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Old 20-12-2015, 11:09   #16
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Re: Google Earth and NOAA Charts

Originally Posted by Macblaze View Post
Heh... I was just reading your site. Thanks for all the great info...
Thanks for the kudos Mac. Lots of folks have helped us over the years, so we're doing what we can to help other cruisers.

As for how well they work, GE derived KAPs are absolutely magic! GE gets their georeferencing absolutely spot-on. GE doesn't show everything, but where they show something, that's where it is. Which is MUCH better than the charts we have to work with out in SE Asia. All charts here can be out by as much as a mile. We recently gave out 30GB(!) of Indonesia GE KAPs to the 40 boats on the 2015 Sail Indonesia rally. Three boats that didn't bother to use them had arguments with reefs, & one of those boats couldn't be pulled off & was lost.
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