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Help / OW Tools
« on: March 20, 2017, 08:42:55 am »
OW Tools is a set of miscellaneous geographical tools by propriome and mapurves:

http://owtools.scienceontheweb.net/owtools/

The actual set of tools includes:
  • Anchorage Bearings - Given an approximative location it will draw coloured lines for the provided bearings. Location can then be moved around. Matching one or more bearing with a known placemark allows to find unknown ones.
  • Bearing - Given a location, bearing and distance, it will draw two locations. The first one (previous) represent looking towards the given location with the given distance and bearing. The other (next) represent looking from the given location with the given distance and bearing.
  • Bearings - Given two locations and their bearings, tries to calculate ship position.
  • Bearings3 - Given three locations and their bearings, tries to calculate ship position, using a mean measure of three distinct Bearings calculations.
  • Voyage - The more complex tool. It tries to plot the ship journey using a start and ending point, and any number of intermediate points. For each point a latitude/longitude, course, patent log and speed can be entered. The voyage can be saved/loaded on local hard drive.
  • Find Places - This tool allows to query our placenames database. Searches can be made around a certain location, by portion of name, by country, and by general area.
  • Print Bearings - The tool prints the various true bearings, given the ship course and an optional number of points. It's quite useful, knowing the ship course, to determine the direction of something generically "abeam" (i.e. Broad on stbd beam / Broad on port beam).
  • Print Distance - Given two locations and two optional times, this tool calculates the distance, course and (if times are given) speed.

Additional tools:
  • Find Maps - Given an approximative location, it will show links to historical maps covering that location. This tool relies on our maps database, which actually covers mainly the Pacific Ocean.
  • OW Coupler - Allow to adjoin two journal pages so that central entries can be read, it shows only the central portion of the two pages.
  • OW Coupler Full - Allow to adjoin two journal pages so that central entries can be read, the two pages are fully shown.

Don't hesitate to report us bugs, glitches, or ask for more thorough usage instructions.

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Reading place names mentioned in the logbooks and locating the places can be challenging. So, we have created topics like this to help. In this topic we have links to China Station, Japan, Pacific and Indian Ocean place name resources on the internet. We also have a Custom Google Earth map for China Station, Japan, Pacific and Indian Ocean and an Alphabetical list of China Station, Japan, Pacific and Indian Ocean place names found in the logbooks.

You can make this topic better by contributing to the China Station, Japan, Pacific and Indian Ocean -- Discussion!


Note: Place names include lighthouses.



Links to China Station, Japan, Pacific and Indian Ocean Place Name Resources

China
   

China/India/Malaysia/Indonesia/Philippines/Asiatic Waters -  Large area maps & Pilot books

China/India/Malaysia/Indonesia - Smaller area maps

Japan

Australian & Pacific Waters

Philippines

Hawaii

For more general place name resources, see the Welcome topic.



To ask for help or to contribute place name information and links to place name resources (strongly encouraged!), see China Station, Japan, Pacific and Indian Ocean -- Discussion


To view place names in nearby regions, see:
  • Alaskan Place Names -- Reference
  • US (non-Alaskan) Place Names -- Reference
  • Latin American and Caribbean Place Names -- Reference
  • Russian Place Names -- Reference
  • East African Place Names -- Reference
  • Arabian Peninsula, Persian Gulf, and Western Indian Ocean Place Names



    Chinese Geographical Terms

    The vowels are to be sounded as in Spanish or Italian, or as in the following English words: a and i as in ravine, e as in there, o as in go, u as in flute, except when followed by ng, as in words Hung (Red), Tung (East), when u is to be sounded as in the English word Sung.  The letter h following a vowel is intended to denote that it has a rather short sound, as Kuh (Valley) is sound shorter than Fu (a second class city).

