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River Thames Guide for iOS

By Jeff Maynard Free

Developer's Description

The complete planner and guide for travel and leisure on the River Thames including where you can go, how you get there and whats on the way - includes these key features:Thames Map and Guide:Interactive River Map: self-contained - no internet connection neededJourney Planner: time and distance between any two of 74 river pointsLocks: need to know detail on every lockBridges: headway in metres and feetRiver draft (clearance under your keel)Weather for selected locationsCurrent river conditionsBoating Advice:Rules for the RiverPreventing ProblemsEmergency Help and Guidance (RNLI approved)Services for your Boat:Moorings & StorageMaintenanceINTERACTIVE RIVER MAP: pinch or squeeze to zoom to the required level of detail. Add any combination of locks, moorings, boatyards, marinas, pubs, restaurants, lodgings and/or bridges; tapping any icon pops up further details including phone number (where appropriate). The interactive map is built-in to the App so you do not need an Internet connection to see where you are and facilities near you (PLEASE NOTE: this means a large download - please be patient, its worth it!).JOURNEY PLANNER: select a starting point and destination from the supplied list of 70+ landmarks (including locks, marinas, moorings and places of interest) and immediately see the sailing distance, direction (up or downstream), sailing time (at 5 mph and at 3 mph) and the number of locks to transit to complete your journey.LOCK FEATURES: every Thames lock is listed in order from Cricklade Bridge to Teddington with distance to next lock both up and downstream. Touch any lock to see much more information including: telephone number; post code; lock type; width, drop and length; lock keepers hours; facilities available (such as WC, water, pump out etc). From the lock detail just tap to put this lock in the middle of the interactive map.BRIDGE HEADWAY: every bridge listed in order with headway in feet and metres; bridge headways are colour coded for ease of use and instant check to see if you need to lower any masts.All the above features are built-in so are available even without an Internet connection.WEATHER: select one of 14 location on the river for an up-to-date weather forecast for today and tomorrow (includes temperature, winds, humidity, visibility, sunrise and sunset). Requires an Internet connection.CURRENT RIVER CONDITIONS: for safer river use always verify the current official conditions before setting off; these are provided by the Environment Agency (the River Thames authority) and categorised as Red, Yellow or Green tap to view an explanation of the colours. Requires an Internet connection.IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: River Thames Guide includes an SOS section with information, endorsed by the RNLI, on how to deal with various problems including: Man Overboard; Boat Sinking; Boat on Fire; Boat Drifting. NOTE: these sections should be studied before embarking so that you can react properly to any emergency. Better still: take an appropriate course before using the river.HELP: tips on using River Thames Guide to help plan your journey, find somewhere to eat or stay, using the map, and more.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 16.065

MAPSThe map tiles providing the basic map on which the interactive information is displayed have been migrated to a new set. This set includes much more river detail including the full Thames Path (and other designated walking paths).The interactive map is also extended to include the Tidal Thames although only the Weather page has been updated for this extra part of the river (other overlay information will be added in due course although the influence of tides makes the Journey Planner unworkable beyond Teddington.JOURNEY PLANNERThe user interface has been improved to make selecting a starting point and destination much more intuitive.LOCKSThe section has been updated to ensure the correct map display when tapping 'Shoe on map' alongside a particular lock (the map opens with the selected lock in the middle of the view).Usability A few, minor, changes to make the app even easier to use.

General

Release June 21, 2016
Date Added June 21, 2016
Version 16.065

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g

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