Baba / Panda /Tashiba Position Help File
Registration/Adding a yacht
Moving the yacht
Welcome. I created this site so that owners of
Baba, Panda and Tashiba yachts can find where each others' boats are in the
world. It uses Google maps and imagery to allow users to place their boat in a
location with very fine accuracy and then to add comments that will appear in a
bubble when the map marker icon
The map itself uses Google software and
should be familiar to anyone who has used Google Earth.
In the top left corner of the map there
are four arrow icons
||These icons allow you to move the image North, South, West or East
|These allow you to zoom in and out
You can also use the mouse to drag the map in any direction by positioning the
cursor on the map, holding down the left click and dragging in the direction you
wish to move. Double clicking with the left click will zoom in, and double
clicking with the right click will zoom out.
In many areas of the world there is no map information for a detailed zoom so
you will need to zoom out until it finds map data.
Yachts are identified by a map marker: if you click on this marker a bubble will
open with details about the yacht. You will not be able to move, or update the
details of, your own yacht unless you have logged in.
While the bubble is open, if you zoom in or out, the marker will stay in the
same location on the screen
Data for each map entry is displayed in tabular/textual form at the foot of the
Registration/Adding your boat
In order to add your boat to the map you need
to register on the system. This is a simple process and is needed so that only
you can modify the location or details of your yacht. To register follow these
Go to the new user registration page.
Fill in all the details. Your email address is
used only to send you the registration confirmation link; it will not be used
for any other purpose.
Submit your details by pressing the
registration button at the foot of the form.
You will then be sent an email containing a link to a web page.
When you click on this link or paste it into
your browser, you should see a message confirming your registration.
Your yacht will be placed randomly in the mid-Atlantic. You will need to log in
to move it and to add/change comments.
To login, go to the home page and enter the email and password you used at the
registration process. Once logged in you will be taken straight to the map page.
Moving your yacht and adding comments
Having logged in, place your mouse pointer on
your map marker and drag the marker to its new location; zoom in for more
accurate positioning. When you are happy with the location, click on the centre
of the map marker and a bubble will open. Click on the link that says to 'click
to save position'. You will then be presented with a new screen where you can
enter any comments you wish to appear when users click on your yacht marker.
When you click on the submit button your new data is saved.
Due to some problems with caching, your updates may not be displayed right away
but you can check if the entry was updated by looking at the table below the
HTML in Comments
: it is possible to add html into your comments but please be
careful with this
because I don't check for html validity and a missing " or ' can mess up your
entry and stop you changing it!
I have embedded a link on my comments using the following html.
To contact me click here
1 - Ability to enter location by directly typing LAT and LONG
2 - Ability to have more than one boat