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  1. give the user ability to update/change coordinates

    Once a pin has been dropped and saved, it would be nice to have the ability to change the coordinates on a pin all ready on the map.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Not sure why our user docs are disappearing after 10 minutes. Can you describe the situation further. In the meantime, we’ve tried user-supported wiki docs and we found ourselves doing more editing than just creating the docs in the first place. A shabby excuse, but sometimes its better to simply do it oneself. We’ll keep at improving it. FYI, the docs should always be present in the phone / ipad / android device so let us know what’s happening there.

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            Hi, we’re more or less forced to keep up with the OS updates as Google and Apple provide them. It’s nigh impossible to support old versions of the app because there really isn’t a way to easily track thy myriad of OS updates in the course of a year (usually several). Have you thought about upgrading your Android? If you can’t / prefer not to and are otherwise stuck, please let us know and we’ll work on getting you a refund.

            - EarthNC

          • Access chart panels offline

            When you're not in cell range, and no wifi signal, the app will not refresh the downloaded charts as you move off the endge of the downloaded map. If the app could draw from a set of charts on an SD card, you could truly use it as a moving map/ chartplotter. Would be good to have course, speed, etc functions as well.

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              Loading charts via an SD card or removable media is something that we could implement (via Android, not iOS) once we have the right security technology in place – which is non-trivial. What we are focusing on right now is increasing the download region size per download so its a less onerous process. We’ll keep optimizing that process and see if that doesn’t resolve the problem at large.

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                Is this on the iPhone or iPad or Android? Dealing with “clutter” is an on-going issue – no question and some form of waypoint sizing controls might be one way to at least allow users to customize the way they like to see things. We’ll keep thinking about this.

              • Cached Google Satellite maps in the Android app.

                Its easier to see some narrow or unmarked channels when you can see the water color changes on those images. Very helpful when flats fishing. Would be great even if its not overlaid with NOAA map data.

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                • What Inland Rivers are included? I don't see any?

                  The literature states that some USACE River charts are include. I am looking for the Arkansas, Mississippi and the Tenn_Tom and don't see them?

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                  • give users the ability to change location icon.

                    Let the user change location icon to a car, boat, or plane. Not just an arrow.

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                    • "Harden" the GUI for use on a bouncy boat/rough water

                      The #1 problem I have with EarthNC use in general, is using the interface while the boat is in motion. The boat is bouncing and rocking - buttons and stuff hard hard to get at. Some of this is unavoidable (like route planning or doing stuff in "settings"), but other operations could be improved with ... I don't know ...maybe some sort of "gestural" mode.

                      The biggest of these issues deals with zooming and GPS mode. So in particular - when I'm cruising on the water, I often leave the GPS *ON* (obviously), my-position-centered, and the mode where it rotates…

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                      • Router Tool

                        The Router box pops up right in the middle of the map screen - why not make it movable or at least pop up to one side or the other?

                        Love your program, Chuck

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                          We’ve gone back and forth between a movable panel for the router and anchoring it and all of the other layers on one side or the other. We’ll keep playing with it and, potentially, allow for both. Thank you for kind comments!

                        • Modify the vessel icon with line-segment extension to hint speed/direction

                          It would be useful to add a line segment radiating from the current location in the direction of travel. The length of the line segment would represent the distance that would be covered in X minutes at the current speed (programmable). This way one could easily judge the time before reaching a mark or hazard, independent of chart zoom. The line segment would also serve as a better indicator of heading than the current arrow head.

                          The speed and heading could be filtered to avoid erratic line segment.

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                          • Google Maps KMZ Import

                            People send me KMZ files via email. When you click on one, you get an "Open With..." popup allowing you to open it with various apps which support it. It would be nice if EarthNC could open them, and import these files as routes.

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                            • Figure a way to display the 3D charts on the Ipad

                              The vector dvd has a snapshot of the 3D view....also would like to see bottom topography on the Ipad as a layer....also to layer google satellite would be a bonus.

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                              • I live on the Pacific Ocean side of the planet, California to be exact. Could this app be modified to find whales while you are on shore.

                                I live on the Pacific Ocean side of the planet, California to be exact. Could this app be modified to find whales while you are on shore. Humpback whales migrate from Mexico to Alaska, it would be nice and cool if you could track whales while on shore from an IPad using tech software and NOAA satellites. Could it be available to the public in some near future update?

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                                  Hi Steve,

                                  The quick answer is that we’re working with various agencies and sanctuaries to expande the coverage of the Whale Alert app. More details coming up in the coming weeks!

                                  Kind Regards,

                                  Brad
                                  EarthNC, Inc.

                                • I have developed a system for setting regatta sailing courses for yachts and power boats, kayaking etc. Also have a timing module to add

                                  Basically an tempalte for having race courses for different rules of water sprts from offshore sailing to swim meets, enabling the coordinates to be sent to bout setting boats. I have trailed the idea and it works well. Q template could be added with certain parameters as variables input to give direction and length info. I also have a timing module tha allows or ease of starting sequences for multiple classes and handicapped starts and finishes. This would reduce officials required to run races

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                                    Interesting application. It seems as if it might justifying being an app in its own right? Have you thought about developing an app from the ground up or are you proposing we layer your system within our app?

                                  • Add date stamp for shark locations in the awesome SharkNet app. I can't tell if a shark is moving towards or away from my local surf spot. T

                                    Add date stamp for shark locations in the awesome SharkNet app. I can't tell if a shark is moving towards or away from my local surf spot. Thanks!

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                                      This is actually somewhat tricky as the app isn’t intended to be an early warning system for shark avoidance. There’s a whole lot of liability that we could never assume in doing. That said, the idea is intriguing…

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