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hughdon 02-23-2013 10:11 AM

electronic charts on PC
We are new to Sailnet
Where we cruise in Europe (Atlantic Spain/Portugal, Med) most sailors use 'shareware' charts (versions C-Map) displayed on PCs (with thumbnail GPS).
These 'free' world-coverage programs seem to be uncommon on this side of the Atlantic. Can anyone advise us on who might be providing them here?

jimgo 02-23-2013 12:50 PM

electronic charts on PC
You can get charts from NOAA.GOV. You'll need a reader, though.

shanedennis 02-23-2013 02:50 PM

Try searching for seller canvas_select_prints on eBay. They are based somewhere in Europe. They sell 3Gb sets of charts on DVD for about US$35 each.

A friend told me the charts sets are very complete although not all are up to date. He said you can buy about 30Gb charts covering the entire world this way.

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theonecalledtom 02-23-2013 04:50 PM

Re: electronic charts on PC
OpenCPN and downloaded charts from NOAA work pretty well. You can also overlay GRIB data from GRIB.US

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