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    Re: Laptop as a GPS?
    From: Andrés Ruiz
    Date: 2015 Oct 23, 07:53 +0200
    Hi Steve,

    for real navigation I use http://opencpn.org/ocpn/ with my LapTop, and my android phone https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.opencpn.opencpn&hl=en

    Also has a celestial and coastal navigation, and traditional chart work capability

    Best regards,

    2015-10-22 23:42 GMT+02:00 Steve E. Bryant <NoReply_Bryant@fer3.com>:

    I would like to use my lap top as a GPS. I have a Dell Studio XPS.
    (If you are familiar, I would really like to replicate the long discontinued Garmin "276c" GPS which was equipped with street and coastal marine charts.  It suited my purpose well.)
    Do any of you use your lap top as a gps with the ability to measure straight line distances between waypoints and the direction between them?  I know Google Earth has useful functions; I use them.  
    What I may be talking about is using my laptop as a chart plotter; some how that sounds more expensive and like more hardware than I would care to manage.   
    Please advise me as to where I might look to evaluate the viable options.
    Sent from my iPad

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