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Was just made informed of a new NOAA app for viewing NOAA Nautical Charts. I realize many of you depend upon GPS, but you may also find the app useful. It is experimental and therefore your viewpoint can make the difference with regard to the future of this app. Details on downloading the app, and providing feedback can be found here:

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130520_charts.html
 

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Thanks Bill - one point of clarification though - the app is only available for Android Tablets at this time. I just tried it for my phone, and checked the web link provided. From the site link...

" The app, which is only designed for Android tablets for the testing period, will be released on May 20."
 

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I have been using a free Android app for my Android smartphone called Marine Navigator Lite: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.kemiro.marinenavigator&hl=en
It works really well. It doesn't come with pre-loaded charts, but you download the free NOAA Raster Navigational Chart and import it from within the app. It shows a boat icon for your current location on the chart, and your GPS info (location coords, COG, SOG, distance to waypoint). You can set one waypoint for navigatiing.

Another option for smartphones are the NOAA booklet charts in PDF format: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/staff/BookletChart.html
 

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There is also an "app" for the PC that lets you download the raw chart data and convert it to a standard PC graphics format such as .jpg. It allows you to view the chart on the monitor and to print the map just like any other picture. I printed a couple up to 36x48 and they look as good as any commercial NOAA chart you would purchase.

If any one is interested I'll dig up the link.
 
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