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Old 15-04-2009, 10:23   #61
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I have MapTech offshore and was able to find all the coast charts free but can you tell me if there is a place to download the inland charts free?

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Old 15-04-2009, 19:18   #62
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I have MapTech offshore and was able to find all the coast charts free but can you tell me if there is a place to download the inland charts free?

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If it can do the ENC vector charts, yes. If it only does raster or proprietary vector, then no. They don't seem to exist.

There is a link to the ENC site here on my website

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Old 16-04-2011, 04:26   #63
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Re: OpenCPN

Hi, I'm trying to use opencpm via gps2ip software on iphone. This sw creates a connection between iphone built in gps and my mac via telnet (it runs!).
I'can't be able to use the signal for opencpm.
Can you help me?
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Old 18-05-2011, 21:34   #64
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I am new to this forum and not sure if I'm doing it the right way. I have just started to use OpenCPN and so far have been impressed. Running on Windows XP with Furuno GP32 GPS but there are two problems. One is that the boat symbol always faces north and there is no COG at the bottom of the screen. This means that with the AIS the CPA alarm is located in front of the ship symbol which is behind me!
The other problem is that I cannot upload routes from the PC to the Furuno GP32 GPS.
The previous navigation software did not have these problems so I know it should work.

Jon Choate
Sailing Vessel Tweed, currently cruising Japan waters

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Hello All...

I'm Dave, the author of OpenCPN.

I'm sorry some have had trouble with installing and using the program.
It is still in active development, with lots of known and unknown bugs.
We try not to release a version that crashes or hangs up under "normal"
use, but obviously you have had problems.

We are seriously looking for active users willing to provide specific
feedback on installation and usage problems. Specific bugs can be corrected
in days, usually. Please contact me off-list if you would like to help.

We are committed to bringing OpenCPN up to world-class standard. The
object is not to displace the many fine commercial products available, but to
enable a viable Open Source alternative usable by real cruisers. OpenCPN
will never be (and can never be) a commercial product.

Personal note: Just returned from annual winter Bahamas cruise. I'm in
culture shock at Palm Beach, FL. Back in the developement saddle now.
We are full-time cruisers with frequent WiFi communications.

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Old 26-05-2011, 20:25   #65
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Re: Inland River Charts in RNC Format

somewhere i have the RNC charts for the Black warrior, tenn tom, and
tennessee river.
i used them in 2006 with a 1997 version of nobeltec before they
even heard of ENC.
they look ok but the registration is terrible.
most of time you find yourself sailing the highway in a different county.
(literally often over a mile out of position).
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Hello All...

I'm Dave, the author of OpenCPN.

I'm sorry some have had trouble with installing and using the program.
It is still in active development, with lots of known and unknown bugs.
We try not to release a version that crashes or hangs up under "normal"
use, but obviously you have had problems.

We are seriously looking for active users willing to provide specific
feedback on installation and usage problems. Specific bugs can be corrected
in days, usually. Please contact me off-list if you would like to help.

We are committed to bringing OpenCPN up to world-class standard. The
object is not to displace the many fine commercial products available, but to
enable a viable Open Source alternative usable by real cruisers. OpenCPN
will never be (and can never be) a commercial product.

Personal note: Just returned from annual winter Bahamas cruise. I'm in
culture shock at Palm Beach, FL. Back in the developement saddle now.
We are full-time cruisers with frequent WiFi communications.

Dave
Hi Dave, I've been trying to install a version for my 2010 MacBook Pro ... can't seem to get to work, or find the right exe file to open. Any hints would be gratefully received. Incidentally, I installed the Windows XP version and it's marvelous!

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Originally Posted by bdbcat View Post
Hello All...

I'm Dave, the author of OpenCPN.

I'm sorry some have had trouble with installing and using the program.
It is still in active development, with lots of known and unknown bugs.
We try not to release a version that crashes or hangs up under "normal"
use, but obviously you have had problems.

We are seriously looking for active users willing to provide specific
feedback on installation and usage problems. Specific bugs can be corrected
in days, usually. Please contact me off-list if you would like to help.

We are committed to bringing OpenCPN up to world-class standard. The
object is not to displace the many fine commercial products available, but to
enable a viable Open Source alternative usable by real cruisers. OpenCPN
will never be (and can never be) a commercial product.

Personal note: Just returned from annual winter Bahamas cruise. I'm in
culture shock at Palm Beach, FL. Back in the developement saddle now.
We are full-time cruisers with frequent WiFi communications.

Dave
hello Dave,
i have 2 Questions,one is how open Heading & Real - time kinematic(RTK) these two functions,i think these two functions are very importance to pilot.
two:when use zoon in to vessel,the vessel is the small icon always,i think the vessel should be variation according the scale vary。
thanks for you tell me how to open these two functions,
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Originally Posted by bdbcat View Post
Hello All...

I'm Dave, the author of OpenCPN.

I'm sorry some have had trouble with installing and using the program.
It is still in active development, with lots of known and unknown bugs.
We try not to release a version that crashes or hangs up under "normal"
use, but obviously you have had problems.

We are seriously looking for active users willing to provide specific
feedback on installation and usage problems. Specific bugs can be corrected
in days, usually. Please contact me off-list if you would like to help.

We are committed to bringing OpenCPN up to world-class standard. The
object is not to displace the many fine commercial products available, but to
enable a viable Open Source alternative usable by real cruisers. OpenCPN
will never be (and can never be) a commercial product.

Personal note: Just returned from annual winter Bahamas cruise. I'm in
culture shock at Palm Beach, FL. Back in the developement saddle now.
We are full-time cruisers with frequent WiFi communications.

