CSSN News – November 13, 2023 – Viewing CSSN reports on noforeignland



Viewing CSSN reports in noforeignland

CSSN recently announced our Information Sharing Partnership with noforeignland . We hope you have already explored the thoughtfully featured noforeignland offering and signed up to see CSSN data integrated there.  To make things easy we have summarized the steps below, and show some of the enhanced options available in the app and website.


To preserve precious bandwidth, the noforeignland app and website defaults to only showing place and boat markers added by other users. To see more, you must subscribe to an External data provider; in this case CSSN.

The steps required to subscribe are the same for both the website and the app. A distinct advantage of using the app is that it loads and stores the data for use offline; convenient if you want to take the reports with you when out sailing. The steps below provide the details for setting up and customizing  your CSSN third party subscription.

Step 1 – Get the noforeignland app

If you already use the noforeignland app, then you can skip this step. If you don’t use the app yet, then click here to download it.

Once installed, sign in using the same credentials you use for the noforeignland website (Email, Facebook, Google, etc.). If you don’t already have an account on the website, select the Create account option and follow the on-screen prompts to get set up.

Step 2 – Subscribe to CSSN reports

To open the subscription settings for CSSN do the following:

  1. Open the Settings page (tap the red button on the top-left of the screen and choose Settings).
  2. Under the Map settings section choose External data providers,
  3. Select the CSSN Crime Reports option.

Your screen should now look like this:

About halfway down the screen there is a Subscription switch. Turn the switch on to activate your subscription and download the CSSN reports. There’s nothing more you need to do. Whenever a new CSSN incident is reported, it will automatically be added to the map. Noforeignland receives updates from CSSN daily, so you can be sure to have the latest information.

When viewing the map you will notice the CSSN report markers (with a skull icon) have been added: red indicates violent crime, and amber indicates non-violent crime.

Tapping a marker will show a preview for the report. Slide the preview up to see the full report details.

In some places, multiple reports are combined under a single marker. For example, Rodney Bay in St Lucia looks something like this, showing multiple incidents for both violent and non-violent crimes:

Step 3 – Customize your subscription (optional, but a very powerful and helpful feature)

You can customize which CSSN data you want to subscribe to. For example, if you only want to see reports of Violent crime, then uncheck the box on the subscription page for Non-violent crime. And if you only want to see incidents in the last year, you can adjust this using the slider at the bottom of the screen too:

Top tip: If you want to get an even clearer view, then use Map filters to remove all markers except for external data. When used in combination with the above subscription settings, you can easily see all recorded Violent crime in the last year (or timeframe of your choosing).

Note that this works even when the app is offline:

Submitting an incident report

If you are a victim, or hear of a crime involving a yacht, then please do your part and let others know by reporting it to CSSN.

All incidents should be reported via the CSSN web site by completing our short form. To make the form easy to find, there is a link to it from the CSSN subscription settings page, and at the bottom of every CSSN incident report in the noforeignland app and website.

Check out other NFL How to guides for more useful tips on getting the most out of noforeignland.

CSSN News – November 6, 2023 – Noforeignland is now a CSSN Information Sharing Partner



CSSN is excited and proud to announce our new Information Sharing Partnership with noforeignland. Now you can see CSSN incident reports not only on our popular website Zoom-Tap Know & Go maps, but also integrated with other cruising destination details on the interactive noforeignland map. Including safety and security information in your planning has become even easier!

Noforeignland is a popular and richly featured map based cruising destination planning website and app, with much to offer our cruising community. The comprehensive crowd-sourced sailing destinations include all the details you want to know about – like navigation and port of entry information, dinghy docks, laundry, propane, medical, snorkeling spots and so much more. Their filtering capability makes it easy to display just what you want to see as you plan your sailing itinerary. You can easily download information for use offline, too. You will even find convenient links to the CSSN online incident reporting form.

Noforeignland is much more than a destination or cruising guide. Their platform includes many social features designed for cruisers allowing you to add your own boat, create your own track for you and others to see, find friends boats, form or join groups of common interest like Kids4Sail, include your photos and blog – all in one place.

It’s easy to download the noforeignland app, easy to use and customize, and now easy to add CSSN data to your maps/display, or simply look for any of  the noforeignland CSSN reference icons :

positioned off major anchorages and click to add and then customize CSSN reports on your maps in noforeignland.  It’s that easy and it’s all FREE. Check it out and sign-up today and Know Before You Go !

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