We've discussed putting together a google map of boat ramps, piers, bouys, reefs, wrecks, hotspots and other useful NC angling location references. I'm glad to get a start on that kind of map if folks want to share coordinates and descriptions. There's going to be some trial and error to get to the right mix of detail versus clutter which is all good, clean mapping fun...
There is some care to be given about sharing GPS coordinates. While all public waters and all coords shared on the internet are public domain, I don't want to get myself or NCangler.com into the middle of any disputes over "secret spots", and I definitely want to honor the hard work that professional guides do to find their money holes. Same for private property and other areas of questionable access or ownership.
With that in mind, if you want to share a list of coordinates and descriptions you can post them here or send them to me via Private Message/email and I'll see what I can come up with on the rainy and cold days coming in the next few months. Fresh or salt, water-bound or land-bound, doesn't matter. We'll have to find a way to categorize them and use layers or some other selection option to filter to a particular type of location like pier, bouy, ramp, tackle shop, various types of underwater structure (wreck, reef, dropoff, brush pile, hump, submerged island, channel bend, etc...), etc...
It should make life easier if you can provide the data in a one line format separated by commas, like this for decimal coords:
Latitude1, Longitude1, Description1
Latitude2, Longitude2, Description2
For the moment I'll assume I can find a way to work with decimal or DMS (degree/min/sec) format, so just provide what you've got and we'll see how it goes.
For land-based locations with street addresses where we can take both gps coords or addresses, let's try a form something like this:
Latitude, Longitude, Street, City, State, Zip Code, Description
Don't worry too much if you don't have one or the other of lat/long or street address - we can fill in those blanks over time as we figure out what's important.
I may need to recruit some helpers on the research to fill in the blanks and define categories, but we'll deal with that when the time comes.
Does that sound like something that could work?