The Chart Locker

A free resource developed by long distance cruisers Bruce Balan and Alene D. Rice, where cruisers can download satellite and nautical charts in MBTile format for use with OpenCPN. Currently they cover all of the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Central America and most of the island groups of the South Pacific, plus Bermuda.

A complete set of NZ charts is also available. Bruce says; “These charts are all zoom 13-16,18. Use them with the the zoom 8-12 NZ overview. Charts are divided by east and west coast for the North and South Islands. ArcGIS, BingSat, GoogleSat and Navionics are all available. We recommend loading the Overview and only the coast(s) where you are currently cruising. And don’t forget to use Chart Groups based on the type of file.”

By SY Migration


Find out more about Bruce and Alene’s cruising life at our profile for Portrait of a Cruiser.

Read and Post Related Comments

Related to the following Cruising Resources: , , , , ,

You must Login or Register to submit comments.

Click to access the login or register cheese