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Electronic Charting Vancouver Power Squadron
Vancouver Squadron
Electronic Charting Course manual

This course is not currently offered by Vancouver Squadron

This course is the second of a series of courses dealing with Electronic Navigation.

This course will enable the student to make full use of the positioning and navigational capabilities of electronic charting systems. The course will explore fully and expand on the planning, waypoint and route navigation concepts that were introduced in Navigation with GPS.

Course Outline

  1. The Challenge of Navigation
  2. The Global Positioning System
  3. The Electronic Chart
  4. Navigating with an Electronic Chart
  5. The Hardware chartplotter
  6. Electronic Charting on a Computer
  7. Enhanced Chartplotters
  8. Equipment Selection and Installation
Boating Basics
Boating Essentials
Marine Radio Operation
Advanced Piloting
Junior Navigator
Boat and Engine Maintenance
Navigating with GPS
Electronic Charting
RADAR for Pleasurecraft
Fundamentals of Weather
Global Weather
Extended Cruising

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