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  • How to Install dump1090-mutability on RPi

    Last update: March 08, 2022

    (1) Do NOT install the dump1090-mutability on Pi24 img and Piaware img. Both these images already have their integral dump1090.

    (a) Format microSD Card
    (b) Write Raspbian Image.
    (c) Install dump1090-mutability (Steps 1 to 5).
    (d) Install data feeders FR24, Flightaware, & Planefinder (Steps 6, 7, & 8).

    It is important that first dump1090-mutability is installed, and data feeders are installed after dump1090-mutability has been installed.


    (A) RPi 2, 3, and 4 with Raspbian BUSTER and BULLSEYE
    Package Install of dump1090-mutability (EB_VERSION) from repository.

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install dump1090-mutability
    sudo usermod -a -G plugdev dump1090
    sudo systemctl restart dump1090-mutability

    (B) RPi 2 & 3 with Raspbian STRETCH
    Package Install of dump1090-mutability_1.15~dev (pre-built package from Github)

    sudo bash -c "$(wget -O -"

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure dump1090-mutability  
    #After configuration is completed, restart dump1090-mutability
    sudo systemctl restart dump1090-mutability
    For most settings, accept default settings by pressing "Enter". At some screens, pressing "Enter" wont move screen to next step. In this situation, first press "Tab" key to turn "OK" button red on screen, hen press "Enter" key.
    For following settings, enter values as shown:
    (a) RTL-SDR dongle to use: 0
    (b) Your receiver's Latitude (in decimal format): xx.xxxx
    (c) Your receiver's Longitude (in decimal format): yy.yyyy
    (d) Interface address to bind to (blank for all interfaces): remove default and leave blank.

    For advance users:Alternatively, you can change the settings by editing the configuration file shown below:
    sudo nano /etc/default/dump1090-mutability
    #after making changes, save file (Ctrl+o) and exit (Ctrl+x)
    sudo systemctl restart dump1090-mutability

    Dump1090-mutability v1.15~dev can display terrain limit rings using data obtained from the website[/FONT]
    (a) First you have to generate a panorama for your location. To do this, follow the steps in first post of the following thread:

    What is the Maximum Range I can Get?

    (b) Once your panorama is generated, look near the top left of your newly created panorama page. You will see URL of your panorama there. The URL will be where XXXXXXXX is the ID for your panorama.

    See screenshot below.

    (c) Use following command to download the generated panorama's JSON file "upintheair.json" to your RPi, and save it in the folder "/usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html"
    (replace XXXXXXXX in the command below by your panorama's ID).

    sudo wget -O /usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html/upintheair.json ""
    You can create as many rings as you want by adding elevations (in meters) at the end of URL given in the wget command above after "&alts=", separated by commas.

    10,000 ft = 3048 m
    20,000 ft = 6096 m
    25,000 ft = 7620 m
    30,000 ft = 9144 m
    40,000 ft = 12192 m

    Hence if you want to add all the 5 elevation rings noted above, the string at the end of wget URL will become "&alts=3048,6096,7620,9144,12192"

    To keep map un-cluttered, I have used only 1 ring in the wget command above. i.e. the 40,000 feet (12192 meters).
    Use altitude in meters in the wget URL above.
    Do NOT use feet.

    (d) RESTART dump1090-mutability
    sudo /etc/init.d/dump1090-mutability restart

    4 - VIEW MAP
    To view map, type following address in your browser:


    Range Circle by default are in nm (nautical miles).
    To change to kms, issue following command:
    sudo nano /usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html/config.js
    Scroll down till you see following line:
    Metric = false;

    Change Metric=false to Metric = true;

    Save file (Ctrl+O) and close it (Ctrl+x)

    Reload browser (Ctrl+F5)

    Last edited by abcd567; 2022-03-08, 16:50.

