SailNet Community - View Single Post - Scanning paper charts?
View Single Post
  #6  
Old 05-31-2011
jackdale's Avatar
jackdale jackdale is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,770
Thanks: 25
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jackdale will become famous soon enough
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.
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook