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Technical Support / Old Weather Classic down?
« on: November 08, 2015, 11:39:42 am »
Anyone else having trouble with Old Weather Classic?
Can't seem to get contact with the project. :(

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Notes from OW5 / New interface problems
« on: October 26, 2015, 09:13:39 am »
Well, I'm already done with the new interface, it's not working for me.

Clicked Northwind 1947 (and Northwind 1948) Annotate button.
A page is loaded, but my browser window stays at the bottom, it's not scrolling up.
And when I do scroll up, there is nothing in the annotate section.
Only a page is shown with a tools menu partly showing over the page.

Windows 7 SP1, Firefox 41.0.2.

I'm posting here, because Talk looks so overcrowded, it pretty much unreadable.
Not to mention slow loading.

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Technical Support / Can't login
« on: July 31, 2015, 07:23:47 am »
OW or Zooniverse problem?
When trying to login to transcribe, I'm presented with a completely blank page.

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Technical Support / OW down?
« on: June 25, 2014, 08:20:53 am »
OW down?

Can't save my weather reports, nor open my log pages. :(

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Technical Support / Same pages as yesterday presented
« on: May 31, 2014, 08:22:54 am »
On Yorktown I've been presented with the same pages I already transcribed yesterday.
The scanned page URLs are the same.
It's as if the clock has been set back 24 hours.

The pages I already transcribed are in my pages history, so OW does seem to know about them.

Should I transcribe them again, or is it save to assume I've done them and thus can skip them?

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Technical Support / Transcribed page accepted multiple times
« on: October 21, 2013, 02:41:49 pm »
This afternoon, when I had finished transcribing a page, I click on the Finished button, but nothing seemed to happen.

I clicked the button some more times, with many seconds interval, and after the fourth click the page was accepted.
Afterwards I noticed this page has been added to my page history four times, and I'm also awarded the credit four times.

I'm not complaining about the latter. ;)

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Handwriting Help / Unidentified flying (or swimming) objects
« on: September 18, 2013, 02:29:00 pm »
Can some one identify the bird (?) species in the 8 a.m. to meridian block?

Numerous gulls and guri~~ about ship; long detached kelp.
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol007of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol007of040_086_1.jpg

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Dockside Cafe / Journey Plotter
« on: July 15, 2013, 02:54:38 pm »
Journey Plotter

As most probably many of you, I've often wondered how the journey of a Royal Navy ship that I've worked on would look like on a map.

To fulfil my own curiosity I started working on a Windows application that could do just that.
I found it so satisfying that I felt I had to share it with others.

Today I can announce that Journey Plotter is available to you, too.

Journey Plotter is an application for plotting the journeys, or parts thereof, of Royal Navy ships from the World War 1 era.
Journey Plotter makes use of data from original Royal Naval log-books that has been digitised, and then made available by Naval-History.Net.
The log-books have been transcribed by volunteers on the Old Weather project and edited into a more readable form by volunteers on the Naval-History.Net project.

Journey Plotter allows you to:
- Run Windows platforms from Windows XP onward; however, the application is optimized for Windows 7.
- Select a ship from Royal Navy WW1-era or United States Arctic ships since mid-19th century.
- Show information about the selected ship and her log-book editor.
- Use the map provider of your choice:
  - Google
  - Bing
  - HERE
  - OpenStreetmap
  For most map providers the map, satellite, terrain or hybrid view can be used.
- Pan and zoom the map.
- Show a route line.
- Show position markers. Different markers can be used to indicate gaps in dates and stationary positions.
- Change the position format.
- Filter by date.
- Walk though dates manually, or animate the journey.
- For a given day, show the log-book entries that describe the ship's activities.
- Automatically read all parts of multi-part logs.
- Indicate duplicate dates.
- Save a map as an image.
- Use many customizable settings, such as route and marker colours and sizes, animation speed, position format and map provider access mode.

An example:



If you're interested in Journey Plotter follow the link http://journeyplotter.ihostfull.com/ to learn more about it.

Journey Plotter can also be found on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


Edit 27-12-2014:
Changed to reflect the changes in JP 1.5 and added social media links.
Edit 02-02-2016:
Changed map provider Ovi to HERE.
Edit 09-01-2017:
Updated links.
Edit 18-01-2017:
Added link to Facebook page.

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Technical Support / Notifications
« on: June 25, 2013, 07:14:36 pm »
Is it just me, or is the forum's e-mail notification not working?

Today I've seen quite a few new messages in threads I would normally receive e-mail notifications for.
Non in my mailbox though.

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U.S.S. Yorktown

28-02-1890 Meridian to 4 p.m.: By order of Comdg. Officer offered a reward of 100 francs, for the apprehension and delivery on board this vessel within 3 months of E.J. Pearson (2.C.F.)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_069_1.jpg

The U.S.S. Yorktown was moored for almost two weeks in Villefrance, France and set sail the next afternoon for Spezia, Italy.

E.J. Pearson was found AWOL between 8 a.m. and noon, but no other reason has been given why the bounty was found necessary.

He must have done something severe, because the day before G.W. Farley (1.C.A.) was declared a deserter for being AWOL for ten days, and no bounty was set on his head.

I found that the bounty of 100 French francs in those days amounts to about $20.

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After being in Gibraltar for a couple of days, and having received visits by all sorts of English persons, the log-keeper of U.S.S. Yorktown started writing it location as "Anchored at Gibraltar Spain".

Honest geographic mistake or is there a revolutionary at work here?  ;)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol003of040_cr2_to_jpg/vol003of040_017_0.jpg

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The Voyages, The Work, The People: Everyday Life at Sea / Released on bail
« on: February 01, 2013, 02:50:50 pm »
U.S.S. Yorktown
Lisbon, Portugal

30-12-1889 - 4 to 8 p.m.

G.W. Stewart (C.H.) was returned to the ship by the Portuguese Police authorities in procurement by the Consul General of bail bond to the amount of $54.00 and payment of expenses amounting to $8,755 Portuguese money.

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol002of040_jpg_clean/vol002of040_206_1.jpg

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Dockside Cafe / Most efficient use of government property
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:29:13 am »
The log-keeper on U.S.S. Yorktown had a lot to tell on 20-11-1889.
Although nothing exciting was mentioned, at the moment this is the most efficient use of one page that I came across.  ;)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Yorktown/vol002of040_jpg_clean/vol002of040_163_1.jpg

See if some of you can come up with better efficiency in the American ship's logs.  ;D

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What Does THAT Mean? / Unknown symbol
« on: November 29, 2012, 09:12:14 am »
Whilst editing the logs of H.M.S. Astraea I've stumbled upon a symbol that has no meaning to me.
It's a circle with a slash through it (see attachment).

8.25am: Aasvogel's Kop ~ 4404 feet mountain N3W

Any idea's?

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The Dockyard / Yorktown -- Armament
« on: November 21, 2012, 03:37:32 pm »

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