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Need to use MP to display helicopters in flight

This is a discussion on Need to use MP to display helicopters in flight within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; I am the computer guru for a air medical helicopter company. The helicopters are equipped with gps units that currently ...

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    Anonymous is offline Senior Member Black Belt
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    Need to use MP to display helicopters in flight

    I am the computer guru for a air medical helicopter company. The helicopters are equipped with gps units that currently send coordinates, air speed, altitude, etc. to a third party that processes the data and displays the info. on their own windows app running here in the office. I spoke with the developer of the GPS units and they said they would send the information to us directly, via FTP, email or in a ILINK format.

    We want to be able to use map point to track the position of our aircraft. Updated flight information leaves the aircraft every two minutes. We would need map point to translate the gps information and display the current location of the aircraft.

    Can this realistically be done? If so, would what be the best map point solution to use?

    Thanks in advance for any insight,

    Nick

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    Wilfried is offline Senior Member Black Belt
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    Hi Nick,

    This can very easy be done. You have to write a program to reaceive the data, and uses mappoint to position the data as symbols or bmp's on the map. Depending on the programming language you use it is eather drop a component on a form and you are started, or use the object mobel whitch is a little more difficult.

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