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Dixon wrote: »
I appreciate the feedback and will most definitely pass it along. Your concerns are very valid, and are a subject that receives more attention than you might think. I can tell you that there is an ongoing effort to source appropriate/available imagery/photos for the P+ products. In general, Navionics would like to think we're largely successful in providing a collective of panoramic photographs and satellite overlays that are more complete, recent, and of useful resolution than our competitors.
That being said, there are always area where improvement is sorely needed. Absolutely.
Being able to source, license and distribute such data can be more challenging than you think. And ensuring we integrate such data in a way that is usable by as wide an array of chart plotters possible is obviously key.
As you can likely assume...we could build an incredible P+ catalog of this supplemental data in the highest resolution possible and hand you a golden 64 GB MSD chip...but you wouldn't be able to plug it into anything!
We have to work within the constraints of 16 GB.
That's not an excuse, but I'm just trying to allay some of the (frustrating) realities I have encountered over the last year of asking lots of questions.
We've got a lot of good people working very hard in sourcing. The chart data remains our priority, but updating the overlays/photos IS and ongoing, worldwide effort.
Just looking at this little stretch of the Keys and the number of photos included...you can imagine how intensive the effort might be.
I'll keep pushing and look to get answers for you.
Egrets Landing wrote: »
It seems to me the images they used are sourced from the same place as Google gets theirs. I can find images where they are exactly the same - you can tell from the boats running around. There is a plethora of imagery available just as there was when the first 906P+ chip was created. What I find mysterious is why looking at all of the available images for an area, sometimes they chose the poorest quality image to put on the chip of the inages available at the time. I would think that with the Keys being what it is to boating and fishing the recent images would be a top priority. Having images that are so old on the latest chips with absolutely zero changes from many years ago is embarrassing. Thanks for your response and I am hopeful they will be updating these images soon for the Keys as it is many years past due.
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