  • #2
    Install FR24 feeder from instructions on this page: using command
    sudo bash -c "$(wget -O -"
    During above command, it will present a signup wizard, asking for email, sharing key, latitude, longitude, antenna height etc.

    After sign-in details, it will ask choice for receiver configuration. ENTER VALUES SHOWN IN RED BELOW

    Even if you are using a DVB-T USB Stick, when doing "Receiver selection", do NOT choose receiver "1 - DVBT Stick (USB)", as this will downgrade your dump1090-mutability from ver 1.15 to ver 1.14
    Choose receiver " 4 - ModeS Beast (USB/Network)"

    Step 4.1 - Receiver selection:
    1 - DVBT Stick (USB)
    2 - SBS1/SBS1er (USB/Network)
    3 - SBS3 (USB/Network)
    4 - ModeS Beast (USB/Network)
    5 - AVR Compatible (DVBT over network, etc)
    6 - microADSB (USB/Network)
    7 - SBSx via Basestation (localhost:30006)
    Enter your receiver type (1-7)$: 4

    Step 4.2 - Please select connection type:
    1 - Network connection
    2 - USB directly to this computer
    Enter your connection type (1-2)$: 1

    Step 4.3A - Please enter your receiver's IP address/hostname

    Step 4.3B - Please enter your receiver's data port number
    $: 30005

    Step 5.1 - Would you like to enable RAW data feed on port 30002 (yes/no)$:no

    Step 5.2 - Would you like to enable Basestation data feed on port 30003 (yes/no)$:no

    Step 6A - Please select desired logfile mode:
    0 - Disabled
    1 - 48 hour, 24h rotation
    2 - 72 hour, 24h rotation
    Select logfile mode (0-2)$:0

    Step 6B - Please enter desired logfile path (/var/log):

    Post Install configuration/Re-configuration of FR24 feeder
    The FR24 Feeder can be configured on the page http://<IP of RPi>:8754/settings.html. The "Receiver" and "Host/IP" setting should be "ModeS Beast(TCP)," as shown in screenshots below.

    Re-configuration can also be done through SSH
    ~ $ sudo fr24feed --reconfigure
    #after reconfiguration
    ~$ sudo service fr24feed restart




    COLORING RANGE CIRCLES ALTERNATE RED/BLUE dump1090-mutability version 1.15~dev

    #enter the html folder
    cd /usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html/
    #make a copy of script.js by the name script_orig.js before modifications.
    #this way you will have a backup copy in case somrthing goes wrong.
    sudo cp script.js script_orig.js
    #open file script.js for editing
    sudo nano script.js
    The last command above will open the file "script.js" for editing
    Press Ctrl+w, then type siteCircle, then press Enter key. The cursor will jump to following line:

    if (SiteCircles) {

    Make changes as shown in red below, save the file and exit the editor.
    Reload the Browser to see map with colored circles.

    if (SiteCircles) {
    var circleColor = ['#FF0000', '#0000FF'];
    for (var i=0; i < SiteCirclesDistances.length; ++i) {
    var circleStyle = new{
    fill: null,
    stroke: new{
    //color: '#000000',
    color: circleColor[i%2],
    lineDash: [3, 3], //add this line only if you want dashed circles
    width: 1

    //for (var i=0; i < SiteCirclesDistances.length; ++i) {
    var distance = SiteCirclesDistances[i] * 1000.0;
    if (!Metric) {
    distance *= 1.852;

    var circle = make_geodesic_circle(SitePosition, distance, 360);
    circle.transform('EPSG:4326', 'EPSG:3857');
    var feature = new ol.Feature(circle);
    Last edited by abcd567; 2021-05-16, 22:41.


    • #3
      Sorry for the late response.
      So after reboot lighttpd did not run as it did before. Checking the status shows that its running and normal.
      Reinstalled and still had no success in getting the pages to load.
      Ran the configuration for dump1090 and added --net --net-http-port 8080.
      Works now.

