0.1. D-RATS Mapping Functionality
0.1.1.2. Static Point Overlays
To create a single static point, use the "Set Marker" option from the "Map" pull down menu.
To create a group of static points (i.e. buildings, important sites, etc), create a CSV file of the following format:
Where SYMBOL is a character from the APRS table, preceded by a forward or backward slash. For example:
WCSO - EOC,/o,45.521134,-122.991553,12.3
Ensure that you include a "," as the last character on each line, including the last line. Forgetting to include the "," will result in the static point overlay failing to load.
Name this file as you want it to display in the application. In the screenshot above, the file is named Washington County ARES.csv. Next, import this into your map display by going to the Map menu and choosing "Load Static Overlay".
Whatever geocoding device you are using must be set to "Decimal" as opposed to "Degrees" or your points will not plot correctly. Drats looks for locations in decimal format.
Remember to make an entry in all fields including altitude. Failure to make an entry in this field will cause the file to not load. If you dont have an altitude figure just enter a "1".
Some pre-canned overlays are available on the MapOverlays page. If you have any to contribute, please post them!
0.1.1.3. Removing Static Point Overlays
Select / highlight the static point overlay that you wish to remove. Select Map > Remove Static Overlay and confirm whether or not you wish to remove the layer.
0.2. D-RATS Map Downloader
The D-RATS Map Downloader utility allows the user to download and cache maps, from the internet, for a given area and level of detail. These maps are then available to D-RATS whether an internet connection is available or not.
To use the D-RATS Map Downloader: