All your nautical charts
Scan your charts with your digital camera.
StarNavPilot you will never need to buy expensive
CDRoms of charts locked by a code impossible to
reinstall if you change or format your computer and
can not be updated without paying 50% of the purchase
price. StarNavPilot refuse this trade policy. If you
are a reasonable sailor, you already have a paper
chart of your navigation area. No need to pay more for
use it in your computer. A digital camera is
sufficient to quickly and easily scan paper documents.
Put your chart on the ground, take a picture, load it
into StarNavPilot. Few minutes are enought to
georeference the document on two known positions and
put as many points of correction required to correct
any deformation of the document due to the shooting.
You will be able to take advantage of interoperability
of StarNavPilot with the platform Google maps to plot
points of correction on your documents and obtain an
absolute accuracy of your documents. You'll be amazed
how some official documents are wrong and will
appreciate to correct them with great precision.
is compatible with all graphic formats or scanned
raster charts (jpg, tif, gif, bmp, png etc. ..) and
1,2,3 BSB formats. The Government of the United States
and others provide free charts in this format. They
can therefore be used directly in StarNavPilot. To
recognize the formats:
1 folder CHARTHDR + 1 folder par chart
2, 3: .KAP files
When loading a BSB chart in
StarNavPilot, the program converts the document to its own
format. The charts can then be exported directly at this
format for faster reinstallation.
charts created by earlier versions of StarNavPilot are
compatible with the current version.
security reasons StarNavPilot refuses encrypted charts
formats requiring to obtain a unlock key to install
and can not be reinstalled more than once. Which can
be applied to professional vessels may not apply to
plesure boats which travels can sometimes last for
several years. Failure to reinstall the charts on a
new computer or after formatting can be a real threat
not to mention the financial aspect of the need to
redeem the charts. Tutorial
scan charts with a camera