Hey everyone, I recently wrote up a walk-through for setting up ATAK, a free and open source mapping software publicly released last year by the U.S. government.
I also wrote a plugin for ATAK that uses Meshtastic to provide off-grid communication in ATAK – e.g. position of others on the map, transmission of markers and routes, chat messages. It was recently signed by the TAK Product Center for use with the Play Store version of ATAK. I’m distributing it via a Drive link for now with the goal being to publish it to the Play Store once it’s more polished.
If anyone is interested please check it out, I’m trying to get bug reports and feature requests in for the next release. The plugin source is here along with instructions for setting it up: https://github.com/paulmandal/atak-forwarder/
Edit: Users on the ATAK Discord have reported this works with the latest firmware + Meshtastic-Android. When testing I did run into a situation where it kept crashing, if that happens to you I’m sorry it will be fixed in the next release. I have a build with the fix for that issue so if you’re not opposed to installing a debug build of ATAK check out the dev-builds directory, you’ll need to install both ATAK and the plugin from the directory since ATAK checks that any plugins it loads are signed with the same key as ATAK itself.