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Old 02-25-2014
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Re: Google Earth?

Google Earth is absolutly accurate.
There are programs to cache Google Earth inages, and on a PC the images are cached for a while anyway.

Some locations in the South Pacific are pitifully charted. Tonga is a good example where some of the islands in the popular Va'vu group are a half mile out. That would be fine... But hell for seeing the reefs in between!

I think Google Earth is excellent for cruisers, not only for navigation but for the simplest sounding things that tun out to be quite important... Finding, even, the dinghy dock in a new area! Just zoom in and look for all those little grey blobs.
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