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I love finding new and neat technology. Most of you are familiar with the Local Notice to Mariners. You may not be aware that there is also a "International" Notice to Mariners - it is actually called the "Notice to Mariners." This covers areas not covered by the USCG local notices. You can find it on the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency web site. Now here is the cool part. If rather than clicking on the "Notice to Mariners" link you click on the "Broadcast Warnings" link you can download a Google Earth .kmz file of the warnings.

The actual link (good when I wrote this) to the download is: http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSISiteContent/StaticFiles/Files/NAVWARN.kmz

Fair winds and following seas :)
 

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I would be hesitant to use Google earth. When I look online I see a bunch of fuzzy ocean spots in the Pacific that I would likely run aground on...
Navigation (so to speak) is not the purpose of the overlay. It just does a nice job of having to avoid reading a whole bunch of stuff that is not relevant to where you are. It highlights the geographic area for each notice, you can then drill down and read the notices for the areas that are close to you.

Fair winds and following seas :)
 
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