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Old 17-12-2017, 10:33   #1
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chart downloader gshhs

I realize these files are distributed as packages, but for many who build from source, they have to be manually downloaded extracted and copied every time. Several platforms, (architectures) distributions etc, do not and may never have package support. Further, the highest resolution (useful by some plugins) is often not included at least not by default.

Should the chart downloader be able to do this? Maybe even plugins can automatically trigger it?


What about tide and harmonic files, magnetic model, themes etc... These are not actually charts, but some sort of automatic downloading and updating could be useful as well?
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I realize these files are distributed as packages, but for many who build from source, they have to be manually downloaded extracted and copied every time. Several platforms, (architectures) distributions etc, do not and may never have package support. Further, the highest resolution (useful by some plugins) is often not included at least not by default.

Should the chart downloader be able to do this? Maybe even plugins can automatically trigger it?
Yes, it should be able to do it and on my list for very near future with the GSHHG 2.3.7 release. I do not plan adding any functionality for other plugins to trigger it automatically.

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What about tide and harmonic files, magnetic model, themes etc... These are not actually charts, but some sort of automatic downloading and updating could be useful as well?
Is it worth the effort - Are there any, except the "HARMONICv10"?

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Re: chart downloader gshhs

Hello Pavel, hello Sean de pagnier,

It seemed to me that Rasbat had created a plugin to do that? He had proposed a download tool on February 15, 2017. What has become of this tool?


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Re: chart downloader gshhs

Still hosting a Windows installer on my GitHub:

https://github.com/Rasbats/gshhs/releases

I thought I had made a link to this in the manual, but I can't find any reference. Should it be there? Perhaps the GSHHG 2.3.7 release will make it redundant.

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Re: chart downloader gshhs

Mike, it might make sense to have that link for awhile in these two places. Thanks!
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https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...hart_sources&s[]=gshhs

https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...ther_routing&s[]=gshhs#install_gshhs_high_resolution_background
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Made the link to GitHub in chart sources. In Weather Routing I referenced the chart sources page.

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