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Xastir APRS/Mapping Client 1.9.2 (stable) released

Xastir-1.9.2 (stable) has been released. Xastir is an open-source mapping and amateur radio APRS client which runs on a variety of platforms, supporting 125 map formats and seven languages.

Xastir can be used as a moving map program, as a tool for search and rescue operations, or as an amateur radio APRS tracking application. It can track tens of thousands of moving objects at a time. It is capable of tiling maps side-by-side or overlaying vector maps on top of vector and raster maps to create custom map stack-ups. It enables use of internet-based mapping servers or local map data and can combine multiple map sources into one map view.

The new release can be found here:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=45562&package_id=38231

While the latest development snapshot is here:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=45562&package_id=39072

Homepage: http://www.xastir.org

Posted by Curt Mills 2007-11-06

Xastir APRS/Mapping Client 1.8.4 (stable) released

Xastir-1.8.4 (stable) has been released. Xastir is an open-source mapping and amateur radio APRS client which runs on a variety of platforms, supporting 125 map formats and seven languages.

Xastir can be used as a moving map program, as a tool for search and rescue operations, or as an amateur radio APRS tracking application. It can track tens of thousands of moving objects at a time. It is capable of tiling maps side-by-side or overlaying vector maps on top of vector and raster maps to create custom map stack-ups. It enables use of internet-based mapping servers or local map data and can combine multiple map sources into one map view.

The new release can be found here:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=45562&package_id=38231

While the latest development snapshot is here:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=45562&package_id=39072

Homepage: http://www.xastir.org

Posted by Curt Mills 2006-11-02

Xastir APRS/Mapping Client 1.8.2 (stable) released

Xastir-1.8.2 (stable) has been released. Xastir is an open-source mapping and amateur radio APRS client which runs on a variety of platforms, supporting 125 map formats and seven languages.

Xastir can be used as a moving map program, as a tool for search and rescue operations, or as an amateur radio APRS tracking application. It can track tens of thousands of moving objects at a time. It is capable of tiling maps side-by-side or overlaying vector maps on top of vector and raster maps to create custom map stack-ups. It enables use of internet-based mapping servers or local map data and can combine multiple map sources into one map view.

A new addition in this latest release is pre-defined SAR symbols and support for LaCrosse weather stations. The new release can be found here: https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=45562&package_id=38231

While the latest development snapshot is here:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=45562&package_id=39072

Homepage: http://www.xastir.org

Posted by Curt Mills 2006-06-05

Xastir APRS/Mapping Client 1.8.0 (stable) released

Xastir-1.8.0 (stable) has been released. Xastir is an open-source mapping and amateur radio APRS client which runs on a variety of platforms, supporting 125 map formats and seven languages.

Xastir can be used as a moving map program, as a tool for search and rescue operations, or as an amateur radio APRS tracking application. It can track tens of thousands of moving objects at a time. It is capable of tiling maps side-by-side or overlaying vector maps on top of vector and raster maps to create custom map stack-ups. It enables use of internet-based mapping servers or local map data and can combine multiple map sources into one map view.... read more

Posted by Curt Mills 2006-02-17

Xastir APRS/Mapping Client 1.7.0 (stable) released

Xastir-1.7.0 (stable) has been released. Xastir is an open-source mapping and amateur radio APRS client which runs on a variety of platforms, supporting 125 map formats and seven languages.

Xastir can be used as a moving map program, as a tool for search and rescue operations, or as an amateur radio APRS tracking application. It can track tens of thousands of moving objects at a time. It is capable of tiling maps side-by-side or overlaying vector maps on top of other vector and/or raster maps to create custom map stack-ups. It enables use of internet-based mapping servers, local map data, or can combine multiple map sources into one map view.

Posted by Curt Mills 2005-10-17

Xastir APRS/Mapping Client version 1.5.0 (stable) released

Xastir-1.5.0 (stable) has been released. This version incorporates enhancements and bug-fixes which have accumulated in the 1.4.x development releases. Xastir is an open-source mapping and amateur radio APRS client which runs on a variety of platforms, supporting 124 map formats and seven languages.

