I'm new to chartplotters in general, except some experience with Garmins Mapsource on this same laptop
. I sail in SF Bay
, my main interest in learning OpenCPN
is to supplement my navigating class, this is an easier program for trip planing than mapsource for the class.
I have a hokey puck gps
set up and working within OpenCPN
I read in the OpenCPN instruction that I can download two types of charts
, so I did and both apparently reside happily on my hard drive, in the same parent directory.
I can access one type and plan my local cruise
just fine. I do not know, but suspect it is the nonvector since I can't turn on and off various information.
How do I switch between the raster and vector charts
? Is it useful to do so?
In the upper right corner is small icons that look like they could be a switch between true and magnetic, is this the case, does it work with both types of charts.
not totally helpless, I did finally discover how the tide and current
worked, nicely done feature