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post #6 of Old 05-31-2011
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The CHS charts have a lots features not found on paper charts; photos and other information from sailing directions, etc.. OpenCPN is not using that data; other programs do.

While it would be nice to have free charts like our neighbours to the south, our government does copyright the materials.

The cost of a CD with, about 75 charts, is about what 9 charts would cost.

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