Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Lake Temperature maps - Florida lakes warming up.

 The i-Boating app includes detailed lake temperature maps, accurate to 1 degree Fahrenheit( 0.5 degree celsius approx). Using it you can identify where all the warm zones are, where the temperatures are changing. More importantly you can cross reference this information with structure data to narrow  down the most productive areas.

Here you can clearly see that Florida lakes are warming up.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Marine weather forecasts & Lake Temperatures- now completely free !!!

 We are pleased to announce that marine weather forecasts and lake temperature maps in the i-Boating app are now completely free. This includes the following layers:

  • Wind
  • Waves
  • Precipitation
  • Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Gust
  • Lake Temperatures

To access these, simply tap on the weather icon in the action bar.
Here is a youtube tutorial video on marine weather forecasts in the app. 

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Fishing AI - Fish Smarter not Harder !!

 i-Boating app continues to improve Fishing AI - taking in as many signals as possible to figure out where to find fish.

With Fishing AI enabled, the app shows your fishing break lines and fishing hot spots on the lake. The Fishing AI algorithm and predictions are continually updated as we get more data about the lake, catches on the lake, new structure information.

Its available on all platforms - iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Fishing AI improvements - find fishing hot spots

 As our lake and catches data continues to improve, our  Fishing AI keeps better and accurate in identifying fishing hot spots. 

Fishing AI uses lake bottom topography, sonar imagery and several other signals to identify fishing spots. Here is a short youtube video describing how it works.  

Monday, January 22, 2024

Lake Temperature (Thermocline) Maps

 We are pleased to announce that the latest release of the i-Boating application includes support for lake temperature (Thermocline) maps for inland lakes in US & Canada. The maps show variation in temperature accurate to 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.5 degree celsius).

With the layer on, its easy to eyeball warm zones in a lake and temperature breaklines  that tend to be very productive for fishing. It is available on all platforms (iOS, Android, Windows & MacOS).

You can also view lake temperature maps online.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Marine weather forecasts - custom shading - major update

 We are pleased to announce a major update to our marine weather forecast visualization in the i-Boating app. The latest version support color shading marine weather forecasts into multiple zones based on safe /comfortable values customizable under settings.

For e.g. based on comfortable wave height setting, the map is color coded into multiple zones:

  • Safe zone: Transparent -> Green
  • Caution zone: Yellow
  • Danger Zone: Red
I have included below a screenshot where safe wave height is set to 3ft. Note how the red zone is much bigger. When I change it to 4.5 ft, the red zone shrinks.

As always the update is immediately available on Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android and Linux/Raspberry Pi (selective partners).

Sunday, October 8, 2023

OpenLayers & Nautical Charts Web SDK.

 OpenLayers is an advanced javascript framework for manipulating geospatial data in the web browser. With our latest enhancements to the web SDK, the OpenLayers framework is now fully compatible with the Marine Charts Web SDK.

With the latest version, its as simple as the following. 

<!--  Create nautical_layer layer. It can be passed in the map constructor or added via addLayer  -->
var nautical_layer = blc_ol_nautical_layer.BlcOlNauticalLayer({ container:'map',.....

No other changes to your OpenLayers project are required.

If you wish to add marine charts and lake maps to your web-application, contact us for a trial key and pricing.