      DUMP1090 85 231.jpg


      • #4

        Last Updated: 20th July, 2018

        This method is for dump1090-mutability ver 1.15~dev.

        It will NOT work for PI24 / dump1090-mutability ver 1.14 ("Receiver=DVBT" setting)



        STEP-1: Only Step-1 is different for Jessie, Stretch, and Buster, rest is same.

        sudo apt update   
        sudo apt install php5-cgi

        sudo apt update   
        sudo apt install php7.0-cgi
        sudo apt update   
        sudo apt install php7.3-cgi

        sudo lighty-enable-mod fastcgi-php   
        sudo /etc/init.d/lighttpd force-reload

        Create a new file gain.php containing gain button, drop-down list of gains & current gain display.

        3.1 - Create a new file gain.php in folder /usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html
        sudo nano /usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html/gain.php
        3.2 - Copy-paste following code in newly created blank file gain.php

        NOTE:Code is larger than displayed. Scroll Right and Scroll Down to see these in full.
         <form id="myform" action="gain.php" method="post" />
         <div><font color=#ff0000 face="'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Current Gain: <?php system('cat /usr/local/sbin/gain/currentgain');?> </font></div>
         <select name="gain" id="gain">
           <option value=-10>-10</option>
           <option value=49.6>49.6</option>
           <option value=48.0>48.0</option>
           <option value=44.5>44.5</option>
           <option value=43.9>43.9</option>
           <option value=43.4>43.4</option>
           <option value=42.1>42.1</option>
           <option value=40.2>40.2</option>
           <option value=38.6>38.6</option>
           <option value=37.2>37.2</option>
           <option value=36.4>36.4</option>
           <option value=33.8>33.8</option>
           <option value=32.8>32.8</option>
           <option value=29.7>29.7</option>
           <option value=28.0>28.0</option>
           <option value=25.4>25.4</option>
           <option value=22.9>22.9</option>
           <option value=20.7>20.7</option>
           <option value=19.7>19.7</option>
           <option value=16.6>16.6</option>
         <input type="submit" value="Set Gain" style="color:#ffffff;background-color:#00A0E2;border-color:#00B0F0;" />
        function setgain(){
        system("echo $gain > /usr/local/sbin/gain/newgain");
        if ("{$_POST['gain']}"){
        <!------ END ------>
        Save (Ctrl+o) and Close (Ctrl+x)

        Create Gain Changing Script

        4.1 - Create new directory
        sudo mkdir /usr/local/sbin/gain
        4.2 - Create a new blank script file inside this new directory

        sudo touch /usr/local/sbin/gain/

        4.3 - Open file to edit
        sudo nano /usr/local/sbin/gain/
        4.4 - Copy-paste following code in file
        The code in file was originally written by abcd567, but due to a security issue, it has been re-written by wiedehopf.

        NOTE:Code is larger than displayed. Scroll Right and Scroll Down to see these in full.
        # redirect all output and errors of this script to a log file
        exec &>/usr/local/sbin/gain/log
        # file that anyone can write to in order to set a new gain
        # remove $fifo so we are sure we can create our named pipe
        rm -f $fifo
        # create the named pipe with write access for everyone
        mkfifo -m 666 $fifo
        # read current gain and store in file currentgain
        # script in gain.php will read gain value stored in currentgain and
        # will display it on map as "Current Gain"
        sed -n 's/\GAIN=//p' /etc/default/dump1090-mutability > /usr/local/sbin/gain/currentgain
        while sleep 1
                if ! [[ -r $fifo ]] || ! [[ -p $fifo ]]
                # exit the loop/script if $fifo is not readable or not a named pipe
                then break
                # read one line from the named pipe, remove all characters but numbers, dot, minus and newline and store it in $line
                read line < <(tr -cd  '.\-0123456789\n' < $fifo)
                #set new gain
                sed -i '/GAIN=.*/c\GAIN='$line /etc/default/dump1090-mutability
                #restart dump1090-mutability to implement new gain value
                systemctl restart dump1090-mutability
                # read updated gain and store in file currentgain
                sed -n 's/\GAIN=//p' /etc/default/dump1090-mutability > /usr/local/sbin/gain/currentgain
                # script in gain.php will read the updated gain and display it on map
        Save (Ctrl+o) and Close (Ctrl+x) the file.

