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administrator 06-12-2012 06:49 AM

Plotting a course online
 
I need to plot a course for a friend online and be able to save and print the course including waypoints, distances and bearings.

Is there an online site to do this?

thanks in advance...

captainrizzo 06-12-2012 08:07 AM

Re: Plotting a course online
 
Try this site. I haven't used it but looks like it can accomplish what you need...

BlurbBits

sea_hunter 06-12-2012 08:42 AM

ActiveCaptain www.activecaptain.com

administrator 06-12-2012 03:56 PM

Re: Plotting a course online
 
looked at both - neither are very intuitive...not sure how to create a route in either.

DRFerron 06-12-2012 04:11 PM

Re: Plotting a course online
 
If I'm not mistaken, for Active Captain you upload a route that you've plotted using other software. For example, I can save the routes I plot using Polar Navy and upload the file to Active Captain and the route will show on the site. I can then choose whether I want the route to be public or private.

tommays 06-12-2012 04:13 PM

Re: Plotting a course online
 
You can do a route on you home computer and email the Lat/lons/range/bearing

OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage

New stuff like open CPN

There are many others that use the free charts

administrator 06-12-2012 05:25 PM

Re: Plotting a course online
 
thanks i gathered that. I wanted to plot online...but I've found OpenCPN and am loading and configuring that now.

sea_hunter 06-12-2012 06:55 PM

Subscibe to ActiveCaptain, this is the only way you can use the features. Plot your course following the instructions. Export the .gpx file to your desktop which most navigation software employs. I actually can add it to our chartplotter and or GPS via USB cord. Works just fine. I've tried all the rest, AC is the best.

rikhall 06-12-2012 09:11 PM

Re: Plotting a course online
 
Another vote for Active Captain - we don't leave home without it!

Rik

akavishon 06-13-2012 09:54 AM

Re: Plotting a course online
 
marine.geogarage.com


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