Expedition Expedition Navigation Software

You are not logged in. Would you like to login or register?

12/14/2015 8:58 am  #1

Expedition YB Tracking Link for Sydney Hobart

I practice with the Expedition Race Schedules module to the extent possible and I am trying to acquire the YellowBrick link that I need to enter in the Race Schedule dialog box in order to download the position report / boat id files for his year's upcoming Sydney Hobart event. I realize that it is early but I always seem to have difficulty locating that info on race websites. If anyone has the link from last year I would appreciate it as the format is generally the same from year-to-year with only the year itself being altered. I would appreciate the YB interface link and the Expedition format link if that data is still used in the newest version of Exp.      



12/14/2015 12:09 pm  #2

Re: Expedition YB Tracking Link for Sydney Hobart

Short version. You want the "rolexs2h2014" short code to pull the data. However, I am not sure if Expedition will pull from a static set, or if it needs a change to calculate the movement.

If you need to pull the data progressively, you can use the tools below to pull the final position report, and modify it to reflect a specific time update. If you need details, reach out and I can walk through in a bit more detail.

Long version:
Here is the list of links for Sydney to Hobart 2014:

From there, the following are the Expedition pieces:
Position Report: http://yb.tl/rolexs2h2014-expedition.txt
Boat IDs: http://yb.tl/rolexs2h2014-boatids.txt

If you have a use for the XML data (such as pulling the SOG and COG of a boat), you can access it through the following:

That same data is also available through the "Simple" view, but that may be more data intensive than what you want, depending on the need:

You can also use the XML feed to pull multiple updates in reverse, by modifying the URL. The documentation for the API is here:
YB Tracking API Notes

I spent a good deal of time playing with the YB data feed during the wind up for Annapolis-Newport and Marblehead-Halifax. If you have some questions around it, don't hesitate to reach out.


12/14/2015 12:42 pm  #3

Re: Expedition YB Tracking Link for Sydney Hobart

You handled my requirement and then some. At this point  I am not proficient enough with Race Schedules to utilize any feeds other than the YB plug-in for the dialog box but next on my list to work with is the Expedition reports which I expect to be able to obtain with the additional links that you sent.


     Thread Starter

12/14/2015 2:57 pm  #4

Re: Expedition YB Tracking Link for Sydney Hobart


Board footera


Powered by Boardhost. Create a Free Forum

Interested in advertising here? Over a thousand active navigators and Expedition users visit this forum. Click here to contact the administrator.