Thursday, July 11, 2024

ECMWF marine weather forecasts.

 i-Boating app now includes marine weather forecasts predicted by the ECMWF model.  ECMWF forecasts are available on all platforms where i-Boating is supported (iOS, Android, Windows & MacOS).

  • Wind Speed & Direction
  • Weave height and Direction
  • Pressure
  • Temperature

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Relief Shading - for European waters.

 As we continue to expand support for Relief Shading in the i-Boating app, we have added a first version that adds support for relief shaded underwater terrain for parts of Europe - including major inland lakes, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, England etc.

I've included a few screenshots below.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Florida Reef Maps

 Do you know that the  i-Boating app  includes detailed under water relief imagery for Florida reefs?

The Relief layer clearly shows the under water structure for the reef. Here is what it looks like.

Simply enable the relief layer in the i-Boating app.
Here is a youtube tutorial video we have created that shows how to enable relief layer in the i-Boating app.

Relief Shading on Windows and MacOS

 Do you know that i-Boating app is natively supported on both Windows and MacOS devices? This includes all advanced layers and features like Relief Shading.

Here is how to turn on the Relief Shading layer in the Windows and MacOS app.

  • Tap more button and select Settings
  • Check the box that says "Relief Shading"
  • Tap Save

I've included before and after screenshots indicating where the controls are and how it looks.

i-Boating search engine - auto suggest, explore marinas and ramps.

 We are pleased to announce another major update to the i-Boating app we have been working on for months. It's the availability of a new AI powered search engine, designed specifically for recreational boating and fishing. 

  • Access search engine by tapping on the search icon on top left
  • The new engine automatically suggests as you type in
  • If you are looking for lakes around you, please enable "Search Nearby". Make sure that the map is re-centered to your current location for most effective results.
  • Explore nearby ramps and marinas

The new binaries that support the new i-Boating search engine have already started rolling out. Its supported on all platform where i-Boating is supported.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Relief Shading, like Google street view but for under water terrain is now available in the i-Boating app.

 i-Boating relief shading is like Google Street View, but for underwater terrain (Sea View). It's a visual representation of what the underwater terrain looks like. If you were to drain the oceans/lakes of all the water, that is the kind of view relief shading attempts to show.

Here is what the terrain looks like off the coast of Marblehead, MA.

Marblehead Relief Shading

This is what the bottom of Lake Powell looks like.

This is what the bottom of Lake Tahoe looks like.

This is what the bottom of Smith Mountain Lake looks like.

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.