[REBOL] GPS website calcs
From: meekerdb::rain::org at: 23-Oct-2001 12:18
It seems that Rebol may be a solution to a programming problem I
have. I'm not really a great programmer - I generally just do throw-away
scientific progs for myself - and I'm new to Rebol, so I'm looking for
someone to tell me whether or nor Rebol is the way to go. What I need to
do is display GPS satellite positions in the sky at a given
date/time/position overlaid on a graphic showing which ones will be
masked. I think Rebol will simplify this if I can take advantage of
websites that will do the satellite part of the calculation for me. For
example, if I can get Rebol to send data into
http://sirius.chinalake.navy.mil/satpred/satpred_query.cgi and then
activate the 'Predict Satellites' and then capture and parse out the
satellite positions from
then all I'd have to do is overlay them on a view of the mask. Does Rebol
have commands to use a website in this way?
thnx, Brent Meeker
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