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Projects => 2015 Balloon... Lessons Learned => Topic started by: Larry on June 20, 2015, 03:26:29 AM



Title: Tracking Program
Post by: Larry on June 20, 2015, 03:26:29 AM
Based on this year's experience, I think we all know that we need more than one computer tracking the balloon.  I tried to setup something similar to what Danny runs, but the software is old and some is obsolete. 

I started thinking about the Internet version that Danny wrote, and the fact that I figured out how to decipher the KISS TNC stuff, and I think I am going to try to write my own tracking program in Python.  I found there is a Google Maps API library for Python, so I am going to install it and start playing with it and see if I can come up with something.

Google Maps API Library for Python (https://developers.google.com/api-client-library/python/apis/mapsengine/v1)

I don't know if this is the Library I finally end up with or not, but this is where I am going to start.


Title: Re: Tracking Program
Post by: Larry on June 20, 2015, 03:52:38 AM
ok, that google api thingy made absolutely no sense to me...  but I did find this...  a tutorial to do exactly what I amwanting to do. So, I have already shifted gears...  hehe ;D

Tutorial site (https://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/403)