2015 ChartStick- for OpenCPN and PolarNavy (inc.France)

2015 editions NOW available  (with 2016 update at under £7 !)

The VisitMyHarbour "ChartStick"  a portable, easy to use way of providing "For Navigation" Raster charts, that are compatible with some fantastic free (or very cheap) navigation programs.

This tiny USB dongle is an unusual way of delivering navigation chart packages.

 UK/Ireland £39.50  

UK and Near Continent £58.00      UK/Iberia £54.50     UK, Near Continent, Iberia £70.00

French charts in OpenCPN

Instead of locking the copyright chart content to the hard drive of one or two machines, the charts are on the dongle and locked to it.

  • Portable between Windows laptops/desktops (and forthcoming Windows8 Tablets) Use on multiple machines. Charts don't expire.
  • Subsequent recharges with new editions (if required) are inexpensive, so there's no excuse not to have up-to-date charts.
  • Charts work with OpenCPN (free) and PolarNavy (cheap)
  • Using a USB connection these charts are fast (only marginally slower that a fully installed system)
  • 30 Day no quibble money back guarantee

All the 2015 editions of the ChartStick contains a complete set of UK/Ireland raster charts derived from data supplied by the UKHO. (plus other charts as specified further down this page)  They have the same look and feel as standard paper charts.  The charts are dated as follows:  UK/IRL 1st Jan 2015   ES/P  BE/NL  charts dated Oct 2014  FR Channel SHOM charts March 2015

Computer specs required:  Windows XP, Vista, or 7 and intel based Windows8.  This will not work on Macs, ipads, android, linux etc.  USB socket required at all times. Faster with USB 2 sockets.  In general... the faster the processor speeds the better results you'll get. For use with openCPN we recommend version 2.5 for best image quality. (or newer versions with GL mode enabled). No registration or internet connection required to use this product, plug in and use.

How easy is this to use ?

Very easy !  You plug the USB in, run a start up sequence (10sec)... then simply "point" your pre-installed PolarNavy or OpenCPN installation at the chart directory on the stick.  Connecting a compatibe GPS to any one of these programs will position you on the charts.

What's on the stick:

The chart packages, plus software that will install OpenCPN 2.5,and installation software for Polar Navy (PolarView and PolarCom)  Open CPN is free,  Polar Navy is free to try for 30 days, then a small fee to them (about £25) if you want to continue. Both programs are very good, so take your pick.

 




 

Coverage:

Uk Charts

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This 2015 UK/Ireland edition contains over 800 raster charts, dated 1st Jan 2015.

 

£39.50 plus P&P















 

Important note:  Although the French coasts are visible, there is not enough detail to approach these coasts safely. If visiting France you WILL need the package below:.

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This Channel France/UK/Ireland/Belgium/Netherlands edition contains over 1014  charts dated 1st Jan UK 2015, BE and NL Charts dated Oct 2014. FR charts dated March 2015 

 

Coverage:  UK/Ireland/Channel France/ Belgium, 100% at all scales available. French coverage at all available scales, starts just south of Brest and extends to Belgium. Small scale French coverage down towards Spain.  All French SHOM charts are at 300 DPI giving larger crisper images than the standard UKHO 127 DPI.

£58 Plus P&P
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.Ce produit :  - contient toutes les cartes marines, à grande, moyenne, et petite échelle, pour les côtes Françaises, depuis la frontière Belge jusqu'aux Iles des Glénan incluses.  Contient 5 cartes marines à moyenne échelle ou à grande échelle pour la zone sud des Iles des Glénan jusqu'à la frontière Espagnole. Ne contient pas de cartes marines détaillées, à petite échelle, pour le reste de la façade Atlantique des côtes Françaises.

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For the avoidance of doubt:  Our Netherlands coverage in this and any other product is shown below:

.No freshwater inland coverage.  Fine for coastal passagemaking.

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This UK/IBERIA chartset contains over 1020 raster charts.  UK/IRL charts 1st Jan 2015, ES/P charts Oct 2014. Coverage extends to the Azores. Ideal for those heading South directly across Biscay.

 

 

£54.50 plus P&P

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UK, Near Continent, Iberia

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This Channel France, UK/IRL/BE/NL/ES/P chartset combines all the charts, over 1,230 of them into one package. FR charts are dated March 2015, UK/IRL charts are dated 1st Jan 2015, all the rest Oct 2014

 

Price £70 plus P&P

The only detail this package is missing at present is full detail of the Atlantic coast of France, see diagram.


Ce produit :  - contient toutes les cartes marines, à grande, moyenne, et petite échelle, pour les côtes Françaises, depuis la frontière Belge jusqu'aux Iles des Glénan incluses.  Contient 5 cartes marines à moyenne échelle ou à grande échelle pour la zone sud des Iles des Glénan jusqu'à la frontière Espagnole. Ne contient pas de cartes marines détaillées, à petite échelle, pour le reste de la façade Atlantique des côtes Françaises.

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Notices for French charts
 

« Aucun   service   hydrographique   officiel   n’a   vérifié   les   informations   contenues   dans   ce document et ne peut être tenu responsable de la fidélité de leur reproduction ou de toute modification   ultérieure.   La   possession   de   ce   produit   dérivé   n’exonère   pas   de   l’obligation d’utiliser   les   documents   nautiques   appropriés   prévus   par   les   règlements   nationaux   ou internationaux ».     "No official Hydrographic Office has verified the information contained in this document and can not be held responsible for the accuracy of reproduction or any subsequent amendment. Possession of the derivative does not exempt from the obligation use appropriate nautical documents required by national laws or International ".

« Ce produit intègre des données © SHOM – 3/2015 – reproduites avec l’autorisation n° 6/2015  »   "This product incorporates data © SHOM - March / 2015 - reproduced with authorization No. 6/2015 "



 

Remember the 30 day "No Quibble" money back guarantee.  If the coverage, quality, or anything else about a ChartStick disappoints you, just return for a full refund. No problems or questions.

 

 

 

Detailed Views:

Quilted raster Chart in OpenCPN

 

 

Quilted Raster Chart in Polar View

 

"Hi Steve,

Thanks so much for getting the memory stick out to us at Mylor,Falmouth. It arrived yesterday at 11:30 and we set off at 12;30.

Now safely moored up in Roscoff and the French charts are great..

Fantastic service..


Simon"

Our conclusions

We love the simplicity, speed and reliability of our best selling SeaClear chart systems (from £29.50)  For those looking for more "bells and whistles" OpenCPN and Polar Navy will do a great job.. in fact the same job as programs costing 100s of pounds.    This "ChartStick" package is fantastic value for those looking for a bit more than SeaClear can offer.

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Read a 1000 mile sea test of SeaClear,OpenCPN, Polar Navy and Google Earth..compared and tested

Article Info

Author:
VisitMyHarbour
Category:
Charts for OpenCPN and Polar Navy
Added:
14/08/2012
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