    ChineseEnglishChineseEnglishChineseEnglishChineseEnglish
    ChahBarrierHoRiverNanSouth, southernSiau-hoRivulet
    Chah-hwang-muhBoomHo-tunLighthouseNiMudSoTown, Village
    ChauDistrict City, IsletHuLakeNuiInnerTahPagoda
    ChinTownHungRedPau-TaiFortTauIsland
    ChuenChannelHwangYellowPehNorthTau-TuClay
    Chung-YuenMainlandKauMouthPehWhiteTing, I-TauPromontory
    Fau-FuBuoyKiangRiverPo, HuLakeTo-MuhWooded
    Fau-TauRoadsteadKiauBridgePwang-ShehRocksTsiau-PiCliff
    FuDepartment, CityKingCapital CityShaSandTsui-ShaGravel
    GauHarbourKing-Chi-ChauPeninsulaShanHill, MountainTsui-WeiRocky, Stony
    HaiSeaKohRocky Peak, HeadShan-HuCoralTungEast, Eastern
    Hai-KauBight, CreekKwang-LauLighthouseShan-TingMountain ChainTutanFerry
    Hai-KiohCapeKwanCustom-HouseShan-TauBluff, CliffWanBay
    Hai-MunEstuaryKuhValleySha-SienShoalWi-MohiIsthmus
    Hai-YauGulfLauTowerSha-TanBarWeiMilitary Post
    Hiah-KauStraitLinForestShehStoneWeiOuter
    Hiang-TaunVillageLingHills ChainSheh-TanReefYen-TunBeacon, Buoy
    Hien, ChauDistrict CityMa-tauJetty, PortShuiWater
    HehBlackMiauTempleAiWest, Western

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Technical Support / Is it just me?
« on: September 29, 2015, 08:15:05 am »
I keep getting a "503 Service Unavailable: Back-end server is at capacity" from OldWeather on every login attempt (therefore can't access plain old OW right now)... i'm the only one?

(switching to some whaling in the meantime - login there works :))

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Reading place names mentioned in the logbooks and locating the places can be challenging. So, we have created topics like this to help. In this topic we have links to Latin American and Caribbean place name resources on the internet. We also have a Custom Google Earth map for Latin American and Caribbean and an Alphabetical list of Latin American and Caribbean place names found in the logbooks.

You can make this topic better by contributing to the Latin American and Caribbean -- Discussion!


Note: Place names include lighthouses.



Links to Latin American and Caribbean Place Name Resources

Modern Maps:
Historical Maps:
Books/Lists:
Lighthouses:

For more general place name resources, see the Welcome topic.



To ask for help or to contribute place name information and links to place name resources (strongly encouraged!), see Latin American and Caribbean Place Names -- Discussion


To view place names in nearby regions, see US (non-Alaskan) Place Names -- Reference



Spanish Geographical Terms
Archipielago - islands (archipelago)
Arrecife - reef, rock, shoal
Bahia - bay, cove, fjord, harbor
Banco - shoal, reef, bank
Cabo - point, headland
Caleta - cove, bay
Canal - marine channel, ditch, fjord, canal, narrows
Cerro - mountain, hill, spur, slope, ridge
Ensenada - bay, bight, cove, estuary, inlet, lagoon, tidal creek
Estrecho - marine channel, fjord, strait
Golfo - gulf, bay, sound
Isla - island
Islote - islet, rock
Loma - hill, mountain, ridge
Monte - mountain, hill
Morro - mountain, hill, headland
Paso - marine channel, pass
Peninsula - peninsula
Puerto - port, harbor, bay, cove, anchorage - also part of name of populated places
Punta - point, cape, spur - also part of name of populated place
Quebrada - stream
Rada - road (roadstead = an open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor)
Rio - river, stream
Roca - rock
Seno - bay, fjord, sound, marine channel

Portuguese Geographical Terms
Arquipelago - islands (archipelago)
Atol - island (atol)
Baia/Bahia - bay, cove, fjord, harbor
Baixo/Bajo - reef, shoal
Cabo - point, headland
Coroa - shoal, bank, bar, reef
Ilha - island
Monte - mountain, hill
Morro - mountain, hill, headland
Ponta - point, cape, spur - also part of name of populated place
Recife - reef
Rio - river, stream
Rochedo - cliff, headland





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Handwriting Help / Kemplin just lost something...
« on: February 03, 2014, 09:59:52 am »
Hi everyone,

Can someone read what William Kemplin has lost when he returns over leave, on 19:30 of 1 December 1944?
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USRC%20Unalga/b0608_cr2_to_jpg/b0608_004_1.jpg (last watch)

Lieutenant R. I. Johnson has a very garbled writing, and the fact he's running out of ink makes the situation a lot worse. It looks like some sort of pass...

