Argo’s crowdsourced report pins help you get the most up-to-date information about boating hazards, map issues, sea life and more. Read on to learn about the specific types of report pins and what you can do with them.
What is a Report Pin?
Argo’s crowdsourced report pins serve as markers for a variety of things that you may want to know about. They’ll appear on your map like the ones at right.
If you see a pin on your map, tap on it to view more information.
Create a Report Pin
Please keep in mind that all pins are dropped at your current location.
1. Open the Report Menu
Tap on the icon, found in the lower right hand corner of the Home screen .
2. Create Your Report
Choose which type of report you’d like to create and then add a photo and some information. Some pins, such as hazard pins, also allow you to specify the type.
3. Add the Pin to the Map
Press Save or Create Place, depending on the pin.
Edit or Delete Your Pins
Note: You can only edit or delete your own pins.
1. Open Your Report Pin
Use the map to find your pin and tap on it.
2. Open the Edit Menu
Press the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the pin. Select Edit or Delete.
3. Press Save
Filter Report Pins on Your Map
There may be a time when you want to filter the report pins shown on your map so you only see those useful to you. Read more about map customization options.
1. Open Map Options
Click the Map Options icon on Argo’s Home Screen .
2. Choose Which Report Pins to Hide
Use the toggle to filter the pins on and off. The toggle will show green if that type of pin is visible.
Note: The filter alert appears on the icon and next to Map Data if you have Buoys & Beacons or Restricted Areas toggled off.
Removing Outdated or Inaccurate Pins
Giving a pin a dislike helps us find outdated or inaccurate pins to remove.
Removed only when they receive a set number of dislikes. Submerged hazards, protruding hazards, map issues, and local advice are permanent pins.
Argo automatically removes temporary pins after a set period of time. Floating hazards, weather, police, and sea life are temporary pins.
The Place Pin
The Place pin is used to mark, well, places. It works a bit differently than the other pins.
First, you have the option to keep your Place pin private so that only you can see it on the map. Second, Place pins are automatically saved to your Captain’s Log. Third, you get to choose the location of your Place pin (it’s not automatically dropped at your current pins like the others).
Read more about the Place pin.