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Old 12-12-2012, 04:17   #1
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Online Charts

I have a serious sleeping disorder and most every night get awaken with very little ability to return to sleep. I do a lot of reading on this kindle and sometimes it gets me to sleep. What I would like to try is studying charts of places ive sailed or plan to some day. They would not need to be navigation quality but the more detail the better. Does anyone know of a source I can click into to access this from a kindle fire, and hopefully help me sail myself back to sleep? I would very much appreciate it!


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Old 12-12-2012, 04:53   #2
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Re: online charts

I would have suggested the NOAA website, but their online viewer requires Flash, support for which has been/is being dropped in Android. There are workarounds, but probably not worth the effort.

NOAA's On-Line Chart Viewer

Otherwise, there are a number of Android apps that can be downloaded that pull from the free NOAA chart database, so all you are out is the cost of the app (NOAA provides US charts online for free, free online coverage for the rest of the world varies depending on which country/charting agency). I've used this one on other Android devices, but not on the Kindle:

Android | EarthNC

It has some drawbacks as a navigation package (or maybe my device did), but if all you want is a chart viewer...

Or you can search around on CF for OpenCpn on Android, I know it's been done.

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:18   #3
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Re: Online Charts

Try this one..

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:23   #4
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Excellent-thanks very much. This is working- I cant seem to zoom in really close but it's good enough-just what I asked for!

I will research how to fine tune it.
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