GeoCoastPilot, early adopters needed!

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

4 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    seems like a crude version of maxsea timezero

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    I think the only similarity between GeoCoastPilot and TimeZero is that they are both complete 3D environments that you can move through freely, as opposed to a limited 3D peek at what you normally view in 2D.
    Beyond that, GCP is solely a data visualization concept while TimeZero is a navigation and planning application. Interestingly, a major weakness of the current TimeZero systems is a lack of POI data and panoramic photos. I think GeoCoastPilot could give the developers at MaxSea and Furuno some good ideas on how to implement those features in 3D.
    By the way, does anyone doubt that the future of cartography is 3D?

  3. Dan (b393capt) says:

    I wouldn’t bet against the future … but if you put some qualifers on “the future” (e.g. how far in future, and what adoption rate would be evidence of success) and on “3D” … then, depending on the answer, I might be a doubter.

  4. Dan (b393capt) says:

    Is there an emerging technology that would allow measurements of large swaths of the ocean and inland water depths, with +/- 1 foot accuracy, for use in future 2D and 3D cartography ?

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