Over the years, SOTAmaps has become increasingly harder to develop and maintain, and we’re considering simplifying the code base down to potentially consolidate some functionality or remove features or pages that are rarely if ever touched.
I’ve created a poll below to determine what should remain. If you click on an option, you want it to stay. Options in square brackets are the alternative functionality.
- Spots and Alerts [ -> SOTAWatch3 ]
- Contact page [ -> SOTA website contact page ]
- Overview page
- Chases mapping page
- Elevation data page
Given the state of sotl.as now, there is also a discussion as to where the future lies:
- I love SOTAMaps, keep it around
- I use SOTAMaps, but only because it has something SOTL.AS doesn’t
- I prefer SOTL.AS and use that primarily now.
Keeping both is not much of a burden if we put SMP into a caretaker mode, but likewise it makes little sense if people are all moving to sotl.as. We can work with Manuel to get API calls to make sotl.as feature comparable with SMP in the longer term.
It is of course worth highlighting that the work Rob DM1CM has put into SMP over the years has seen it grow and become the resource it is and we should all be grateful for the work he has put in. Rob has since moved on from SMP development but the impact of SMP remains.