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    New mp3car passive maps server

    I have put up a new server so we can quickly test ideas.
    When we get closer to our final configuration we can put the proper os on there and reconfigure.
    It is plugged into our 100MB internet pipe.
    HW Specs:
    Intel Dual core 2.8 Ghz
    4gb ram
    160 gig software mirror
    Offsite internet backups
    1000VA UPS backup

    Software:
    Windows 7
    Filezilla FTP server
    Idrive remote backup
    Antivirus

    For now we have created this account with the following permissions:

    -upload files to the server
    -view all the uploaded files in that directory
    -Can't delete files
    -can't download files

    IP:12.167.132.204
    ftp port 21:
    username: datadump
    password: datadump


    File Format:
    TicketID_DDMMYYYY_HHMMSS.txt
    Get your ticket id: http://www.mp3car.com/ticket.php
    The forum username on the ticket.php page is optional. It will only be used down the road for credit purposes (who uploaded how many tracks, etc....)

    More on data format:
    -Files should contain NMEA sentences
    -files should be in text format
    -a collection of text files in zipped format will be OK
    -Files without the proper format will be given the lowest processing priority

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiberoptic View Post
    Ok, now we have to figure out what to put on it.
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    Need some specs on how to access data/put data in a folder on the server. Maybe how to query it up, etc.
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    Chunky and Ecog have the admin password. I think those things are in the works.

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    added login details.

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    added details about file format and upload process

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    Is there any interest in a simple user/client-based application which would save the NMEA data to a properly formatted file? And weed out any obviously erroneous data.

    My thoughts on this would be that it could add a header to the file which could provide useful info for server processing... And of course be scalable to the project. For issues such as those discussed in the Data Privacy Thread.

    I'm actually in the process of writing an application to do this for myself (to get the data into the MP3car-specified format for upload), and figured I could offer it up to everyone else as well. If there's interest, please let me know what the specs/features you would be looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekl0wn View Post
    Is there any interest in a simple user/client-based application which would save the NMEA data to a properly formatted file? And weed out any obviously erroneous data.

    My thoughts on this would be that it could add a header to the file which could provide useful info for server processing... And of course be scalable to the project. For issues such as those discussed in the Data Privacy Thread.

    I'm actually in the process of writing an application to do this for myself (to get the data into the MP3car-specified format for upload), and figured I could offer it up to everyone else as well. If there's interest, please let me know what the specs/features you would be looking for.

    Had I brought my thumb drive today, I could have posted screenshots.
    This is a great idea. Idealy the app and eventual data collection format would be flexible enought to except more fields, if the user wanted to share them:

    1. accelerometer data
    2. Wheel turn angle (from can bus)
    3. Temprature sensors
    4. Other OBD-II sensors
    5. TPMS sensors
    6. Client hardware paramenters (CPU/ OS/ connectivity type)

    The predominent OS from our community is windows, but maybe there is a way to make something cross platform or make an existing app cross platform?

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    As for me developing it... Cross-platform isn't really an option. I'm Windows-based, and biased. However, for these simple applications (and the language I'm using), posting the source code of how I handle the processes is straightforward enough that most anyone with programming experience could translate.

    Another thought I had, was that later on, the application could envelope multiple files, and then once the data is formatted, it could create the single compressed file for upload. (if anyone knows of either a commandline zipper/compressor or a .NET component, please let me know)

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    On the page where we get enter our username to get our numbers for uploading, could we go ahead and put out a simple disclaimer? Preferably with a checkbox stating "I agree" and triggering the ok button. You know, a simple note, stating "Any information I provide or use is of testing purposes and not guaranteed to be 100% accurate, but as accurate as possible, and I'm not gonna use the data to stalk people, nor am I gonna endanger people while driving on sidewalks to get cool tracks. Basically, I take all blame for any wrong-doing I do." Well, maybe someone else should write the disclaimer.

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