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Old 25-12-2014, 05:12   #1
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Colombian Raster JPG Charts

I wonder if anyone has had any luck, or if it's even possible to convert the Colombian Raster JPG Charts (as available at to KAP files for use in OpenCPN. It seems like it's probably possible with the use of the IMGKAP converter.

I am not sure I am computer savvy enough to work it out and my internet access is very limited while cruising. I am guessing if it's possible to convert these files, someone may have them already converted to kap files for sharing.

On a side note, I have DNC vector chart files for most, if not all of the world. Each region (29) is contained in a folder. There are so many sub-folders and files, I am not sure which file is the actual chart and what type of file format the chart is in. It would be nice to utilize this collection and I would be happy to share them if someone is interested but I don't even know where to begin to make them usable in OpenCPN.

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Re: Colombian Raster JPG Charts

Yes, I converted those using imgcal and bsb2kap (it was several years ago when those were the only tools). Now, I think imgkap converter and at least one more program will do the same more easily.

I would send you mine, but I too am on a limited bandwidth connection. Hopefully someone else also has them.



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Re: Colombian Raster JPG Charts


Thanks, at least it's good to know that it is possible with the right know how.

I will try to get a better internet connection and see if I can figure it out. My computer is 64 bit and I think that may be contributing to my difficulties with IMGKAP.

When I try to open IMGKAP, the black command screen flashes for a fraction of a second and then closes.

If someone else has these Colombian charts in a KAP format, I am specifically looking for: 004, 011, 023, 030, 044-045, 200-201, and 218.

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Re: Colombian Raster JPG Charts

Imgkap is a commandline tool. The "flashing black screen" is exactly what is expected when you double click it with a mouse. It has no problem running on a 64 bit system.

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Thank you, that helps to explain where I am going wrong

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