Apologies for a very UK focussed post. Recently I’ve been putting together a tool that I wanted to help me identify correct activation areas for POTA to help planning my activities.
Basically, my initial goal is I wanted to easily overlay POTA references with boundaries you see on Defra’s MAGIC map, which includes land designations for things like National Nature Reserves, SSSI, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, etc. Luckily, various UK government agencies have public services to provide this data.
From this first version, I since added a bunch of other things that I found useful: like WWFF references (thanks to @DL4MFMCQGMA for helping me get access to location data) to more easily identify joint activations; WAB squares and Maidenhead overlays. And I’ve also recently added UK BOTA.
So reason for posting here, is I just added SOTA layer as well (thanks to SOTA team for their API). So for those wanting to also activate POTA/WWFF/BOTA at the same time as SOTA, you may find it useful to idenfity if the summit is within the correct activation area.
I think the circle is just to highlight the UKBOTA name as they change size when you zoom in or out.
My one and only Bunker activation attempt, (B/G-0132) I had the antenna on top of the bunker entrance, I don’t think there is an AZ like in SOTA.
Ah, OK on the 1 km access zone - but I guess the aim is to get as close as safely/legally allowable in any case.
If I’d realised that when I was over I could have activated the B/G-0130 Bunker, which we went to first but could not get to because of an impassible field (bulls and mud) between the road and the bunker.
OK - and the rings on the map change size based on the zoom magnification then - that’s neat.
@M0WIV You should see a button appear top right when map goes off north, to allow you to return to north at top.
And to confirm, those BOTA circle areas should be the valid activation areas for UK BOTA. The do look a bit odd when zooming (limitation of library I’m using), but once stopped zooming, they snap to correct size.