Dave
hello Dave,
i have 2 Questions,one is how open Heading & Real - time kinematic(RTK) these two functions,i think these two functions are very importance to pilot.
two:when use zoon in to vessel,the vessel icon is the small icon always,i think the vessel icon should be variation according the scale vary。
thanks for you tell me how to open these two functions.
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Re: Inland River Charts in RNC Format

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hello Dave,
i have 2 Questions,one is how open Heading & Real - time kinematic(RTK) these two functions,i think these two functions are very importance to pilot.
two:when use zoon in to vessel,the vessel icon is the small icon always,i think the vessel icon should be variation according the scale vary。
thanks for you tell me how to open these two functions.
I'd be a little surprised if Dave is still following this thread.

However, there is now an entire sub-forum devoted to OpenCPN, and Dave is very often there.

Try posting your questions/comments in here...

==> OpenCPN - Cruisers & Sailing Forums

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Old 03-01-2012, 07:19   #70
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Re: OpenCPN

Hi Dave can you help me with this?

I am trying to see what Opencpn can do - I have installed it im My virtual drive (I use XP mode on 64 bit laptop) but it doesn't give me the place names on the chart. So I installed it in my Windows 7 section of the laptop and the program won't open at all. I have only discovered your software when I was in Bermuda (Just did a double Atlantic crossing 11,000nm delivery). I was using Maxsea and was told that your software is better and easier to use. Haven't been able to test it properly yet. Hope you can help.
Yours in sailing
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Hello All...

I'm Dave, the author of OpenCPN.

I'm sorry some have had trouble with installing and using the program.
It is still in active development, with lots of known and unknown bugs.
We try not to release a version that crashes or hangs up under "normal"
use, but obviously you have had problems.

We are seriously looking for active users willing to provide specific
feedback on installation and usage problems. Specific bugs can be corrected
in days, usually. Please contact me off-list if you would like to help.

We are committed to bringing OpenCPN up to world-class standard. The
object is not to displace the many fine commercial products available, but to
enable a viable Open Source alternative usable by real cruisers. OpenCPN
will never be (and can never be) a commercial product.

Personal note: Just returned from annual winter Bahamas cruise. I'm in
culture shock at Palm Beach, FL. Back in the developement saddle now.
We are full-time cruisers with frequent WiFi communications.

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Old 13-03-2012, 02:36   #71
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Hello Dave.
I'm a swedish sailor, now on anchor in Ghambia, Africa(Banjul).
I really apprechiate yours navigationprogram and I try now to install the program on a new navigation-laptop. (Windows 7)
Here follows the fault log and I hope you can guide me.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: opencpn.exe
Application Version: 2.5.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4e2ef221
Fault Module Name: wxbase28u_vc_custom.dll
Fault Module Version: 2.8.10.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ca4bb33
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00004356
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.11
Locale ID: 18441
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Thank's again for a very efficient navigationprogram

from a former navigationteacher now "occupied" in long sailing :-)

per.wennergrund@telia.com


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Hello All...

I'm Dave, the author of OpenCPN.

I'm sorry some have had trouble with installing and using the program.
It is still in active development, with lots of known and unknown bugs.
We try not to release a version that crashes or hangs up under "normal"
use, but obviously you have had problems.

We are seriously looking for active users willing to provide specific
feedback on installation and usage problems. Specific bugs can be corrected
in days, usually. Please contact me off-list if you would like to help.

We are committed to bringing OpenCPN up to world-class standard. The
object is not to displace the many fine commercial products available, but to
enable a viable Open Source alternative usable by real cruisers. OpenCPN
will never be (and can never be) a commercial product.

Personal note: Just returned from annual winter Bahamas cruise. I'm in
culture shock at Palm Beach, FL. Back in the developement saddle now.
We are full-time cruisers with frequent WiFi communications.

Dave
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Hello Dave.
I'm a swedish sailor, now on anchor in Ghambia, Africa(Banjul).
I really apprechiate yours navigationprogram and I try now to install the program on a new navigation-laptop. (Windows 7)
Here follows the fault log and I hope you can guide me.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: opencpn.exe
Application Version: 2.5.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4e2ef221
Fault Module Name: wxbase28u_vc_custom.dll
Fault Module Version: 2.8.10.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ca4bb33
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00004356
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.11
Locale ID: 18441
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

Thank's again for a very efficient navigationprogram

from a former navigationteacher now "occupied" in long sailing :-)

per.wennergrund@telia.com
To quote myself from just 2 posts ago... (from last August)

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I'd be a little surprised if Dave is still following this thread.

However, there is now an entire sub-forum devoted to OpenCPN, and Dave is very often there.

Try posting your questions/comments in here...

==> OpenCPN - Cruisers & Sailing Forums

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Old 01-05-2012, 10:39   #73
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Hi all,

have tried to use your .dmg package on my older Apple ( PPC, 10.5 ) but it says architecture not supported... :-(

Will be nice you can make it at least visible before downloading that, especially if someone has a slow and very expensive internetconection like in french Polynesia.

Have no development environment so can't compile it by myself, also found no system requirements.

Is it possible to use it under 10.5 on PowerPC architecture also?
Have someone a binary for me?

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Hi, not sure if I've got the hang of this Forum lark yet but here goes.
I am running OpenCPN on a Panasonic Toughbook under the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Here I should say that it's one of the best navigation programs Iíve tried and I have looked at many. However at seemingly random intervals the program closes all by its self. There seems to be no reason for this and it happens whether the GPS mouse is connected or not and is not affected by the boat moving or being stationary. None of the other applications on the computer do this. I have loaded the charts from the same disk onto a computer running OpenCPN under Windows 7 and it appears to be OK. Any thoughts as to why this might be happening would be most gratefully received.
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Hi Dave. I have one question about installing open con on my windows phone. I can't open the download file . How can I repeat the problem. Best regards Elin
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