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Old 13-11-2010, 21:54   #1
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Using AIS on OpenCPN I can configure an early warning out to 60NM.

Is there a way of creating a similar warning for land-mass?

Also, for whatever reason, I can't get local currents. Any suggestions?
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Old 14-11-2010, 09:07   #2
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There is no such thing for landmass or shallow depth implemented although I do think there is a feature request somewhere.

Current data is proprietary and availability will depend on where you are and what chart/tidal data youre using.
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doesnt your gps have a depth alarm???? if you are in short water, isnt smart to sleep--need to get to deep water. folks have lost boats doing the sleeping thing too close to shore. be careful and stay safe.
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I was talking about a navigation software feature that gives early warning when the plotted route or projected track gets into shallow water/onto land. Sadly my depth sounder points straight down so it only really tells me its shallow when its too late..
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I was talking about a navigation software feature that gives early warning when the plotted route or projected track gets into shallow water/onto land. Sadly my depth sounder points straight down so it only really tells me its shallow when its too late..
Go to OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage, click on the "Tracker" tab, choose "Feature Requests" from the drop-down list, and look at tasks 224 and 242. Will those features take care of what you want? Do you have some refinements to suggest?

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Hello Fabbi, sorry obviously getting a bit lazy.. cf my earlier post

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There is no such thing for landmass or shallow depth implemented although I do think there is a feature request somewhere.
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