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Join Date: Jan 2007
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Re: Navigation Software
I have played with OpenCPN, Seaclear, PolarNavy, and Garmin's Mapsource (although, because I have never figured out how to use it with a GPS puck, I am not sure that Mapsource is comsidered "navigation software").
I have found that Seaclear and OpenCPN are a pain to configure the charts for, and they both forget which com port is configured with the GPS.
So far, PolarView seems easiest to configure, and manage MAPs. It has also not been a problem with configuring the GPS. It also integrates with Active Captain, so you have a summary of the cruising guide for the area for free. For $30, it seems worth the price.
I bought the license key Friday, and will apply it after my 30 day free trial ends.
Last edited by eherlihy; 06-18-2012 at 04:47 PM.