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Old 05-03-2014, 09:18   #1
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Hi water ppl,
I'm trying to find the best free download for navigation software. Can anyone recommend a website that will let me download FREE software that I can integrate into a movie. Hope thats clear. I want to make a film documentary of a trip with logs of my route. Thanks to all who contribute.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:02   #2
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Re: PC Navigation

Try Open CPN.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:58   #3
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Re: PC Navigation

Google earth is very powerful, check this gentleman out., he uses it well:

And Opencpn is powerful as well, you can download your gps track of a passage and upload it into Google earth as a path, so you fly along the route you actually went only a few thousand feet up in Google earth, very cool, works great up rivers.

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Google earth is very powerful, check this gentleman out., he uses it well:

And Opencpn is powerful as well, you can download your gps track of a passage and upload it into Google earth as a path, so you fly along the route you actually went only a few thousand feet up in Google earth, very cool, works great up rivers.

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Hi Thanks for this post. So I first have to downlaod Opencpn and then download regular gogle earth?
Thtas exactly what I want to do so please tell me what I need to have in order to do it?
Thanks very much. Steve
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Hi Thanks for this post. So I first have to downlaod Opencpn and then download regular gogle earth?
Thtas exactly what I want to do so please tell me what I need to have in order to do it?
Thanks very much. Steve
Actually, from memory you might not even need Opencpn. Well, you do because it's great To get the track off my Garmin gps128 I think it was this software...
http://www.easygps.com/download.asp

Then I think I might have used Opencpn to open the file and save it as a .Kml file which Google earth can then open. Might be wrong, that's all from memory, but it's all free so worth having a play with. Google maps should let you upload a kml file as well, I keep all tracks online now, something to cheer you up on a rainy day

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Hi Steve,

First get Opencpn. Then download GE2Kap and Google earth.

Get opencpn set up and enable the extension ge2kap. You can then start opencpn and make charts from Google earth using the ge2kap extension.
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