Crowd Sourced Navigation Charts & Depth Data



Sheldon Foulds

Crowd Sourced Navigation Charts & Depth Data

When businesses and governments just aren’t up to the task, that’s where the wisdom of the crowds comes in: recent technological advances let you and fellow boaters contribute to marine charting & sonar data libraries to be shared out for everyone’s benefit, both on mobile devices and chart plotters. This seminar discusses how it’s done, what the limitations are, upcoming trends, and whether crowd sourced charting will be good for your boating needs.”


Sheldon is a technology and outdoor enthusiast who has been actively working the last four years to help boaters embrace new technologies. Coming from an engineering background and being relatively new to the boating scene, Sheldon likes to keep an open mind and understands that the boating industry is slow on adopting new technologies. That is why he is a strong advocate of embracing new technologies while respecting traditional boating/sailing tools and delivers seminars on the use of software and other modern tools to improve safety and efficiency on the water. Sheldon also serves as a technical services specialist at Johnson Outdoors Canada where he spends his time understanding boaters across the industry to help improve software and services delivered by the team at Fugawi.

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