Is anybody interested and capable of porting the Globalstar
SPOT positioning system into OpenCPN
An in-expensive little and portable unit receives GPS
position and transmits it to LOS satellites which relays the data to Globalstar
databases which can be polled for the required data over satellite/internet connection in short bursts,using a minimum of time/bandwith.
It has been done very successfully by SpotWalla with optional map views.
SpotWalla - Trip Viewer - s.y. SAILBOAT X
The Globalstar SPOT system has coverage over the most important areas of the world and is a great way to keep family
and friends informed of your location. It is also very important for resque operations.
In my opinion,it would be a very valuable addition to OpenCPN's facilities and for the thousands of SPOT users around the world.