Thursday, July 14, 2016

Europe Inland Rivers/Waterways update (Canal Du Midi, Rhone river and more....)

We've pushed a major update to our folio that covers inland rivers and waterways in Europe. ENC/Vector cells covering the following major regions were added:

  • Canal du Midi: Vector maps covering the entire length of Canal due Midi are now available for both iOS and Android.
  • Rhone River: Now we complete coverage of Rhone river, south of Lyon, all the way to the coast.
  • Canals and waterway around Berlin

Highlight shallow areas using custom depth shading in i-Boating

i-Boating app now supports custom depth shading to highlight shallow areas. I've included a specific example at the end illustrating how to use and before/after screenshots.

1. Without depth shading
2. With depth shading
3. How I figured out what value to choose for shading?

Before depth shading
For e.g. this is what the default map looks for New Jersey inter coastal waterway.  There are two depth areas here (one below 2.95 ft and the other above it). When navigating you would want to highlight the shallow area with a different color.

With depth shading

Here is how to use depth shading:

  • Tap menu/overflow button and select "Settings"
  • Scroll down and check the box that says "Enable Custom Depth Shading"
  • Change shallow depth to 0 ft and safety depth to 2.9f ft
  • Tap Save
Here is a screenshot with custom depth shading.

How to figure out what value to use?

You can use object query to find out depth range of an area. Simply long touch any where int the area and select "Object Query".

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Lake Muritz, Lake Boodensee, Odra river and more...

We have recently added coverage for the following regions. I've also added a few screenshots for Lake Muritz at the end.

  • Lake Muritz
  • Lake Constance/Boodensee
  • Odra river....
Please use the following steps to get this update:
  1. Delete old maps, (This step is important. New map cells are not downloaded if older ones exist).
  2. Re-download map cells.
Deleting old maps

  • Tap menu/overflow button on top right(for Android, its lower right for iPhone) and select "Settings"
  • In settings screen, scroll down and tap on "Delete All Maps"
Downloading new maps
  • -Tap on download icon on top left on your  device.. This will show download grid.
  • - Tap to select grid cells you wish to download.  If a grid cell is already downloaded it will show as green.
  • - Tap "Press to Download