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Old 04-08-2011, 05:52 PM
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nice assessment and i'll have to rethink my view of ipad vs laptop.
can an ipad edit an view documents produced on windows based machines?
word docs, spreadsheets, pdf's for example.
if it can, you may have just convinced me.

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Old 04-08-2011, 06:33 PM
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I agree having a tablet on the water would be a huge advantage but also have an problem with Apples restrictive way of doing business. The windows operating system is too clunky. My company has gone to an OEM to have one built for us based on the android operating system 3.0. Our first hard copy is due next week and is speced to blow all the others "out of the water" Pun intended. George
George...this is my opinion of Apple as well.. I just don't like 'em!

Android has been advertised as exactly the solution you describe...not as clunky as Windows, & not restrictive like Apple...let's hope its development continues. I am currently using an Android 2.2 smartphone (my first android device) and so far I like it. It runs the navionics chartplotting software pretty well and is a great backup to the GPS/laptop combo I currently use.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:40 PM
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...can an ipad edit an view documents produced on windows based machines?
word docs, spreadsheets, pdf's for example.
Yes you can view and edit Word and Excel docs.
Not sure if there's a full Adobe App yet to EDIT a PDF yet.
(I say YET, cause if there isn't, be sure there WILL be one)
BUT you can certainly VIEW a PDF.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:33 AM
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The iPad marine chart packages are amazing -- even covers Canada. Navionics' echarts for iPad are far cheaper than the marine echarts we've been used to.
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And much, much easier to use.
How many chartplotter functions do iPad marine e-chart display programs provide?
- waypoint creation/manipulation?
- route creation/editing?
- route navigation?
- distance and bearing from point to cursor?

Update: I think I answered my own question. iNavX can, I think, create and edit waypoints on the iPad, and provide distance/bearing measurements. My plan:
1. iNavX app for iPad $50. http://www.inavx.com/ and its forums are at MacSailing.net.
2. Fugawi's X-Traverse account $10/include e-chart purchase and GRIB data.
3. Navionics vector chart package for the whole of Canada (and SE Alaska for wet-coasters) via X-Traverse $30. CHS raster charts are much more expensive ($170 for part of our local region) but available. Free NOAA charts work with iNavX too.
4. AyeTides app $10 (was Mr. Tides).
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Bumped re "Public Groups." Read the whole thing.

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Influenced by this thread and contrary to my comments in post #6 (10 years ago) I tried an iPad with iNavX including AIS mounted at the helm. Everything worked except the screen was unreadable in daylight. I tried a glare screen overlay but still no joy.

Cheapskate that I am I bought the iPad refurbished off of eBay, it eventually went through an automatic update that locked me out without a password - that I did not have. I was able to do a clean wipe and restore operation but lost iNavX in the process. Attempting to reload iNavX, the current version was not compatible with my iPad operating system and no later operating system is available for my age of iPad nor is an older version of iNavX available (I tried).

I have an old monochrome chart plotter inside the boat at the nav station that still works great but is way too big to consider helm mounting. It looks like if I want chart plotting function at the helm that I can read in daylight I'm in the market for a real, full monty plotter.
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I just noticed that the latest Navionics update isn't compatible with my old iPad either. Bummer.

AFAIK, there is no version of OpenCpn for the iPad.

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It's a non-issue for me, couldn't see the screen anyway.
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I've used navionics exclusively on an iPad (with paper as backups) to cruise the northeast for the past 7 years. Works great for me. Is accurate, intuitive and dependable in my experience.

Only downside being the sun (I put a captains hat over it during the day), and on rainy days I have another mount under the dodger.

Not "professional" but no complaints yet. Just make sure to keep tons of extra charging cables aboard as the salt gets to them fast.
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I've used navionics exclusively on an iPad (with paper as backups) to cruise the northeast for the past 7 years. Works great for me. Is accurate, intuitive and dependable in my experience.

Only downside being the sun (I put a captains hat over it during the day), and on rainy days I have another mount under the dodger.

Not "professional" but no complaints yet. Just make sure to keep tons of extra charging cables aboard as the salt gets to them fast.
How is AIS support on Navionics?
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How is AIS support on Navionics?
No problem. I have a Raymarine A78 chart plotter running Navionics, and EMTRAK sodtma class B AIS. No problem with AIS, the targets flash red and alarm if they get on a collision course. There are other options but I keep it pretty simple. You can have it give you bearings and CPA as well but I don't bother...we have a lot of traffic in the area.
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However you do it, AIS is worth its weight in gold if you have to contend with commercial traffic.

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However you do it, AIS is worth its weight in gold if you have to contend with commercial traffic.
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No problem. I have a Raymarine A78 chart plotter running Navionics, and EMTRAK sodtma class B AIS. No problem with AIS, the targets flash red and alarm if they get on a collision course. There are other options but I keep it pretty simple. You can have it give you bearings and CPA as well but I don't bother...we have a lot of traffic in the area.
I was referring specifically to the iPad app. Last time I tried it, which was a few years ago, the iPad version was quite deficient in how it dealt with AIS targets. If it is improved I will take another look.
Right now I am running AquaMap. I really like it and thought it much better than Navionics. Then I found this:
Zooming in and out has the green 3 vanish while both closer and farther out buoys do not. I *really* don't like this at all.
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How's this for a non sequitur; I really wish my I phone had a thermometer. Maybe a nice infrared but ambient at least.
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