Wednesday, November 23, 2011
German Marine Charts on Google Maps
GeoGarage Marine uses Google Maps to display marine charts from around the world. The site has just added 207 marine charts for the German coast. Adding the charts as overlays on Google Maps means that sailors can explore the charts using the familiar Google Map's pan and zoom controls.
GeoGarage Marine is not only a seamless chart viewer, overlaying charts at different scales on aerial and satellite imagery from Google Maps, but also allows the user to plot waypoints and to prepare navigation routes. These can be saved and uploaded to GPS (in gpx format or directly to Garmin GPS via its Communicator web plugin).