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4/01/2017 5:35 pm  #11

Re: Digital charts for Canada

Does that mean in Australia, with its mix of CMAP MAX and 4D coverage, running two copies of Expedition in order to accommodate both possibilities?


4/01/2017 7:30 pm  #12

Re: Digital charts for Canada

They are much the same data, except you can also get raster charts with the 4D.

​At the end of the day, it makes sense to settle on one or the other. 4D is the future for C-Map, but if you are sharing charts, Deckman can only use the MAX.


4/02/2017 4:44 pm  #13

Re: Digital charts for Canada

I have recently gone over to the 4D charts for sailing in Australia and the Caribbean but still have most of the world in the old CMAP max format. I have both versions of Expedition loaded and so just open the standard version if I want to access my old charts. It seems to work fine, for now. As I upgrade my charts I will slowly switch over to 4D versions. Cheers, Will.


4/02/2017 4:52 pm  #14

Re: Digital charts for Canada

Thanks Will
That's as I suspected, 2 parallel versions of Expedition.  I take it there are no crossover issues, i.e. transitioning from one map technology to the other?


4/02/2017 5:18 pm  #15

Re: Digital charts for Canada

It seems to be just fine.


4/01/2018 7:59 pm  #16

Re: Digital charts for Canada

Hello anyone who needs Canadian charts!  Pacific West Coast is what I need

​What are you using?  Yes, I see we have to pay in advance for the Canadian Charts....is it worth it? 

​I cannot use CMap as they have ruined my chart situation: 
​I was using C-Map charts for Expedition, and never used SD Card for them....bought the whole Pacific Coast from Alaska to Hawaii, and in between......and then....have updated them before, and now.... I updated them this week, after Expedition warned me my charts were seriously or dangerously ;-) out of date, lol...and then, nothing seems to download...C-Map says something is up to date, but won't quite update it...as of course I have no SD Card....but that is what it is trying to update...as I must have made a mistake when updating what version, or "added SD?!?!"  and now CMap won't give me anything I can use, so I am working on that issue...seriously shocked they cannot see what I downloaded before...and now they are insisting i downloaded MD something or other, I don't even know what they are talking about...

​THEN, i go back to Expedition, you guessed it: error...it can't find the md or similar, augh...and then...i re-load MapManager.... again.... and now, yep, no charts!!! NONE, just ugly straight lines...then I try  to go to re-load anything else...nope, just the 1-500,000 world chart...

​What are our PacNW Canadian options, not many I know.
Thank you for any suggestions.


4/02/2018 3:36 am  #17

Re: Digital charts for Canada

Make a phone call to Jeppesen, they are good guys.


4/02/2018 11:58 am  #18

Re: Digital charts for Canada

The Official US ENC and RNC charts from the Pacific coast and Hawaii are available free of charge from NOAA. 

​The Canadian ones cost, see the link on the Exp web page. Generally the Canadian ENCs are probably easier to deal with as I don't think there is any encryption involved.


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