        Add entry in cron to run script at boot
        sudo crontab -e 
        #If you are using crontab for first time, it will ask which editor to use
        #Choose "nano", as it is the easiest to use
        #Scroll down and ADD following line at the end
        @reboot /bin/bash /usr/local/sbin/gain/
        Save (Ctrl+o) and Close (Ctrl+x)

        Run and Test.

        6.1 - Reboot Pi for cron to run the script at startup.

        6.2 - After Pi has rebooted, go to page IP-of-PI/dump1090/gain.php and check gain setting add-on appears as shown in FIRST screenshot above.

        The value show in Red at browser load or re-load is your current gain value.

        If you want to change it, click open drop-down menu, select the desired gain and click "Set Gain" button. After about 5 seconds, the Current Gain (red) will be updated.

        If you want to verify that gain has actually changed, give following command. The output of this command will show the actual value of gain used.
        sudo systemctl status dump1090-mutability -l
        You can also check current gain by following command
        cat /etc/default/dump1090-mutability


        Edit file gmap.html and add code to embed newly created file gain.php (the file gain.php contains "Set Gain" button & drop-down menu).

        7.1 - BEFORE EDITING, make its backup copy. This will enable you to revert in case something goes wrong.
        cd /usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html/
        sudo cp gmap.html gmap.html.orig
        #Check to ensure back-up copy has been created by giving ls command
        #The output should contain both gmap.html and gmap.html.orig
        config.js    formatter.js   markers.js        style.css
        coolclock    gain.php       ol3               test
        db           gmap.html.orig  planeObject.js    upintheair.json
        dbloader.js  gmap.html      registrations.js
        flags.js     jquery         script.js
        flags-tiny   layers.js      spinny.gif

        7.2 - Open the file gmap.html for editing

        cd /usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html/  
        sudo nano gmap.html

        7.3 - Press Ctrl+w then type sudo_buttons then press Enter key.
        The cursor will jump to line `<div id="sudo_buttons">`, as shown below
                                        </div> <!-- timestamps -->
                                        <div id="sudo_buttons">
                                                <table style="width: 100%">
                                                                <td style="width: 150px; text-align: center;" class="pointer">
                                                                        [ <span onclick="resetMap();">Reset Map</span> ]
                                        </div> <!-- sudo_buttons -->

        7.4 - Just above line <div id="sudo_buttons">, insert following 3 lines
        <div id="GAIN" style="text-align:center;width:175px;height:65px;">   
        <iframe src=gain.php style="border:0;width:175px;height:65px;"></iframe>   
        </div> <!----- GAIN --->
        After insertion of 3 lines, the code will be like shown below:
                                        </div> <!-- timestamps -->
        <div id="GAIN" style="text-align:center;width:175px;height:65px;">   
        <iframe src=gain.php style="border:0;width:175px;height:65px;"></iframe>   
        </div> <!----- GAIN --->   
                                        <div id="sudo_buttons">
                                                <table style="width: 100%">
                                                                <td style="width: 150px; text-align: center;" class="pointer">
                                                                        [ <span onclick="resetMap();">Reset Map</span> ]
                                        </div> <!-- sudo_buttons -->
        Save (Ctrl+o) and Close (Ctrl+x)

        7.5 - Go to page IP-of-PI/dump1090/gmap.html and check gain setting add-on appears as shown in screenshot above. If button does not show, clear cache and reload browser Ctrl+F5

        The value show in Red at browser load or re-load is your current gain value.

