marine mapquest - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-29-2008
blt2ski's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,693
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 10
blt2ski will become famous soon enough
Question marine mapquest

is there such a thing as a marine mapquest? ie plug in a marina A, head to marina B how far etc.

marty
__________________
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-29-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 317
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Gary1 is on a distinguished road
I've had some luck with google maps finding marinas, but the directions they give are by land, not sea.
__________________
Cap'n Gary
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-29-2008
Living & Cruising on Dana
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: on my boat
Posts: 574
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Robby Barlow is on a distinguished road
Marty, if you don't have a nav program on your pc, you could try chartkit.com who offer free charts (US & part Caribbean) for download and work them, or although maybe not totally legal you can download Maxsea or similar program via emule as well as most charts worldwide.
__________________
Your pleasure is my business !!!
________________________
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-29-2008
Catalina 320
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 102
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
jnsailing is on a distinguished road
Download a copy of SeaClear II (SeaClear GPS Navigation Software) - it is a freebie navigation program - you can then download charts from NOAA (Office of Coast Survey - NOAA Raster Navigational Charts) - then you can route out your trip and it will give running distance and well as individual leg information - it's about the closest thing to a mapquest for the waterlogged that you'll find

John N.
__________________
JN having another Senior Moment -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Catalina 320
College Point, NY
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-29-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
deathstare is on a distinguished road
try gmaps pedometer

it's meant more for mapping out running routes on roads... but it doesn't preclude clicking in the middle of a body of water;
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-29-2008
blt2ski's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,693
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 10
blt2ski will become famous soon enough
My thought was, since I do not have a mapping system on my LT, that possibly there was a marine equal to mapquest that could plot the general course and distance for planning purposes etc. I'll see what I can do with one of the above options. I also do not have a gps or equal either, but what the hay, paper charts, pencils etc work just as they always have, you just have to worry about the programmer inputting etc correctly. I guess one can always blame the computer in that instance, ie my brain..........wait a minute............follow the yellow brick road to oz and ask the wizard for a brain......got it.............

Thank you

Marty
__________________
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 08-29-2008
welshwind's Avatar
Re-Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Lake Michigan
Posts: 222
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
welshwind is on a distinguished road
I use google earth to get approximate distances between two ports on a given body of water. I'm just looking for straight line distances and it, of course, doesn't take into account any reefs or such things. However, it does give it to you in nautical miles if you wish.
__________________
S/V Benediction
Catalina 445

"To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”
- Oliver Wendel Holmes
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 08-29-2008
Catalina 320
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 102
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
jnsailing is on a distinguished road
Marty:

That is exactly what I use SeaClear for - I do my routing on it and I can print out custom sized charts for the area and the trip leg information that I put in for my cockpit book - I keep my real charts down on the chart table just in case - I use a hand held gps to help verify location but I still prefer visual checks on paper charts myself - And SeaClear lets you upload the route to your GPS also so when the admiral is not around now the GPS can nag me that I'm not on course

John N.
__________________
JN having another Senior Moment -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Catalina 320
College Point, NY
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 08-29-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posts: 1,031
Thanks: 15
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Rep Power: 9
ccriders is on a distinguished road
Distance between marinas

The National Hurricane Center has a distance calculator where you plug in the Lat/Long for two locations and zippo you get the straight line distance between them.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 08-29-2008
HoneyDoII's Avatar
Honey-Do II
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
HoneyDoII is on a distinguished road
As was mentioned above, Google Earth will do it for you. I tinker with ideas that way at the office. On Google Earth click on tools/ruler/path and set the parameter to nautical miles. You can even drag and drop your way points to evaluate your options. Maybe in a few years they'll offer "sea-level-view", similar to street-level -view now available, with the sound of the surf and smell of the sea in the air
__________________
Kevin
Hudson Force 50
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low-cost outfitting GoodOldBoat Good Old Boat 5 03-21-2013 08:38 AM
THE Yacht Builder List T37Chef Boat Review and Purchase Forum 26 07-08-2011 05:51 AM
Marine Radios Overview Jim Sexton Seamanship Articles 0 09-30-1999 08:00 PM
Marine Radios Overview Jim Sexton Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 09-30-1999 08:00 PM
Marine Radios Overview Jim Sexton Her Sailnet Articles 0 09-30-1999 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:43 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.