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Old 14 October 2003, 15:10   #1
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Tidal constants / predictions

I'm trying to write a flash peice of software to generate the sailing calender for my sailing club automaticaly and i need a 'back end' full of data.

I can manualy generate this from a peice of software i have, month at a time for a given port, and re-compile it into a format that i can use, but what i really want is a source of (free) tidal data for all of the UK forever.

All the software you get uses this, there are websites that use this, some GPS units can do this... it must be available?

I realise what i will end up with with be somewhere in between! Any ideas???

I'll go and search google, but thought i would ask the super brains that are RIBnet first
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Old 14 October 2003, 15:26   #3
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Re: Tidal constants / predictions

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what i really want is a source of (free) tidal data for all of the UK forever.
You won't get it. Despite having been in the public domain for many years, the UK Hydrographic Office "unpublished" it a couple of years ago and now sell the information. More details here:

http://www.flaterco.com/xtide/faq.html#60
http://www.toolworks.com/bilofsky/bloodypain.htm

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Daniel,

You may have a problem getting info for the UK as the Hydo Office have decreed that this info is no longer available.

Cancel what I said about WXTide - all versions are now 3.2 which does not include the UK. If you can get a copy of version 2.6 this does include the info.
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I knew i'd get the answer quicker here that by looking myself! Cheers.

It seams John is right, so now to work out hom many of my hard earned 's the info's going to cost me...
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