Logging

There are several ways in which you can log data for TeamSurv, so you can pick the one that best meets your needs, both for logging data and for sending it up to our servers. The diagram and description take you through the various options, with the links taking you through to further detail. Full details on options for many specific makes and models of instruments can be seen here.

 TeamSurv logging options

If you have a PC that runs whilst you are sailing, you can  use our SmartLog for Windows software to both log and upload the data. Alternatively other PC software can log data in their own format or as NMEA0183 sentences - NMEA0183 log files can be uploaded through our web site or using the TeamSurv Uploader software, whilst proprietary file formats need to use the TeamSurv Uploader tool, as this converts the files before uploading them to the server.

If your instruments have a Wi-Fi connection (or you want to use the NMEA to Wi-Fi converter we are bringing out soon), and you use your phone or tablet on board, you can use a number of apps. Our own TeamSurv app can send the data directly to our server (normally once you get ashore), or a number of other apps can log the data, and then the easiest route is generally to upload it using the web browser on your phone or tablet.

Many people won't fit into either of the above groups, and will be logging data directly on their instruments. If you have a Garmin plotter that can record tracks to a data card, or a Navico group fishfinder that can record data to its data card in SLG or SL2 format, then you can use these log files with the TeamSurv Uploader to send us your data. Otherwise, we supply a USB data logger on free loan to you, that logs NMEA0183 or Seatalk data, and ask for it to be returned if you stop sending us data. You can also purchase it if you want it for other purposes.