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Old 03-05-2011, 12:42   #1
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ENC Chart Installation

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Iím relatively new to OpenCPN, Seaclear user until now. The stable release is installed on the boat laptop for navigation and on a separate laptop the latest beta version to play with the new bells and whistles. No issues until now. I thought I would try using ENC charts in place of RNC charts. Downloaded the charts from NOAA and pointed OCPN to the chartís location yet all I see is black. I do see my boat location and route that I had created before changing to ENCís so I believe the charts are there. There are no colored lines or any detail of any kind. I have tried clicking on the "black chart" to no avail. Iím sure I must be missing a step somewhere. I havenít plugged in and run the GPS yet, if that is whatís needed. Anyone know what Iím doing wrong.
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Re: ENC Chart Installation

Hi Paul,

please read and follow the instructions on Installing Charts | Official OpenCPN Homepage
Additionally check the 'Force Full Database Rebuild' checkbox after you double-checked choosen the right directory(ies). Remove all non-needed directories.

If you are still having problems please report back.

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Thanks Gunther,
I read the directions several times, setting up OCPN as indicated. Forced the data rebuild. I will perform again to be sure when I get home. One thing that may be a problem is that each group of charts is in it's own folder, so I have ~23 folders listed in the folders in the "ADD" list.

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Old 03-05-2011, 17:43   #4
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Got it to work!! Not sure what the problem was. Reinstalled OCPN. Very nice with the ENC's

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