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1/12/2020 8:46 am  #1

Problem Buying C-Map 4D Charts

So, I am setting up a new laptop, and want to go to the 4D charts

When I go on the C-Map website, and go through all the options  - i select PC as the platform, then Expedition as the Brand and then Expedition as the program, and then my region, everything looks fine - it says it will take an hour or whatever to download.

but when i see what product it has selected on the purchase page it says it is on a card, that will be mailed to me.., not a download.It's for a chartplotter, not a PC.

It also says no refunds, so i want to get it right. 

any ideas?

Last edited by us7070 (1/12/2020 8:47 am)


1/12/2020 10:37 am  #2

Re: Problem Buying C-Map 4D Charts

maybe you must first log in with c-map account (map/coverage area top banner)



1/12/2020 11:01 am  #3

Re: Problem Buying C-Map 4D Charts

Thanks - i tried creating an account, and logging in.
but i still had the same issue.
i guess i will call them and see what they say

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1/13/2020 8:49 am  #4

Re: Problem Buying C-Map 4D Charts

so, it turns out you can not buy them for expedition on the C-Map website.

you must launch the C-Map map manager from within Expedition, and buy them in map manager

the other thing i found is that it seems that in order to get a download button after you have purchased the charts, you must close out of map manager and relaunch it, and then it's the first thing you see - at least that's the only way i found the download button.

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3/12/2022 9:44 am  #5

Re: Problem Buying C-Map 4D Charts

trying to purchase C-Map charts. Does this require Expedition 4D or can it work with the regular Expedition?




3/12/2022 12:07 pm  #6

Re: Problem Buying C-Map 4D Charts

It depends which type of C-Map charting.

Expedition 4D uses C-Map 4D charting

Expedition uses C-Map MAX charting.


4/25/2022 6:06 am  #7

Re: Problem Buying C-Map 4D Charts


I will buy C-Map charts.
What are the differences between Max and 4D in Expedition ?
I see that 4D is more expensive, but propose in addition Satellite Image, 3D view, easy routing,
Those functionalities are useful in Expedition ? (ie Expedition routing remplace easy routing...)



4/25/2022 12:51 pm  #8

Re: Problem Buying C-Map 4D Charts

The meain advantage for 4D is the licensing and online purchase and downloads.

I don't think the Easy routing is useful from a sailing POV.


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