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Old 16-09-2012, 19:09   #1
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Charts for Bahamas for openCPN

I have read the threads concerning charts for the Bahamas on this forum, and I am still unclear on how to obtain electronic charts for the Bahamas that openCPN can use.

A link to free electronic charts for the Bahamas would be very much appreciated, but if I have to pay for the charts then I will.

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Old 16-09-2012, 19:38   #2
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Re: charts for Bahamas for openCPN

I have navionics charts in my chart plotter that worked great for me while in the Bahamas, I also have navionics charts that I down loaded to my I phone that worked great as well, the down load for the I phone was 5 or 6 bucks. The charts that I have in my back up Raymarine unit are crap compared to the Navionics charts IMHO. Might try doing a search for Navionics.
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I have navionics charts in my chart plotter that worked great for me while in the Bahamas, I also have navionics charts that I down loaded to my I phone that worked great as well, the down load for the I phone was 5 or 6 bucks. The charts that I have in my back up Raymarine unit are crap compared to the Navionics charts IMHO. Might try doing a search for Navionics.
To the best of my knowledge, Navionics is not compatible with the OpenCPN system the OP was asking about.
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Re: charts for Bahamas for openCPN

Connie has them on The Capt CDs if they would work we would be glad to copy for ya ! ??
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Connie has them on The Capt CDs if they would work we would be glad to copy for ya ! ??
What do you mean by "them" , what electronic charts are you referring to?
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Them, The charts you were asking for ! the Bahamas, from the coast of fla, and all the Islands of the bahama chain and the stuff around it Cuba ect ect ! don't know if these will work with your sysyem ! I don't use her stuff to much so you would need to ask somebody that knows more then we do !
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I have read the threads concerning charts for the Bahamas on this forum, and I am still unclear on how to obtain electronic charts for the Bahamas that openCPN can use.

A link to free electronic charts for the Bahamas would be very much appreciated, but if I have to pay for the charts then I will.

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If you're using windows, you should be able to buy chart from "nv-charts" or "maptech". Both have coverage of the Bahamas, and both works through plugins, available on the opencpn.org download page.

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If you're using windows, you should be able to buy chart from "nv-charts" or "maptech". Both have coverage of the Bahamas, and both works through plugins, available on the opencpn.org download page.

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I bought the nv-charts and they come with a CD and like Cagney said they do work with the plug-in. At least in version 3.02 of openCPN. I downloaded one of the betas a few months ago and the charts did not work with the beta.

Does anybody know if this problem has been corrected? Will the nvc plug-in work in the current beta version 3.1.1206.
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I bought the nv-charts and they come with a CD and like Cagney said they do work with the plug-in....
Thanks, I appreciate that info. We are running 3.02. I think if we try updating I'll keep a copy of that just in case,

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I bought the nv-charts and they come with a CD and like Cagney said they do work with the plug-in. At least in version 3.02 of openCPN. I downloaded one of the betas a few months ago and the charts did not work with the beta.

Does anybody know if this problem has been corrected? Will the nvc plug-in work in the current beta version 3.1.1206.
The Bahamas nv-charts DO work with the latest beta!
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