Settings / ActiveCaptain <strong>(All but SEA<em>iq</em> Pilot)</strong>


The ActiveCaptain Interactive Cruising Guidebook is a great resource for information about marinas, anchorages, hazards, and other local knowledge for many cruising areas. ActiveCaptain is free to use, but requires that you register your email and password on their website. You enter the same email and password combination in SEAiq so it can download the Guidebook for you. Once downloaded, the ActiveCaptain Guidebook is available for offline use: you do not need to have an internet connection.

The Guidebook is composed of user-generated content written by your fellow mariners (but reviewed by ActiveCaptain). Currently, SEAiq only supports reading ActiveCaptain information. A future release of SEAiq will allow you to submit your own changes to the Guidebook. In the mean time, you can submit changes by visiting the ActiveCaptain web site on your laptop. Note the web site uses technology not available for Apple iPads and iPhones, so you may need to use a separate device for this.

Briefly, the Guidebook is organized around Markers. In SEAiq, Markers are visualized as pin tabs of different colors according to the type:

Markers have information appropriate to its type. In addition, users submit Reviews to supplement Markers. After downloading the Guidebook, you can read this information by double tapping on a Marker and selecting Details for this Location. We encourage you to read more about ActiveCaptain on their website.



Downloading the Guidebook

Since the Guidebook is being changed all the time, you should occasionally update your copy. Just revisit the settings and press the Start button. Just the changes since the last time you updated will be downloaded.

Displaying Markers

Reading Markers and Reviews

To view a Markers, there are two methods. The first method is often more convenient; the second approach can be useful if markers are too closely spaced together to easily select a single one. In either case, you do not need to be connected to the internet.

Single Tap

Double Tap