NEW HEAT MAPS!

Questions, concerns, support for our Members
Post Reply
User avatar
Mike Carey
Owner/Editor
Owner/Editor
Posts: 7711
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:56 am
Location: Redmond, WA
Contact:

NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by Mike Carey » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:35 am

We've just released a new feature which is exclusively for our Premium Members.

The Heat Maps are a new way of interpreting the "hot spots" data in a visual format, showing members at a glance locations on a lake that have produced higher rated reports. The maps are designed to continually refresh as new hotspots are added.

These maps can be printed out for your fishing trips by doing a "screen capture" and copying them into an image program such as Microsoft Paint. In the future we hope to make a one click print feature for these maps. Here's the link to these maps:

http://www.washingtonlakes.com/HeatMaps.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (only works for logged in Premium Members)

Heat Maps are a great way for members that don't have GPS units to still have the advantage of the Hot Spots feature on WashingtonLakes.com.

We'll continue to look for more apps to enhance our Premium Member's site experience. Thanks for being a Premium Member. If you aren't, you should consider joining. The rate is very reasonable per year and you'll get lots of great additional features not available to the basic membership. Here's the Join Link:

http://www.washingtonlakes.com/Join.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Image

"Takers get the honey, Givers sing the blues".

User avatar
Gringo Pescador
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2564
Joined: Wed May 23, 2007 8:35 am

Re: NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by Gringo Pescador » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:51 am

clicked on the link and it redirected me to the forum mainpage
http://www.washingtonlakes.com/forum/index.php
I fish not because I regard fishing as being terribly important, but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant, and not nearly so much fun. ~ John Volker

User avatar
Amx
Vice Admiral Three Stars
Posts: 7363
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:43 am
Location: Wa. state

Re: NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by Amx » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:16 am

Gringo Pescador wrote:clicked on the link and it redirected me to the forum mainpage
http://www.washingtonlakes.com/forum/index.php
Me too.
Tom.

Occupation: old
Interests: living

User avatar
Ocktane
Warrant Officer
Posts: 162
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:51 pm
Location: Poulsbo, WA

Re: NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by Ocktane » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:52 am

Ditto

User avatar
Gringo Pescador
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2564
Joined: Wed May 23, 2007 8:35 am

Re: NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by Gringo Pescador » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:06 am

yeah, even if you go up to the Premium Members pulldown and click on it there, still redirects you to the forum homepage. Mike? Aaron?
I fish not because I regard fishing as being terribly important, but because I suspect that so many of the other concerns of men are equally unimportant, and not nearly so much fun. ~ John Volker

User avatar
Aaron
Owner/Engineer
Owner/Engineer
Posts: 1628
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:08 pm
Location: Spokane, WA

Re: NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by Aaron » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:06 am

Yes. We have a bug. For now, head to the home screen and click the menu item from there.
Aaron
Owner/Software Engineer
Image

2009 Hewescraft 20' ProV
2009 Mercury Optimax 150
2012 Tohatsu 8hp 4-stroke
Minn Kota Terrova #80 i-Pilot
Humminbird 959ci HD DI
Baystar Hydraulic Steering
Traxstech Fishing System

User avatar
deepbuzzer
Petty Officer
Posts: 98
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:15 am
Location: Spokane, WA

Re: NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by deepbuzzer » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:59 pm

If you want to get premium members, then you should show an example of these maps you are so excited about. I know I don't buy anything unless I see what I am getting.

User avatar
Mike Carey
Owner/Editor
Owner/Editor
Posts: 7711
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:56 am
Location: Redmond, WA
Contact:

Re: NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by Mike Carey » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:08 pm

deepbuzzer wrote:If you want to get premium members, then you should show an example of these maps you are so excited about. I know I don't buy anything unless I see what I am getting.
Perfectly understandable. The map is shown on this page, although it isn't noted as a Heat Map, but part of the Hot Spot maps:

http://www.washingtonlakes.com/Join.aspx

Here's a partial of lake Washington:

Image
Image

"Takers get the honey, Givers sing the blues".

User avatar
deepbuzzer
Petty Officer
Posts: 98
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:15 am
Location: Spokane, WA

Re: NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by deepbuzzer » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:08 am

Actually if you have an Iphone or an android phone you can get a true Navionic App for $9.95 that shows you the actual contours of the lake, and you can mark waypoints, plan a route or mark locations to fish then download the map to your phone and can use this information on the water as a GPS or if you have a GPS unit on your boat you can download the information onto a SD card then upload the GPS 411 onto your GPS unit in the boat. Great App for your phone..

User avatar
Aaron
Owner/Engineer
Owner/Engineer
Posts: 1628
Joined: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:08 pm
Location: Spokane, WA

Re: NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by Aaron » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:25 am

Not sure how that relates to this in any way. Those apps/chips won't tell you where the fish are, what to fish with, when to fish, what to fish for or how to fish for it.
Aaron
Owner/Software Engineer
Image

2009 Hewescraft 20' ProV
2009 Mercury Optimax 150
2012 Tohatsu 8hp 4-stroke
Minn Kota Terrova #80 i-Pilot
Humminbird 959ci HD DI
Baystar Hydraulic Steering
Traxstech Fishing System

User avatar
G-Man
Admiral
Posts: 2682
Joined: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:01 am
Location: Bellevue, WA

Re: NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by G-Man » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:15 pm

Way cool looking map feature! Pretty accurate to boot.

User avatar
Mike Carey
Owner/Editor
Owner/Editor
Posts: 7711
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:56 am
Location: Redmond, WA
Contact:

Re: NEW HEAT MAPS!

Post by Mike Carey » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:58 pm

G-Man wrote:Way cool looking map feature! Pretty accurate to boot.
Accurate because it's from our members. :-)
Image

"Takers get the honey, Givers sing the blues".

Post Reply