Thursday, June 18, 2009

Quick & Dirty Navigation

Sometimes sitting around the office dreaming of a trip you may find yourself (gasp) without your charts or navigation software. For a quick read on distance between any two points, turn to -- you guessed it -- Google Maps. A cool and probably not so new feature can be found in the My Maps section. It's a checkbox that allows you to click in two locations on the map to the right and get the distance between them. Set it to Nautical Miles (as opposed to some of the other goofy units they have there) and suddenly you can begin planning your next passage. 975 nautical miles from Fort Lauderdale to the BVIs. I know there are chart overlays somewhere -- anyone have a link?

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