        If you want to change it, click open drop-down menu, select the desired gain and click "Set Gain" button. After about 5 seconds, the Current Gain (red) will be updated.
        Last edited by abcd567; 2019-07-21, 22:35.


        • #5
          How-to Add "Received Signal Strength Indicator" (RSSI) Column in Aircraft Table of dump1090-mutability ver 1.15~dev

          Posted on: October 14, 2018

          A glance on RSSI Colums will show what are strengths of signals from different planes.
          This will help in determining if Gain Setting of dongle is to be lowered or increased.


          #Move into folder containing file to be edited
          cd /usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html/
          #First make a backup copy before attempting modifications
          #The backup will enable you to revert if something goes wrong
          sudo cp  gmap.html  gmap.html.bak
          #Now edit the file and make modifications
          sudo nano gmap.html

          Press Ctrl+w keys, type onclick="sortBy then Press Enter key.
          The cursor will jump to relevant block of code.
          ADD 2 lines shown below in RED (copy-paste these)

          <thead style="background-color: #BBBBBB; cursor: pointer;">
          <td id="icao" onclick="sortByICAO();">ICAO</td>
          <td id="flag" onclick="sortByCountry()"><!-- column for flag image --></t$
          <td id="flight" onclick="sortByFlight();">Flight</td>
          <td id="squawk" onclick="sortBySquawk();" style="text-align: right">Squaw$
          <td id="altitude" onclick="sortByAltitude();" style="text-align: right">A$
          <td id="speed" onclick="sortBySpeed();" style="text-align: right">Speed</$
          <td id="distance" onclick="sortByDistance();" style="text-align: right">D$
          <td id="track" onclick="sortByTrack();" style="text-align: right">Track</$
          <td id="msgs" onclick="sortByMsgs();" style="text-align: right">Msgs</td>
          <td id="seen" onclick="sortBySeen();" style="text-align: right">Age</td>
          <td id="rssi" onclick="sortByRSSI();" style="text-align: right">RSSI</td>

          <tr id="plane_row_template" class="plane_table_row hidden">
          <td><img style="width: 20px; height=12px" src="about:blank" alt="Flag"></$
          <td style="text-align: right">SQUAWK</td>
          <td style="text-align: right">ALTITUDE</td>
          <td style="text-align: right">SPEED</td>
          <td style="text-align: right">DISTANCE</td>
          <td style="text-align: right">TRACK</td>
          <td style="text-align: right">MSGS</td>
          <td style="text-align: right">SEEN</td>
          <td style="text-align: right">RSSI</td>


          2.1 - Prepration
          #Move into folder containing file to be edited
          cd /usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html/
          #First make a backup copy before attempting modifications
          #The backup will enable you to revert if something goes wrong
          sudo cp  script.js  script.js.bak
          #Now edit the file and make modifications
          sudo nano script.js
          2.2 - Add RSSI Column
          Press Ctrl+W keys, type then press Enter Key
          The cursor will jump to relevant block of code.
          ADD line shown in RED (copy-paste it)

          // ICAO doesn't change
[2].textContent = (tableplane.flight !== null ? tableplane.flight : "");
[3].textContent = (tableplane.squawk !== null ? tableplane.squawk : "");
[4].textContent = format_altitude_brief(tableplane.altitude, tableplane.vert_rate);
[5].textContent = format_speed_brief(tableplane.speed);
[6].textContent = format_distance_brief(tableplane.sitedist);
[7].textContent = format_track_brief(tableplane.track);
[8].textContent = tableplane.messages;
[9].textContent = tableplane.seen.toFixed(0);
 = classes;
[10].textContent = tableplane.rssi.toFixed(1);
          2.3 - Add sort functionality to RSSI column (clicking on the title of the RSSI column will sort it "highest to lowest"/"lowest to highest" values. Thanks to @thutson for this.

