Layer for AFF/API - Real time Satellite tracking

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28 Sep, 2018 03:11 PM

First, I LOVE the is product. It's awesome!

I operate a helicopter SAR team and work closely with State and Local Emergency Management teams. Is there a way to tap into an API provided from our satellite tracking partners (Spidertracks) to display my aircraft locations (and tracks) in SARtopo so I can share with the "teams" I am affiliated with?

Spidertracks has provided documentation about their API at

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by matt on 29 Sep, 2018 09:27 PM

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    It's certainly not something that's supported at the moment.

    I can look into integrating it with the existing location tracking framework. It's a little different in that spidertracks is pull while the other location providers are push, but it looks relatively straightforward to do. The bigger issue is finding the time to do it.

    Do you have any idea how common spidertracks is? ie would a project to integrate their data also appeal to a number of fire and LE agencies with their own aircraft?

  2. 2 Posted by matribula on 01 Oct, 2018 06:50 PM

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    I'll have to check and see. I know that I am running 6 units and that NC
    Forestry is using them to. I'll contact Spidertracks and see if they can
    provide a list of US users. During Hurricane Florence, all state responses
    were tracked by the use of a Spot Tracker Gen3 through a service called
    TigerSwan. I think NC Emergency management like the Spot 3 Trackers, but
    the Tiger Swan platform was questionable.

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