This is where folks can download our .KAP files. They currently include almost the entire coastlines of most countries from Micronesia and the Solomons in the east, to the Maldives and Chagos in the west.
KAPs are navigational files in a MapMedia format that is usable by most navigation programs, like OpenCPN or MaxSea or Capt'n Navigator. These files have been made from Google Earth, typically at 7,200 feet (2200m) elevation, to get all the detail possible. They're amazingly accurate and extremely detailed. Google doesn't show everything, but where they show something, that's exactly where it is. Since the charts for SE Asia are so bad, we strongly recommend that anyone cruising there get satellite‑derived charts like these KAPs. They have no depths, but a practiced eye can tell depths by the color of the water. It's very comforting to cruise with charts that you know are absolutely perfect. For more information, see our KAP Files page.
We're asking folks to please donate at least $5 to help pay our extra costs to host and download these large files. PayPal makes it very easy. We've put several hundred hours into this project. Please don't make us have to put these behind a pay‑wall. Thank you!
|To use these KAPs:
Feel free to share this page but please don't share the individual download links. And bandwidth is limited, so please download only what you need. These are HUGE files, generally over a Gigabyte (1,024 MB). Thanks!
Cruisers: We're trying to make this a "KAP Bank" and a one stop resource of high quality KAPs for all cruisers. If you have high quality KAPs that you'd like to share on this page, or have additional areas you'd like to see covered, please contact us.
DISCLAIMER: We've done our best with these files, & we use them ourselves, but we can't take responsibility for them in any way. Prudent mariners will use all resources available to them, not just these KAPs. 'Nuff said.
Rallies: Cruisers doing the SE Asian rallies will want to download the following KAPs (at a minimum):
||Timor North, E Nusa Tenggara, Komodo Rinca, Sumbawa, Bali Lombok, Flores Jawa Sea, Kalimantan West (only for the Kumai River), Bangka, & Riau.|
||All the above plus: Aru & Tanimbars, Other SE Islands, Ambon & Banda, Sulawesi Wakatobi, & Sulawesi South.|
||Kalimantan NE, Sulawesi North, Halmahera North, Halmahera South, Raja Ampat North, and Raja Ampat South in Indonesia. Cruisers returning Down Under will want other Indonesian areas (Aru & Tanimbars, Other SE Islands, etc) depending on their route.|
||Malaysian Peninsula West, and Thailand West Coast if you're going up that far.|
||All of Malaysia, plus Anambas & Kalimantan West (in Indonesia) if the rally goes to Anambas & Natuna.|
|Country||Area (click to download)||Size (MB) (4,11)||Date made (4)||Made By (13)|
|Japan||Japan (various) (12)||162||2016||Migration|
Overview (w/PNG) (3,5)
Gulf of Papua
Overview (& Solomons) (3,5)
|Palau||Palau (New)||969||Nov 2018||Ocelot|
|Indonesia||Ambon & Banda
E Nusa Tenggara (8)
Flores Jawa Sea
Raja Ampat North
Raja Ampat South
Aru & Tanimbars
Other SE Islands
Sumatra W Islands
Timor North (9)
|Philippines||Cebu & Bohol
Peninsula West (7)
|Singapore||Overview (6)||42||May 2012||Ocelot|
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