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Old 14-09-2012, 18:22   #676
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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

OK email the charts.
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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

Soggypaws,

I have looked at both charts and they both have CPH/180.0 in the Kap header which is the indicator that the International Dateline (IDL) was crossed. I don't have Maxsea so I can't test it but I was able to open the Fiji-DatelineTest.kap in two other navigation programs, OziExplorer and Fugawi as well as OpenCPN with no problems.

The only thing I see different on the other chart generated with the other program is that it puts calibration points along the IDL ie at 180 degrees longitude. I have never heard that this is a prerequisite for a chart crossing the IDL but maybe it is for Maxsea. Does anyone know if this is a prereq?

I suppose you could send my chart to Maxsea and see what they say about the error.
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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

Soggypaws,

I am going to send you a new version of GE2KAP that generates calibration points along the 180 longitude if the IDL is crossed. Please test it on MaxSea and see if it makes a difference.
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Error with OpenCPN 3.1.915 and GE2KAP 9.4.25

Got an error with this combination.
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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

Terry,

I was looking for OpenCPN version 3.1.915 yesterday but only the Linux versions were available. Anyway looks like they changed the status line so I'll have to rework GE2KAP again. Will send you a new version when I have a fix.
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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

Sorry for being off topic. Phil .. I like your signature. Look at these Who Dares Wins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Our (USA) Special Forces motto is De oppresso liber
But things get a bit tangled in the world we now are living in so perhaps a future change will happen ??

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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

Yeah every now and then some saying inspires me so I change it. This one was inspired by a movie about WWII.
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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

OK I have a new version that should work with the new OpenCPN version 3.1.915 . Can someone test it for me? Send me an email and I'll send you a copy:

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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

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Can someone test it for me?
GE2KAP 9.4.33 works fine with OpenCPN 3.0.2 and 3.1.915.

And thanks for eliminating 'Cursor:' when used with 3.1.915

Only suggestion I have for improvement is at the last screen when transparency can be adjusted. The size of the screen covers the chart and must be moved (I normally put it down) to where only the slider is visible. If possible a small screen with just the slider and 'OK' or 'Cancel' buttons would be 'mo bettah'.

Give Whitey a pat on the head for me.

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OOPS! My previous test was with XP.

Using W7Ultimate it is OK with OpenCPN 3.0.2 BUT fails OCR processing with OpenCPN 3.1.915.

I first tried it with O3.1.915. There was a call for data beyond position. Bearing, distance and something else that can't be seen. See first image.

I then successfully made a chart with O3.0.2 after normal OCR processing.

I then tried it again with O3.1.15 and got hung up. Pressing 'Redo' brought up the same screen. Second image.

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I have just had success with OpenCPN 3.1.919 and GE2KAP 9.4.35 on both Windows XP and Wndows 7 Ultimate.
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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

GE2KAP.V9.4.35

I just uploaded a the new version that works with OpenCPN V3.1.915 and also fixes the Maxsea problem where a chart crosses the International Date line.

For some reason my site builder is acting up so I haven't been able to update the comment beside GE2KAP but it is the new version.

You can get it at: www.gdayii.ca/Downloads and click on GE2KAP.

You may have to adjust the font of the status bar on OpenCPN so GE2KAP can distinguish the individual characters. I found Veranda bold, 10 works well. Also I don't support the lat/lon being Decimal Degrees only Degrees Decimal minutes and Degrees Minutes Seconds.

I'm hoping to get a plugin for OpenCPN that will eliminate all this OCR process.
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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

OpenCPN plugin for GE2KAP

I have wrote an OpenCPN plugin for GE2KAP that should eliminate the need to identify characters, not move the mouse, and set a font for the statusbar when you use the opencpn option to create a chart from the OpenCPN displayed chart.

If you would like to test this new version please send me an email and I will email it to you:

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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

GE2KAP.V9.5.5

I just uploaded a new version of GE2KAP that has the plugin for OpenCPN.

Get it here: http://www.gdayii.ca/Downloads.php clickon GE2KAP

The plugin allows GE2KAP to retrieve the coordinates of the screen in a GPX file if you are creating a chart from the chart displayed on OpenCPN.

To use the plugin you must copy ge2kap_pi.dll to the OpenCPN plugins directory which is usually C:\Program Files\opencpn\plugins or C:\Program Files (x86)\opencpn\plugins.

If you have problems please send me both the GE2KAP.log and the opencpn.log.

Also, I no longer include the source for the dlls in the GE2KAP.zip. They can be downloaded from my site: DLL_Source.
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GE2KAP 9.5.5 AOK

9.5.5 tests OK on 3.0.2 and 3.1.919 on both XP and W7Ultimate.

Also cruises past chart names with periods ... thanks.

A great piece of work, Paul

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