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Information about the use of application Marineforecaster®

The application Marineforecaster® is the ultimate tool for Marine Weather Forecast. If you frequently travel by boat or engaged in the sea and sea sports, definitely you want to have all important information about prognosis and conditions in your area of interest. Application Marineforecaster® covers all sea areas of the world.

Setting the correct units

SETTINGS DEMO VIDEO (Click to watch)

Choose the way you want your data to be present in Date & Time format, Distance unit, Speed unit, Temperature unit, Height unit, Atmospheric pressure unit, and Rain unit.

Select your Location for Weather data.
A simple understandable text, your Marineforecaster® gives three days per 3-hour weather forecast. You have three different options to choose to take weather:
1. Manually. Please type the coordinates in decimal format DDD.DDD if you know them.
2. Choosing a click on the map to your location of interest by keeping your finger pressed on the map point selected for 3 seconds and the coordinates are automatically entered for you.
3. Using the GPS button that appears as an option in Weathers Forecast menu to use the GPS on your device to locate the point at this time.

Add to Favorites and the application will ask you to give a name to store this point to “Maps“.

Clicking on the Weather application communicates with the most reliable and modern global meteorological station, WWO in real time to collect the most recent data.

WEATHER FORECAST DEMO VIDEO (Click to watch)

The data displayed on the screen on:
Date -Sunrise & Sunset – East & West moon – Lower & upper ambient temperature – Wind Intensity -Weather conditions (Sunny, Cloudy, Clear Skies, etc.) – Wind direction and visualization with direction indicator – Wind Temperature – Speed Wind gusts – Wind speed – Air vapor condensation index (dew point to start of rain) – Temperature Sense – Temperature indicator temperature sea – Wave direction and visualization with direction indicator -Maximum wave height – Average wave height – Wave Frequency – Visibility – Cloud cover – Humidity – Rain amount – Pressure – Tide. The tide data is opened by clicking the menu next to the tides display logo, displaying the data in a drop-down menu to provide sufficient space for the reading of variables that appear in each segmented 3-hour weather forecast. We use animation icons for the weather to present current state.

Live Weather Stations

 WEATHER STATION’S DEMO VIDEO (Click to watch )

Make sure you have an internet connection before you start live station search. Open the map and check the stations that appear in your area of interest. Clicking on the station displays the name of the station. Click it on to get the current information. If a station doesn’t transmit data, the Not Available Data (N/A) will be displayed in the data location and it is not a malfunction of the application but a lack of recent data on the station you selected.

The use of Weather Underground Stations (WU), has a limit of 2 data requests per user, per IP, per 6 hours. Since the service is part of a monthly charge, I am kindly requesting US & Greek users to use the NOAA USA Agency and the National Observatory of Athens stations, which are provided by these institutes for free. This enables us to keep the cost under control for the time being and we are happy to share this important life-saving info with other users for free.

We are asking for your understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Maps.
After more than a year of developing we are proudly presenting for the first time the bathymetry maps in meters and feet for the whole world. The depths that are on those maps are specific and those maps are not to be used for navigation!

REGISTRATION PROCESS DEMO VIDEO (Click to watch)

 MAPS DEMO VIDEO (Click to watch)

** WARNINGS FOR BATHYMETRY CONTOURS
The electronic bathymetry contour and sea map chart is an aid to navigation and fishing purposes, designed to facilitate the use of specific bathymetric contour data, not to replace the use of authorized government charts. Only official government charts and notices to mariners contain all information needed for the safety of navigation, and as always, the captain is responsible for their prudent use.

For the first time, you are going to use this option, you will be asked to register. We will not use your email to spam you but we need to know who our users are and in what way they make use of the application. Of course, it is still free and you can choose not to register for using this particular option of the app. In case you want to have access to the bathymetry maps please register.

