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Old 24-03-2018, 16:09   #61
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Re: Are there North American sailors out there willing to contribute to Zulu Waterway

Just adding some PNW entries. Some suggestions:
  • A way to move the icon if you misplace it.
  • Make the Preferred Icon drop down text aware so I can just type "ma..." to get marina rather than having to scroll.
  • Fix that irritating bug where I can't see the Post button without reselecting the icon dropdown :-)
  • Add propane to marina options


Oh and add to garbage/recycling marinas as well...
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Just adding some PNW entries. Some suggestions:
  • A way to move the icon if you misplace it.
  • Make the Preferred Icon drop down text aware so I can just type "ma..." to get marina rather than having to scroll.
  • Fix that irritating bug where I can't see the Post button without reselecting the icon dropdown :-)
  • Add propane to marina options

Oh and add to garbage/recycling marinas as well...
Your entries are excellent. 18 icons in one sitting. Well done.

I am able to change/add most of what you have mentioned above.
  • A way to move the icon if you misplace it.

    This is tricky as we don’t want to openly give the ability for users to delete icons. At the moment you can report an icon and in the report say ‘please delete as it was misplaced’, and we will delete it that same day. You can then create a new icon in the correct location. I will brain storm a more efficient way to solve this problem and will get back to you with my thoughts.


  • Make the Preferred Icon drop down text aware so I can just type "ma..." to get marina rather than having to scroll.


    This we can do. It’s easy so I’ll add it to the list of the up coming programming.
    We will also change the look of the drop down menu to be two rows of icon types and to extend the drop down menu further down the screen so that most of the icon types are visible without having to scroll through them. We have also discussed putting the icons in categories (rather than alphabetical) which will make finding the icon you want easier.

  • Fix that irritating bug where I can't see the Post button without reselecting the icon dropdown :-)

    I’m having trouble reproducing this issue. A few people have mentioned this and we are keen to fix it. It’s going to be related to a browser or device type but we haven’t found the common theme to determine where the problem is. This is at the top of the list of bugs to fix. Any help would be appreciated like providing me with your device and browser type.

  • Add propane to marina options Oh and add to garbage/recycling marinas as

    Absolutely. I’ll do this today.
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Old 24-03-2018, 19:38   #63
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Looks great! Thanks!

Using a laptop on a high-speed WiFi connection, scrolling in and out seems very smooth.

Trying to "over-zoom" brings up the satellite view. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Maybe someone has compiled a list including lat/lon in digital format, but I haven't looked. The other option is to painstakingly generate that list from sources like the Coast Pilot. Are you working on a strictly volunteer basis, or are there resources to pay for this effort?
The zoom returning to satellite view at a close -in view will be changed. I thought it might be good but I donít like it. It will require a bit of tweeking to get it functioning perfectly across all devices.

Concerning seeding Pilot chart information. We are willing to put in the leg work to input government data if we can find a good source. We have started doing this in Australia where there are government maps showing public moorings, bridge hieghts etc. these are displayed on a map/chart which makes it easy to input to Zulu. If we can find a similar public service for the US region we will happily input the data. The example you posted looks like it would take a lot of interpretation and time to get the correct information in the exact locations. Itís a shame itís not Lon/Lat specific. If someone finds a good source of information please let us know and we will happily spend the time to input that data to the Zulu map.

To answer your question. There are no resources to pay for data input. In the future, once the service really takes off it would be an option to have boaters who are paid to monitor areas on the map. But we are no where near that stage yet.
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Just adding some PNW
Macblaze has added 50+ icons in the last two days showing how one mans efforts can transform an area on the map from a wasteland into a very useful guide.

https://zuluwaterways.com/map/49.435....0631103515625
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Old 26-03-2018, 17:36   #65
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Macblaze has added 50+ icons in the last two days showing how one mans efforts can transform an area on the map from a wasteland into a very useful guide.

https://zuluwaterways.com/map/49.435....0631103515625
Of course I am doing it while wasting my time playing Civ VI on my slow-assed computer and waiting for the AI to make its moves...that's why they are pretty sparse.
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Of course I am doing it while wasting my time playing Civ VI on my slow-assed computer and waiting for the AI to make its moves...that's why they are pretty sparse.
I just looked up the game. Looks addictive.

I use to love Age of Emperors. I don't know if it's still available.
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Captain Tom.
Are you still interested in adding your knowledge to the program?
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Captain Tom.
Are you still interested in adding your knowledge to the program?
Yes, I've had a few other things going on, but once things quiet down I hope to dig out my old logs and photos, and start plugging some in.
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Old 26-12-2018, 23:18   #69
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Zulu now has worldwide Navionics charts for free as one of the map options. It's also had many improvements to performance and some changes to the look/feel. Let me know what you think.
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Very cool! Got the email about this the other day. We'll be cruising more this coming year and hoping to get some info in there on the Gulf Coast. Thanks again guys for the great service.
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Looks great, thanks for the effort.....
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Just added a measuring tool to measure distance in nm. The video to the new feature is here. https://youtu.be/ey7ZzZ_gfww

Offline is on its way now and another offline option we are exploring is open CPN. Is everyone still interested in this option?
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OpenCPN would be a great add on for working off line
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I think OpenCPN integration would be a big help toward getting more exposure up here in N America. To me, ActiveCaptain integration was the only thing OpenCPN was missing before. (And yes, I know it got political. Not my fight; I'm just a dumb user.)
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