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Thank you original poster for this. Perhaps some one would be so kind as to inform me on how to download and have working on a laptop the graphical chart selector that NOAA has at Interactive Catalog ? The laptop will not be connected to the Internet when I need to look up a chart. I tried saving the interactive catalog while in Firefox, File => Save Page As but what happens when I invoke the saved htm file is a message comes up "Sorry for the inconvenience but the database is temporarily offline, please try back in a couple hours. Thanks."
Not only is a file named " Interactive Catalog.htm" downloaded but a sub directory containing many java script files was included. I think the problem is the location of the java scripts is not where the file "Interactive Catalog.htm" points to. Sorry this is more of a programming question but maybe some one has ran in this problem and solved it. Thanks for any help.
 

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Thank you original poster for this. Perhaps some one would be so kind as to inform me on how to download and have working on a laptop the graphical chart selector that NOAA has at Interactive Catalog ? The laptop will not be connected to the Internet when I need to look up a chart. I tried saving the interactive catalog while in Firefox, File => Save Page As but what happens when I invoke the saved htm file is a message comes up "Sorry for the inconvenience but the database is temporarily offline, please try back in a couple hours. Thanks."
Not only is a file named " Interactive Catalog.htm" downloaded but a sub directory containing many java script files was included. I think the problem is the location of the java scripts is not where the file "Interactive Catalog.htm" points to. Sorry this is more of a programming question but maybe some one has ran in this problem and solved it. Thanks for any help.
This web page won't work "offline". There are links embedded in the source code and you would need to be connected to the net in order for it to work.
 

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This web page won't work "offline". There are links embedded in the source code and you would need to be connected to the net in order for it to work.
Is there anyway to download all of the files the links point towards so it will work off line?
 

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Is there anyway to download all of the files the links point towards so it will work off line?
Highly unlikely as you would need to download the entire parent/child web page hierarchy in addition to all the ancillary files and the charts.

Its not designed to be utilized offline from what I can tell,
 

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Is there anyway to download all of the files the links point towards so it will work off line?
If all you want to do is look at the charts and not print, why not use OpenCPN?
 
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If all you want to do is look at the charts and not print, why not use OpenCPN?
For some reason or another the resolution and response time of OpenCPN on this laptop was just awful. It would get stuck on a chart view and not respond, resolution reminded me of pong on a black and white TV set. I think what I can do is to download the text file index, NOAA Charts PDF Format then search for the area in question.
 

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For some reason or another the resolution and response time of OpenCPN on this laptop was just awful. It would get stuck on a chart view and not respond, resolution reminded me of pong on a black and white TV set. I think what I can do is to download the text file index, NOAA Charts PDF Format then search for the area in question.
You still will not be able to access the PDF's while offline unless you download each one to your computer.
 

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For some reason or another the resolution and response time of OpenCPN on this laptop was just awful. It would get stuck on a chart view and not respond, resolution reminded me of pong on a black and white TV set. I think what I can do is to download the text file index, NOAA Charts PDF Format then search for the area in question.
I think there may be an issue with your install of OpenCPN then, because I have it running on a $65 windows tablet running Windows 10(WinBook) and it is fine. Not rocket fast but quite usable. I have a USB GPS sensor that I use with it. I have heard of folks using it on very old Netbooks. Now if I could read the display in sunlight!

They have a support forum over at Crusers forum and I think one on opencpn.org. I also have it running on my android phone as well.
 

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As others have said, if you just want to view them interactively its best to use a free or low-cost app that will stitch the RNC or ENC files together for seamless (or mostly seamless) viewing.

As for printing, I've never found a local place that will print one full size (and on waterproof paper to boot) for anywhere near the price that you can get them from the NOAA certified suppliers. And what civilian owns a printer that size? Not me.
 

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I just reloaded NOAA RNC charts and re-installed openCPN. Works much better, looks like it will be usable. Guess there was an issue with the original install. All I need now is a USB GPS device and I'll have a backup chart plotter.
 
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I just reloaded NOAA RNC charts and re-installed openCPN. Works much better, looks like it will be usable. Guess there was an issue with the original install. All I need now is a USB GPS device and I'll have a backup chart plotter.
I have this one, it was discovered by my windows 10 by default:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008200LHW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00

But if I were to do it over again I would go Bluetooth if your laptop has it as it can be placed in one spot and not dragged around on a cord. The Bluetooth ones were really expensive when I got mine three years ago.
 

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WOW! Just found your thread!
Can't imagine how long it took you to create this incredible resource!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D
Richard
PS: Bookmarked and started saving what we'll need for Florida and will then see about getting large prints at our local print shop. Then look into waterproofing them (I know the ink orn their machines is waterproof.

Again, Thank you!

Richard
 
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