Here is the full text for a gpx file that creates a single waypoint with a photo link. You will need an icon named camera in your UserIcons folder and change the href path to match your owned stored photo. This GPX file can be used as a template to create your own linked waypoints
I do not quite favour online links, since it is usually easier (if you know your way around) to find information in the Internet, than to follow fixed links, but for the sake of completeness, attached is the Network version of Admiralty Notices to Mariners online (I was sure it would be simple...)...
The syntax is simple, you need to know the year and the week of edition.
Thanks for reading this simple tutorial... I hope it helps.
Those are not my ideas, this is standard GPX 1.1, as implemented long time ago by Dave and by Thomas Haller (I may be missing someone here), not perfect, but perhaps better than many other environments...
Thanks to all your exciting gpx's Just a note Firefox has a cache so can be used offline. Previously visited pages are stored in the cache. So waypoint links can be viewed offline. if you type about:cache in the Firefox address bar all is revealed including a list of stored pages
This is a good idea!GPX=XML and is tricky...so a good editor is needed.So far I've tried "XMLEditor" by Pavel Ugoltsev - it's good and helps with the spacing and notices errors too. It's bestwhen "associated" with GPX files...
I also tried "GPX_Editor010346" which screwed up the spacing and can't handle multiple links....
Any other suggestions?of simple editors or other faster ways to do this?
To use a template seems the best....and though still not perfectly simple,it helps me to have whatever log files,copies of pictures and all and so forth in the same folder to save that bit of typing anyways...reducing the typing would be the thing to do.Maybe to drag a picture,text,or whatever into the editor to save writing the path...stuff like that...
...not to distract from the GPX thread too much but this idea has been explored a bit in other ways useable now.
Cagney came up with this: Revisiting Tiff2Kap
where the waypoint icon IS a photo.It has to be xpm format like other icons but that's not hard.Gimp and xnview will "do" xpm files.It could just be text,for a log,using the text function of an image editor.But the so-called icon would have to be turned off and on in the waypoint dialogue....and to quickly edit it would need a shortcut to OpenCPN's Usericon folder.Not hard.Template Versions (as to size and xpm format) could be quickly accessible for a new waypoint.There is however Only one image per "waypoint",unlike the GPX idea.
and in the same thread, Revisiting Tiff2Kap
where I made a template of a screengrab,wrote all over it and rebuilt as a kap,so it sits in the chart bar as a chart(you can sail into it)when you're in the area...subsequent editing is not too difficult but to appear on your chartbar in a different area,the template needs position calibrating ...in CMD utility or a batch script.
Tiff2kap has since been rebuilt as IMGKAP so extracting the image,editing,changing,writing on it are easier now.
I'm not sure all this is the right way forward.
We are digging into OpenCPN's "pre plugin" features. Wouldn't all this be handled better by a dedicated plugin, similar to Nohals GE plugin, that displayed a simple browser window (just a frame) instead of the GE window?
It's a bit awkward to change to your browser for information.
But, Cagney-I could just minimise or shrink OpenCPN to comb my hard drive...if that's what you mean?
...a note ,a picture of an approach at lowtide,a page of the pilot...good ideas...I used something similar in Ozi to note what side of the rock was deep, or notes on a hotspot to fish or more.Waypoints can use detail.As can tracks made up of wpts....
I confess I'm a logbook guy but finding "the page" is much helped by waypoints made voluble .OpenCPN already has a choice of any icon you need to highlight the "sense"of it as to danger!,fish,topless beach whatever.
If Gods of the Temple O were to smile upon their miserable pawns and forge a plugin, I'd have it fill in the needed blanks of the gpx/xml without me being careful not to miss a "/>"
a)plop down a mark
b) browse to a file to link
and (maybe) c)include space to write and display notes...or just create and link to a textfile.
Anyways,the cleverness exhibited here needs only some practise to work for me as is!