I’m a noob here, just downloaded gtrax and registered on the forum. Me: trimaran racer on the Chesapeake Bay, have had some near misses in night races from silent runners (tugs and cargo ships).
Gtrax seems to spend a looong time in an “updating” state. I mean, >15 minutes with a good 3G signal. Why does it take so long to get a data dump?
How often does the Gtrax server update the ship data for users that are not subscribed to any region?
For users not subscribed, are updates pushed to the iphone, or must the user request an updated data set?
Is the entire region downloaded at a time, or is it incrementally downloaded as you pan/zoom the map?
It looks like a nice app, thanks!