As we’ve been hinting for a while, there’s a new version of SOTAMaps and sotadata that will be integrated via Single Sign-On. In the spirit of Christmas, as a gift to all, I’m making it available for extended Beta stage. The old versions will still work concurrently with the existing ones, but you can play around and see the new version. The main change is the deprecation of the V1 CSV/TSV format, and replacing the separate Chaser/Activator upload so that you can upload a single CSV containing Chaser records, Activator records and S2S records all in one go.
The other changes are under the surface, allowing us a lot more flexibility in separating the interface from the database itself, plus the addition of SSL. These are less likely to be visible. Rob and I will work over the next few days to configure the new SOTA Mapping Project to go live too.
I’d like to call out a special thanks to my initial Beta testers who provided feedback: DB7MM, DD5LP, G4AZS, HB9DQM, M1MAJ, N0MAP, VK1AD and VK2IO. If I’ve forgotten anyone, my apologies.
I could just provide you the link, but it’s Christmas, and that means everything has to be a riddle (nice crossword, Rob - I learnt to love summitslist.csv!). Here’s a little tour around the SOTA world that at the end will take you to the new sotadata website.