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Old 25-06-2017, 07:14   #16
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Thanks for posting, agree the Exumas are much better. Will use to help with navigation.
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I think we'll need to check both websites to find the most recent photos.
I just checked an area near me on both Google and Zoom. Zoom showed a building I know was torn down at least two years ago. Google showed that the building was gone.
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It is mind boggling to see all the satellite/aerial images now available. We did not have any of this during our circumnavigation.

Exit Only is getting ready to sail into a different navigational world.
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It is mind boggling to see all the satellite/aerial images now available. We did not have any of this during our circumnavigation.

Exit Only is getting ready to sail into a different navigational world.
It really is amazing. I'm a fan of a British TV show called Doc Martin. It takes place in a fictional town called Port Wenn. I put Port Wenn into Google Earth and it took me to Port Isaac, the town where he show is actually filmed! How the heck did it know?
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Hi all, I was chatting to another cruiser in the marina yesterday. He told me about Ovitalmap which is like SAS planet for android, IOS and windows. Not as many sources as SAS but it is fluent and between bing and Google hybrid I'm not sure you need anything else. It also tracks your GPS location and can save the tracks. It's a bit of a bastard to download on Android but well worth the effort
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From what I see, the Google Earth images are much more up to date, though Zoom.Earth has clearer images.
Zoom.Earth's images of Grand Bahama is from before Hurricane Matthew.
In Google Earth, go to 2630'30.05"N, 7837'46.59"W and zoom in to an altitude of 10 metres. That's us enjoying the afternoon anchored out with our tiki-raft deployed on January 25th of this year (2017).
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Goggle earth images, yes.

https://www.venturefarther.com

Can be a very useful addition to charts.

And very occasionally when there are no charts.

Hi, Jon the developer (and cruiser) behind VentureFarther here. VentureFarther is in my estimation (hey, I wrote it I may be a bit biased ) the simplest/fastest way to generate satellite charts without installing any software. Although VentureFarther does much more than just satellite charts the original intent was to provide the average cruiser the ability to generate satellite charts (Google, Bing and Nokia, sorry no Navionics as it is against their terms of use) on any computer platform (Windows, Linux, Mac, iPad and Android). If you can use Google Maps you can generate KAPs. Go ahead and give it a shot and if you have any questions/comments please let me know. While you are there check out the other features, crowd sourced anchorages, weather, eBook cruising guides and position reporting!

p.s. Sorry for the late response, we are actively cruising and I am better at developing than getting the word out.
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