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Old 25-03-2014, 11:57   #916
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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

Patrick...
What is "our maps", please? GE2KAP is a tool to produce calibrated KAP charts from Google Earth (You have Google Earth installed on your computer and working, right? And Google Earth is not Google Maps in your browser, it is that standalone application with the virtual globe)

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Old 25-03-2014, 14:02   #917
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Patrick...
What is "our maps", please? GE2KAP is a tool to produce calibrated KAP charts from Google Earth (You have Google Earth installed on your computer and working, right? And Google Earth is not Google Maps in your browser, it is that standalone application with the virtual globe)

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I understand that Google earth is showing along with maps you use in Open Cpn.
Is there any instructions somewhere in the 61 pages which explain what needs to be done? It sems that I have to ask one hundred questions to get to the bottom of it.
I do have Google earth and G2KAP button does not do anything when you click it.
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Old 25-03-2014, 14:24   #918
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I understand that Google earth is showing along with maps you use in Open Cpn.
Is there any instructions somewhere in the 61 pages which explain what needs to be done? It sems that I have to ask one hundred questions to get to the bottom of it.
I do have Google earth and G2KAP button does not do anything when you click it.
No, this is not what GE2KAP does - it produces the raster charts from Google Earth. And of course it is written in the very first post of this thread you dislike so much.

To have both the views side by side, there is a plugin for OpenCPN (For download from PlugIns | Official OpenCPN Homepage, which we hope a user is able to install after reading About Plugins | Official OpenCPN Homepage What it does and how it looks is shown on the screenshot bellow). But it probably sucks the same way GE2KAP does - I have written it and am still not as rich as Bill Gates



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Old 25-03-2014, 14:58   #919
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I understand that Google earth is showing along with maps you use in Open Cpn.
Is there any instructions somewhere in the 61 pages which explain what needs to be done? It sems that I have to ask one hundred questions to get to the bottom of it.
I do have Google earth and G2KAP button does not do anything when you click it.
Well, my windows 8 system telling me that this .dll file is used by the system etc...and could damage my PC; I download anyway but then this window appears asking me about more options like word pdf etc.. It just does not download
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Old 25-03-2014, 15:04   #920
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Well, my windows 8 system telling me that this .dll file is used by the system etc...and could damage my PC; I download anyway but then this window appears asking me about more options like word pdf etc.. It just does not download
Then fix your Windows 8 system not to bother you with this crap, Google is your friend, I have never seen this version of Windows. All I can do is assure you the DLL is totally harmless. After you manage to save it to your disk, copy it to OpenCPN's plugins folder according to the documentation.

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Old 25-03-2014, 15:39   #921
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Well, my windows 8 system telling me that this .dll file is used by the system etc...and could damage my PC; I download anyway but then this window appears asking me about more options like word pdf etc.. It just does not download
Windows 8 is quite common and there is nothing wrong with the system.
Google is not my friend he is a crook, tax evader etc... They are just clever.
Google has nothing to do with the impossibility of downloading .
I can see that you are very protective with your enormous skills. The picture must look like this....Very nice indeeed Ince you finish all the hassle of finding out by little bits.
I will search somewhere else on the net for somebody a bit more articulate . Unless you need a recipe for french croissants (.I will give you the ingredients one by one and the method step by step ...in different theads. I am going to have a lot of fun!!) , don't bother to answer .
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Old 25-03-2014, 15:43   #922
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Patrick...
Sorry, I really don't know how to teach you to save a file you download from the internet to your computer using an operating system I have never seen, other than suggesting to use the very same Internet and it's most known search engine.
Consider it I don't want to share the knowledge or whatever else. Wish you luck in looking for someone who will help you in a way acceptable to you.

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Windows 8 is quite common and there is nothing wrong with the system.
Google is not my friend he is a crook, tax evader etc... They are just clever.
Google has nothing to do with the impossibility of downloading .
I can see that you are very protective with your enormous skills. The picture must look like this....Very nice indeeed Ince you finish all the hassle of finding out by little bits.
I will search somewhere else on the net for somebody a bit more articulate . Unless you need a recipe for french croissants (.I will give you the ingredients one by one and the method step by step ...in different theads. I am going to have a lot of fun!!) , don't bother to answer .
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Old 26-03-2014, 00:58   #923
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There is a mention of a zip file which is not what you indicate let alone a pasword to mark . They are .exe.
So I do nąt mind if you think I am an idiot but when one pretends to be a genius of some app one needs to be coherent and accurate. As I mentioned before the whole process is unclear Need to download several things and when you start, you do not get what you are supposed to. The problem is that people who write these things do not think about beginners. That is why Bill Gates is rich and mr Higgins is not . I teach for a living and do not assume anything. I make sure my rethoric is foolproof .
YOUR TWO LINKS LEAD TO THE SAME THING ;
One useful feature of using this plugin to OpenCPN is creation of KAP charts with selective transparency and geographical position corrections based on Google Earth. This feature is explained in my tutorial for download at https://www.dropbox.com/s/c4zpj0q5zj...20OVERLAY.ppsx

It may help you get started without confusing your mind.

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Windows 8 is quite common and there is nothing wrong with the system.
Google is not my friend he is a crook, tax evader etc... They are just clever.
Google has nothing to do with the impossibility of downloading .
I can see that you are very protective with your enormous skills. The picture must look like this....Very nice indeeed Ince you finish all the hassle of finding out by little bits.
I will search somewhere else on the net for somebody a bit more articulate . Unless you need a recipe for french croissants (.I will give you the ingredients one by one and the method step by step ...in different theads. I am going to have a lot of fun!!) , don't bother to answer .
Waskaran,

Sailing is supposed to be an enjoyable rewarding activity. Clearly as we see from these posts, a PC based solution is going to give you stress.

My advice to you is to buy a chart plotter with a large screen and to buy the relevant chart software for all the areas you intend to sail.

If you have trouble sourcing boat electronics in your location, then they can be imported for extra cost.
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Hi, when I use GE2KAP to convert google earth image to KAP file, the chart looks like the attached image.
The question is that I want to get rid of the non-image thing in the left and top of the image. I just want the pure map chart image.

Any assistance is appreciated.
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The question is that I want to get rid of the non-image thing in the left and top of the image. I just want the pure map chart image.
It's very simple. GE2KAP simply copies whatever is in the Google Earth window. So you have to change your Google Earth settings to do away with the toolbar and the sidebar. That's all
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Any assistance is appreciated.
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Hi Yan,

Welcome to the forum.

My tutorial concerns using GE2KAP with OpenCPN but may help you.

Download by clicking here.

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Re: Google Earth to BSB / KAP

denverd0n

Thanks for the reply.
I've tried to hide the tool bar and side bar, but then it gives me like this.
It's like whatever is on the top of the earth image, it'll be converted into kap.

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yachtvalhalla

Thanks!
I've read the tutorial again and again. But still, I can't find a way in it to approach my problem.

Thanks anyway.
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Hey,
does anyone find that when converting GE to KAP, the image on GE is not totally converted to kap? Instead, it just converts four fifth of the displayed area on google earth. And there comes to the problem when I want multiple charts quilting together, these charts aren't consistent.

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