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Old 05 September 2007, 18:23   #11
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Wheres an admiralty chart of the same bay ?
Yes I would like to see the detail on one - can't find the one I used to have!!!
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Old 05 September 2007, 18:30   #12
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But that Google pic is so clear as to the dangers in that area its brilliant. Even a child could understand that a boat should not be where the rocks are.

The google pics with depths and contours overlaid will make fantastic charts in the future.
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Yes aerial/sat images are the way to go - no doubt they will come in. As the penguin points out though there are many areas not covered yet!!!
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Thats free areas. If you want to pay you get much more.

I have the whole of the south of england and wales from a different source to google which I have bought and this shows many areas that google haven't released as a freebie.
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Thats free areas. If you want to pay you get much more.

I have the whole of the south of england and wales from a different source to google which I have bought and this shows many areas that google haven't released as a freebie.

You don't get any more detail if you buy the full versions of Google Earth - only more features. It may be different with 3rd party addons - what are you using???

Any chance of some piccies of Burry Port/Lougher???
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To be fair, the land on the chart (brown) follows the land on the google pic (green); the drying area on the chart shows that rock as drying to 1.4mts and further along it's drying to 2 and 2.5mtrs. I agree it could be more clearly shown a rock ledges but if you know the tide's low you wouldn't want to boating over a negative drying area.
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To be fair, the land on the chart (brown) follows the land on the google pic (green); the drying area on the chart shows that rock as drying to 1.4mts and further along it's drying to 2 and 2.5mtrs. I agree it could be more clearly shown a rock ledges but if you know the tide's low you wouldn't want to boating over a negative drying area.
If that was the case nobody would use Burry Port harbour or many others in the UK. As I say it doesn't matter if you are in a big ship - you would stay well away but smaller boats use drying areas all the time at suitable tide times. You would expect nasty rocks etc to be marked somehow!!!
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Be wary of "Google Earth".. it is not all it seems... some of the images are tinkered with...
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On the new blue chart software if you click on view you have an option to view your routes in google earth. Its brilliant!!!
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On the new blue chart software if you click on view you have an option to view your routes in google earth. Its brilliant!!!
Fine if you have a nice sat connection - not many RIBs have the space for a gyro stabilised dome!!!
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