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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?

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Try this site. I haven't used it but looks like it can accomplish what you need...

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Re: Plotting a course online

looked at both - neither are very intuitive...not sure how to create a route in either.
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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.
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You can do a route on you home computer and email the Lat/lons/range/bearing

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thanks i gathered that. I wanted to plot online...but I've found OpenCPN and am loading and configuring that now.
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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.
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Another vote for Active Captain - we don't leave home without it!

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