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Old 24-09-2009, 10:50   #61
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SendToGps

Using 917 on Vista with an eterlogic virtual serial port.
Send to Gps worked fine.
The data was monitored on the serial port "extra information" display and in the NavMonPC log file.

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Old 24-09-2009, 11:55   #62
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I am based in Costa Verde,Brazil where also my boat icon is at rest when a GPS is not connected. All of a sudden my boat has relocated to Sweden? I have had similar events earlier when a friend of mine transmitted his boat position over a 3G connection. There must be a way this can be avoided through some sort of geographical filter?
The MY ship geo location of N 58 53,738 E 11 00,393 seems to be the backyard of a house in the small village of North Koster. They are starting to lay up their boats for the winter now in Sweden and it could be a test run from a laid up boat with a combined AIS/GPS output over 3G.

If of interest,have a look:
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Old 24-09-2009, 12:45   #63
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I normally have the NMEA data source on: None, but it makes no difference,the own ship icon will still have disappeared from it's normal position and if the Auto follow button is depressed,the map moves it's location to Sweden. This time however,the ship icon remains RED. The location of the ship icon also seems to be inland,on the island itself.

Should be easy to create a filter within OpenCPN EXCLUDING all data outside of the charts geographical parameters.
I am trying to reproduce this: I don't have an online-internet stream, but my stream of NMEA data, comes from a multiplexer and has GPS, AIS, compass, wind and depth data.

When I turn oft the GPS NMEA input ("none"), the own ship is red. I can move it with the "Move boat here function". I can still see all the AIS targets around me. My own ship does not get moved by the GPS data contained in the AIS stream, at least not for the last hour.

Excluding the data outside of a chart, would be a work around. I think it would be better to understand why the own ship is being moved, when the NMEA GPS setting is set to "None". There is a bug then and it should be fixed. But it will be hard to find the root cause without a log.

Sindbad, can you capture the AIS stream (some people have use Navmonpc, others use hyperterminal...). Navmonpc would allow to replay the log at realtime (or faster). I would be interested in making this happen on my PC, I do have Navmonpc installed and could replay your file here.

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Old 24-09-2009, 15:57   #64
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Send to GPS

Dave
I discovered that 917 send data's to port , but only when the COM port set in the settings for "NMEA data source" is different that the COM port set in the dialog window of "send to GPS"
I explain :
I create a pair of virtual ports COM1 and COM2
COM1 is used by the terminal
COM2 is set as "NMEA data source"
I click on "Send to GPS" , in the dialog window I set COM2 : It don't work
If I set another COM Port or "none" in "NMEA data source" it works !
It seams to me that the function "Send to GPS" try to open the port , but in the normal condition , the port between the GPS and the PC is unique and already open .May be it's the raison of the failure
I tried this with Eterlogic and Eltima VSPD and I obtained the same results .

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Old 24-09-2009, 16:32   #65
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Try using the splitter device in Eterlogic. It will allow OpenCPN to open the same port twice. I tried it and it works fine.

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New bug: wrong orientation of AIS targets on skewed charts

Dave,

On charts with N up, the orientation of an AIS target is just fine (screen shot 1)

But on skewed charts (North not up) the orientation is off, it basically shows the orientation like on a N-up chart (screen shot 2, same target, different chart)

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Mixed Bag....

Hi all...

1. Sinbad7 fast trip to Sweden:
If the NMEA Data source is set to AIS Port(Shared), then NMEA position reports (from anyone!) in the AIS data stream will be sent to opencpn. Not sure why the AIS data stream handler retransmits NMEA position data. It is of no real use in a global AIS data stream. Oh well...
However, if the opencpn NMEA DataSource is "None", then opencpn will ignore these NMEA position reports.

If your ship is in Sweden, then set Data Source to "None", and rightclick->"Move Boat Here" back to Brazil. It should stay there, and be red (no GPS available).

2. Manimaul:
Icons: New icon files attached give me 404 error, not found.
Meanwhile, I made gray ship icon by image manipulation at run-time. Looks OK.

Also, not sure what is meant by "Frame icon". More info, please.
For Build 917, I built a 16 x 16 icon for Windows build. It appears in the taskbar, and at the application window, upper left corner. Is this what you mean?

3.Ptizef:
Aha! This is a bug. It should be possible to send to the NMEA Data Source port, while simultaneously reading NMEA input from the same port. I will fix this.
Thanks for your patience, effort, and clarity.

Otherwise, looking pretty good for another Beta this weekend.

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Old 24-09-2009, 17:38   #68
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Ptizef,

When you say it works, do you mean you receive both waypoints and route in your Garmin GPS or do you receive only waypoints ?
I have also a Garmin GPS, set on NMEA/NMEA interface and I receive only the waypoints, never the route.

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2. Manimaul:
Icons: New icon files attached give me 404 error, not found.
Meanwhile, I made gray ship icon by image manipulation at run-time. Looks OK.
404 fixed:
icons.cpp icons.h

opencpn_icons_cpp.zip

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Also, not sure what is meant by "Frame icon". More info, please.
For Build 917, I built a 16 x 16 icon for Windows build. It appears in the taskbar, and at the application window, upper left corner. Is this what you mean?
screenshots from build 917


frame icon xp (you also get this generic icon when you alt->tab)

taskbar xp

frame icon linux

taskbar in linux (you also get this generic icon when you alt->tab)
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Dave..

In answer to your 1. please read my previous posting:
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I normally have the NMEA data source on: None, but it makes no difference,the own ship icon will still have disappeared from it's normal position and if the Auto follow button is depressed,the map moves it's location to Sweden. This time however,the ship icon remains RED. The location of the ship icon also seems to be inland,on the island itself.

Should be easy to create a filter within OpenCPN EXCLUDING all data outside of the charts geographical parameters.
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Sinbad7....

Thanks for the message.

Please try again from scratch, with NMEA Source always set to "None".

I can see one possibility in the code where if the NMEA source is EVER set to AIS Port Shared during one run of opencpn, it will cause the foreign NMEA position reports to be recognized for the rest of that run. But if you start with "None" from the beginning, it should work OK. Please test this. This bug will be fixed in the next Beta.

A filter for NMEA position reports is undesirable. If a user is browsing charts while underway, she will often move to a location where the ship is not on the current display. If we ignore NMEA on these conditions, then the autopilot output and route following will be inaccurate, with other similar problems resulting.

Any insight on why the TCP/IP AIS data stream contains NMEA RMC messages?

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Any fix for the right-click on tides crash as reported in posts #18, 19 and 20?

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Jpiebrig ,

The Garmin 152 don't accept the sentence WRTE , only the WPL , so routes can't be created (see user guide) . I don't know other Garmin
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build environment

is anyone building opencpn in windows besides Dave? ... phiggins, cagney? im trying to setup a build environment for testing and learning.

im using:

code::blocks IDE
(included mingw/gcc compiler)
wxpack v2.8.8.04 libraries

i can get it to partially build ...

visual studio was mentioned in the monster thread. perhaps you could post your project file which I can import into code::blocks. any help would be appreciated.

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