Tracker Block

Topics: Miscellanious
Mar 2, 2015 at 4:23 AM
Helllo! With the introduction of GPS and Programmable blocks, I was wondering if you thought it might be possible to create a block or a script that incrementally messages gps coordinates to a user.

This system could be used to provide almost real-time GPS tracking of whatever object or ship the tracker block is connected to.

The applications for this mod are broad, but the obvious use is to track enemy ships, which will really improve the multiplayer scene.

Thanks for reading!
Coordinator
Mar 17, 2015 at 6:07 AM
Yes it's possible, but there are two things possibly standing in the way depending on how you want to go about it.

There isn't any API for the GPS currently, so you cannot add/update GPS details to the player.
Also, there isn't anyway to access the clipboard.

The only relevant way to pass such information would be through the LCD or Text panel.
You can either display, or allow them to copied from there to the player's GPS.