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River marker app

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Anyone know of or use a good app with capability of dropping your own position or track for marking a path through shallow areas? I don't need all the high end features and marina information just something to Mark a trail with a little customization and text notes at points for future reference.
 

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Anyone know of or use a good app with capability of dropping your own position or track for marking a path through shallow areas? I don't need all the high end features and marina information just something to Mark a trail with a little customization and text notes at points for future reference.
Navionics app?
 

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Navionics allowed you to do that in the past. I used it all the time prior to getting a good plotter in the boat. They have updated it so many times since, but I doubt they would take that away.

Good luck!
 

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I was about to say Navionics as well. Ive not used it a lot but several of the others here in office who do the fishing tournament thing (bass boats) rely on it heavily when going out to new lakes/ locations. My main concern would be indicating where there are known obstructions in the water/ shallow areas and mainly bread crumbs so I can find my way back. I think there is a free version and then the $14.99 a month if Im not mistaken.
 

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Navionics + is $14.99/year I just logged in and realized that is what I was using to do what you want to do. That's worth it in my book. I see that I let mine expire when I got the boat with Simrad installed.

So there is one of the cheapest ways to get what you are looking for. And the Navionics maps are second to none and updated regularly when on subscription.
 

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Anyone know of or use a good app with capability of dropping your own position or track for marking a path through shallow areas? I don't need all the high end features and marina information just something to Mark a trail with a little customization and text notes at points for future reference.
I added the Navionics paid subscription and app this summer, and I like it. I dont know how to use all the features yet, but since we were heading to 2 lakes we were not familiar with, it was helpful to turn on tracking so I can see where I was, and where I had been. I was also able to label things like shoals, beaches, and anything else I needed to note. We had to pass thru a nasty storm one afternoon, and it was nice to know where I was, since I couldnt see very far. Depth is shown, easy to scroll around, zoom in and out.
 

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Screenshot_20190807-110736_Boating HD.jpg

Here is a track. Apparently I left it on before a trip. It's a 523 mile track on land lol.

Screenshot_20190807-110957_Boating HD.jpgScreenshot_20190807-111459_Boating HD.jpg
 
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I just marked the no wake buoys of the local river this past week with Navionics. Set up markers for the new double buoys they added. Easy, and can be dropped at any position, including your GPS position at the second you press "save"

Long-press to start, hit the question mark, select marker, and then how you wish to enter the marker's position (I always use the "Your GPS position" option). Name it and you're done.

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I will download and give it a try
 

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I’ll ditto Navionics app. Been using it all season, both here at home and Florida, and for coastal use it also accounts for tides and tells you what they currently are doing. Also the dock to dock navigation is pretty sweet for a trip down the ICW in the dark.
 

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Does this app require Cell Service to work? As in does the GPS still record and update once a cellular connection is made again?
 

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Does this app require Cell Service to work? As in does the GPS still record and update once a cellular connection is made again?
No service required, as long as you download the maps you will need beforehand, and your device has GPS. It doesn't update, per se, you save the data you wish to keep.
 

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Works off phone's internal GPS no cell service needed, make sure your device has internal GPS as not all do.
 

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Works off phone's internal GPS no cell service needed, make sure your device has internal GPS as not all do.

Ok so now I feel stupid, how do I know if my I phone has internal GPS?
 

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All iPhones have GPS. In fact all cell phones for quite a few years have a GPS radio. IPads with Cellular radio have GPS as well, in case you care to run it on an iPad.
 
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Anyone know of or use a good app with capability of dropping your own position or track for marking a path through shallow areas? I don't need all the high end features and marina information just something to Mark a trail with a little customization and text notes at points for future reference.

Maprika

It’s free and so easy and simple.
 

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Ok so now I feel stupid, how do I know if my I phone has internal GPS?
@biffdotorg has it right. I posted this elsewhere, if you want to verify your phone has GPS that works (Android). Install the Find Device app and run it. If your phone is found, there you go.
 

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I use a Humminbird Helix 5 fish finder with GPS and tracking. It lays a red path line (bread crumbs) on the map everywhere I go until I decide to delete. Shows markers and depth contours like underwater topography. Great for at night when I need to navigate back to the dock. I just follow the red line back through the channel. I can program waypoints. Uses satellites so not dependent on cell service.
 
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