So here is a question I have been trying to answer for quite some time. I consider myself fairly tech savy, and have some experience in coding in php and html, but never dealt with a “live” page such as aircraft moving on a map. I am looking at setting up a second ADS-B receiver at my local airport (in addition to one I have at my home), and would love to feed this data to flightaware. Would like to see if anyone has customized the aircraft viewable on the map, as I would only like to display certain aircraft on the map (all of these aircraft are part of a fleet that operate in the local area). Would love some help or guidance on how this could be accomplished. I am willing to use piaware, or dump1090 and feed all data to flightaware. So to summerize, I would like to feed all data to flightaware, but only want to display certain aircraft on the map. All the aircraft are or will be ADS-B equipped in the near future.
If you can identify the local aircraft by icao code, then it would be fairly trivial to ‘highlight’ then on the local map. I could imagine that these would have aircraft icons and labels, where as non-local trafic is displayed in some other way (I wonder if it is wise to hide these as their presence is surely useful for safety purposes), perhaps as a generic icon, or very small ‘dot’
I know the ICAO hex codes, and like that idea, but in my area, I am mostly picking up high altitude aircraft, and the ones of interest I want to show are “low” altitude. I am just not real sure about how to “highlight” those aircraft. I have found that Dump1090/Dump1090-FA use JSON files to track data, and I have absolutely no idea how to use this (I am completely self taught in my computer regards). I just have no clue how to manipulate these files… But I definitely like the idea of highlighting the ones I want to track, and making a small dot of the rest. But I will be happy with either way!