Crowd Sourced Navigation Charts & Depth Data

2:15 PM


Andre Bilan

Crowd Sourced Navigation Charts & Depth Data

When businesses and governments just aren’t up to the task, that’s where the wisdom of the crowds comes in: recent technological advances let you and fellow boaters contribute to marine charting & sonar data libraries to be shared out for everyone’s benefit, both on mobile devices and chart plotters. This seminar discusses how it’s done, what the limitations are, upcoming trends, and whether crowd sourced charting will be good for your boating needs.


Always searching for new technology trends and bashing through the hype versus the helpful, Andre Bilan has been on the front lines of technical support for a decade, via, assisting boaters with hooking up their tablet, smartphone, and computer to a GPS and boat instruments and loading their apps up with navigation charts.

Room 2

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