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Gibbo

Airfield Database.

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I would like to propose the following to the group..

 

1.) We setup an Airfield Wiki as our first act. (basic to start with)http://wikkii.com/wiki/Free_Wiki_Hosting

 

2.) We encourage members of the forum to place information about their local strips onto a searchable database. (restricted to Members)

 

Things I would like to add to each HTML render of the data is.

 

* Weatherzone live feeds..

 

I am able to use a free weather feed from weatherzone to give up to date DUMBED metar / Radar / ??using the airports feed. http://www.weatherzone.com.au/about/freeweather.jsp

 

* Enlarged (and enhanced) images of runway layout similar to a well known text.

 

* Webcam images from airfield if Available.

 

any other links etc that are releivent for flight / trip planning at that location.

 

I have been doing some playing in google earth and have figured out that I am able to render HTML from a outside website (or a local copy) directly into a placemark. If each airstip had its own page I would be able to provide a up to date information about that strip rendered in a standard format suitable for unfocused viewing. (much work and will need help to create KML placemark file for each airstrip based on the old airstip data - Inserting standised Html code into each placemark. Find and Replace maybe...

 

It's been 20 years since I last used Dbase III.. Argh I'm getting old. 033_scratching_head.gif.b541836ec2811b6655a8e435f4c1b53a.gif

 

http://earth.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=guide.cs&guide=22364&topic=22386&answer=148075

 

G

 

 

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It's a really good idea and some things have been partially done in Googles POIDB (Point of Interest Database). I have all the airports for WA, and there POIDB entries in my Google Earth and I'd be more than happy to assist in the building of the database. I can also provide hosting for the service since my family is in the web hosting industry. There's free scripts available on the internet (MediaWiki) which is what Wikipedia uses http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki this will easily implement into our hosting services.

 

If we could get together a team of say 7 people (one for each state/territory, the person from NSW can do ACT) we could develop the basic pages for each aerodrome, once these pages are done you can allow members to join and expand on the aerodromes information.

 

Creating a page for each aerodrome without rewriting the content would be as easy as injecting an SQL line to create a new row, but alter the name/weatherzone area ID etc... I'm happy to help out wherever needed.

 

-Andrew

 

 

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Do you have up to date Google imaging because many of their satelite photos are hopelessly out of date.

 

Alan Marriette.

 

 

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www.nearmap.com has up to date aerial photography of many locations. Requires free registration.

-Andrew

Not free if your using it for commercial purposes and it does not cover a lot of country areas.

 

Alan Marriette.

 

 

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I don't think redistribution with the nearmaps logo is considered commercial operations... Unless we sold it.

 

-Andrew

 

 

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sseeker,

 

I will happilly donate my time to this project.

 

I will upload my current databases and see what you think.

 

Would it be possible to create a Weblink that looked something like this 'www.something.org.au/s=ytdn (or property name). hmmm Automatic creation of KML files via script.

 

Gibbo

 

 

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