GPS Charts - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Contributing Authors > Seamanship Articles
 Not a Member? 


Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-01-2002
Contributing Authors
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 536
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Sue & Larry is on a distinguished road
GPS Charts

How useful are the navigation charts from the GPS systems that supply them? For example, the Garmin with the 10-inch display that gets advertized in Sail magazine every month. What level of detail is avaiable with that?

Sue & Larry respond:
The navigation charts available for todayís GPS chartplotters provide the navigator with a stunning amount of information and we feel that they're a welcome addition to virtually every nav station. There is sometimes so much data on the chart that some systems allow the user to subtract selected layers of info from the display screen at the push of a button. Programming features like this allow the GPS unit to display only the pertinent information for a particular journey. This simplifies the display and lets you focus on just the navigational information that you require at that particular time.

Keep in mind that a chartplotter is just another type navigational tool. We believe that itís best to incorporate your usage of electronic charts into your existing routine of paper navigation. By plotting on paper and then confirming your plot and course with your GPS chartplotter, youíve provided yourself with an important back-up means of navigation.

Good luck to you and fair winds.

Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:58 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.