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Old 17 October 2007, 12:31   #11
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Thanks Andy. The only available electronic charts are derived from a survey done by the US Navy in 1870. There are no others available. Reports from friends who have chart plotters say that sometimes your position is shown 2 miles inland
Understood. Good luck with it.
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Update: just found out that if you purchase Google Earth Plus for $20.00 per year you can use the GPS feature which allows you to upload waypoints etc. into your custom chart ( currently only Garmin and Eagle supported but more on the way) Compared with spending $1000 on a chartplotter/chart combo that is not accurate; this is going to be the way to go for me. If my handheld GPS fails then I still have a chart to use for dead reckoning navigation.
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Update: just found out that if you purchase Google Earth Plus for $20.00 per year you can use the GPS feature which allows you to upload waypoints etc. into your custom chart ( currently only Garmin and Eagle supported but more on the way) Compared with spending $1000 on a chartplotter/chart combo that is not accurate; this is going to be the way to go for me. If my handheld GPS fails then I still have a chart to use for dead reckoning navigation.
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i use google earth for 4X4 off roading - laptop gps system, and all i can say is that google earth is VERY accurate.

however

sonar/chart plotters give the under water data that you can't get from g-earth, depth of water knowledge etc...

edit, there is one major disadvantage with g-earth, which is you can't up load from it, the g-earth system is only a download one way
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i use google earth for 4X4 off roading - laptop gps system, and all i can say is that google earth is VERY accurate.

however

sonar/chart plotters give the under water data that you can't get from g-earth, depth of water knowledge etc...

edit, there is one major disadvantage with g-earth, which is you can't up load from it, the g-earth system is only a download one way
Not correct, I am afraid. Go to EarthNC who are afiliated with G. Earth. EarthNC stands for Earth Nautical charts. You can create your own, it has all the tools. Their latest offering is the ability to create your own and upload to your GPS.
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Not correct, I am afraid. Go to EarthNC who are afiliated with G. Earth. EarthNC stands for Earth Nautical charts. You can create your own, it has all the tools. Their latest offering is the ability to create your own and upload to your GPS.
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ummmm interesting was not aware of Google Earth Marine Maps.

cheers + thanks for the update

edit, sounds encouraging because g-earth is second to none inaccuracy in there land technology
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