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Old 21-04-2015, 16:11   #1
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Open CPN - Free charts for Mediterranean Sea?

Hello !
I am new around here... Nice to see that the forum looks quite active..
CAnadian, but in Europe now...
I am giving a try to OPEN CPN...
BUT, I read somewhere that there are no free charts of the Mediterranean Sea that I could use on CPN ?
Apparently this is a good source of charts for open CPN :
(NOAA free electronic download charts) Nautical Charts & Pubs
Is that true that OPEN CPN has no Med sea free chart available from anywhere ? Something recent if possible
If there is, where exactly could I find it ?
Please keep in mind you are talking to someone who is really really not good with computers.... thx !!
Happy sailing !
cheers
Marc
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Old 22-04-2015, 06:48   #2
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Re: Open CPN - Free charts for Mediterranean Sea?

Marc...
Pretty much all the info you might ever need is in the manual, in this particular case in Chart Sources | Official OpenCPN Homepage - That there are no sources of free charts for the Mediterranean means that there are no such sources.

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Old 22-04-2015, 07:11   #3
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Re: Open CPN - Free charts for Mediterranean Sea?

Not really Free, but pirated, the CM93 charts are great for planning, but think twice about navigating to unfamiliar places with them.

These charts are readily available, either by downloading or by copying a DVD from a fellow cruiser. Not legal, but very common among cruisers.

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Re: Open CPN - Free charts for Mediterranean Sea?

Hi MarcLeQuebecois, Take a look here and you might find the answer to your question, read it well and follow the links, cheers.

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Old 27-07-2015, 10:54   #5
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Re: Open CPN - Free charts for Mediterranean Sea?

Anyone happen to know how up to date (or how old) the '''free''' CM93 charts might be that are hanging around on various sites?
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Old 27-07-2015, 12:06   #6
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Re: Open CPN - Free charts for Mediterranean Sea?

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Anyone happen to know how up to date (or how old) the '''free''' CM93 charts might be that are hanging around on various sites?


I think July 2012
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Re: Open CPN - Free charts for Mediterranean Sea?

This response is for others looking for Charts of various areas:

Please refer to the manual.
OpenCPN User Manual | Official OpenCPN Homepage

Look under Getting started ---> Chart Installation
Getting Started | Official OpenCPN Homepage

also under Charts ---> Chart Sources
Charts | Official OpenCPN Homepage

I also suggest you use the Chart Downloader as instructed.
Chart Download Tab | Official OpenCPN Homepage

Also please consider various External Plugins for Charts
External Plugins | Official OpenCPN Homepage

S-63 Vector Charts Plugin
visit o-charts for more information and to get the permits.
BSB4 Charts Plugin
NV Charts Plugin

See the commercial charts covered here
Chart Sources | Official OpenCPN Homepage
Check VisitMyHarbor chart coverage too.
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