This one has come up quite a few times recently .... not so bad - but honest for free charting prog - try Seaclear .... http://www.sping.com/seaclear/ ..... more chart formats accepted and actually a better display and facility ....
SOB is ok - but very restricted in chart format .....
If you are paying for charts - then Seaclear again can be used as its range of chart formats is greater.
If you are happy to pay out on CMap NT - then fine .... but there are cheaper formats ..... eg £100 gets you Seapro lite + entire UK charts in vector, about same gets you Maptech Lite + a folio ....... both cheaper than a Cmap NT folio ....
I found this but its really bad. Try looking up STOKHOLM i went to Finland then brought the map back to find Stokholm other wise it tells you it dosent exist!Its rubbish!! but the best there is yet
Oslo exists but not göteborg copenhagen and only the kiel canal not kiel!
Why cant anyone provide something like this even only on line but with a bit of detail just for planning. Haveing seen this i wouldent pay $10 let alone $134 fof a few maps, for planing i would pay $10 but the maps would have to be much larger scale
Is there really nothing anywhere online that can be used online or downloaded but then which will open and work JUST FOR PLANNING???????????
I have downloaded several "free" trials or demos non have worked at all,some even just vanish when i go find the download i have a choise of 20+ files but not one will open the application, I have c maps and heaven knows what by now all just so many useless bytes
Please dont say seaclear that has installed but its just a toy,
why cant anyone that makes programs make a really simple one that everyone can use like the one in the link but with a useable scale.FOR PLANNING