Navigating With Notebook Computer

Navigating the Inland Waters With GPS, A Laptop Computer, and Digital Charts

The course lines that are entered into a digital chart to obtain distances, can also be used for navigation. A notebook computer with a GPS unit attached, can be configured to show the position of the boat on the chart and in addition, if the boat has an autopilot, the notebook computer can be configured to steer the boat to the course line. To view instructions for connecting a notebook computer to GPS and the autopilot, click on:
Navigating With Laptop
Laptop Navigation Application Directs the Autopilot