dump1090-fa modification

I recently forked dump1090-fa on Github and modified the web code for indication of military or civil aircraft and highlighting aircrafts marked interesting. Required for this modification is an extended dump1090 JSON aircraft database that is available for download here. Outcome looks like this:

Indicating civil or military aircraft and detailed aircraft type. Interesting highlighted.

Interesting aircraft indication when selected.

Aircraft table with civil and military aircrafts. Interesting highlighted. External links are removed from table.

Update 05.02.2017

Another dump1090-fa modification. I have added a JSON database for indication of aircraft operator in select block and as flight ident tooltip in table. In addition the radio callsign will be shown in select block. Both lines are hidden when no data is available (flight ident empty or invalid).

Aircraft operator and radio callsign indication in dump1090-fa.

Works also for military aircrafts.

7 thoughts on “dump1090-fa modification

  1. Hi, hoping all is fine with you.
    I’m presently using the flightaware dump1090-fa to feed data to flightaware but like the features your fork has, however I don’t want to re-install the software as I would have to register a new feed.
    Question is would I have to remove & re-install everything to get your features or can I just install the files with the features??
    The script to get & install the any necessary files would be a big help althought
    any help/advice would be appreciated.
    Best regards,

    • In case you just need the browser features then you may simply replace the webserver document root at /usr/share/dump1090-fa/html with content of public_html in my fork.
      For example rename /usr/share/dump1090-fa/html to /usr/share/dump1090-fa/html_bak, mkdir a new html folder and copy the content from public_html inside.
      Then Ctrl-F5 in your browser to force a complete reload of the page.
      Keep in mind that your browser must support Indexed Database for proper working page.

      • Hi Michael, Thanks for your response.
        Ok I will try to make the html folder as instructed & see what happens.
        Once again thanks for your help.
        Kind regards,

  2. Hi Michael, hoping that all is fine with yourself.
    I have been trying to get your fork of dump1090-fa working but with no luck, I’ve followed your previous instructions & tried to install without any success.
    Would it be possible for you to send me the script/code to install & run it, I want to insall on a DreamCatcher board it has everything on the same board link: http://radionerds.com/index.php/DreamCatcher#Install_The_RTL-SDR_Libraires_and_Utilities it more or less the same as rspi & chip single board computers.
    The script/code to get it up & running would be a great help, thanks in advance.
    Kind regards,

    • I have no script or whatsoever. You can either build it manually through make or you build the Debian package and its dependencies and then install it.
      See projects README.md.

  3. Hi Michael, thanks for the response.
    I continued trying to build but the process keeps terminating & saying as follows: compilation terminated. Makefile:47: recipe for target ‘interactive.o’ failed make: *** [interactive.o] Error 1
    Any ideas/work-a-round that may help would be appreciated.

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