This sparked a bit of interest,cool. I just released a new version that also allows the output of the VDR (Voyage Data Recorder) to be uploaded. So NMEA
recorded files are now usable. Started to look at building a NMEA
Android recorder. Seems that might give users who don't use OpenCPN
a chance to contribute.
Why MySQL, well I have been at this site for just under 3 years now (we are currently doing a circumnavigation). When i started I had a lot of background in Java development but was new to GIS. Also with MySQL 5.7 I am getting done what I need to do.
I had also been told of TeamServ, but i could not see how to get info out. Probably my misunderstanding of how it works and given that I usually have limited internet
I did not dig too deep. I also plan on spending some time with data QA if the amount of data grows. Since I am a single
developer I need to chose carefully what I can work on.
As a reminder, I am not trying to replace official government charts
. I am trying to give active cruisers that go to out of the way, poorly charted areas at least some idea as to what to expect. This is crowed sourced data so use it with caution. Of course all cruising guides
and official charts
also carry that warning...
About MapBox, I contacted support about what I hope to accomplish. I was put in contact with a developer there. That was about 2 months ago and I had several back and forth emails. Now that I have an upload/display working I'll re-establish contact to try and move forward with them. This would allow anyone to display a depth
layer on any map. Then I will integrate with the kap file create.
is great, did I look at the crowd source depths. Not really since, although I have Navionics
, I like something a bit more open to others that don't.
About trying to register, sorry about that. Look on the site for the contact me info and shoot me an email
about what you tried. I'll make sure you get setup. A one man development/testing/support team is a bit challenging