[PATCH] Show single dives in map.

Henrik Brautaset Aronsen subsurface at henrik.synth.no
Wed Jan 16 11:44:04 PST 2013

Robert C. Helling wrote:
> How do you guys get the GPS coordinates for your dives? Given that GPS 
> under water is useless I would expect not too many dive computers have 
> a GPS receiver. Thus for me it would be most important to be able to 
> use the map to add coordinates to the dive.

Here are the approaches I've used:

1) Take a picture with my GPS-enabled phone (sometimes)
2) Browse in the map widget in MacDive until I find and tag the site 
(most of the times)
3) Do some googling and google map searching to find the site, and 
combine that with 2)
4) Use an Android divelog with GPS integration (a couple of times)

I'm anal when it comes to divelog details, so I've added GPS coordinates 
for all the dive sites I've visited.

> In my past logbooks, I always had two entries: dive site and point of 
> entry. The dive site can for example be a lake and that can have 
> several points of entry (typically a few 100m apart so you rarely dive 
> from one to the other and often each with their own character wrt 
> artefacts and topology you encouter etc). I guess the GPS coordinates 
> would be per dive site.

In other divelog programs I've used, the site is usually three-part:  
Country, Location and Site.  Then it's up to you to decide what 
granularity Location and Site has to you, which I believe is a pragmatic 
and good approach.


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