Quote
16.00-24.00: Moored as before.
16.30 Liberty granted to Port watch to expire prior to 07.03 2 December, 1944.
19.30 KEMPLIN, WILLIAM R (588-582) S1/C (R) returned aboard having been seven (7) hours thirty (30) minutes absent over leave and lost his le~ss enroute.
19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster.
R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

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Geographical Help / East African Place Names -- Discussion
« on: July 08, 2013, 08:55:58 am »
In general, if you are looking for place names or for maps and other useful references, you should go to East African Place Names -- Reference.

You can use this topic to search for information that has not yet been added to the Reference topic.

You can also use this topic to ask for help with reading an East African place name or locating the place.
Give us a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned and tell us approximately where it occurs on the page(s).

Note: Place names include lighthouses.



If you have information about a place name or find a useful reference, please help everyone by contributing it to this topic.

When contributing place names, try to provide as many of the following as possible:
  • Country
  • Name in log
  • Latitude and Longitude (preferably in decimal format with a minimum of one decimal place - two decimal places is the preferred format)
  • Current name (if different)
  • Link to more information
  • Also, in case of problems, a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned would be helpful
Don't worry if you can't supply all the information. Your link to the page will enable others to search for the missing information.
(You can save us even more work by using the template provided, but that is strictly optional.)

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Geographical Help / East African Place Names -- Reference
« on: July 03, 2013, 06:41:29 pm »
Reading place names mentioned in the logbooks and locating the places can be challenging. So, we have created topics like this to help.

East Africa is the core of this topic, but to reduce the need for searching multiple topics and to avoid splitting countries we have not defined "East" Africa too strictly. Also, for users working in the Red Sea or the Gulf of Aden, we have included Saudi Arabia and Yemen in this topic.

This topic includes:

  • Africa from the north coast of Egypt (overlapping Mediterranean and Black Sea Place Names) to the west coast of South Africa (overlapping West African Place Names):
    • Djibouti
    • Egypt
    • Eritrea
    • Kenya
    • Mozambique
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • Sudan
    • Tanzania
  • The islands/countries off the coast of East Africa that don't belong to one of the countries listed above:
    • Comoros
    • Glorioso Islands
    • Madagascar
    • Mauritius
    • Mayotte
    • Seychelles
  • The western coasts of the Arabian Peninsula (overlapping Arabian Peninsula, Persian Gulf, and Western Indian Ocean Place Names):
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Yemen



In this topic we have:

You can make this topic better by contributing to the East African Place Names -- Discussion!

Note: Place names include lighthouses.



Links to East African Place Name Resources

Modern Maps:
Historical Maps:
Books/Lists:
Lighthouses:

For more general place name resources, see the Welcome to Geographical Help topic.



To ask for help or to contribute place name information and links to place name resources (strongly encouraged!), see East African Place Names -- Discussion


To view place names in nearby regions, see Arabian Peninsula, Persian Gulf, and Western Indian Ocean Place Names, Mediterranean and Black Sea Place Names and West African Place Names
(This list will be revised as the appropriate Reference topics become available.)



African Geographical Terms

Bughaz - channel, harbor
Bur - port, harbor
Burat - bay
Buz - cape, point
Fanar - lighthouse
Fungu (plural mafungu) - sandbank, reef, shoal, small flat island
Gezair - islands
Geziret - island
Jazirat - island
Junat - bay
Juzur - islands
Kaap - cape, point
Mwamba - reef
Ras, Ra's - point, cape, mountain
Shab, Sha'ab, Sha'b - reef
Tanjona - cape




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If you want to look at similar pages for other ships go to: * * * Index - Use this to find your Ship * * *




Welcome on board the USRC/USS Perry

This ship was officially known as Commodore Perry. Commodore seems to have been dropped in most references.




