Routes & Waypoints
Routes and waypoints can be edited both here and graphicly on
the Navigate tab. The following
settings are available for routes and waypoints.
: Choose whether you wish to view all routes, no routes, or only the active route/waypoint. If no route or waypoint is active, then no routes or waypoints are shown. This setting is intended for users with many routes/waypoints, or otherwise to reduce clutter.
Lock Waypoints from Graphical Editing
: When enabled, waypoints can not be moved graphicly. You can edit their position numerically and change other related settings. Also, new waypoints may be created. This setting can be used to prevent inadvertently moving your waypoints.
Use Small Symbols & Thin Lines
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, the routes and waypoints are drawn using smaller symbols and a thinner line, rather than the standard IHO S-52 styles. This can be useful if you find the standard presentation obscures too many chart details.
Show Line to Next Waypoint
: When enabled, a line is shown from Own-Ship to the active waypoint in the route.
Show Info for Active Route
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, the length and course of each leg in your route is displayed. If not enabled, the same information can be displayed by selecting the route.
Auto Active Route
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, a prompt is given asking you to activate a route when Own-Ship is near it. Own-Ship must be moving at least 2kn, within 1NM of the route, and within 30° of the route's course. You can be prompted at most once every 5 minutes.
Show Wheel-Over Lines
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, wheel-over lines are shown on routes. They are placed 1 ship's length prior to the waypoint. In the case of waypoints with Turn Radius, the distance is measured prior to the beginning of the turn. For a wheel-over line to be shown, the segment it is on must be at least 4 ship's lengths and the turn must be at least 15°.
Show Route Turn Predictor
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled and Own-Ship is approaching a waypoint with turn radius, an alternate course predictor is shown in magenta displaying Own-Ship motion if it immediately began turning with the specified radius. The next waypoint must be within 2NM of current position and Own-ship must have SOG at least 1kn. The predicted turn is shown 2NM beyond the end of the turn.
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, AIS targets ahead/astern of Own-Ship are monitored in the side status bar. At most 3 vessels are shown. The closest 1 astern and up to 2-3 (depending on whether a ship astern is included) ahead. To be listed, a vessel must satisfy these requirements:
- A length at least (Settings / Meeting Points / Small Vessel Length).
- SOG at least 0.5kn.
- Not be filtered by Settings / Vessels / Hide Fishing Vessels or Settings / Vessels / Hide Recreational Vessels.
- Within a given distance (Settings / Meeting Points / Distance Threshold) of the current active route.
- Moving in the same direction on route and within 25° of the route course.
- Ahead or astern of Own-Ship by no more than 2NM.
Vessels are shown top-down in order farthest ahead to farthest astern. Each ship's name is shown along with its current SOG, relative SOG with Own-ship, and range. If Own-Ship is closing at least at given speed (Settings / Route Settings / Speed Limit Delta) then the speed is highlighted in red. The status information is updated every 5 seconds.
Waypoint Advance Notification
: When enabled, an alert is generated when advancing waypoints in the active route.
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, an alarm is generated when Own-Ship is within Arrival Distance (a separate setting) of the current waypoint. In the case of waypoints with a Turning Radius (Only SEAiq Pilot), the distance is to the beginning of the turn, not the waypoint itself. The alarm dismisses itself after 5 seconds.
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : Distance from Own-Ship to current waypoint at which the arrival alarm fire.
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, a buzzer alarm will always be used for the waypoint arrival alarm. If not enabled, a spoken alarm (if spoken alarms are enabled) will be used.
Cross-Track Distance (XTD)
: When enabled, an alarm is generated when the XTD setting (below) is exceeded. The alarm fires at most every 2 minutes.
: Maximum distance Own-Ship may be from route before the XTD alarm fires. May be overridden by route-specific or segment-specific XTD.
Show XTD Lines on Active Route
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, red and green lines are shown to port/starboard of the active or selected route.
Fill XTD Area on Active Route
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, semi-transparent light-green fill is used to fill in the route.
Show XTD for Bow & Stern
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, the XTD is shown for the bow & stern of Own-Ship.
Show XTD in Top Status Bar
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, route XTD information is shown in the top status bar. The XTD is longer be shown in the side status bar, If Bow and Stern XTD has been enabled, the normal XTD is shown in the top, along with Bow and Stern on the right.
Show XTD for Next Segments
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, the XTD for the next 2 route segments are shown in the status bar. The XTD is calculated by extending the segment out 20NM prior the first waypoint.
Speed Limit Alarm
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, an alarm is generated when Own-Ship exceeds a speed limit on the current active route segment. The alarm fires at most every 2 minutes.
Speed Limit Delta
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : Own-Ship must exceed the speed limit by at least this amount for the speed limit alarm to fire. This can be used to allow for variability in sensor readings.
Planned Speed Enable
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When enabled, the planned speed will be enabled for planning purposes. A slider will be shown that allows you to adjust the planned speed. The planned speed affects calculations such as meeting points and ETA's for future route segments. Unless a route segment has a lower speed limit, Own-Ship will be assumed to use the planned speed.
(Only SEAiq Pilot) : When Enable Planned Speed is turned on, this speed will be used for planning purposes for Own-Ship on the current route.
: Select to view and edit all routes.
: Select to view and edit all waypoints.
: Import routes and waypoints. See Import/Export Help for more information.
Erase All Routes & Waypoints
: Erases all routes and waypoints, after confirming this is what you want to do. It cannot be undone.
You can create a waypoint graphicly by double tapping in the Navigate
tab and selecting Add Waypoint. You will then be presented
with a small dialog where you can edit the waypoints name,
description, latitude, longitude, and enable Go-To mode. In
SEAiq Pilot, you can also set a goal time to arrive a waypoint and
see the last time the waypoint was passed.
When creating a waypoint, you can add the new waypoint to an existing
route, or create a new route with the waypoint. When graphicly
adding a waypoint to a route, the best location in the route is
selected for the waypoint. This is based on the relative locations
of the other waypoints already in the route.
You can move a waypoint after it is created. Single tap to select
the waypoint you want to edit. Then touch and drag the waypoint to
the new location; the latitude and longitude are displayed next to
the waypoint as it is dragged.
You can double tap on a selected waypoint to bring a dialog to edit
the waypoint, including change its name, change its description, add
it to a route, manually edit its location, delete it, etc.
You can also view all waypoints by selecting the Route tab, pressing
the settings button and choose Waypoints.
Create and edit routes either graphicly or through menus. A route is
created graphicly by:
- Single tap to select the first waypoint.
- Double tap at location of second waypoint and select Add New
- While route remains selected, double tap and select Add New
Waypoint to Route.
- Repeat the previous step to add further waypoints.
When a route is selected:
- You will see it highlighted
- Bearings and distanced between waypoints in the route are
- You can move any waypoint in the route by touching it and
- When any new waypoint is created it will be added to the selected
route, at the location SEAiq selects as the best location (you
can edit the order of waypoints manually by going to the Route
tab and selecting the route.
The route tab lists all the routes you have created. You can also
edit a route by selecting it there and editing the waypoints in the
route using the Edit button and moving or removing waypoints
in the route.
If you want to follow a route, select the route and press
the Follow button. You can press the Advance
button to advance to the next waypoint in the route. The waypoints
in the current route are colored red and the current active waypoint
has a second inner circle.