capability (even Robust Packet Radio), a PK-232, or a TNC via AGWPE. Besides of that there is the possibility to monitor stations via INTERNET (findu.com/aprs.fi).

 

The program shows your position and all APRS-stations received on HF, VHF, or internet (even simultaneously) on the map. You can see symbols, callsigns and tracks. You can chose different symbol characters and other display features from simple symbol to complex information line (even UI-View-symbols and info text).

 

A WX-decoder shows the weather situation with data and symbols, and you can transmit weather- telemetry- or other data from files generated by other programs.

 

Of course you can observe the native Packet Radio text directly in a switchable RX-window.

 

Besides displaying all stations you can select one station for main monitoring (MONI 1), whose positions will be saved in log-files. So you can look up the saved position informations even after days.

 

You can also display your own travel activities (tracks), points of interest, as well as coordinate-related images and videos.

 

In addition to the exchange of small chat-messages you can chose an auto-answer mode.

 

Of course you can digipeat and registered users can use a simple IGate function (RF>INET).

 

All functions are provided with rich Quick-Info help texts in English, German and Swedish.

 

The most important difference to other well-known APRS-programs is the fact, that  APR MAP  uses rectangular map projections like UTM or SWEREF 99 TM (the new swedish reference system). Doing this, it works perfectly with maps derivated from those published  by many national land survey authorities (e.g. "Lantmäteriet"). So it is very easy to make your own maps for  APR MAP. This is allowed for personal use only!

 

SCALES

MAP TYPES  

5000 meters/pixel

 Very rough map included in the program

 covering much more than Europe (© DF8HL)

 Free version: Normal map,

 Reg. version: Normal map / Shaded relief

 

1000 meters/pixel

 Rough map included in the program

 covering Europe (© DF8HL)

 Free version: Normal map,

 Reg. version: Normal map / Shaded relief

 

200 meters/pixel

 Main parts of Europe, 1 file included,

 all other maps as free download (© DF8HL)

 Free version: Normal map,

 Reg. version: Normal map / Shaded relief

 

50 meters/pixel

 Source: E.g. Översiktskartan (© Lantmäteriet),

 1 demo file included with instruction "how to"

 Free version: Limit to a maximum of 10 files,

 Reg. version: no limitation, many maps

 downloadable

 

10 meters/pixel

 Source: E.g. Terrängkartan (© Lantmäteriet),

 1 demo file included with instruction "how to"

 Free version: Limit to a maximum of 10 files,

 Reg. version: No limitation, many maps

 downloadable

 

2 meters/pixel

 Source: E.g. aerial photos (© Lantmäteriet),

 1 demo file included with instruction "how to"

 Free version: Limit to a maximum of 10 files,

 Reg. version: No limitation, many maps

 downloadable

 

 

 

Size of single map files: 1000x1000 pixels.

Projection identification: By folder name, e.g. U33, or U08 etc.

Scale identification: By subfolder name, e.g. M0200 for 200m/p maps

Location identification: By filename (SW-corner), e.g. 67500400.BMP = 6750.000 N, 400.000 E in the actual rectangular system.

 

 

Example Nikkaluokta-Kiruna-Jukkasjärvi-Esrange: Normal map

 

Example Nikkaluokta-Kiruna-Jukkasjärvi-Esrange: Shaded relief

 

 

APR MAP   can handle huge amounts of maps - and extremely fast too.

Here is a standard maps overview (about 39000 maps):

 

 

 

 

SCREENSHOTS

 

The collection of screenshots shows the display with different types of maps and program functions

 

  APR MAP  /  APR MAP -A   screenshots ( 1.6 MB )

 

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS  

 

APR MAP  works on 32- and 64-bit WINDOWS™ PC systems.

I testet it myself on WINDOWS 98SE, ME, 2000, XP-32, 7-32, 8-64, 10-64. Some users even run it on Vista-32 and 7-64. On slow systems (below some hundred MHz), and in a few special cases, soundcard interfacing might not work. If you can report interesting observations related with this program and its compatibility, let me know about it: DF8HL@arcor.de.

 

 

FREE VERSION OR REG. VERSION ?

  

You are invited to use the freeware version without any time limitation as much as you like. I whish you a lot of pleasure with that program. On the other hand - making all program- and map files for the full version available, means a lot of work and money. That's why you have to pay the full version with a registration fee of 30 € once (including free update-service and access to the APRMAP-Server and the GPS outdoor app for Android APRMAP-A). If you want to purchase the full version, write a short e-mail including name, address, callsign (or other wanted user name) to DF8HL@arcor.de. Downloads for the free version are located here:

 

  APR MAP  download site