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Old 19-06-2014, 02:11   #1
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Course Orientation

I have Navionics running on an IPad and am more than happy with it.However I can not find how to change from Nth up to course up is it possible?
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Re: Course Orientation

Not sure if this is what you want but mine does "map up" or "heading up" by cycling the blue caret symbol on the screen.

Heading up means the Icon is always pointing up. If I am on course & heading the course line would also be "course up"

If you are looking for "present course leg up" regardless of heading I haven't found that.
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Re: Course Orientation

Why would you want to? Course up (or heading up) is just wrong, in my opinion. You lose all orientation to the chart and to compass directions, and for what? Just because you can't imagine what's to the left and right if your course isn't facing up?
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Why would you want to? Course up (or heading up) is just wrong, in my opinion. You lose all orientation to the chart and to compass directions, and for what? Just because you can't imagine what's to the left and right if your course isn't facing up?
Especially on a handheld tablet that you can rotate easily.
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Why would you want to? Course up (or heading up) is just wrong, in my opinion. You lose all orientation to the chart and to compass directions, and for what? Just because you can't imagine what's to the left and right if your course isn't facing up?
Course up is prefered by many as it corresponds to the typical course up radar presentation which is tactically intuitive. Both could be run in North up but it's still not as intuitive in southern headings. It boils down to preference.
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Why would you want to? Course up (or heading up) is just wrong, in my opinion. You lose all orientation to the chart and to compass directions, and for what? Just because you can't imagine what's to the left and right if your course isn't facing up?
+1 I can also interpret radar (course up) at the same time as plotter displays North up. I always maintain a non-variable in plotting and that is that up is always north.
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Re: Course Orientation

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Why would I want to imagine what I should be able to see.
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Re: Course Orientation

Of course one should be able to orient themselves to north up but I see no problem using course uo or actually heading up.

If you want to argue that heading up is not intuitive go ahead if you like but (I know we are boaters) every auto gps in the world puts "heading" up. I'd love to see a car gps where the car is heading sideways or down.

My G276 IIRC correctly could have heading up. If you zoomed out it auto switched to North up. If I get to 5 miles or so I prefer north up. Tighter zooms I prefer heading up.

Both are useful, correct and not cheating...
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