Weems & Plath 130 GPS Plotter
At first glance you might think this GPS chart plotter is just another traditional parallel plotter, but upon closer examination you will see that this new instrument was specifically designed for the modern navigator. The GPS Plotter is a GPS chart plotter that provides a straightforward and effective interface between a GPS and a paper chart. It’s true that the electronics age has revolutionized the way we navigate forever. Latitude and longitude are often read straight from the display of a GPS receiver much like the one found on the GPS chart plotter. But despite advances in electronic charting, a wise seafarer will always carry hardcopy paper charts for the reasons of safety backup, reliability and cost. No existing plotting tools lend themselves to plotting a position using latitude and longitude from a GPS. They were not designed for that purpose and are awkward, cumbersome and slow. The GPS Chart Plotter enables the lat and long obtained from a GPS to be quickly, easily and accurately plotted on a paper chart in a simple two-step maneuver. The GPS Chart Plotter does this with its innovative straight-line action and its special pencil guide holes. Designed and manufactured in England, the GPS Chart Plotter is made in a sturdy clear acrylic for maximum chart visibility and in one size to cover all chart sizes. The GPS Chart Plotter also has a slip and grip feature that is especially welcome when the going gets rough at sea as it reduces the risk of inaccuracies. The GPS Chart Plotter is considerably less expensive and intrinsically more reliable than electronic charts and does not include their built-in obsolescence. Despite being designed principally for use in conjunction with a GPS, the GPS Chart Plotter features protractor markings and can also serve as a conventional style plotting device and parallel rule.