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06-21-2012 07:23 AM
sea_hunter
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Originally Posted by night0wl:884531
Be careful with Active Captain route plotting.

I plotted routes and saved it off as a file that my chartplotter can read. It didn't interpret properly and had us going right over land. Thankfully, I didn't trust the upload from the get-go (first time doing it) so I didn't set the autopilot and skipped that nap I was planning.

Yikes!

This was on our trip to the Keys.
This happens when you overlay AC gfx files over outdated charts. There's a clear disclaimer regarding this issue. Remember, the earth moves in space and time.
06-13-2012 11:22 PM
night0wl
Re: Plotting a course online

Be careful with Active Captain route plotting.

I plotted routes and saved it off as a file that my chartplotter can read. It didn't interpret properly and had us going right over land. Thankfully, I didn't trust the upload from the get-go (first time doing it) so I didn't set the autopilot and skipped that nap I was planning.

Yikes!

This was on our trip to the Keys.
06-13-2012 09:54 AM
akavishon
Re: Plotting a course online

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06-12-2012 09:11 PM
rikhall
Re: Plotting a course online

Another vote for Active Captain - we don't leave home without it!

Rik
06-12-2012 06:55 PM
sea_hunter 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.
06-12-2012 05:25 PM
administrator
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.
06-12-2012 04:13 PM
tommays
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
06-12-2012 04:11 PM
DRFerron
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.
06-12-2012 03:56 PM
administrator
Re: Plotting a course online

looked at both - neither are very intuitive...not sure how to create a route in either.
06-12-2012 08:42 AM
sea_hunter ActiveCaptain www.activecaptain.com
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