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  1. Mississippi River

    Is there any way you could make the Mississippi River charts available at this link available in EarthNC for iPad?

    http://www2.mvr.usace.army.mil/NIC2/mrcharts.cfm

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 6 votes
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      • Add a way to edit the lat/long of saved waypoints.

        Can change the name of a waypoint but not the lat/ long.

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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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          • Use lat / long coordinates to set chart download region.

            Allow downloading of charts by inserting lat / long coordinates (verus simply drawing a region by your finger).

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            • measure distance between two points

              Give user ability to measure the distance between points.

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                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We’re working on a separate ruler function. Right now, you can drop a waypoint and select “guide me” and it will measure the nautical distance, but we recognize it could be easier. Stay tuned.

              • Distance/Range/Proximity Rings

                I think your product rocks and definitely meets most of my needs. The one thing I would like to see, and I think other users may appreciate is distance/proximity rings around your location. The bottom of the display gives you a distance scale, which is great, but it would be great to take that scale (or user defined scale preferable) to draw proximity rings/circles around your location so that distance to an object could be easily determined at a glance. There are several reasons why this would be beneficial. The main one for me and the reason I would like…

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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  A great idea – makes a lot of sense. There’s a number of ways we might approach this. Where this item is, in the list of things to do is unclear, but we’ll start thinking about it. As an fyi, we’re working on user accounts such that boaters can create and edit waypoints & routes on either their mobile device or their desktop computer (via our Online Viewer) and then have it all be sync’d automatically. We’re also working on nexrad radar weather animation. We’re close.

                • Add option to overlay of imagery and chart layers

                  Occasionally I find it useful to view imagery and chart for a harbor at the same time - the image alone gives me general information on mooring fields, floating docks, and anchorages, but the overlay would give me specific navigation information on moorings, docks, and anchorages.

                  9 votes
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                  • NMEA data

                    Allow NMEA data integration on android app.

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                    • Include detailed charts for great lakes in canadian territory (north channel).

                      It would be nice to have detailed charts in canadian territory for us great lakes boaters!

                      3 votes
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                      • Support user-downloaded NOAA ENC files (on SD card).

                        I can download my entire cruising are from NOAA as ENC files. It would be way cool if I could transfer them to my SD card and have EarthNC use them.

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                          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          This general idea keeps coming up so we’re thinking about ways we might include uploaded maps as another layer. Our principle challenge is that we currently tile all of the NOAA ENC’s into a singular chart layer (at all published zoom levels). So, incorporating imported charts would either have to be integrated into our process (somehow) or we would just allow them to appear as individual chart tiles – which might be a weird experience. If we’re supplying all of the same charts, we’re curious as to what the big payoff would be here?

                        • 17 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Folks, our situation with this request is that we have fairly sophisticated algorithms that stitch all of the individual chart together as a seamless national quilt. In our system, you can search for a certain region (state, city, harbor or, for that matter, marker) and the system takes you right to that point. It would be very difficult to retrofit the system to “extract” individual charts. What would be helpful is to hear from you as to whether this is a make or break, or just something you’re used to doing?

                            - 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.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              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.

                            • 25 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Update as of August 22 2012, we are waiting on CHS at this point. We hope to have the charts at our disposal any day now.

                                We agree. Canada does not make it easy because of cost and encryption requirements, but we’re hoping to get to it this summer.

                              • 14 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Ok, updated comment:

                                  We’re looking into changing things so that magnetic / true is tied to your Settings selection throughout the app.

                                  Also, you can swipe each waypoint individually to delete. You can also swipe the bottom descriptor to edit the name.

                                  We’ll keep you posted on the magnetic / true settings issue. Thank you for your wonderful feedback.

                                • 5 votes
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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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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      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!

                                    • allow editing and annotating Points of Interest.

                                      I sail on an inland lake. All the markers and bouys are shown as POIs with no other info. I want to be able to add naming info such as the marker number and to be able to add a description.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        This is a good idea and one that we’re hopefully close to implementing with our universal ID system so that you can append comments on both the app, web-site etc… Not sure when this will happen, but we’re working on it.

                                      • 3 votes
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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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