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Old 05-11-2017, 02:59 PM   #18
Egregious
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I don't think anyone is seeing the big picture. Imagine if you could share your GPX tracks with other A/C users? So now it isn't just "hey I came through there and never saw below 9 feet" and they never mention the state of the tide or anything other than "hug the red side." Now imagine taking a GPX snippet right from your plotter and publish it along with your comment. Now you have Lat/Lon, time of day (and thus tide), SOG and depth. If they can make this easy to do then people will share their information for free. Today it's all about data and this would be the best of all things because this data is free and fairly accurate. Then you could hit up Bob423 and get all the scoop without having to read through every hazard (well Bob's blog does have some tracks published there...) But you get the picture.
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