If you choose to take weather forecast data by choosing any favorite places saved in Maps, then there is a great saving of data usage, as the map is not opened again to make the site selection.
Furthermore, the application remembers the last weather forecast and you can still see it even if there is no internet access. After six hours the Marineforecaster® application will automatically renew the weather forecast for your last search, providing there is an active connection to the internet and will continue to do so every 6 hours until you close the application.

You have the possibility of sliding your finger from right to left on the name of the place that you saved, a delete button appears (“Delete”) before you can delete it from the list.
In the menu “Maps” application has the following options:
1. Button for exporting My Locations in CSV format. Pressing the CSV button to send email triggered to anyone we want recipient, even so, our email, with attachment in CSV file for further editing or sharing with others. The file contains the name, the coordinates and the date it was to save to the file.
2. Button for weather for the marine weather forecast for this place we have stored.
3. Button with a map. When you press on it you will be moved to a new map. It will take some seconds to load the new map with bathymetry contours for different depths. This option gives us the opportunity to use our device and with the use of GPS that each mobile device uses to navigate back (not recommended using our bathymetry maps for navigation purposes) to where you have saved or check the specific contour depths in the area.

The map shows
a) The position of the user at this moment, on the map with a round starter icon
b) Favorite spot on the position marked with a rhombus pin icon
c) An indication in the selected unit of the distance that separates us from our position at this time to our favorite spot. Each position change increases or reduces the distance between the two points.

Ports.
By choosing Ports you can acquire information about access data nearly for any port worldwide. Opening the map and zooming in on the location of your port of interest, click above then to read the name of the port. If redo click on the name, then all information available for the port will be displayed. Specifically, the information we will receive is:
Port Name -Time zone -Office telephone & Fax – Anchor Depth-Freight quay depth – Petroleum depth – Repairs -Port size- Railway station access – Type of port maximum length-Repair zone-Accommodation – Website.

Marinas.
By choosing Marinas you will gain access to information about nearly every known marina located in the world. By opening the map and zooming in you can find details of your chosen marina, click above then to read the name of the marina. If redo click on the name, then all available information on the marina will appear. Specifically, the information we receive is:
The name of the Marina -Office -Telephone – Website

Boat Ramps.
By choosing Boat Ramps you will gain access to information slides that are currently available only in Greece and USA. Opening the map and zooming to the point where your interest slide, click above then to read the name of the slips. Enlarging the hybrid map you have a visual image of slips and infrastructure.

Restaurants & Supplies.
By selecting Restaurants & Supplies acquire access information for each restaurant & craft supplies company that is currently only in America. Opening the map and zooming point where your interest point, click above then to read the address of the company. If redo click on the address, you will display all the available information on this company. Specifically, the information we receive is:
Name and type-Region enterprise -Address – Phone – Website

Gas Stations.
By choosing Gas Stations to gain information access for gas stations which are currently only in Greece. The implementation covers mainly islands and the most frequently visited areas by boat. Opening the map and zooming in the location of the gas station in the area you move, click above then to read the name of the region. If redo click on the name, you will display all available information about the gas station. Specifically, the information we receive is:
City located gas station – Area – Telephones – Website

Services

 SERVICES DEMO VIDEO (Click to watch)

Using this option, the user can find useful services to all vessels, including engineers, divers and many other useful categories. The search option will enable users to find the service required by the option to “Category-Country-City and businesses containing the type of business, address, phone number, and website. At present, it is availability is only in Greece and North America, where some companies have been added. However, Marineforecaster® plans to add more new companies every month.

The language of the database used is common to all languages and in plain English. This is to maintain the database size to a manageable size. The map view has changed in the presentation of the hybrid map with names of locations. This is to help people find places that they may not be so well aware with ease.

Please note that approximately 50,000 data Ports, Marinas, Restaurants & supplies, Gas stations, Boat sliders, and Services, which are presented in the application Marineforecaster®, collected from different sources and some items, such as phones and fax cannot be checked for any changes or omissions which may be present. Kindly requesting all our users if any mistake will come to their perception, to communicate with us to fix in the next version.