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.



Sunday, October 1, 2023

i-Boating Marine & Lake Maps Web SDK update

 The i-Boating Marine & Lake Maps Web SDK has had a major update. It now supports popular web mapping libraries out of  the box. With just a  few lines of code, now you can add nautical charts & lake maps to your web project.

The following popular web mapping frameworks are supported:

  • Leaflet
  • Openlayers
  • Google Maps
  • Bing Maps V8
  • Azure Maps
  • Mapbox GL JS
If you wish to add marine charts and lake maps to your web-application, contact us for a trial key and pricing.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Mapbox GL JS & Nautical Charts

 Mapbox GL JS is a javascript library for interactive vector maps on the web.  The  i-Boating Marine Charts Web SDK is now fully compatible with this mapping library.

With a few lines of javascript code, you can now add nautical charts overlay to your mapbox gl js web application.

Its as easy as this.

<!-- This will add nautical charts overlay to your mapbox gl js app -->

            new blc_mapbox_nautical.BlcMapboxAdatper(map, { container: 'nautical_map', blc_access_token:'BLC_ACCESS_TOKEN' });

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


Sunday, September 24, 2023

Nautical Charts & Azure Maps

 Azure Maps for the web is an advanced GeoSpatial API to build intelligence location aware apps. The i-Boating Marine Charts Web SDK is now fully compatible with Azure maps.

 With just a few lines of javascript SDK, now you can add Nautical Charts to your Azure maps web application.

Its as easy as this.


<!--  This will add Nautical Charts overlay over Azure Maps -->

          new blc_azure_nautical.BlcAzureAdatper(map, { container: 'nautical_map', blc_access_token:'BLC_ACCESS_TOKEN' });


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