Posts Tagged ‘Maps’

Diving Log 2.0 for Android released

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

One year after the initial release of Diving Log for Android, the latest update has finally reached feature parity with the Windows Phone version. You will find in the latest update the following improvements and new features:

  • Map navigation panel
  • Online dive site search
  • Nitrox, SAC & Unit Calculator
  • Android 7 split screen improvements
  • GPS coordinate capture improvements
  • Bug fixes

The map screen has received some significant improvements. You can now activate a navigation panel, which shows you your current position, speed, altitude and course. When you select a dive site flag you can see also the distance, target course, time to target and the ETA (estimated arrival time). This is useful if you’re on a dive boat and want to check how long it will take to arrive the dive spot:

New Map Features

Navigation Panel

The navigation panel is mostly useful for nautical navigation on a boat. To navigate to a dive site on land, just select a dive site flag and tap on the Google route button at the bottom. This will open the Google Maps app and calculate a route to the selected dive site:

Select dive site

Route to dive site

You can now also search in the divelogs.de database for dive sites which are not stored in your logbook. You can either search by name or around a certain area by tapping into the map. Then you can import any of the dive sites into your own logbook file. And last but not least I’ve added the Nitrox, SAC and unit calculators to the Android app:

Dive Site Search

Calculators

Android 7 offers a new split screen function and I’ve improved the compatibility of the Diving Log app for this feature. It should now work just fine in split screen mode on phones and tablets:

Android 7 Split Screen Mode

Diving Log for Android – Google Maps

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

The first feature update of Diving Log for Android has been released. I’ve added 4 new languages (Dutch, French, Japanese and Spanish) in addition to English and German. I’ve also integrated Google Maps to show all your dive sites:

Available on Google Play

11 12

Diving Log 6.0 – Statistics

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Today I want to show you the new statistics window in Diving Log 6.0. It is using a new chart drawing engine, which has support for mouse, keyboard and touch input methods as well as animations. The “Copy” and “Save” toolbar buttons will now save also the general statistics as text file in addition to the charts as image file. Here you can see some screenshots:

Chart Years

Chart Years

Chart Temperature

Chart Temperature

Pie and donut charts

Pie and donut charts

Scroll through the chart with the mouse, keyboard or touch

Scroll through the chart with the mouse, keyboard or touch

Line Chart

Line Chart

I’ve also added a new feature to the maps window, to show optionally all dive site labels. That way you can create local dive site overview maps:

Option to show all dive site labels

Option to show all dive site labels

Diving Log 6.0 – Maps

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Thank you for the great feedback from the previous post where I’ve shown you the first screenshots of Diving Log 6.0! Today I want to show you some screenshots of the new maps window. When you click on a dive site flag in version 5.0, the dive site shows up in the dive site window. In version 6.0, there is a new popup which shows you some detailed information right in the map window:

New popup with dive site details

New popup with dive site details

When you click on the popup itself, the dive site window opens where you can view and edit all dive site data, just like in version 5. When you click on the dive site image it enlarges and you can view it right on top of the map.

Historical wreck photo on top of the map

Historical wreck photo on top of the map

Another click on the image popup opens up the integrated image viewer so you can view it in full screen. Here are some more examples how you can use this feature:

Dive site drawing and satellite map, great for briefings

Dive site drawing and satellite map, great for briefings

Underwater photo of this site

Underwater photo of this site

Photographed briefing drawing

Photographed briefing whiteboard

Option to show all dive site labels

Option to show all dive site labels

Diving Log Touch update available

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Today a new update for Diving Log Touch is available in the Windows Store. The update is for Windows 8 and 8.1 and contains these new features:

To launch the touch downloader, make sure you have already installed Diving Log 5.0.12. The online dive site search is available in the map view. You can search either by dive site name or around the center of the map.

Search nearby dive sites

Search nearby dive sites

Search dive sites online by name

Search dive sites online by name

Tap the download button to launch the dive computer downloader.

Tap the download button to launch the dive computer downloader.

 

 

Online dive site search for tablet and phone

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

In Diving Log 5.0 on the desktop you already can perform an online search for dive sites and import new sites into your own logbook. This feature will be available now also in Diving Log on Windows Phone and Diving Log Touch on Windows 8 in the next update. You can either search for a dive site name or search for dive sites nearby, which means in these touch centric apps near the center of the map. When you tap on an online dive site flag and then again on it’s label, you can import this dive site into your logbook.

