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Old 20-05-2019, 09:52   #1
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Windows based navigation software

Other than OpenCPN, which is great but I can't get charts for, what's out there for Windows PC. I'm looking at dedicating a PC for the boat. My Chartplotter and Autopilot is Raymarine, so preferably something that interfaces.
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You can't get charts because....
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Re: Windows based navigation software

We use MaxSea TimeZero on the ship's laptop... partly because it's a mirror of our Furuno NAVNet3D plotter.

There are a few others. Rose Point maybe, something like that. Don't know what might be closest to Raymarine equipment.

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I'm not interested in the free NOAA charts, don't sail in the US. I haven't found any other charts that work with OpenCPN.
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I'm not interested in the free NOAA charts, don't sail in the US. I haven't found any other charts that work with OpenCPN.



I don't sail in the US and don't use NOAA charts either. I'm more than happy with the low cost oeSENC charts for my area. Where are you sailing?
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Old 21-05-2019, 07:33   #7
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I'm not interested in the free NOAA charts, don't sail in the US. I haven't found any other charts that work with OpenCPN.
There are up to date charts available with more being added as time goes on..

https://o-charts.org/shop/index.php?...gory&id_lang=4
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I'm not interested in the free NOAA charts, don't sail in the US. I haven't found any other charts that work with OpenCPN.

Your profile location says Anguilla. If that's your sailing area, the oeSENC Carribbean chart sets appears to offer good coverage:
https://o-charts.org/shop/index.php?...duct&id_lang=4
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Realize this forum is full of OCPN fans, but the OP was asking about commercial Windows products - I'm interested in hearing about the same if anyone has some recommendations/experience with what's out there...
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For Raymarine, the last PC based navigational software is called Raytech Navigator, it is a free download from their website, message me if you need a key to unlock all the features. It is an extremely capable piece of software, including chart sharing from your plotter, radar, racing, polars, etc. but it is dated in terms of the UI design. It works with Raymarine chartplotters up to the C series wide generation. For newer generations, you are better off using tablet software.
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I am very happy with QTVLM: https://www.meltemus.com/index.php/en/

It supports vector charts (S57 and S63),
as well as raster charts: kaps, geotiff, ...
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I'm not interested in the free NOAA charts, don't sail in the US. I haven't found any other charts that work with OpenCPN.
OK, that is what I was thinking was the reason. Thanks for explaining.
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Your profile location says Anguilla. If that's your sailing area, the oeSENC Carribbean chart sets appears to offer good coverage:
https://o-charts.org/shop/index.php?...duct&id_lang=4
Yes, Anguilla. I'm interested in the Caaribbean. I'll try they link you provided. Thanks for your advice.
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For comercial PC nav try SOB from DigiBOAT Navigation Software for GPS Receivers - Software-On-Board Designed by sailors with a very simple and practical interface. It works with CMap charts. Using the super wide charts thhis gives the most economical package I have found. One chart pack fot under &300 covers all of the Carribean Sea. I belive current Raymarine products are now compatable with CMap charts. Does have network capabilities so you should be able to intigrate it with your other instruments. Available as a free trial version.
I agree with what you say about getting charts for open CPN but also find SOB much simpler to use and easyer to intigrate with AIS etc
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https://www.euronav.co.uk/index.html

You can use Navionics charts as well as buy other makes
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