NAVIGATION Back to Valhalla's Mooring Page
(REV 25 May 2018)
On this page I will add items concerning navigation. They will appear as my imagination, inspiration and time permit. Subjects are welcome!
POSTINGS CONCERNING NAVIGATION AFTER 27 February 2010
Since September 2014 I have been sending to a distribution list of yachts (now totaling 128) topics of interest (in my opinion), mainly concentrating on computer navigation but not limited to that. The topics are now formatted as a recapitulation list with download links. The current Terry's Topics list is shown HERE and will be updated when a new one is distributed. If you want to be on the distribution list, please send me an email to that effect. You can opt out at any time with another email.
Common COM ports for USB GPS Download here
Exploring the OpenCPN program Download here
Exploring OpenCPN program for Android Download here
Maximize the OpenCPN display Download here For computers with small screens such a netbooks, how to see more on the screen.
Portable OpenCPN program Download here Instructions on creating a portable verssion of OpenCPN on a memory stick.
cm93 Offsets in OpenCPN Download here How to make cm93 display cells align with ground truth as shown by Google Earth.
Create a KAP chart using GE2KAP and OpenCPN Download my 'tutorial' Create GE2KAP Overlay Rev12 Download here
GE2KAP2SASP is a companion piece about using SAS Planet as the imagery source rather than Google Earth. Download here.
Joint Typhoon Warning Center ..new GE feature An essential part of seamanship and safe navigation is to be aware of the weather conditions, especially when in an area threatened by a storm. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) provides warning of tropical systems in the Northwest Pacific, North Indian Ocean, Eastern Pacific, and Southern Hemisphere. A new feature to display forecast storm tracks on Google Earth Is described here. (Updated 1 Jul 13)
MarineTraffic.com A description of using this website is here.
Ocean Surface Currents How to obtain and display
Weather & Ocean Surface Currents Information for Cruisers Download here. This compilation describes how to obtain such information while ashore with internet connection or underway with HF Radio email capability.
MaxSea Tips and Tricks (retained as archived information for those still using this program)
MaxSea CPA Display of AIS Targets
Using Auto Center on MaxSea
MaxSea on Windows 7
MaxSea Chart Detail
Changing GPS Com Ports in MaxSea
Active Route Navigation in MaxSea
CONVERSION of MaxSea ROUTES AND TRACKS TO .gpx FORMAT using the GPSUtility Program
POSTINGS CONCERNING NAVIGATION PRIOR TO 27 February 2010
AIS (Automatic Identification System) VALHALLA's experience with this navigational aid.
An emergency compass Using the 'selected stars' and more for finding direction at sea.
Electronic charting - OOPS! Beware of inaccurate charts!
Image Logs 'Electronic' log keeping.
The Accuracy Triangle A means for precision chart plotting.
Traditional navigation in the Caroline Islands Navigation without modern instruments.
Using GPS with Topographic Maps When you use a landlubber's map.
YotEeePC My choice for a cruising computer.