There are many position reporting options available via SailMail. One that we particularly like is SailBlogs, for more info click here. The purpose of this page is to how to get position and sailing data into Airmail, and optionally make it available to other applications.
Category Archives: Position Reporting
Getting Position-Report Data From Coastal Explorer
Position-report data for Sailmail can be shared from Coastal Explorer, a popular charting program from Rose Point Navigation. Coastal Explorer and our Airmail software can be running on the same computer or connected via a wired or WiFi network. Data can be made available by either creating a UDP port for sending data or a TCP “Data Server” to allow Airmail to connect and retrieve data.Continue reading
Getting Position-Report Data From Expedition
Position-report data for Sailmail can be obtained from Expedition, a popular program for ocean racing and cruising. Expedition can be running on the same computer, or connected via a wired or WiFi network. Data is shared by creating a new network connection in Expedition to send the data in NMEA-0183 format, and setting up Airmail’s Position Reports module to receive the data. Data can be sent either via TCP or UDP network connections, see below.Continue reading
Getting Position-Report data from OpenCPN
Position-report data for Sailmail can be obtained from OpenCPN, either from OpenCPN running on the same computer or via a wired or WiFi network. This is done by creating a new network connection, using OpenCPN’s “Connections” settings tab. Data can be sent either via UDP or a TCP connection, see below.Continue reading
Sending Position Report to SailBlogs
SailBlogs is an independent position-reporting service. There is no affiliation with SailMail but we like their style and have provided support for their service with our Airmail software. SailBlogs offers free accounts but in order to post position-reports and log updates via email, a “Premium Basic” account is needed with a small annual fee.
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