Diving Log Touch: Open the app bar and click on “Search”. Enter a search term to filter your existing dives, then tap on “Search online”. Click on “Search nearby” in the app bar to search for dive sites at the center of the map:

Map2D

Diving Log for WP: Tap on the “Search” icon in the app bar. Enter a search term to filter your existing dives, then tap into the map to hide the keyboard. Now tap on the new icon “Search online” in the app bar. Open the app bar menu and tap on “Search nearby” to search for dive sites at the center of the map:

Map2D Map3D

Diving Log 5.0.9 released

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

You can download the latest version 5.0.9 from the download website, and those are the new features:

This update contains the latest version of libdivecomputer, which brings lots of new dive computers into the Universal Downloader:

  • Aeris A300 AI
  • Aeris Atmos AI2
  • Apeks Quantum X
  • Cressi Leonardo
  • DiveRite NiTek Trio
  • Hollis DG03
  • Mares Matrix
  • Mares Nemo Wide 2
  • Mares Puck Pro
  • Oceanic Atom 1.0
  • Oceanic OCS
  • Oceanic Pro Plus 2
  • Oceanic Veo 1.0
  • Subgear XP5
  • Shearwater Petrel (Firmware V12 required)
  • Shearwater Predator
  • Sherwood Insight 2
  • Sherwood Wisdom 3

Many thanks to Jef Driesen for his ongoing work on this open source library! If you want to support this project, you’ll find a donate button on his website.

New Diving Log Beta available

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Today you can download a new beta version of Diving Log 5.0. Make sure you have version 5.0.8 installed before installing the beta update. This update brings the following new features:

  • DiveMate USB for Android sync (see below)
  • Diveboard.com sync (see below)
  • Search dive sites online
  • Hungarian language support (special thanks to Attila!)
  • Import dive profile CSV files (Logbook Window -> Profile Tab)

DiveMate USB sync:

DiveMate_Tablet

DiveMate USB is a new app for Android tablets and smartphones, which can download several dive computers right on your phone or tablet. It is available in the Google Play Store and can be synchronized with Diving Log 5.0 via USB or Dropbox. I’m really happy to see this app joining the existing Android apps ScubaLog and Dive Log and now there are 3 apps you can choose from (or you can use all three, of course).

Android Sync

Android Sync

Diveboard.com Sync:

With Diveboard.com, another great online logbook is now compatible with Diving Log 5.0. You can upload and download your dives to the website from the “Web” toolbar button in the main toolbar. Diveboard.com is along with divelogs.de also one of the data providers for the new online dive site search in the map window. All your dives are uploaded as private dives, but if you want, you can make them public on the website afterwards.

Diveboard Sync

Diveboard Sync

Please note, this is a beta update, so if you find any problems or bugs, please let us know. The new DiveMate and Diveboard.com sync functions involve several parties, and while we’ve tested everything intensively, there is a good chance that there are still some issues.

New maps feature in the desktop version

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Having all the nice maps features in the desktop, tablet and phone apps, there remains one problem: where to find all the GPS coordinates for your existing dive sites in your logbook? When going to a new dive site you can take a GPS device with you, but that doesn’t help for your existing dives. This is getting a lot easier: in the maps window in Diving Log 5.0, you can now search 2 online sources, divelogs.de and diveboard.com.

Search sites online

Search sites online

Type a dive site name into the search box in the upper right corner – this will filter your existing dives in your logbook. When you click the new “Search online” button on the left side, Diving Log will query dive sites from the 2 online logbooks and display the results as yellow and blue flags on the map. When you left-click on a site flag, you can import it into your logbook. I recommend that you activate the satellite view to find the best matching flag as there is no guarantee that a position is correct.

Search nearby sites

Search nearby sites

When you know roughly the area where a dive site is located, you can right-click into the map at the approximate position. When you click on “Search near by” in the context menu, all sites around that location will be displayed. Both methods are a great way to find new spots which are currently not in your logbook. All dive sites were created by users who upload their dives to the online logbooks. The Diveboard.com synchronization will be finished soon and I’ll provide a beta version, so you can test the logbook sync as well as the dive site search in the map window.

Diving Log Touch Update (version 1.2)

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

While I’m working currently mainly on a new online logbook sync for the desktop version (more about that soon), I’ve completed another update for Diving Log Touch. It brings location and maps functionality, which is especially great on a tablet device. Diving Log Touch has now the dive site maps functionality, you already have in the desktop and phone version. It is using also the location service to capture your current position into the dive site details. Unfortunately most of the current devices don’t have GPS and just use WiFi triangulation, which is not very accurate.

Map of all your dive sites with coordinates

When you tap the new “Map” tile in the navigation bar on the main screen, you get into the new full screen map, which shows all your dive sites with GPS coordinates. When you tap on a dive site you’ll see the label with the name, tap again on the label to navigate into the site details. You can also search for dive site names and use the location service to get basic navigation functionality (distance to selected dive site, speed, course, etc.), similar to that function on Windows Phone on the right.

Editing of the dive site coordinates

When editing dive sites, you can now capture your current position into the coordinate fields. The lat/lon editor is now also optimized for touch keyboards with split text fields. The dive site view got also its own little map control, which just shows the current selected dive site. The view is interactive, which means you can zoom in and out and change the map mode. When you tap on the flag icon, it will navigate to the full screen map and zoom into the current selected dive site.