Civilian Plugins

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CivTAK has a Software Development Kit (SDK) which makes CivTAK extensible in many dimensions.

(Note: Each of these should have their own page).

Plugins which have been developed for civilian use: (These should each have a separate page when this is fleshed out).

  • Beartooth. BearTooth has a CivTAK plugin for its off-grid radio, which they call "The world's smartest walkie talkie". The purpose of the Beartooth ATAK plug-in is to use the Beartooth radios as a network transport for simple situation awareness data (e.g., PLI, Chat, PTT audio). One Beartooth device with a secondary network (e.g., TAK Server) will proxy blue force tracks it receives over Beartooth to the secondary network.
  • goTenna. goTenna has three plugins for CivTAK. One each for their Personal, Pro and ProX off-grid radios. goTenna is a TAK Licensee. goTenna ATAK plug-in is to use goTenna radios to create a tactical mesh network for situational awareness data (e.g., PLI such as location, points, routes, etc.) and chat when off-grid (see www.gotennapro.com for more details). A goTenna user with a connection to a secondary network (e.g., TAK Server via LTE) will proxy blue force tracks, points and chat it receives from goTenna to the secondary network via the End User Device (EUD). Each ATAK version (e.g., 3.8, 3.10, MIL, CIV, etc.) requires a different goTenna ATAK plug-in.
  • Wave Relay. Persistent Systems has integrated CivTAK into its product, especially its MPU5. Persistent Systems is a TAK Licensee.

Plugins that are deployed with CivTAK 4.0

These plugins are included in the CivTAK 4.0 release. They are also included in the PR Release, but they are not compatible with that version.

  • GeoTAKCam. Technically a separate camera app rather than a plugin. Gives an estimate of the location you are looking on the map. Included with CivTAK 4.0.
  • Image Markup. Image markup allows users to mark up images, either from the camera or screenshots.
  • Network Monitor.
  • NightVision. Changes the light output so that it is possible to read ATAK in very dark situations without ruining your night vision or with Night Vision Goggles on. Included with CivTAK 4.0
  • Serial Manager. Included with CivTAK 4.0.
  • TAK ICU. A Peer to Peer video camera integrated with CivTAK.

Getting the Bundled Plugins

The plugins above come standard with the TAKMAPS version of CivTAK (bundled). However, for Play Store policy reasons they could not be included as part of the Play Store versio of ATAK. You can download the plugins here. They would normally go in atak/support/plugins/bundled. Put them there and install them as though they are standard apps.

Plugins for civilian use which are not yet publicly available, but are available to First Responders from the official web site

  • ADSB. In combination with an Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receiver, connected by either Bluetooth or USB, places the ADS-B feed on the map. Here is a public video showing how the ADSB plugin was used during Hurricane Maria.
  • DSM Manager. Allows users to import and use Digital Surface Models. DSMs can be generated by using personal Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) such as those produced by DJI.
  • GRG Builder. Builds a search grid around an are. Useful for searches.
  • Reports. Builds reports.
  • UAS Tool. A plugin to control you small UAS, such as DJIs. Provides a Sensor Point of Interest from the UAS.
  • VISCA Cam. Plugin to control the VISCA Cam camera.
  • Track Export. Exports tracks.
  • WXReport. Places a current commercial weather source overlayed on the map.