I've been a longtime fan of SeaClear2 and free NOAA charts
. However, the absence of inexpensive, sunlight-viewable displays has made for a disappointing daytime cockpit
Coming soon (perhaps in June) is a low power
, inexpensive tablet computer (Notion Ink Adam) with a transflective touchscreen. (Transflective means sunlight-viewable (and lower power)). http://www.notionink.in
This tablet does not have an Intel CPU so neither SeaClear2 on Windows nor SeaClear2 on Linux/Wine will be possible. However, I recently came upon an open source (free) chartplotter
program called "opencpn". OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage
So far, this seems to work OK on Linux
, and Linux
should run on the Notion Ink tablet.
This is not a marinized, ruggedized navigation
"solution". But for those DIY folks who like to tinker, this might be interesting.
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