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Old 19-09-2012, 12:42   #256
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Lots of Argentinian raster charts for download here:
SHN - Cartas Raster

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then I did not made myself quite clear, I got all and every of this charts which work happily on OpenCPN. My question was then more simple? Can I use this charts on MXMariner? cause it seems there is no way to install charts outside from the ones they mention on the site. thanx
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I am not using MX-Mariner so I am not sure, but I am almost certain it accepts .bsb/.kap type rater charts. Perhaps through a conversion program?
The user instructions must have this detail.

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Does MX-Mariner have an option to download .bsb charts from other regions?
Do you use a translating device or read the .bsb charts directly?

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I want to ask if you can pull Argentinian raster charts into this, as you have done with Brazilian ones. Argentina has them downloadable on Hidrographics web site since some time now. This will make adoption of MX Mariner quite attractive here, price is friendly but no charts for us is stoper. Unless I am missing something and I could pull them myself, but havent seen any menu to do this (online manual). Thanks. alex
Alex,

I'm working on the Argentina chart set now and it looks like I will be able to include them in MX Mariner. Thanks for reminding me about these being available. I'll try to get them included in-app for download soon.

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Does MX-Mariner have an option to download .bsb charts from other regions?
Do you use a translating device or read the .bsb charts directly?

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Chart regions can be downloaded in MX Mariner. More details about each region download can be found on the website: Charts | MXMariner .

Alternatively, there is also a tool that is still in beta that will import BSBv3 charts into the MX Mariner format: http://matrixmariner.com/forum_attch/MXCart1.01beta.zip
(I do not document this tool on the website or documentation as it is still in beta)

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Argentina Chart Issues

Many of the Argentinian charts have calibration issues. For example see screen captures in both OpenCPN and MX Mariner below:




The chart borders have not been defined in many of the chart headers. Consequently, quilting is not seamless. I am hesitant to make these charts available to download in MX Mariner this way. For now, please use the import tool I posted a link to in the last post if you'd like to have Argentina charts in MX Mariner.

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any chance of getting this available for Blackberry playbook?
I have all my own digital charts for my area already raster & vector
can sideload if there was a .bar file available?
Is the source code available for purchase?
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2 - Some of the custom GDAL code from OpenCPN could be borrowed to render TMS tile set files from ENC charts that could be put on an SD card. This is essentially what I am doing now except I am using latest GDAL to render the TMS tile set. I'm also using a lot of custom python stuff to optimize the TMS tile sets into an SD card friendly size and format.
Great development, I'm eager to see it.

If you take code from OpenCPN you have to use the GPL license. Using BSD would be forbidden by its license, as it permits closed versions, AFAIK. I think is better for everyone, regardless, to use the GPL.

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Many of the Argentinian charts have calibration issues. For example see screen captures in both OpenCPN and MX Mariner below:

The chart borders have not been defined in many of the chart headers. Consequently, quilting is not seamless. I am hesitant to make these charts available to download in MX Mariner this way. For now, please use the import tool I posted a link to in the last post if you'd like to have Argentina charts in MX Mariner.

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Will:

I got (legal!) Argentinian BSB's from SHN - Cartas Raster

Don't see the problem you mention, I'll send pics later.

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Will: In this screen dump there are 3 Argentinian charts overlapping:

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And here is more or less the same problem area are that you show above. It could be that these are newer charts as they are a bit different

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I stand up on dpons post, I dont see any problems you mention on BSB arg. charts, where did you get them? they should be official ones from SHN ( hidrographic naval service) , this are made in Oregon.USA from the official mylar masters.
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I stand up on dpons post, I dont see any problems you mention on BSB arg. charts, where did you get them? they should be official ones from SHN ( hidrographic naval service) , this are made in Oregon.USA from the official mylar masters.
Yes, many of the charts from SHN are fine. However, still many of the small scale ones do not have the PLY borders properly defined. This can be made workable in Opencpn because the power you have to customize what is displayed in the quilt.

So, for now please use Custom User Created Charts | MXMariner if you'd like Argentina charts in MX Mariner.

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Great development, I'm eager to see it.

If you take code from OpenCPN you have to use the GPL license. Using BSD would be forbidden by its license, as it permits closed versions, AFAIK. I think is better for everyone, regardless, to use the GPL.

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I hopefully soon plan on starting an open source library that will render vector charts for the osmdroid and/or mapsforge libraries. This library will most likely share some java versions of some Opencpn code. And hopefully with the authors permission I will be able to re-license this code LGPL or BSD so it can be included in any program.

That's the current plan,

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