Have a look around the forum, and don't hesitate to pose questions! There are lots of people who would be happy to respond. Each time you join a new ship have a look for one of these pages.

Feel free to add your own questions and comments to: Perry -- Discussion: Questions and Comments

If you are interested in the names of crew members see: Perry -- Crew Lists




We currently have example log pages for the following formats:





Links to further info about the ship:



A fellow transcriber (Kathy) has created a database to help both transcribers and historians (and contributors are welcome ;)): Searchable Database

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The Dockyard / Perry -- Discussion: Questions and Comments
« on: April 05, 2013, 10:07:53 pm »

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The Dockyard / Perry -- Crew Lists
« on: April 05, 2013, 10:04:32 pm »
If you run across crew lists, please post the link to the pages here - like we did for the instrumentation pages.  There seem to be 2 types of pages - lists of sailors joining the ship, and then one for those who died or left the ship.  It isn't necessary to transcribe the names, but if you are feel like, please go right ahead.  At some point, the names from these lists will be added to the SODA database.

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Technical Support / A minor issue
« on: April 04, 2013, 08:47:49 am »
Hi everybody,

I've just noticed that today the points shown on the map (in the vessel main page and to the right of the edit page) are correct while editing, then, after clicking on "i've finished", they're moved a little to the South in latitude (i'd say 1 full degree, more or less). Longitude seems correct.
All previous positions are correct (therefore it's not the whole map that has moved northward).

I normally don't pay much attention to the map, but since my ship was in the center of an island after inserting correct lat/lon (i've double checked), i've noticed this. I'm sure yesterday this southward shift wasn't happening.

It's a minor issue (what i entered in the position box is correct and obviously TWYS'ed), but i've thought it's better to report it.

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In general, if you are looking for place names or for maps and other useful references, you should go to Latin American and Caribbean Place Names -- Reference.

You can use this topic to search for information that has not yet been added to the Reference topic.

You can also use this topic to ask for help with reading a Latin American/Caribbean place name or locating the place.
Give us a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned and tell us approximately where it occurs on the page(s).

Note: Place names include lighthouses.



If you have information about a place name or find a useful reference, please help everyone by contributing it to this topic.

When contributing place names, try to provide as many of the following as possible:
  • Country
  • Name in log
  • Latitude and Longitude (preferably in decimal format with a minimum of one decimal place - two decimal places is the preferred format)
  • Current name (if different)
  • Link to more information
  • Also, in case of problems, a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned would be helpful
Don't worry if you can't supply all the information. Your link to the page will enable others to search for the missing information.
(You can save us even more work by using the template provided, but that is strictly optional.)

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Technical Support / It's just me?
« on: March 25, 2013, 11:34:17 am »
Hi there,

It seems ow.org (not the forum) at the moment is not reachable from here...

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Geographical Help / US (non-Alaskan) Place Names -- Reference
« on: March 16, 2013, 08:23:15 pm »
This topic is for the United States excluding Alaska.
We have a very large number of Alaskan place names, so we have created topics specifically for the state of Alaska: Alaskan Place Names -- Reference and Alaskan Place Names -- Discussion

Reading place names mentioned in the logbooks and locating the places can be challenging. So, we have created topics like this to help. In this topic we have links to US place name resources on the internet. We also have a Custom Google Earth map for the US, an Alphabetical list of US (non-Alaskan) place names found in the logbooks and Transcriber created maps.

You can make this topic better by contributing to the US (non-Alaskan) Place Names -- Discussion!


Note: Place names include lighthouses.



Links to US Place Name Resources

Modern Maps:
Historical Maps:
Books/Lists:
Lighthouses:
Triangulation Points:

For more general place name resources, see the Welcome topic.



To ask for help or to contribute place name information and links to place name resources (strongly encouraged!), see US (non-Alaskan) Place Names -- Discussion


To view place names in nearby regions, see Canadian Place Names -- Reference and  Latin American and Caribbean Place Names -- Reference








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