XTide was designed for Unix and X11, not Microsoft Windows. If you want to try to use it under Windows anyway, there's a precompiled binary for the command-line client, and there are also some ports. However, these are all supported by their respective maintainers. Please route support questions accordingly.
Except for the contrib files that are external links, all of the following can be downloaded by anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.flaterco.com/xtide/.
If you are looking for data for countries other than the U.S., read this FAQ.
|file||built with||works with||description|
|harmonics-dwf-20121224-free.tar.bz2||libtcd 2.2.5||XTide 2.8+||All data for the U.S. and associated locales available from the National Ocean Service web site as of 2012-12-22. List of included locations|
|harmonics-dwf-20121224-SQL.tar.bz2||Postgres 9.2.2||Harmbase2||Dump of Harmbase2 database.|
It has become popular among app developers to derive works from the ancient final release of XTide version 1 because the C code of XTide 1 is simpler. Cosmetic issues aside, XTide 2 implements a better algorithm for estimating water levels at subordinate stations and correctly handles more of the unusual cases.
World Vector Shoreline data for optional use with XTide 2.5 or newer. 37 MB.
These files were published on the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) 5-Minute Gridded Global Relief Data CD-ROM (ETOPO5), 1993, and are public domain. They are available from NOAA at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/global/relief/ETOPO5/BOUNDARY/WVS. Related information is available at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/fliers/93mgg01.html. If the files are obtained from NOAA, the filenames must be changed to all lowercase letters to work with XTide.
|Linux/Fedora||XTide RPMs are available in Fedora's "everything" package collection (formerly Fedora Extras) courtesy of Mamoru Tasaka et al.|
|Linux/Debian||Debian packages courtesy of Peter S. Galbraith.|
|Solaris||(Outdated) Prebuilt packages for both SPARC and Intel platforms running Solaris 8 or later are available from OpenCSW.org or Blastwave.org courtesy of C. Jeffery Small. (No longer maintained.)|
|DOS||DOS binary for the command-line client (2.13.2) built with DJGPP. It is usable in a DOS box under any 32-bit version of Windows. Rebuilt 2013-08-24 to work with the latest Time Zone Database.|
|Windows||Windows binary for the command-line client (2.13.2) built with Visual Studio 2012 Express. It still has to run in a DOS box, but is compatible with Windows 7 64-bit.|
See also the IHO list of constituents in the next section.
IHO list of constituents, downloaded from http://www.iho.shom.fr/COMMITTEES/TC/Constituents.pdf on 2004-08-13 and 2006-08-25.
Tide and Current Glossary. National Ocean Service, January 2000. Downloaded from NOS, 2003-12-19.
Tidal Datums and their Applications. NOAA Special Publication NOS CO-OPS 1, June 2000. Downloaded from NOS, 2004-08-27.
Computational Techniques for Tidal Datums Handbook. NOAA Special Publication NOS CO-OPS 2, September 2003. Downloaded from NOS, 2007-03-01.
Nathaniel Bowditch, LL.D. The American Practical Navigator: An Epitome of Navigation. NIMA Pub. No. 9, Bicentennial Edition, 2002. Downloaded from NGA, 2004-09-28. 42 MB. Chapter 9 is a tutorial on tides and currents.