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Re: Utilizing Google Earth in Navigation

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I have been trying to get some where with this, it looks pretty cool. All the links I have tried have turned up to be out of date dead ends. I wonder if any one has current links or if this service has been discontinued.
View the Youtube video here and click at bottom right to watch on the actual Youtube site
Scroll down into the comments and you'll find people periodically provided a new link as the NOAA site changed. The comment from "J Wilson" just worked for me; downloaded the file, and updated GE. I'm now trying some of the features.
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I didn't know you were not allowed to make use of both in a sanctuary city.
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Different subject...

Some time in the past, you posted (another forum) about charts for the San Blas.
I've downloaded those but am have a tough/computer idiot time getting them moved to OpenCPN.
So far, the only charts I have on CPN are some of the US NOAA...which the program had ready as a prompt.
The San Blas charts should be in .kap format, which OCPN reads. Make sure you set OCPN chart preferences to the folder containing the charts, and then update/install them.

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Google Earth is great for planning passages. I rough out a route on the big screen, then transfer it approximately to my phone Navionics app. Then I zoom in close and 'fly" the route for safety. Easy to make small changes at that point. As was said before, the satellite imagery and GE photos of the most remote places are terrific to get an idea of what you will be seeing on approach. Pilot charts for out of the way places and stuff like Charlie's charts are getting harder to find these days. GE is also very handy to find shore resources. I have seen the nautical chart overlays on GE. Not as useful as flying the route on the phone or tablet for me. As for reef passes. There is nothing like timing the approach for good light. Once inside however, the previewed sat views are good to know where not to go or where the good snorkeling might be.
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I wouldn't use Navionics if my ass was on fire and it had water.

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I agree that Google Earth can be usefull as a navigational supplement but Ive been studying inlets along the south shore of Long Island and found the google sat photos (which are composite) are seldom fully up to date. There are days the images are composed of part near-time and part past days or month and the file numbers will not reflect that.
Also labels and location detail can be way off . This is true of most of the digital charts available from major software companies using processed Nooa data. On half the chartplotters in the local West Marine the channel I sailed in that day is depicted as a dry sand spit despite it having been navigable water for over 4 years. Local knowledge, my eyes, and TowboatUS have been the only reliable sources
Your tax dollars are not being spent at the US Coast Survey unfortunately. And navigational disclaimers promise regular surprises from charting software

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I agree that Google Earth can be usefull as a navigational supplement but Ive been studying inlets along the south shore of Long Island and found the google sat photos (which are composite) are seldom fully up to date. There are days the images are composed of part near-time and part past days or month and the file numbers will not reflect that.
GE isn't the only satellite service, and it can be productive to look at others, like Bing, for the best and most up to date pictures.

But no satellite or chart survey is going to keep up in real time with constantly shifting stuff.

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That's why real sailors use NTMs.

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Don't understand the advantage of Google Earth over proper navigation with a chart.
For somewhere like East Greenwich, RI, the docks are just inexact straight lines with no identification of the 4 or more individual shoreside facilities in a row there. Having an aerial photo really helps identifying the facility and dock you are to tie to.

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Re: Utilizing Google Earth in Navigation

Extra tools like GE may not be deemed 'proper' but they can be very helpful.
Proper....is navigating safely.
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