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Old 22-07-2007, 19:44   #1
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NOAA electric nautical charts?


I happened across this website: Office of Coast Survey - Home - Nautical Charts

Which appears to give access to 620 of NOAA's nautical charts. The only problem... no idea what program it takes to open the file! Perhaps one of you guys and gals knows the secret...

I'm trying to track down one online that shows the upper chesapeake.

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Old 23-07-2007, 01:31   #2

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Just about any commercial charplotter will open them. If you're looking for free software try Seaclear at

SeaClear GPS Navigation Software

Do a search here for Seaclear and you'll get the idea
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Old 24-07-2007, 00:45   #3
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For open source CPN, go to
The author is a fulltime live-aboard cruiser. He likes MapTech downloads. Free Boating Charts See also USB GPS

Another useful site is Garmin GPS eTrex compatible cables, USB serial converter.


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