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MARINE DATA FOR WEST COAST OF FLORIDA
« on: August 03, 2009, 11:24:09 AM »
I downloaded the West coast of Florida from the TOPO maps, but it does not include any marine data (day marks, bouys, etc.) Is there anyplace I can download this type info to my Garmin 76C?

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Re: MARINE DATA FOR WEST COAST OF FLORIDA
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 11:37:36 PM »
That info wasn't included on that mapset. You might look into this tutorial:
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/creating-raster-noaa-charts-for-garmin-gps-units-with-moagu/

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Re: MARINE DATA FOR WEST COAST OF FLORIDA
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 07:33:14 AM »
There is only a few areas where marine data is included.  The exact areas are mentioned on the topo page.
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Re: MARINE DATA FOR WEST COAST OF FLORIDA
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009, 10:01:42 AM »
Marine (or air) safety data would require updating on a weekly basis and would be very time consuming repatitive task.  You really would not want to depend on months or year old data.

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Re: MARINE DATA FOR WEST COAST OF FLORIDA
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 05:49:50 AM »
I'm sorry, but I do not buy that. The marine map data that is on my Garmin 3210 is at least a couple of years old. Some of the paper charts I have were surveyed as early as the 1940's, and that is the latest version available.

The changes in navagation markers does not change that often. I agree one should also consult the latest notice to mariners, but not to make data available just because it may be somewhat out of date is not a viable reason. Even if I wanted to buy updated marine charts every few months, they would not be available, as that data is usually updated on a yearly basis. To me, having marine navagational charts that are even 5 years old is much better than having no charts at all.


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Re: MARINE DATA FOR WEST COAST OF FLORIDA
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2009, 06:20:33 AM »
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I'm sorry, but I do not buy that.
  Garmin does sell a marine mapset - BlueChart.

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... not to make data available just because it may be somewhat out of date is not a viable reason.
More likely the situation was that the mapauthor found some data and included it as an extra bonus for the area he obtained it for; perhaps to see what the user response would be.  To make a good/usable mapset with marine data would probably take someone with a good knowledge of what was required/important in marine navigation.  Would you like to take on that task; perhaps as an overlay mapset? 

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To me, having marine navagational charts that are even 5 years old is much better than having no charts at all.
Do you have Garmin's BlueChart mapset?


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Re: MARINE DATA FOR WEST COAST OF FLORIDA
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 10:09:49 PM »
There's a lot of work needed to format the data for a Garmin 76C and so far, not a lot of interest.

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Re: MARINE DATA FOR WEST COAST OF FLORIDA
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 03:47:56 PM »
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... not to make data available just because it may be somewhat out of date is not a viable reason.
More likely the situation was that the mapauthor found some data and included it as an extra bonus for the area he obtained it for; perhaps to see what the user response would be.  To make a good/usable mapset with marine data would probably take someone with a good knowledge of what was required/important in marine navigation.  Would you like to take on that task; perhaps as an overlay mapset?
This is exactly the reason; i included what I could find.  If you have a source for the other that is easy to include then I will include it when i get back to the USA.
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