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Old 27-02-2011, 17:18   #1
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Source for Free European / UK ENC Charts ?

In my search for ENC charts of the UK and Europe, I haven't found any sources of free charts. Does anyone know if such a thing exists?
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Re: Source for free European/UK ENC charts?

There is a downloadable version of C Map C93 floating about on the internet, doubt if it strictly legal, believe its downloaded as one of those torrent stream things.
Be aware that C 93 which can be used on open CPN does not display drying heights.
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Re: Source for free European/UK ENC charts?

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There is a downloadable version of C Map C93 floating about on the internet, doubt if it strictly legal,
Good assumption. CF does not promote, encourage or allow, the forum to be used for the violation of copyright or intellectual property rights. Sorry Prof, I've never heard of free enc charts for the region you desire that were legal.
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Re: Source for free European/UK ENC charts?

Although I appreciate the "heads up", as these materials will be used in a course I am teaching they need to come from legal sources. I'll keep looking though, if I find anything I'll post back here.
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Re: Source for free European/UK ENC charts?

I don't think you will find any free legal ones - I looked and looked for a long time.

There were CM93 pirate versions on 'the russian' website, now closed, and they also had french, spanish, italian and dutch ENC charts - not sure of the legality of those either.

If you do find any, please post back - I would love to have that information
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Re: Source for free European/UK ENC charts?

There are indeed some free legal European ENC charts available, covering certain inland waterways. Download links here:Chart Sources | Official OpenCPN Homepage

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Although I appreciate the "heads up", as these materials will be used in a course I am teaching they need to come from legal sources. I'll keep looking though, if I find anything I'll post back here.
Whats the course Prof. In the UK there are reasonably priced software packages, chart plotter program including charts.
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Re: Source for free European/UK ENC charts?

@cagney - That's an awesome resource, I'm embarrassed that I missed it!

@Nigel - I want something I can include in a package of training materials (or at least give them links if I'm not allowed to re-distribute them). So the list cagney linked to is perfect!
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