Chart Work - SAR search patterns
Search & Rescue utility that generates a GPX file for OpenCPN or Google Earth.
- Expanding Square
- Sector Search
- Parallel Search for one ship
- Parallel Search for two ships
Orientation as an input to takes into account tide, wind and drift.
Number of legs and its length may be configurable.
Free software to create the GPX file that serves as an input to OpenCPN is available at http://sites.google.com/site/navigationalalgorithms/
(Only for Windows®)