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Old 11-03-2011, 23:38   #91
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Re: Death to PAPER ! More Nails in the Paper Chart Coffin . . .

More succinctly called local knowledge.
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Re: Death to PAPER ! More Nails in the Paper Chart Coffin . . .

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When was the last time anyone reading this bought a road atlas?
Erm - let me think - that would be Summer 2008, visiting the UK.

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or purchased any type of paper map?
Erm - let me think - that would be February 13th. 2011. Because I forgot to pack the road atlas!!!!
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More succinctly called local knowledge.
So true.
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Re: Death to PAPER ! More Nails in the Paper Chart Coffin . . .

Well, it looks like we need to up date our charts again!

Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet, shifted Earth's axis - CNN.com
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Well, it looks like we need to up date our charts again!

Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet, shifted Earth's axis - CNN.com

Leaving the tragedy and misery and loss of life out of it...................that's pretty funny.
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Re: Death to PAPER ! More Nails in the Paper Chart Coffin . . .

Indeed... glad to be electronic as I can just put the 8' offset in and I'm done. The paper chart boys are gonna need a lot of pencil erasers this time!

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Leaving the tragedy and misery and loss of life out of it...................that's pretty funny.
I hate to run into a whole nation cause GPS told me it wasn't where it was supposed to be.
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I hate to run into a whole nation cause GPS told me it wasn't where it was supposed to be.
I guess, as long as it's sticking out above the water level I'll be OK.
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I guess I had that coming
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Re: Death to PAPER ! More Nails in the Paper Chart Coffin . . .

There are some dramatic articles about newspapers and how the entire business is imploding. This one image from one of the two articles says it all:



Paper charts, paper guides, and paper sailing directions will all go the same way - there's really no difference. The advantages just aren't there, the costs are too high, and technology provides much better capabilities. In our lifetime or maybe our children's, the only place those nautical aids will show up is in museums showing how boating used to be done. It'll be looked at the way parchment charts are looked at today.

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http://mashable.com/2011/03/15/onlin...ewspaper-news/
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-n...mplodes-2011-3
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Paper chart users better get out that pencil, eraser and a book of NOTAMs
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Visual navigation should not be affected. Your GPS set to WGS 84 will need some adjustment.
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Visual navigation should not be affected.
Are you saying that the coastline moves perfectly evenly? I find that somewhat hard to believe. I think what this means is that at any given point geographic features may be off by that much. Whether they are all off by that much, in the same direction or in different ones - is another issue. Moving a large body of land is not like moving a chair a few inches
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Are you saying that the coastline moves perfectly evenly? I find that somewhat hard to believe. I think what this means is that at any given point geographic features may be off by that much. Whether they are all off by that much, in the same direction or in different ones - is another issue. Moving a large body of land is not like moving a chair a few inches
Not prefectly evenly.

The tsunami wave probably also modified the coastline somewhat.

How much subsidence was there? I have sailed in Turkey, where in you dinghy you can go over the foundations of buildings.

Back to depth sounders and leadlines.
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