When opened Journey Plotter automatically downloads the available vessels from
The number of available ships for each period is reported in the status bar.
To plot the journey of a vessel and read the daily activities, click the
For the US ships it's possible to select one or more log periods.
The information for the selected ship will be downloaded from
This can take some time, depending on the size of the log-books.
When all the information for the selected vessel is available, information about the editor and the ship are shown and its journey will be shown on the map.
By default the journey is indicated by a red line with position markers.
markers indicate the start of journey, followed by to indicate subsequent positions.
markers indicate a stationary position, i.e. two or more consecutive dates have the same position.
Use the zoom and pan controls in the top left corner, or use your mouse to pan and zoom the map.
When hovering over the the or buttons, a bar will be shown indicating the current zoom factor.
Click on the bar to go directly to a certain zoom factor.
Panning using the mouse is done by dragging the map with the left button.
Zooming is done by using the scroll-wheel, or by double-clicking using the left button to zoom in, or the right button to zoom out.
It's also possible to zoom in on an area by drawing a selection box.
Hold the key and draw the selection box by dragging the mouse whilst holding down the right mouse button.
Upon release of the right mouse button the map will zoom in to the selected area.
In case you didn't hold down thekey, it's also possible to selected from the menu afterwards.
If the selection box is no longer needed, click the right mouse button to remove it.
If available, the ship's activities will be shown in the
Due to limitations in the .NET framework, not all formatting of activities will be shown correctly.
The calendar can be used to select a single date.
If the selected date has a valid position, the position is indicated by a blue ship marker on the map.
A yellow ship marker indicates a duplicate date.
Bold dates indicate information for these dates has been found in the log-book.
Use the keyboard cursor keys to walk through the dates.
To animate through the dates, click the button.
To filter by dates, set the desired first and last date in the
Use the button to reset the first and last date to first and last available dates from the log-books.