Hi again fellow cruisers.
We have been cruising across the Pacific in some reef infested waters over the past few years and found huge discrepancies in the accuracy of our charts
This led to us using a program called SAS PLANET which we run alongside Open Cpn
with the GPS puck
reporting to both programs through Franson Gps
The program allows a number of downloads of satellite
imagery which has proved to be terrific, since for example, if Google Earth
has cloud cover one can simply switch to a number of other satellite
imagery providers all for free.
Also, the download and cache happens automatically as one 'sees the image' and we have found in the pacific where internet
is sometimes / often slow, the SAS Planet files load a lot faster than those in GE. Of course, one can also download GE imagery through the program although it requires a 'route directory' that I am struggling to understand.
Here in Fiji
, we have loved the program where we are able to plot routes and save tracks to share with others all through SAS Planet. To carry routes across to Open Cpn
does require a conversion from kmz to gpx but we find the 2 programs work great together.
The reason I share this where many may already be familiar with it, is because we come across so many sailors who have not yet checked out SAS Planet.
I am hoping through this post, to get more of an understanding from sailors in 'the know' how to route
the directory to engage Google Earth
downloads and also hopefully to engage some discussion that will lead to a more in depth
understanding, since finding information in English
So - anyone able to share how we go about downloading Google
Earth Imagery through SAS Planet GE Tab ... would really appreciate that!