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Old 06-08-2018, 02:20 PM   #21
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I have not been able to see a NOAA chart on Active Captain since the changes were made, not on my Mac at least. Log on, land somewhere in Kansas, well known for its boating by the way, and can switch between road map and satellite. For grins, I logged on from my office windows computer, and there it was, a big beautiful ocean with soundings. I wonder what gives.
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In the early years of small computers, stuff like that was called an "undocumented feature".
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I have not been able to see a NOAA chart on Active Captain since the changes were made, not on my Mac at least. Log on, land somewhere in Kansas, well known for its boating by the way, and can switch between road map and satellite. For grins, I logged on from my office windows computer, and there it was, a big beautiful ocean with soundings. I wonder what gives.

Hang in there. Garmin is implementing the website piece by piece. First Windows and maybe later Mac. Just be glad the new website doesn't use Flash which finally allows its use with iOS and Android tablets


I have noticed new features on the Garmin website appear every week or so. First I see them on Windows then a week later on iOS. The Kansas startup was replaced with the whole US a few weeks ago and iOS soon thereafter. iOS even remembers your last location, something that hasn't made it to Windows yet.



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Hang in there. Garmin is implementing the website piece by piece. First Windows and maybe later Mac. Just be glad the new website doesn't use Flash which finally allows its use with iOS and Android tablets


I have noticed new features on the Garmin website appear every week or so. First I see them on Windows then a week later on iOS. The Kansas startup was replaced with the whole US a few weeks ago and iOS soon thereafter. iOS even remembers your last location, something that hasn't made it to Windows yet.

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What a sloppy way of doing things instead of getting the software ready, testing it, and implementing it with all parts functioning.
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I just visited the new site and it is nicely done. I was able to read all the reviews and comments. I dont have any account with them, so what am i missing chart integration?
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I just visited the new site and it is nicely done. I was able to read all the reviews and comments. I dont have any account with them, so what am i missing chart integration?
To the best of my knowledge, here is what you're missing.

Functionality vs. the old system, you're missing the fuel prices pages and you're missing the ability to save routes in Active Captain.

Annoyances and lack of completion, when you enter the system on the web it use to remember your last location. Now it doesn't.

There apparently are iSystem issues with pulling up the NOAA charts. On the web, as you zoom in you lose the charts sooner than before.

Locations have loaded at different times. The systerm was not brought live having all the same information as before. Day to day a little more appeared.

Ecards is gone, but don't think anyone other than Jeffrey cared.

Here's one that changed recently too. I liked that when you pulled up a marina, a new tab was created and across the top were tabs for each section of information. If you wanted dockage you went straight there. Now, it pulls all this on the left side of the screen, shrinking your usable area and you have to scroll through all the information to get to the part you want. This hurts usability.
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