News & Events for Chesapeake Bay
A Deeper Dive into Explorer: Services
Date Posted: 2019-01-01
Source: Waterway Guide News Editor
Every boater needs to know where to locate service facilities for routine maintenance and emergencies. This week we're taking a deeper dive into the Services listings that Explorer offers.
Services are posted across all the regions that we cover in Explorer and are regularly updated through our vast network of on-the-water editors, writers and contributors.
Other functions in Explorer list current information on Anchorages, Marinas, Navigation Alerts, Fuel Prices, Bridges and Locks and more. Explorer does not require you to sign in or purchase a subscription.
Once in Explorer, simply select an icon for a pop-up box that displays important & concise information. Then select Complete Services listing for more detailed information.
The Explorer provides boaters with a simplified environment for planning trips by providing content that is relevant and verified.
Because our content is validated and posted by editors and staff, noise and guess-work associated with irrelevant and inaccurate content are alleviated. News, reviews and other features in the Explorer help provide a comprehensive source of information for captains and skippers.
Waterway Guide continues to open its database of marine-related information to users of popular navigation apps that now include Aqua Map, SEAiq and iNavX, with more pending. The information is shown as overlays on the charts as one of six symbols that include an alert for hazardous conditions, marinas, anchorages, free docks, bridge data, and lock information. Tapping a symbol results in a popup containing detailed information on the item of interest. Best of all, the data is stored in the app and no internet connection is needed except for periodic downloads, which can be accomplished when in range of an internet connection.
Every day, the staff at Waterway Guide participates in this ensemble effort to gather and disseminate up-to-the-minute navigation alerts and information to help keep boaters informed and safe. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years. The only thing that has changed is technology.