February 8, 2016 How to plot a polar diagram and to build a wind rose using data collected by the Voyage Recorder
We have prepared two cases that allow you to analyze wind conditions and plot a polar chart for your yacht using Microsoft Excel.
You can to use Voyage Recorder to keep GPS points, wind, depth, temperature, AIS and all other data which flow through the network backbone and are collected during your voyages over a season. The Recorder writes all NMEA 2000 network data into the memory card.
The software is installed on your personal computer (the YDVRCONV program that comes with the Recorder is available free of change and runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. You can download program with test data on this page - "PC Software for Voyage Recorder") and lets you generate GPX and CSV files with the vessel's track and extensive information about the sailing conditions including weather, depth, engine, and even tracks of nearby vessels with AIS.
Afterwards, you can analyze data collected by the Voyage Recorder YDVR-03 using Microsoft Excel, for example.
We have prepared two cases that demonstrate how to analyze the wind conditions of your voyage and to plot a polar chart for your yacht using Microsoft Excel.
In first our case, "How to plot a polar diagram for a yacht", we demonstrate the principles of building a polar diagram using data that was collected not during special-purpose trials, but simply some appropriate data collected by the Voyage Recorder YDVR-03. You can download the case here (PDF format, file size is 2.54 MB) and plot a polar diagram for your boat.
More information about the Voyage Recorder can be found in the Products section of our website.
- "The swiss army knife for data recording": SIGNAL Kool blogger about Voyage Recorder / February 1, 2016
- "El-marine": installation of NMEA 2000 digital temperature sensors manufactured by "Yacht Devices Ltd" / January 21, 2016
- Meet the Display! / February 19, 2016
- Analyze fuel and water consumption and the heeling impact with Voyage Recorder / March 14, 2016
- The Display is in stock / April 6, 2016