          Press Ctrl+W keys, type function sortBy then press Enter Key
          The cursor will jump to relevant block of code.
          ADD line shown in RED (copy-paste it)

          function sortByICAO() { sortBy('icao', compareAlpha, function(x) { return x.icao; }); }
          function sortByFlight() { sortBy('flight', compareAlpha, function(x) { return x.flight; }); }
          function sortBySquawk() { sortBy('squawk', compareAlpha, function(x) { return x.squawk; }); }
          function sortByAltitude() { sortBy('altitude',compareNumeric, function(x) { return (x.altitude == "ground" ? -1e9 : x.altitude); }); }
          function sortBySpeed() { sortBy('speed', compareNumeric, function(x) { return x.speed; }); }
          function sortByDistance() { sortBy('sitedist',compareNumeric, function(x) { return x.sitedist; }); }
          function sortByTrack() { sortBy('track', compareNumeric, function(x) { return x.track; }); }
          function sortByMsgs() { sortBy('msgs', compareNumeric, function(x) { return x.messages; }); }
          function sortBySeen() { sortBy('seen', compareNumeric, function(x) { return x.seen; }); }
          function sortByCountry() { sortBy('country', compareAlpha, function(x) { return; }); }
          function sortByRSSI() { sortBy('rssi', compareNumeric, function(x) { return x.rssi; }); }
          #Move into folder containing file to be edited
          cd /usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html/
          #First make a backup copy before attempting modifications
          #The backup will enable you to revert if something goes wrong
          sudo cp  style.css  style.css.bak
          #Now edit the file and make modifications
          sudo nano style.css
          Counting from top:

          Line 6:
          change 420 to 460

          Line 7:
          This line is blank. Do nothing here.

          Line 8:
          (a) change 410 to 450
          (b) change -410 to -455

          html, body {
          margin: 0; padding: 0; background-color: #ffffff; font-family: Tahoma, Sans-Serif;
          font-size: 10pt; overflow: auto; height: 100%;
          div#map_container { float: left; width: 100%; height: 100%; }
          div#map_canvas { height: 100%; margin-right: 460px; }

          div#sidebar_container { float: left; width: 450px; margin-left: -455px; height: 100%; overflow: auto; }
          Go to dump1090 Map

          Clear Browser cache (Ctrl+Shift+Delete), the Reload Browser (Ctrl+F5)
          The RSSI Column will show on extreme-right of the Map page/Aircraft Table.
          Last edited by abcd567; 2021-05-13, 22:41.


          • #6
            Excellent tutorial - i think the terrain limit rings and funky coloured planes are justification alone to install this.

            Backup / Image your current SD Card first using something like Apple Pi-Baker.

            Many Thanks


            • #7
              Piaware feeds MLAT data to port 30104.
              Check settings of dump1090 mutability. By default it has setting of "Ports for Beast-format input connections" as 30004,30104.

              Use command below to check, and add 30104 if not already there:
              sudo dpkg-reconfigure dump1090-mutability
              Reboot for new setting to take effect. Reload/refresh the gmap page.

              Also configure your Piaware data feeder to feed MLAT input to port 30104, and to make port 30106 available for feeding MLAT to VRS in case you want to display piawre's MLAT planes on VRS. This is done using port 30106 (ext_basestation,listen,30106)

              #Configuration command
              ~ $ sudo piaware-config -mlatResultsFormat "beast,connect,localhost:30104  ext_basestation,listen,30106"
              #Check if configuration has actually taken place
              ~ $ sudo piaware-config -show
              #Above command will show contents of piaware config file '/root/.piaware' as follows:
              mlatResultsFormat {beast,connect,localhost:30104  ext_basestation,listen,30106}
              password xxxxxxxx
              user xxxxxxxx
              #Now restart piaware so that new configuration starts operating
              ~ $ sudo piaware-config -restart
              #Above command will give following output:
              invoking: /etc/init.d/piaware restart
              [ ok ] Restarting piaware (via systemctl): piaware.service.
              #Now reboot RPi
              ~ $ sudo reboot
              Last edited by abcd567; 2016-07-27, 17:17.


