Version Beta 5 of the Charts will be loaded for Locus and Galileo over tonight and tomorrow (May 29th and 30th). The Memory Map version should appear next week.
Brian Willson states “Thanks to the huge amount of surveying that Robert Navan has been doing on his holidays, a new algorithm for picking spot depths and the addition of the new yellow survey buoys on Lough Derg I feel it is time to release the next version of charts.”
“………. we now have 2.74 million valid depth readings, and I am putting just over 216,000 into the charts. The rest of the data is not wasted, it is used to validate other readings and to produce the depth contour colours.”
There has been superb feedback from those using the B3 version of the CSIG charts, across various platforms. Thank you for the comments and compliments!
The errors found, are being investigated, rectified and will be made available in the next release.
We have recently welcomed three more IWAI members to the team. If you would like to get involved, do contact the CSIG Team by e-mail and we will get you started. For those Beta Testers who have not had the opportunity to use the charts yet, you are in for a treat.
Here’s to a great 2015 season and boating with the CSIG Charts.
As of April 17th, there are 31 people using and testing the charts!
Brian Willson of CSIG announced today that he has released the Beta 3 version of the CSIG charts.
The B3 version includes all the waters surveyed to date on the Shannon and Erne waterways, from Limerick to Belleek. They are now available to our Beta Test Team.
Many people have contributed to the project over the years, surveying, mapping and donating information, time, effort and money. To quote Brian:
“I could not have done this alone, and whilst there are many people whom I need to thank I would especially like to mention:
Fergal Kerney for his surveying on Lough Derg
Pat McManus for his surveying and mapping of Lough Ree
Les Saunders for his mapping of the SEW and providing navigation mark details
Colman Byrne for his surveying and IOS expertise
Peter Maxwell and Robert Navan for their surveying on the Erne and Lough Neagh
and all the Beta Testers who have given feedback.”
Plans are afoot for a Surveyors Course, most likely in April. If you would like to contribute to this project, do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org