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Old 05-05-2016, 10:46   #1
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Can I open Norway vector SHAPE WGS-84 format charts in opencpn?

I downloaded Norway vector SHAPE WGS-84 format charts. Can opencpn open them?
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Re: Can I open Norway vector SHAPE WGS-84 format charts in opencpn?

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can you give please some more details:

- do you mean files in ESRI Shape format?
- vector charts covering what?
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Re: Can I open Norway vector SHAPE WGS-84 format charts in opencpn?

The Norway hydrographic files can be downloaded from

Geodataprodukter | Kartverket - nedlasting

It is free to setup an account. Google translation makes it easy to understand.

Can opencpn read these files?

I am a new user...

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Re: Can I open Norway vector SHAPE WGS-84 format charts in opencpn?

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no issue - we are always interested to hear about chart sources.

The chart formats OCPN can digest directly you will find described here:
Chart Formats | Official OpenCPN Homepage

The ESRI shape format you are asking for is not supported.
GeoTIFF or GeoJSON neither.

You can transform this vector file into a raster file and geo-reference it to end up with a .kap file OCPN can read.
It would take some processing steps to go for example
Shape with UTM datum --> GeoTiff in WGS84 --> PNG with known geo-localization --> .kap
QGIS and the tools described in the chart chapter of the manual to convert a raster image into a .kap file will be required.

The GDAL tool set library has an experimental module to produce S-57, but I fear that it is really experimental.

Or you have friendly soul who works with ArcGis Advanced - that's from ESRI and costs a fortune - then there is an option to export in S-57 format.

The easiest: If you can get the S-57 files mentioned on the Kartverket page, those would work directly out of the box.
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Re: Can I open Norway vector SHAPE WGS-84 format charts in opencpn?

Also, if they are readily downloaded without having an account and free, this could be added to Chartdownloader.
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The easiest: If you can get the S-57 files mentioned on the Kartverket page, those would work directly out of the box.
Should have added "in case these are covering the same information and are free"
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Also, if they are readily downloaded without having an account and free, this could be added to Chartdownloader.
Yes, it would be great, but sorry, they does not give access for downloading,,,,
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Re: Can I open Norway vector SHAPE WGS-84 format charts in opencpn?

Thank you all for the help!

I have not yet found a solution to download the charts in S57 format...
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