pi - Watchdog / Watchman

This is the Bug Report, Feature Request and Patch tracker for the Watchdog (ex Watchman) plugin.

FS#717 - WP waypoint radius"avoidance", danger and warnings

Attached to Project: pi - Watchdog / Watchman
Opened by Gary Baillie (garybullet) - Friday, 13 January 2012, 22:42 GMT-7
Last edited by Serge (AISEAG) - Sunday, 29 June 2014, 00:16 GMT-7
Task Type Feature Request
Category Backend / Core
Status Assigned
Assigned To Dave (bdbcat)
sean d'epagnier (seandepagnier)
Operating System All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version future version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 3
Private No


Ability to add avoid area with visual and audio warnings when nearing the area. For example: certain Rocks/reefs are not marked on small scale charts but are when u zoom in to a larger scale, I would like to be able to mark these rocks with maybe a waypoint marker, but have a warning radius around it. the waypoint would need a radius amount and warning/description message and checkbox for audio warning. on boat entering the warning radius area audio would say "Danger Warning" (or similar) with description/warning dialog also popping up saying whatever the user has created e.g. "ROCK AHEAD, avoid to EAST"
thank you for your assistance
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Comment by Serge (AISEAG) - Sunday, 29 June 2014, 00:16 GMT-7
  • Field changed: Attached to Project (0 - OpenCPN - Feature Requests → pi - Watchdog / Watchman)
Initially in the Feature Request Section, reposted to Watchdog Section
Comment by sean d'epagnier (seandepagnier) - Monday, 30 June 2014, 05:55 GMT-7
Currently landfall detection only uses the gshhs data. This is a start, but not really high detail and doesn't know about reefs and shoals.

I intend to extend the plugin interface to allow depth and overhead clearance from available vector charts, so watchdog can warn about reefs and shoals as well as bridges or powerlines. This would of course optionally be integrated with tide data or if not known, assume worst case of high/low tide, with safety factors for both tide offset as well as actual depth/height.

Similar support is needed for weather routing.

Is this what you are after, or do you want a manual interface to avoid certain areas using points and lines with a radius?