Does anyone know of software and/or techniques to effectively and efficiently to:
Merge contact logging with displaying location information on a digital map; e.g. Google Earth/Map
I would like to be able, in some fashion, record locations of contacts, and then efficiently turn this into a layered geospatial display on a map. In practice, this might be a separate layer for the type/power of the rig used to make the contact, and then compare. Ideally, this information would be exportable to a standard GIS data from; e.g. Google Map/Earth
Related to the first question: Are there any best practices, software for also capturing/recording the effective transmission area in a similar manner?
That is, if it is reasonably easy, I would like to start recording a station's effective theoretical transmission span (in principle, a circle), and then update and geospatially display effective transmission space (i.e. record deadspaace, where bouncing was effective).
The first is relatively easy, but the latter is a challenge.
If efficient, geospatial visualization would help me learn application, identify interferences, etc. Ideally, one could combine it with other key factors which lend themselves to geospatial display (e.g., recurring weather/tie patterns, etc.), but that is probably too far to reach.