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Old 06 November 2011, 09:24   #1
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chart software for laptop

Hey does anyone know of a free programe where i can view and use sea charts?
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Old 06 November 2011, 10:41   #2
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Memory-Map : Marine Charts is software and charts for the UK for 50 NOT free but very cheap compared with paper charts. I've tried seeing what is on the chart but it's too blurry to read. I've seen a similar one somewhere and that had a banner saying "not to be used for navigation" but I don't know whether that applies to just the online sample or the whole thing (which would make it pretty pointless).
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Old 06 November 2011, 11:18   #3
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Do a search for Sea Clear and you can scan your own or go to Visit My Harbour they do a package for a few that has all the UK charts there is also one called Open CPN gs
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Old 06 November 2011, 11:27   #4
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Memory-Map : Marine Charts

"not to be used for navigation" but I don't know whether that applies to just the online sample or the whole thing (which would make it pretty pointless).
I know this is a little off the original thread,

I Own and use the full version of this , It applies to ALL of the charts , which defeats the purpose realy , But they charts are EXACT copies of upto date admaralty charts (my Local ones are).

I used mine to navigate all over the west coast of scotland earlier this year , they worked fine for me .... maybe by luck .

It may just be a disclaimer as they are an electronic form.

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Old 06 November 2011, 12:45   #5
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Go to Raymarine Marine Electronics - Welcome their Raychart is excellent for home passage planing and it's free AlanP
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Old 10 November 2011, 07:08   #6
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I also have the full whack MemoryMap, If you read the small pringt it goes on about not using it as your only source of navifgation etc etc, in much the same way as pretty much any GPS you buy these days' opening screen tells you not to drive while using it or use it to navigate etc etc.

I've not got it running live, but having dragged my GPS trails off the wee garmin, it would appear to be pretty accurate. I also know a couple of WAFIs that use it on a laptop as a 14" chartplotter.
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Like 9D I use Memory map on my Iphone for planning but also use it as backup and it is really accurate.
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I use Navionics on my laptop. I already have the chart card for my plotter, about another 40 quid gets you the card reader & software to use the chart card on your pc. I like the fact that you can add waypoints, routes etc all nice & cosy in the kitchen & then just plug it into the boat & it's all there. Not free, but not a fortune if you already have the charts.
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Like 9D I use Memory map on my Iphone for planning but also use it as backup and it is really accurate.
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I just wish they'd get their finger out & do an Android app like they've been promising since forever ago......
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I just wish they'd get their finger out & do an Android app like they've been promising since forever ago......

i'll 2nd that !
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