Key Records: Tracks, Logs & Forms
Your personal fishing records
Modern chartplotters store your tracks on the PC’s hard disk drive
–Some allow you to make notes on the track files
WindPlot II can automatically store a running backup on a pocket-sized USB flash memory stick
–Others may let you store displays from radar, echo sounders, etc.
May give snapshots of displays but not necessarily sequence of waypoints
•These track files are similar to your traditional notebook
•How much is your notebook of good fishing spots worth to you?
–If your PC crashed, do you have the tracks saved somewhere else?
–Beachwerks can set up backup schemes so you still have your track information even if the PC fell overboard!
–Automated, remotely-accessible implemented in Europe
–Experimental tools can let you store displays from radar, echo sounders, etc.
Now various proprietary software on VMS or freestanding computer
Experiments underway with official tool based on UNH Notebook