Hi all, at last... here it is.
This version of CHARTCAL covers the whole New Zealand
Portfolio: counting maps and plans it is composed of 320 charts
. I've double checked all the maps and I found:
two charts with goeref errors (ref points in slightly wrong position)
one chart suffering a cutting error (cut was done 10 pixels below than expected)
I did also many improvements to about 30% of charts (just adding ref points in specific position) to avoid problems with the georeferentiation algo of OCPN (now all charts pan almost correctly). Anyway I still think OCPN should improve its georef algo.
I did also some small realignment of non-wgs84 charts: I aligned those old charts with the most recent ones and with Google Earth
I've also released a new KapGen (beta06) and a new mc2bsbh (beta09). Those new releases improve the KAP header for a wider compatibility.
The 27th of january LINZ released 3 renewed maps: NZ55 - NZ5215 - NZ14638
So I suggest the following process to people that have already build some maps with old chartcals:
- Download Kapgen beta 06 and unzip over old KapGen folder (allow file substitution).
- Delete the NZ55.tif, NZ5215.tif and NZ14638.tif from Img folder to allow KapGen to re-download latest LINZ images
- Delete ALL maps (.kap files) from the BSB
with KapGen the MAPs of your interest or, if you want to build the whole set, go in /bin folder and launch KapGenAll.cmd
Far lazy people and for linux
users I also built all the maps in a single
file (143.97MByte) uploaded to DepositFile
Please download all those stuff from MCE66 - Software
where you will also find the link to the File uploaded on deposit file (I don't put it here since I can in the future update my web page but not this thread...)
Even if I put all the effort I could, no guarantee can be given about these free stuff. Use at you own risk. Let me know about errors, suggestions, etc.
Of course a big thaks goes to all people that helped me in this "adventure" making test, suggestions and also just giving me their "moral support".
Enjoy your New Zealand
Buon Vento a tutti.