Xastir can be used as a moving map program, as a tool for search and rescue operations, or as an amateur radio APRS tracking application. It can track tens of thousands of moving objects at a time. It is capable of tiling maps side-by-side or overlaying vector maps on top of other vector and/or raster maps to create custom map stack-ups. It enables use of internet-based mapping servers, local map data, or both at the same time.... read more

Posted by Curt Mills 2005-05-12

Xastir Mapping/APRS Client: Significant efficiency tweaks

The latest devel snapshot and of course latest CVS sources have had several fixes applied which reduce CPU usage dramatically. In particular, weather alerts should not slow down your system anymore. Try the latest code and see for yourself!

Xastir is a mapping and amateur radio APRS client that runs on multiple platforms.

Posted by Curt Mills 2005-02-04

Mapping/Amateur Radio Client Xastir-1.3.0 Released

Xastir is an amateur radio mapping and tracking application which supports hundreds of map formats, including both local and online maps, and several operating systems.

Xastir can be coupled with a GPS & TNC/Radio combination to create a mobile tracker, a GPS to create a moving map system, or can watch other mobile trackers via TNC/radio or internet connections. It can also be used to monitor severe weather alerts in a graphical format.... read more

Posted by Curt Mills 2004-02-02

Xastir 1.2 APRS Client Released

Xastir is an amateur radio mapping and tracking application which supports hundreds of map formats, including both local and online maps, and several operating systems.

Xastir can be coupled with a GPS & TNC/Radio combination to create a mobile tracker, a GPS to create a moving map system, or can watch other mobile trackers via TNC/radio or internet connections. It can also be used to monitor severe weather alerts in a graphical format.... read more

Posted by Curt Mills 2003-06-16

Configure

The AutoStuff (tm) procedure has changed, somewhat radically. This will possibly break some builds; cgywin, OSX, to name a couple. Problems will be worked out over the next couple of weeks. Please forward any issues (and your workarounds) to the list.

Posted by Chuck Byam 2003-02-13

Initial support for Windows added (using Cygwin)

During the past year we've added another language (Portuguese), more map types, more user interface features, more types of TNC/Weather interfaces, and implemented many bug fixes. Soon we'll be upgrading the "configure" script to better support the original operating systems plus a wide variety of Windows operating systems. See the Xastir homepage, the "Xastir Features" link, for the latest detailed list of features.

Posted by Curt Mills 2003-02-13

Render Survey (X11)

I've had WE7U create a survey for me on the Xastir sourceforge project page. From the main page, select Surveys and then click on the survey ID (12900) to fill it out. I want to get an idea of how many Xastir users could benefit from display code that uses the XFree86 RENDER extension.

Thanks in advance for your participation,

Olivier Calle

Posted by Curt Mills 2002-04-01

Xastir Latest Features, March 14, 2002

Six languages supported: English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, and French. Portuguese rumored to be supported soon.

Real-time tracking of objects via RF or internet feeds.

Understands approximately 114 different map formats, including the ability to tile USGS geoTIFF images together into a contiguous image. Can use online data sources as well: Terraserver, Tiger, weather radar images, etc. Many vector and raster map formats supported: Shapefiles, pocketAPRS maps, Win/DOSaprs maps, ...... read more

Posted by Curt Mills 2002-03-15

Call for help

Looking for motivated individuals to fill the following roles:

  • Document manager - someone to create, expand and maintain project documentation.

  • Web Page manager - someone to create and manage the project web page.

  • Packager - someone to manage binary packages

Anyone else with specific talents or a strong desire to help.

Posted by Chuck Byam 2002-02-02

Xastir finds a new crib

There are many reasons that I can think of that make sourceforge an attractive place to coordinate further development of XASTIR. I hope you like the new place and take advantage of the many resources available here.

KG4IJB

Posted by Chuck Byam 2002-02-02