up a big chart mess I made while testing ChartDownloader, I found I could keep the downloads, rename and relocate them and then go into the opencpn
.ini file and edit the two sections
First [ChartDirectories] at the bottom of the plugins section to get the Settings > Charts
> Chart Files to be correct, after deleting all the Chart Groups because those can just get recreated. Then scan and rebuild
the database. It took several iterations because I made errors. I also tried to manually sort the list so that it would come up in the order I wanted. This is much better, however several entries have "reverted" or changed order and I am unable to determine why and have given up on that.
-- It would be very nice to be able to just sort this Chart List by the paths listed!
Second [Settings/ChartDnldr] Toward the bottom of the opencpn
.ini After moving, deleting and rearranging my charts
I changed the relevant pathnames which was quite successful. I updated those catalogs again and made sure it was working well. Then I tried changing the order of the catalogs manually in the opencpn.ini. Because this is entered into the opencpn.ini [Settings/ChartDnldr] area as one continuous line with no carriage returns for each catalog record
it is very hard to edit and manually sort. What I did was put carriage returns in the right place, sort it, and then take the carriage returns out. I was reasonably successful however some records "jumped" to unexpected places and it is difficult to figure out what is causing this. Does the program do any sorting of its own or are these tiny format problems I don't see?
--Of course having some sorting capability would really help us determine if we have our Chart List parallel with our Chart Download list...and having a little more user friendly format in the ini file would also help.
Of course Chartdownloader provides a very very simple way for the new user to start using charts, just set your path to your chart foleder and follow the plugin defaults!
Thanks for a great Plugin!!
The New Chart user's favorite plugin.