Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Useing Google Earth to Navigate the Oceans

Google Earth is an amazing tool you can use when sailing in your home waters or anywhere else in the world. Using the Ruler function, click here and then pull the cursor to the spot you want to go and it will show the distance in nautical miles. If there is a land mass to go around, just change the setting and plot your course. Currently a sailor from Google is sailing around the world on his cat. He has been blogging about the virtues of this awesome tool on his popular blog. One aspect most folks don't realize, you can use many of the features without the need for an internet connection as long you preload the info before you go offline. You can read his tips and insights here.

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