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Old 23-05-2019, 05:31   #1
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Canadian oeSENC charts for OpenCPN

OpenCPN closing gaps: The Canadian vector chart portfolio is now available for OpenCPN in oeSENC format.


More than 1.100 single charts in four sets
- Pacific
- Great Lakes and S. Lawrence River
- Altlantic and St. Lawrence Gulf
- Arctic


The charts are based on the actual CHS charts bringing complete up-to-date information. The licenses come with one year of updates.
The Atlantic set includes the charts for Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.
A single set costs 30CAD/20/22.50USD


As always more details at o-charts.org


Enjoy the sailing season! And a big "Thank you" goes to our Canadian user community, who pushed us. We have to underline as well that the efficient people from CHS helped us a lot to get this running within just a few weeks.


Hubert
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Old 23-05-2019, 06:59   #2
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OpenCPN closing gaps: The Canadian vector chart portfolio is now available for OpenCPN in oeSENC format.
That's a great way for OpenCPN users to access vector chart data from the Canadian Hydrographic Service for a reasonable price, compared to the "official" CHS chart prices. Well done, break out the bubbly!


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Old 23-05-2019, 07:22   #3
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Holy cow that's awesome Wish I had known before I bought the more expensive raster charts 2 weeks ago, but what can you do. :P Still awesome to see I will surely get these in the future for updates
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That is great news. I shall be ordering my set soon.

Cheers.
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I’ll get my set tonight if I can.
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Installed Canadian Pacific coast oeSENC charts today.
The vector charts look great!
Paid using Visa card online.
Big download 1147MB! So be sure to have stable connection. I started by using WiFi but download stalled at 700MB and wouldn't restart download from 700 MB. So I plugged ethernet in and downloaded from beginning without problem.
The 'Your chart preparation is not complete' dialog box pops up a lot. I began to think it was problem, but I just kept clicking 'Yes" many times.
Watch the video couple times before purchasing charts.
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CHS vector charts are geared for commercial use and do not include ALL charts...
Vector charts only go up the Fraser River to Douglas Island(Port Mann Bridge).
Beyond Douglas Island requires CHS Raster collection.
For example Fraser River (pac02 raster chart) can be navigated up Harrison River to Harrison Mills. To Harrison Lake during fresh-net (April to July), with River Pilot?
There are some small coves on north coast that only pleasure boats enter, again these are only in Raster collections.
For total coverage you need both Vector and Raster charts.
Purchased 1 CHS raster collection every year; pac01, pac02 and pac03.
Free updates for 24 months after purchase.
I don't see the Raster Collections listed on o-charts.
oeSENC is one heck of a bargain! Well done!
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Yes, the charts sets are huge and one should take care to have really solid connection for download.

We know that the coverage of the CHS raster charts is better for some waters frequented by the typical OpenCPN user.
In the future there will be oeRNCs as well - we are working on that.

For Canada we shall see, as it implies quite a challenge to edit the charts - you have to edit them to make them different from the "Official CHS" charts.
Our license covers CHS raster already - just in case...

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I purchased the vector charts but vastly prefer faster and will purchase them when available.
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I too downloaded the CHS charts (Atlantic) but I screwed up at the last moment when oeSENC Charts tab function asked me to assign a folder for the files to ... maybe unzip? to. So I can go to the OESENC Charts tab., I see my system dongle name, and I have completely downloaded the charts but I can't find the charts and I am missing the step where I get them to appear in the chart files tab. I'd appreciate any help! (Note that the download and payment etc from O-Charts was flawless, I just messed up by clicking ok without specifying a folder (so the charts were put in an unknown folder that I cant find!!).

I have gone to terminal and run find with \ oesenc, and again with \ chs but without knowing the file type or name, I'm stuck. Any help would be most appreciated!

Thanks!
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