              • #8
                Originally posted by nick223
                I'm using wheezy is that the issue?
                Thanks to Oliver Jowett (writer of dump1090-mutability), whom I consulted yesterday, and he promptly confirmed following:

                "Means that there is no packaged version of librtlsdr installed. Wheezy does not provide one. You need to build a package (not just install from source) or use the one I provide from"

                In view of above reply, please run following additional commands to download & install package for librtlsdr-dev on Wheezy:
                sudo dpkg -i librtlsdr0_0.5.4.git-1_armhf.deb
                sudo dpkg -i librtlsdr-dev_0.5.4.git-1_armhf.deb
                Now try again step 5:
                cd ~/install-dump/dump1090
                sudo dpkg-buildpackage -b
                Last edited by abcd567; 2016-07-27, 20:25.


                • #9

                  I'm from the Netherlands and new to this forum. Got my fr24 feeder up and running since July 19th but then saw some need things one can display with the dump1090-mutability package. For the last few days I've been experimenting and this afternoon I formatted my Pi2 SD card and re-installed everything (in the recommended order this time, first the mutability package with the heywhatsthat key and later I installed FR24Feeder from bash.

                  But I'm not completely satisfied

                  I find my gmap page a bit dull, and I mean in a way that other enthusiasts have a very need page with nice rings, but also a heatmap, range and so on.
                  For example this user from Utrecht (NL)

                  Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 18.39.32.jpg

                  What do I have to do to have that sort of gadgets on my dump1090 map page?
                  Now, mine looks like this (don't look at the range too much, I will move the antenna to a better position when I'm done configuring.

                  Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 18.50.44.jpg

                  Can anyone help me with the things I have to do to see more 'gadgets'?

                  Thanks in advance.


                  • #10
                    @ paulus0031

                    (1) To improve the dull map
                    Recent changes in Google's policy resulted that dump1090-mutability has switched to OpenStreet Map. However you can add road map layer by following method:

                    First obtain an API Key from Bing Maps (free of charge for "basic key")
                    The Bing Maps Account Center allows you to create a Bing Maps Developer Account and obtain Bing Maps API keys to use the Bing Maps AJAX Control, the Bing Maps Silverlight Control, and the Bing Maps Web Services.

                    now edit the file config.js
                    sudo nano /usr/share/dump1090-mutability/html/config.js
                    #Press Ctrl+w keys, and type BingMapsAPIKey and press enter key. 
                    #The cursor will jump to line BingMapsAPIKey= null.
                    You will see following in the opened file config.js
                    // Provide a Bing Maps API key here to enable the Bing imagery layer.
                    // You can obtain a free key (with usage limits) at
                    // (you need a "basic key")
                    // Be sure to quote your key:
                    // BingMapsAPIKey = "your key here";
                    BingMapsAPIKey = null;
                    Replace null above by your API key with " at start and end of key.
                    It will look like:
                    BingMapsAPIKey = "abcdefghijklmnopq";

                    Now reload map in your browser. Click the settings blue square at top right on map and select "Bing Roads". The map will improve from dull to nearly like Google Map.

                    dump1090 settings button.png....dump1090 Bing Road Layer.png....dump1090 with Bing Road Layer.jpg

                    (1) For heat map, please see this video:
                    From a movable window in the dump1090 GUI it is possible to load a csv file and throttle the radius, opacity and intensity of the heatmap. Other features:- A...

                    Last edited by abcd567; 2016-07-31, 04:39.


                    • #11
                      Wow, thanks for your very quick reply! Will give it an go tomorrow.

                      Another issue that I now encounter is that my fr24feeder seems to be offline (i think it may have started after a reboot?)

