[HOT] Off-Topic - Developers: MQTT message brokers and geospatial applications - Anyone interested?

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 17:32:22 UTC 2018

Hi all,

Apologies for the email, I know this will not apply to most of us, but
for the few folks who might be interested, it would be really cool to

If anyone is interested in MQTT/mosquitto
(https://mosquitto.org/)message brokering and gis or location tracking
using open source "owntracks" software
(http://owntracks.org/booklet/), basically the opensource packages for
apps like the Life360 app (https://www.life360.com/) uses for family
location tracking and geofenced alerts please let me know.

Any use of an MQTT broker software, mosquitto should work for anything really.

Just let me know. I set up a mosquitto broker up publically, the
owntracks client and server app and would be happy to give ssh to
others to experiment and deploy on.

And I also set up a Node-RED server (https://nodered.org/) as well for
wiring up things, it works with the MQTT broker of course, e.g., send
a tweet when a water alarm in your basement activates. it is IoT
wiring software, but you can just service wiring too, email to
twitter, or tweet when I arrive at the office, etc. Node-RED is like
IFTT on steroids and opensource.

As I said, you can use the existing set ups for any MQTT compatable
services. I am just learning and hope some others might be on that
same path and not want to have to deal with setting up the software.
Hopefully we can learn from each other. Just send me an email

And there is a webinar in a few hours about MQTT/Mosquitto at
hackaday.io today (great introduction material already there too)
https://hackaday.io/event/112092-mqtt-community-chat (edited)


Blake Girardot
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