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Old 08-22-2012, 09:53 AM
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What the heck are these Red and Blue overlays on the APRS.FI map?

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Old 08-22-2012, 10:30 AM
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Arent they just the way the colored tags are rendered when you zoom out? If you zoom in you see the detail. I guess this view shows the concentration.
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Brian, that is the "traffic density or volume" for that area. It gives you a quick glimpse of where the most activity is happening and also reveals where the Igates and digipeaters are few and far between. Also, sending you a PM. Greg
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:08 PM
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Is there any way to turn this feature off if you are wanting to zoom out to see a large area of the US?

I created a filter to only look for aircraft but it is not very useful since if you zoom out, these blocks take over the map.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:09 PM
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Default election results?

Isn't that the map of th last election results by party


(pretty irreverent and OT, I know, but since I didn't actually express a preference for either party, maybe the moderators will let it ride for a laugh?)
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Funny. But no Steve, the high density areas
would be blue.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:46 AM
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Is there any way to turn this feature off if you are wanting to zoom out to see a large area of the US?.
This is the APRS map, i suspect it is relevant to 99.4% of users. it may be easier to use the standard Google map or similar for non APRS views.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:45 AM
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Glen,

Thanks, I am aware of that.

I want an wide view APRS map without these blocks.
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You have 'show all' next to the time block activated.

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Old 08-29-2012, 10:02 AM
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That pic is an example only to show the blocks.

The filter works. I just want to stop these blocks from showing up when I zoom out.

Example:

I have a filter applied to only show airplanes which works great at this zoom level but only shows a limited amount of the country:





If I zoom out one more notch, all the targets go away and are replaced by these blocks that might matter to someone, but not me:



Is there someway to prevent the aprs.fi server from rendering these blocks on the map?

In other words, I want to see the entire USA or a big part of it on the aprs.fi page with only my airplane filter applied so all I see is the airplanes that are active within my time frame selected. It works great for the zoomed in areas, but because of these red and blue blocks taking over the screen, it does not work when zoomed out very far.
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