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Old 31-05-2013, 17:11   #1
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NOAA Charts for Android Devices

I was recently introduced by ´Eyeback´(Peter) to the new MyNOAACharts app for Android Tablets in a different thread I established for Android file organizing. You can download it from Google Play.

It is a great utility for the yachtsman both on and off line but needs some improvements to make it more useful on Tablets. I have suggested some to NOAA.

I am a user of two useful navigation programs,OruxMaps and MarineNavigator,both accept .KAP/.BSB charts, and I have made a couple of Android app utilities to download charts by STATE from NOAA.

You can download these apps here:https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3t9JwGWh4c3YzNHa05kbGR5a1E/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3t9...it?usp=sharing

MarineNavigator reads the downloaded .kap as it is,whilst OruxMaps need to have the .kap chart converted with a separate utility. Both navigation programs are free.

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Re: NOAA Charts for Android Devices

Re: Organizing Your Android Marine Apps
Peter..

I have no experience with Mx Mariner so I ca´nt understand the problem.
I have no such problems with either OruxMaps or MarineNavigator.

I have a variety of USB pendrives I use for my Tablet,the largest being 16GB but I believe you can pendrives with even higher capacity. USB HD´s demand too much power for the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 without extra power supply for the drive,otherwise I also have a 500GB external drive I could use.

I have never experienced any speed deterioration using charts from my external drives. Basically,I reserve all the available space for my growing number of apps. and port the heavy data on external drives whenever I can.

I just downloaded one of the smaller NOAA chart files from the STATE selection area using my newly created NOAA DOWNLOAD.APK and had it up and running in MarineTraffic within minutes, AND can remove it again in two seconds..

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