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shroomwell
12-27-2018, 09:34 PM
In the olden days I used to carry the captain's atlas that was sold at the Stopover Store with me as I went around the world...it was always useful when I'd look down in some weird place and wonder what city I was looking at or something. It's since been destroyed... Anyone have any good leads on where to find something similar, either hard copy or a good app for the iPad or something? Thanks for any replies.


sourdough44
12-28-2018, 02:03 AM
Depending on connectivity and/or GPS position the ‘duty’ IPad covers the role of the ‘Captains Atlas’ well enough. At least the way I see it.

One can usually change the underlying map to a VFR presentation that shows stuff, like where you want to go for the next elk hunt, whatever. Google maps or Earth may be options too.

Elevation
12-28-2018, 09:55 PM
There also used to be a Captain's Guide which also had some interesting trivia, AM radio stations, etc. It was white and blue if I remember right.

I think the product is obsolete since you can pull the same information easily from the internet. There's also more interesting stuff to look at than just what was in the Captain's Guide.

If you're over water a bunch, here's a website for finding shipwrecks:
Wreck Finder - Maps & GPS Location Coordinates - Shipwreck World (http://www.shipwreckworld.com/maps/)
This keeps me entertained (meaning engaged) on oceanic legs.

Also, here's a Smithsonian Article about a nice app that I have called Flyover Country. It basically maps geological points of interest near a great-circle route between two points:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/what-are-you-flying-over-app-will-tell-you-180958373/

Honestly, I just use Google Earth now. I haven't opened the Flyover App in a while.

Hope this helps.


Geronimo4497
12-29-2018, 03:07 AM
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Oh, wait........

shroomwell
12-29-2018, 09:45 AM
Thanks for the replies.

Botched
12-29-2018, 10:15 AM
gey maps.me app, download all of the areas you might be flying over. its free and a great app

Singlecoil
12-29-2018, 03:37 PM
If you have the WSI weather app on your iPad, you can now download sectionals for the entire country. Pretty slick.

Albief15
12-29-2018, 05:26 PM
I used to have one. Now I just keep foreflight on my ipad. I can usually use that to locate about any landmark or airport I find interesting in the US...

BeamMeUp
12-29-2018, 06:16 PM
gey maps.me app, download all of the areas you might be flying over. its free and a great app

This. Download the regions you need for offline use. It’s very detailed, includes hotels, restaurants, bars, etc. It even gives driving/walking directions offline. Save landmarks for quick locating.

aldonite7667
12-30-2018, 02:26 AM
Air maps

1800-852-1470

I still carry one. I makes a great sun shade. Not sure if they are still around

Alfred E Newman
01-08-2019, 08:54 AM
The VFR underlay on WSI is ok, but I frequently have a problem with the resolution.
What I do like is many of the downloadable maps from maps.gov and/ or the USGS. I download them as .pdf's and put them in iBooks. Pretty handy and the price is right...

TheRaven
01-08-2019, 04:00 PM
Check out THE WORLD HD in the App Store....$3, gives you a nice world you can zoom in on, click on each country and has a bunch of info about it.....well worth $3. All data is also available offline and is updated regularly.

Alfred E Newman
01-08-2019, 06:56 PM
Check out THE WORLD HD in the App Store....$3, gives you a nice world you can zoom in on, click on each country and has a bunch of info about it.....well worth $3. All data is also available offline and is updated regularly.

That sounds like a good one to have. Can we put that on the company iPad? That's where I'd prefer to have it, but...

at6d
01-08-2019, 09:24 PM
I’ve seen several with the You Need A Map app.

Setopbug
01-13-2019, 06:14 AM
I purchased a Captains Atlas years ago, when I was an FO in the WSCOD.

I pulled it out once during cruise and the Captain looked at me with an arched eyebrow and slight grin and said:

"Are you allowed to have that?"

I still laugh remembering that.

TheRaven
01-13-2019, 01:35 PM
That sounds like a good one to have. Can we put that on the company iPad? That's where I'd prefer to have it, but...

I can’t think of a reason why you couldn’t......



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