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Old 18-02-2017, 22:12   #1
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Maps for australia

Does anyone know where I can get maps for australia? I have just started to learn opencpn and need a lot of help. Thanks
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Old 18-02-2017, 22:37   #2
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Hi Norton, the official charts can be downloaded here:
Australian Hydrographic Service - Product Downloads
But at a price of course.
However you can use the CM 93 charts, which might be older or not up to date, but at very little cost, however I do not know a safe site where there can be downloaded from.
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The AHS charts are S-63 charts.

So one will need the S-63 plug-in, the S-63 UserPermit that you get from o-charts.org (read the documentation related to S-63 here in the manual and at the o-charts site please).
With this permit you license the AHS chart sets for your PC..


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I found some reasonable ones but cannot remember where I got them from. If you PM me I can give you my address. Mail me a prepaid CD mailer and I will put it on a CD and send to you.
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Thanks at all for the comments. Clown fish I will take you up on that offer when I return from s.a next week. Do you ever get up around lake macquarie?
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Charts are another area where we get screwed by our bureaucratic masters, even our mates across the Tasman can download official charts cost free.


I have found the CM93 charts to be pretty good anywhere commercial vessels go but not so good for some of the areas yachties frequent.
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Thanks at all for the comments. Clown fish I will take you up on that offer when I return from s.a next week. Do you ever get up around lake macquarie?
No problems. We have not taken our cat to Lake Macquarie yet, but at the moment she is on the Gold Coast having some work done. We head off to Northern Queensland late April/early May, so will not be back near Sydney till November some time.
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Cmap 93 is Ok for most of the Queensland coast, I have used it the full length of QLD across to Darwin and most of Indonesia. I would strongly suggest you look at GE2KAP and produce images for all anchorages. Most of all you do need to keep a good lookout.
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