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APRS LogoAPRS™ (Automatic Position Reporting System) is a multifaceted system for use with packet radio by amateurs. It facilitates the monitoring of real time geophysical information such as vehicle position and live tracking, weather status, radio direction finding and much much more.
It involves digital mapping, GPS tracking, packet radio, etc. It is a very interesting facet of packet radio and has much to offer most everyone including non-hams that just want to watch over the internet. APRS was originally developed by Bob Bruninga, WB4APR and versions now exist in Windows, Mac, Java, Linux and Palm type PDA devices. 


What is APRS? Google Maps APRS
Automatic Packet Reporting System MARCAN APRS


A natural marriage has occurred between APRS and the Internet increasing the utility value of APRS beyond the local VHF range.  An iGATE server connected to the Internet and an APRS digipeater, can pick-up an APRS transmission from a mobile and relay it to the Internet.  Once on the Net, a position report can be relayed anywhere there is Internet access. APRServe: An Internet Backbone for APRS, will fill you in on the details.
IGATE - APRSWiki APRS Internet Service
IGATE - APRS Setting up an IGATE