In order to view the boat tracking map may require a password while a trip is being logged. Otherwise, the map is accessible without a password. Contact me directly to request the current password.
NOTE: when you open the map, the page will often display only the last tracking point. This is a clumsy VIEW which you will have to fix yourself. But, the fix is easy. Instead of all the tracks displaying you may see only the one. All you have to do is change the ZOOM level. The zoom level is over on the left and consists of a slider. Just zoom out to a hundred miles or more and you will see plenty of tracking points. Of course you can set the zoom to whatever you want.
See below for additional helpful instructions (Special Instructions). I apologize for the clumsy interface on the Map Share page but I have no influence on it's design, but I keep complaining. If updates are not happening as you expect read the information below under updates not happening.
Link to Tracking of Boat Trip(s)
Google Earth formated files:
Link to Past Trips Since July 2013
Link to Major Trips Prior to July 2013, incomplete
Special Instructions for Map Page Usage
1. Once you log in select "Map Filters".
2. Then select "Currently Tracking" in the "Date & Time Range" pull-down list.
3. You can Zoom in and out with either the slider on the left or the mouse wheel.
If you click on the track arrow or track dots you can get time, location and heading info.
If you are not seeing all track points connected with lines then do the following:
1. Select "Users List".
2. Under "Michael Maurice" toggle "EXPAND" to show a minus "-"
(You can also do the same thing by clicking on plus "+" in the circle next to current track point.)
You can also expand track information in the users list as follows:
1. Click on ">" next to "Last: Today" under Michael's name.
2. Click on ">Point List".
3. Click on any "Tracking Point" will center the map on it.
Updates not happening:
Sometimes the points don't update in real time. For instance, updates seem to be coming every ten minutes, but there have been no updates for an hour or so. The tracking device on the boat may have run down it's battery. In some other cases the tracking system gets out of sync and then will post several track points all at once. This is a known problem for which there is no fix.
Sometimes I may change the interval from 10 minutes to 30 or 60 in order to conserve battery life of the tracking device. Here is the link to some information about the InReach.
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