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PostPosted: September 1st, 2015, 8:15 pm 
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Hi all,

I would like to share with this forum a web site I have been working on for some time with which you can follow on maps a canoe expedition in combination with weather information.

The web site in question is http://meteoexpe.com. At this moment the expedition in question is 'Les chemins de l'or bleu', a 6-month long expeditions across the country from Montréal to Inuvik. See: https://www.facebook.com/lescheminsdelorbleu .

One of the reason I made http://meteoexpe.com is because first of all I wasn't satisfied with what the Spot GPS company provides to follow on-going expeditions. In this case, this: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... dglG3Eao8t. Of course, there's no weather information available but also no information about currents, portages, watersheds, etc. Also they limit the number of gps track points to 50, equivalent to a few days only. Furthermore, they do not have a mobile version, which would be useful on a canoe trip with network access.

http://meteoexpe.com is in French only at this moment but I don't think it is a big barrier to try it. It is very interactive in the sense that you can change the layers of information, get fullscreen display, open markers to get info or to open weather forecast for the expedition position. Also on the main menu, you can select maps for the current weather and the future. Works very well on mobile as Iphone and Android. The twitter thread on the side relays Environment Canada weather alerts for the expedition position. The expedition also receives SMS and robocalls of those alerts. The blog explains many features of the site. In is in French but google translate should work fine on it.

I'm open to comments and feedbacks to improve it. My plan is the generalise the web site so it can support multiple expeditions. I would like to add many goodies like an elevation diagram (http://mrmufflon.github.io/Leaflet.Elev ... e_gpx.html), a compass on the map for mobile phone use, mobile network coverage, pictures,etc. .Finally, I would like to optimise it to reduce the map loading time which is a bit slow. Sounds like a good plan for long and cold winter evenings! I'm very open to contributions from GIS experts and web developers to continue the web site development, if there are some on the forum interested. I'm not a myself a web developer. I'm a meteorologist learning how to code in Javascript! :wink:

A last thing. I'm new to this CCR web site. It would be fabulous if I could have an easy access to the CCR GPX database of all great routes available to put on http://meteoexpe.com.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2015, 2:18 pm 
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I like what you have developed as well as your thoughts for the future.

I agree that there is a need for you idea.

It looks great.

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