Does Seaclear overlay grib files?
and display nmea depth, waterspeed, wind etc ?
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Thread: Charts for Laptops
28-02-12, 20:02 #21Registered User
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28-02-12, 20:39 #22Registered User
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Its the intuitive nature of opencpn that bothers me as with dedicated plotters-just prefer it looking like a chart without a load of extra data.
But then I hate predictive texting!
28-02-12, 20:55 #23
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01-03-12, 15:07 #25New User
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I did just look at the PolarView website and they are saying "ENC's". Now, unless these are updated weekly from UKHO supplied data, they are not actually ENCs, and should not be sold as such. I'm guessing they would be vector charts put together from S57 ENC derived data from the UKHO.
A vector chart is not automatically an ENCs unless it is produced by a national hydrographic organisation. Ie AVCS S57s are ENCs, the charts for $30 on PolarNavy are not ENCs!
Here is the official line on ENCs:
Electronic Navigational Charts are official nautical charts produced by national hydrographic organisations which are designed primarily for use on Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
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01-03-12, 15:20 #26
I have both Seaclear and OpenCPN and can even run them both at the same time, but why bother when OpenCPN does it all.Sermons from my pulpit are with tongue firmly in cheek and without any warranty!
01-03-12, 15:46 #27
See http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277963 for some discussion on this. I aired my opinions (prejuduices?) about the half dozen systems I have running in that discussion. N.B. my preference is to send routes from the computer to a Garmin 72 in the cockpit for the helmsman to use when navigating, so my experience of the software is for planning, not live navigation.
01-03-12, 19:28 #28
I used to use Maptech ONL but, as noted, it doesn't 'do' AIS so have now changed to OpenCPN. This has a Garmin route upload function. It also now reads the Maptech BSB4 charts, as well as the CM93 charts. For me, it is undoubtedly the current best software solution.
The only reason for this thread is that my Maptech UK charts are more than 10 years old. I know the rocks don't move but there have been changes in the last years that should be visible on updated charts. The new raster chart package from VisitMyHarbour, due out in April, (see post #10) that will run on OpenCPN looks like the answer.------------------------------------
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