Maptech Support

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Installing Tide and Current Data

Created: 12/11/2003
Modified: 03/12/2012

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A 'How To' for installing Tide and Current data


DISCUSSION

*If you have a US Tide & Currents Update CD, either Edition 4.9
or earlier, Click here to order the 2012 Tide and Current Ed 4.9 Update CD online


If you have Windows XP
1. Temporarily disable any Virus Protection you have

2. With all Maptech software closed, insert the
Maptech Tides & Currents 2012 Upgrade Ed4.9 CD into your CD/DVD drive.
(If the disc does not auto play, Open My Computer.
Right click on the CD/DVD drive, and choose Autoplay.)


If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7:
1. Temporarily disable any Virus Protection you have

2. With all Maptech software closed, insert the
Maptech Tides & Currents 2012 Upgrade Ed4.9 CD into your CD/DVD drive.

3. When the disc Autoplays, choose to "Open Folder To View Files".
(If the disc does not auto play, Open Computer.
Right click on the CD/DVD drive, and choose Explore or Open.)

4. Locate the Setup.exe file on the root of the disc.
Right click Setup.exe, and choose “Run As Administrator.”

The disc will then also update your installed Chart Navigator Viewer,
Offshore Navigator Lite, or Offshore Navigator to their latest versions, 5.08


When the Chart Navigator Viewer, Offshore Navigator Lite, or Offshore Navigator is started, you may need to have the Chart List rebuilt in order to for the Tides & Currents to become active.
If you do not get these stations on your charts, please click the

Charts menu, then Charts List. Click the Advanced Chart Management tab,
and click "Rebuild"


To adjust the icon settings of the stations,
go to the View menu, Options, and click on the Overlays tab.

These stations can be marked by icons on the charts. The icons' appearance
changes to indicate whether the tide is ebbing or flooding, and the icons also note
the approximate maximum tide height at each station.

Under Tide Station Icons, and Current Station Icons choose whether to include icons
and/or their labels on the charts. (The label appears underneath the icon and tells the
station name.)

Right-click on an icon to read the station name, view the related tide or current graph,
or get additional data about the station (Properties).