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Using view1090-fa without internet

I would like to view planes without access to wifi using rpi and ssh and have it displayed in an ascii style map. I originally found a discussion where the fellow wanted to spot planes away from the internet. Dump1090-fa or Dump1090-mutability was suggested. And digging further someone either described what he did or gave a link on using the ascii map which is what I’d like. I thought I bookmarked it but I can’t find it. Could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks and Merry Christmas.

the installation of dump1090-fa does not need an internet connection. It works as a local webserver.
What you will miss is the underlying map because this is loaded via Internet.
So what you get should be a white page with the planes on their positions and the list of planes to the right.

This is how it looks with internet connection and the map as background loaded.

Yes Foxhunter. I have piaware running online. And I have dump running from the cli. What I saw in a post a few weeks ago was running view1090 and instead of seeing the data in columns it was an ascii view that looked like an ascii radar screen. At least that’s what I thought it looked like. I really wish I had bookmarked it…lol

The webinterface will continue working, just without the map.

Is there a way to get this result without having an internet connection? I would like for the maps to be predownloaded

Hi foxhunter…tnx for the info. I have piaware running already so I am seeing everything as your screenshot shows. If dump1090-fa is a webserver and can be used offline, are you saying if I enter the url address in a browser offline I’ll see everything but map underlay? On my Rpi I use a text only browser called links. So would I enter:

links 192.138.1.80:8080??

Thanks!

http://www.qsl.net/wa4chq/godspeed.html

tnx abcd567 for the info. I will check it out. It’s not what I saw in the post I should have bookmarked!!! but it may lead me there. What I remember seeing was what foxrunner described…plane positions left, data on right but no map underlay. The screenshot in the post I saw (and should have bookmarked!) was text only like it was run from the cli. Tnx

http://www.qsl.net/wa4chq/godspeed.html


abcd567

    December 23

You’ll still need a second device to access the map.
But this is assuming the local WiFi or network you create doesn’t have internet access.

Hi Wiedehopf…again, what I remember seeing was non-gui… as I remember it was black and white, may have shown white rings w/black background and white dots?? that were the planes. And I think the data was on the right in columns…

Appreciate the input.

http://www.qsl.net/wa4chq/godspeed.html

Yeah i’ve heard of something like that without the columns, don’t remember though.

But i fail to see the appeal.

I am not aware of such a solution

As wiedehopf stated it is possible. Most comfortable by a browser on a second device connected to the same network

On a raspi only you might need to have a gui running and a local IP adress assigned

Hey Wiedehopf

I’m not sure what the appeal is either other than I just would like to try it. I don’t have wifi where I live so my main piaware is setup where I have access to 24h internet. If I can use dump1090-fa or view1090-fa without the internet and could “see something” other that the data stream, that may be kind of interesting…

http://www.qsl.net/wa4chq/godspeed.html

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wiedehopf

    December 23

alt wa4chq:
Hi Wiedehopf…again, what I remember seeing was non-gui… as I remember it was black and white, may have shown white rings w/black background and white dots?? that were the planes. And I think the data was on the right in columns…

Yeah i’ve heard of something like that without the columns, don’t remember though.

But i fail to see the appeal.

Was it this one?

BaseStation
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CLICK AGAIN TO SEE FULL SIZE

You still haven’t properly described your usecase.

If you have any network connection to the receiver, just use it to access port 80 at /dump1090-fa, you will see the planes and the table on the right, just the map background will be blank.

That’s much better than any console application.

If the bandwidth to the receiver is too low for using the webinterface, you should run readsb on the receiver and use my new beastReduce implementation to forward the raw data to your computer.
Then you can just feed those data into any application that will accept beast data and visualize the data.

hey abcd567…I believe that is what I saw. When I first ran into it, I did not have time to stop and really look at the picture or read everything in the post. I was just searching to see if I could use my piaware without being online. In my search I saw that screenshot. So it was something called “basestation” and not an ascii mode program. I will have to read about basestation to see if it will run without internet. Tnx for finding the post I should have bookmarked! All the best.

http://www.qsl.net/wa4chq/godspeed.html

Slackware Linux-
MX-19 Linux-


abcd567
December 23

alt wa4chq:
what I remember seeing was non-gui… as I remember it was black and white, may have shown white rings w/black background and white dots?? that were the planes. And I think the data was on the right in columns

Was it this one?

BaseStation
CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE LARGER SIZE
CLICK AGAIN TO SEE FULL SIZE

@wa4chq

Here is the link to the post. It is from 2016.
Note: BaseStation is a Windows software, but can pull data from RPi if both RPi & Windows computer are on same Local Area Network (LAN)/Router.

OK abcd567…I don’t have windows. Lol…thanks again for the help. Maybe I could see if it runs in wine…

Is there a way to pull data from dump1090-fa (running on RPi) to a Win/Mac Desktop/Laptop if there is no network/router/internet, and the RPi is directly connected to Desktop/Laptop using a network cat5/6 cable with RJ45 connectors at both ends (network patch cable)?