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Old 12-16-2015, 08:08 PM   #81
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Just wondering, after you get the initial download of Active Captain do you need an internet connection to take advantage of AC? Understand that any updates would require a connection. Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2015, 08:12 PM   #82
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Just wondering, after you get the initial download of Active Captain do you need an internet connection to take advantage of AC? Understand that any updates would require a connection. Thanks.

You only need Internet for updates. AC is downloaded on your PC and available at any time.
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Old 12-17-2015, 01:32 AM   #83
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"I have downloaded Active Captain Companion. How do you overlay it into Coastal Explorer?"

In the menu, select "Licensing and Add-ons". Under the Store tab, select Active Captain (you have to have an account) and it will download. Then click on the Add-ons tab and you should see Active Captain. It may have installed or you may have to select Install. Then every time you start CE it will sync your chart updates and and Guide Book updates including AC.

In the Guide Book tab on the main screen you can select which Guide Books to overlay on the chart.
Thank you! Exactly what I needed
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:39 AM   #84
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I'm also looking for Canadian charts, but for Android. There's one fairly new app that sounds promising, but I'd be curious to hear what others use. An app that supports Canadian charts, real time navigation, the ability to import GPX routes as wall as AC data would be ideal. MX Mariner does everything but the CA charts.

Maybe e-mail Will Kamp (manimaul@gmail.com) and ask him if he's intending to incorporate CA charts into MX Mariner; if so, how soon; if not, what are impediments, etc.

He's been very responsive to e-mail when I've had questions or suggestions...

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Old 12-17-2015, 09:59 AM   #85
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Maybe e-mail Will Kamp (manimaul@gmail.com) and ask him if he's intending to incorporate CA charts into MX Mariner; if so, how soon; if not, what are impediments, etc.

He's been very responsive to e-mail when I've had questions or suggestions...

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I did use mx mariner as second opinion during my USA time, but far preferred polar view for its integration of AC and everything else.

As a Newby I wish someone would have told me to get AC before anything else.

Sometimes advice to newbies gets too complicated thus obscuring the obvious.

The ONLY thing i miss in Europe is AC
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:19 AM   #86
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Take a look around. The only reason Garmin, Furuno, and all the other chartplotters will have ActiveCaptain onboard is that it has reached a critical mass of data and users OUTSIDE the US.

There is a design in place for multi-language support development for 2016 which will further increase European use.

Still, the absolute best way to get others to add data is...the add data yourself. There's a magic with crowd-sourcing when that happens.
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:22 PM   #87
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"I have downloaded Active Captain Companion. How do you overlay it into Coastal Explorer?"

In the menu, select "Licensing and Add-ons". Under the Store tab, select Active Captain (you have to have an account) and it will download. Then click on the Add-ons tab and you should see Active Captain. It may have installed or you may have to select Install. Then every time you start CE it will sync your chart updates and and Guide Book updates including AC.

In the Guide Book tab on the main screen you can select which Guide Books to overlay on the chart.
OK so I have done this. Tells me AC has been installed.

How do you know if AC shows up? Do you look under the Guidebooks tab and it will list the AC points?
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:28 PM   #88
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When you select the guidebook tab, it will overlay the ActiveCaptain data on the chart and provide the left side with information about what's showing or what's selected. You might need to select which ActiveCaptain data to show but by default, it's all on.
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When you select the guidebook tab, it will overlay the ActiveCaptain data on the chart and provide the left side with information about what's showing or what's selected. You might need to select which ActiveCaptain data to show but by default, it's all on.
Thank You! Sorry for all the bother.
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:35 PM   #90
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I had a tech help me today on CE. He found I was missing a data file in AC. All is working now!
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I had a tech help me today on CE. He found I was missing a data file in AC. All is working now!
Ah, yes...the missing data file...need that you do...

Pity it never tells you that, so you don't realise you haven't got it, so don't know to look for it, until someone else who knows tells you...the fun aspect of computers, that is...
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Take a look around. The only reason Garmin, Furuno, and all the other chartplotters will have ActiveCaptain onboard is that it has reached a critical mass of data and users OUTSIDE the US.

There is a design in place for multi-language support development for 2016 which will further increase European use.

Still, the absolute best way to get others to add data is...the add data yourself. There's a magic with crowd-sourcing when that happens.
And I screwed up in that I had not noticed the add/review tab, or whatever it is in Coastal Explorer, until the end of my trip.

That makes it very easy to use and add a review for your current location.

Therefore, i did not add the reviews I could have.
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:45 PM   #93
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Therefore, i did not add the reviews I could have.
Given your trip and where you were (I was at your presentation!), you're most welcome to go back and review the major stops you made. It's all within a year and that's fine for a marina/anchorage review. Hazards are usually something more fleeting so they wouldn't make sense to add.
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