Historical cartography, a Skipper app first?

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.

3 Responses

  1. Excellent! And I’m also impressed by the fact that they DIDN’T put a huge “Not for Navigation” on top of them.
    How did those olde-tyme cartographers do it? Hard work and significant artistic skills, IMHO.

  2. Mark says:

    Ben,
    I recently reviewed the Skipper App also and found it to have many robust marine features in addition to the chart overlays which you covered quite well.
    NOAA Charts, routes, waypoints, tracking, weather including NEXRAD overlays, tides, instrument data, ActiveCaptain POI and a unique cloud storage service. This app provides a lot of features for the $11.99 price. Check out the full review here http://i-marineapps.blogspot.com/2013/08/skipper.html
    Mark

  3. Capt John says:

    In Florida we can go into the LABINS system on line and enter the survey data section and General Land Office Early Records Records Text Search. You go to the parcel you are interested in and read the Field Notes from the earliest surveys. They tell you exactly how they did it. We use this data all the time to solve historical mysteries of names, locations and topography. Solved the mystery of the missing Saw Mill Island near Ponce Inlet. Found that they filled in the creek when they made the Old Dixie Highway and it became a point and no longer an island.

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