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Old 22-01-2011, 09:43   #946
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Peter..

Or,you can make use of the FREE 'Kystverket' maps which you can tile,calibrate and convert to .kap

The Svolvaer -Lofoten map has the URL:
http://www.4shared.com/file/57EnSNXZ..._approach.html

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Old 22-01-2011, 17:57   #947
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I typed in an edit for the above post, but the edit time elapsed while I was writing:

EDIT: It allows setting max speed. I couldn't resist and got it running. It takes a while to build a list of 22,660 links off a page. But it's now merrily downloading in the background while I am still VPNd into work. I have it set low enough where I can't tell any difference in response time for work. Thanks again.

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I had downloaded about 1/3 of the charts when they upgraded their page! They changed the interface and now package up your selections in a .zip for download. No way for me to get the rest without much labor. Oh, well. I give up.

I found some cool stuff. Not much of use for navigation, but fun to look at.

I found a panoramic photo of the approach to Charleston from 1852.

Chart of the Delaware Bay and river from 1654.

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Old 22-01-2011, 18:24   #948
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Dan..
I also downloaded the first 1.36 GB og antique maps before they changed the system.
Many interesting maps...

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Old 23-01-2011, 08:30   #949
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Tore,

that .kap stuff is beyond me.
I did buy GE map downloader an am expirimenting.
Thanks for the tip.

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Old 23-01-2011, 08:49   #950
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Peter..

Quite easy really once you put your mind to it..

If there are any particular areas you are interested in,perhaps I can help you.

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Old 23-01-2011, 10:00   #951
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I also downloaded the first 1.36 GB og antique maps before they changed the system.
Many interesting maps...

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I got 186gb using the downloader you suggested. Thanks!

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Old 25-01-2011, 06:34   #952
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Great close-up of Saint Thomas-Caribbean using 'Google Satellite Map Retriever' which also provided the geo locs for calibration and conversion to .kap.

Download here (22MB):Saint Thomas-BVI.kap - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download

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Old 25-01-2011, 13:31   #953
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Hi Tore. Noel here. planning a cruise to Norway this summer. have ordered the Batsport chart kits, Have opencpn running cm93.(early version) trying to download 93V2. would like to get 2or3 paper charts to cover the region from Stavanger to Drammen. Can't seem to find any on the official Norsk site. Any idea's? Mange takk
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I've made it through about 50 pages and have not found the answer to this question. Perhaps it's just that I'm cross-eyed from reading so please forgive if this has been covered.

We are about to cross over to the Bahamas and considering purchasing Maptech Region 9 with the CD and wondering if this CD's charts will work with OpenCPN?

One further question is that I've read that the sketch charts from the Steven Pavlidis guides have been scanned and made usable by OpenCPN but I have not been able to locate these anywhere. I will do so from our own copies of his excellent guides if I must but was hoping someone could point me to the already accomplished ones.

Thanks in advance

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Old 28-01-2011, 07:46   #955
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Kalinka1..

Here's another .kap conversion for the Hyggen approach.

Download here: Hyggen approach.kap - 4shared.com - online file sharing and storage - download

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Hi,

I've made it through about 50 pages and have not found the answer to this question. Perhaps it's just that I'm cross-eyed from reading so please forgive if this has been covered.

We are about to cross over to the Bahamas and considering purchasing Maptech Region 9 with the CD and wondering if this CD's charts will work with OpenCPN?

One further question is that I've read that the sketch charts from the Steven Pavlidis guides have been scanned and made usable by OpenCPN but I have not been able to locate these anywhere. I will do so from our own copies of his excellent guides if I must but was hoping someone could point me to the already accomplished ones.

Thanks in advance

George
What 50 pages wold that be?
The first place to go to for information about which charts OpenCPN can display is Chart Formats | Official OpenCPN Homepage.

All charts sold by Maptech is BSB4 or later. OpenCPN version 2.3.1 supports BSB3 and earlier BSB versions. In other words, OpenCPN will not work with the Maptech charts you are asking about.
But ... there is a fair chance that this will change in the, not to far away, future.

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Thanks Thomas,

Fifty pages of this thread! And I actually came here via the OpenCPN site.

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Old 02-02-2011, 09:39   #958
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Re my #948 Norwegian Coastguard maps....

Please note ALL the nautical maps displayed on the Norwegian Coastguard pages are skewed 5.6 degr. to the right. Remember to skew the bitmaps captured from this site 5.6 degr to the left before calibration/conversion.

Norwegian Coastguard URL:I have corrected my Brekkestoe approach (Norway) .kap.
Download here:Tore
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ALL the nautical maps displayed on the Norwegian Coastguard pages are skewed 5.6 degr. to the right.
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do you think , thats a mistake of them or done by intention ?

I dont know if you speak norwegian ? would you mind to ask them ?
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Re my #948 Norwegian Coastguard maps....

Please note ALL the nautical maps displayed on the Norwegian Coastguard pages are skewed 5.6 degr. to the right. Remember to skew the bitmaps captured from this site 5.6 degr to the left before calibration/conversion.

Norwegian Coastguard URL:

I have corrected my Brekkestoe approach (Norway) .kap.
Download here:

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Tore, it is not so simple. Norwegian charts are displayed on WEB in UTM X/Y grid (Zone 33). This is a transversal mercator projection with central meridian at 15 East. This means that not always the rotation is 5.6 degress but it depends on longitude. In fact note that at 15 longitude you should have a skew=0.

Let me know.

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