Hi there just wanted to let you know that I've been playing with creating a mobile app using your data via htto (thanks for doing this project!!) - i couldnt get the contact form to work so I'm posting here...
Indeed! Thx for pointing it out, got to fix that.
thought it best if I point out the json isn't gzipped - which makes such large files pretty heavy going.
Secondly it looks like you update the files on a chron job whether there have been changes or not (i.e. the last modified updates nightly) which may result (if use is widespread) in heavy server loads for you.
I'm aware of this bandwidth/load issue. Generally bandwidth and load is no problem on the server I'm using. But I will add gz version for people with crappy internet.
Dayly changes in stations and systems are very likely, so the full file has to change of course. And again, traffic is unlimited and the 100MBit I'm running on should be more than enough to server the site, the json and an upcoming REST API.
Also... the json files are only relevant for developers. So I don't expect a widespread usage. Of course I'm having an eye on my logs very carefully and will react accordingly. Start small and react on demand ...
And finally you have a couple of Stations listed as [.....] 0rbital (number zero not O) - not sure if this is correct assuming its an OCR thing but thought I'd point it out while I was here
That I have to fix indeed.
Updating the Maddavo data will end up in eddb eventually. Additional to this, eddb will introduce a data manipulation/creation interface for people, a kind of backend thing, very soon. Maddavo data will still be imported, but eddb will have unique data from that point on.