SailNet Community - View Single Post - 21st century technology on a shoestring budget
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 07-26-2007
patrickbwells's Avatar
patrickbwells patrickbwells is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Olympia
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
patrickbwells is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by yotphix View Post
Google earth has realtime GPS tracking capabilities?!?
Yes, Google Earth (Plus & Pro versions) accepts NMEA signals through a USB connection from a GPS unit. And while many people do not have broadband at sea it is possible to load a large cache of Google Earth maps onto your hard drive for use offline.

Here are some screenshots of the chart overlay I made. This is the first one I've done and I expect to be a able to create a better overlay after some practice.

[/URL][/IMG]

[/URL][/IMG]

Quote:
Originally Posted by yotphix View Post
Have they started putting depths on google earth sat photos? And listing nav aids and shipping channels?
I'm not sure, this is exactly the kind of information I am looking for. Ad-ons and plugins for Google Earth as well as other up-and-coming nav tech.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook