The BPQ Web server can now display AIS (ship tracking) and ADSB (plane tracking) information on the APRS Map within the Node Web Server This is designed to interface with programs rtl_ais and dump1090 which use rtl-sdr dongles to receive the signals .
git clone git://git.osmocom.org/rtl-sdr.git cd rtl-sdr/ mkdir build cd build sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0 cmake ../ -DINSTALL_UDEV_RULES=ON -DDETACH_KERNEL_DRIVER=ON make sudo make install sudo ldconfig
For ADSB I am using this version of dump1090. Some other versions seem to write json files of a different format.
Although rtl_ais has a tcp interface I've found it hangs after sending the first message. So I wrote a small program UDPtoTCP to accept UDP from rtl_ais and relay to TCP connections from BPQ. Run UDPtoTCP on same machine as rtl_ais. It listens for udp on 10110 from rtl_ais and accepts tcp connects on the same port and relays the messages.
In APRSDIGI section add
In main section of bpq32.cfg add ENABLEAIS
If you have dump1090 and bpq on the same machine you can use the json files written by dump1090. If not you have to use the TCP interface which uses more CPU, especially if you see lots of planes.
In main section of bpq32.cfg add ENABLEADSB
To use the TCP interface add these to APRSDIGI section of bpq32.cfg:
ADSBHost IPAddr ADSBPort 30003;
Without these it will read plane data from /dev/shm/adsb/aircraft.json