                      Maybe it is in the feeder settings myip:8754 that I made a faulty reference to the dump1090-mutability file?
                      I now refer to /run/dump1090-mutability. I also tried /usr/bin/dump1090-mutability but none of those seem to do the trick.
                      It seems logical to me that the feeder must obtain it's data from the dump1090-mutability?

                      And this is what is see when I SSH into the Pi2:
                      pi@raspberrypi:~ $ /usr/bin/dump1090-mutability
                      Fri Jul 29 20:42:02 2016 CEST dump1090-mutability v1.15~dev starting up.
                      Using sample converter: UC8, integer/table path
                      Found 1 device(s):
                      0: Realtek, RTL2838UHIDIR, SN: 00000001 (currently selected)
                      usb_claim_interface error -6
                      Error opening the RTLSDR device: Device or resource busy

                      When I go to myip/dump1090/gmap.html I do see aircraft from my antenna.

                      Where did I go wrong?


                      • #12

                        usb_claim_interface error -6
                        Error opening the RTLSDR device: Device or resource busy

                        Dump1090 starts when Pi is booted, and was already running (map shows the planes), and was using DVB-T (RTLSDR device).

                        When you gave command
                        you tried to start 2nd instance of dump1090, and since the dvb-t rtlsdr device was already in use by first instance of dump1090, you got error message.

                        You dont need to start dum1090 manually. It starts automatically when you boot the Pi. If you want to check its status, restart or stop it, use following commands:

                        sudo service dump1090-mutability status
                        sudo service dump1090-mutability restart
                        sudo service dump1090-mutability stop
                        Last edited by abcd567; 2016-07-31, 22:50.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by abcd567
                          Dump1090-mutability v1.15~dev can be installed on both of these.

                          Both these already have dump1090. The reason to remove dump1090/dump1090-mutability (standard version) and install dump1090-mutability v1.15~dev is because v1.15~dev is more efficient and functional than dump1090/dump1090-mutability (standard version).

                          To uninstall/remove dump1090 from piaware or flightradar24 installation, see Step 3 in the procedure (First post on page 1)

                          Question to the Captain abcd567 if I may -

                          I have gone down a different route to the above. Restarted from scratch and reformed the SD card, upgraded to Jessie then a fresh installed of dump1090-mutability v1.15~dev. All going swimmingly.

                          Now would like to add PiAware and FR24 but worried, that as both these programs use the standard dump1090 software, that there maybe a conflict with the already installed dump1090-mutability v1.15. Have done a search of the various forums but cannot find any discussion if this would be the case.

                          Can I just go ahead with the installation of PiAware and FR24 and trust that that the presence of dump1090-mutability v1.15 will override/stop the older dump1090 software being installed?

                          Many thanks in advance for your assistance.


                          • #14
                            If you have clean install of Jessie and dump1090-mutability, then follow procedure given below for a conflict free install.

                            (1) Piaware data feeder installation

                            Go to this page:
                            Setup PiAware to directly feed live ADS-B data to FlightAware via a Raspberry Pi running dump1090. Step-by-step instructions along with a link to your statistics and how to register for a free FlightAware Enterprise account.

                            On this page, the "Step 1 - What is needed" will install another copy of dump1090. Skip Step 1. Start from "Step 2 - Download and Install PiAware" which will install piaware data feeder only.

                            (2) Flightradar24 feeder installation
                            Go to this page:
                            The world’s most popular flight tracker. Track planes in real-time on our flight tracker map and get up-to-date flight status & airport information.

                            On this page you will find a bash script. Run this script. It will detect presence of dump1090-mutability, and will not install any conflicting copies.

                            The bash script is
                            sudo bash -c "$(wget -O -"
                            Last edited by abcd567; 2016-08-04, 02:56.


                            • #15
                              I'd just like to say a big thank you to all, especially abcd567, for the postings and support on this forum. Took me three days to successfully install and configure Dump1090 and FR24 feeder on my Pi but now it is done and all seems to be working well.

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