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cheapest electronic charts?

Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by Ric, Nov 29, 2003.

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  1. Ric

    Ric Guest

    I want to buy a chartplotter - but the electronic charts are hugely
    expensive, and also difficult to buy as not many chandlers etc stock them.

    What is the best solution? Is it possible to buy a CD of the world and then
    download the charts one needs into the chartplotter?

    Surely the first manufacturer to offer a solution for easily and relatively
    cheaply loading charts into the chartplotter would corner the market - so
    what's stopping them? The charts themselves can't be too expensive as iirc
    the US Hydrographic office publishes free charts for the whole world.
     
  2. Verizon

    Verizon Guest

    Surely the first manufacturer to offer a solution for easily and
    relatively
    Maptech has Outdoor Navigator for Palm and Pocket PC. It comes with every
    NOAA chart in the US for only $99. After the first year, it costs $29/year
    to keep the charts current - or just keep what you have and don't pay
    anything. It's probably the best deal going as compared to buying regions,
    etc. Of course, a Palm or Pocket PC display must be acceptable for it to
    work for you.

    www.outdoornavigator.com (get the demo or click on "Information") and
    www.maptech.com are links for more information.
     
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