Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-07-2019, 21:36   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Boat: Kelly Peterson 46
Posts: 13
ENC Charts for Fiji for OpenCPN

Hello all,

I have been looking for ENC charts for Fiji for a while now with no luck. Best I can find is the relatively low scale RNC New Zealand charts. Anyone has any recommendations for Fiji ENC charts? I need to move my boat from Fiji to NZ this October and trying to line up my charts! Thanks
__________________

chillmobil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-07-2019, 21:44   #2
Moo
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 418
Re: ENC Charts for Fiji for OpenCPN

I found C-map perfectly good there.. The old pirate CM93 ones were off in a couple of passages but newer genuine ones running in TimeZero were fine. I expect if you buy any genuine ENC charts from Chartworld they will be fine too as they all from the same source data.
Quote:
Originally Posted by chillmobil View Post
Hello all,

I have been looking for ENC charts for Fiji for a while now with no luck. Best I can find is the relatively low scale RNC New Zealand charts. Anyone has any recommendations for Fiji ENC charts? I need to move my boat from Fiji to NZ this October and trying to line up my charts! Thanks
__________________

Moo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 31-07-2019, 00:26   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Cruising pacific
Boat: Rawson 30
Posts: 70
Re: ENC Charts for Fiji for OpenCPN

Are you currentlt in Fiji? Im in Vuda for the next few days. I have might have some charts of interest. PM me
boatnerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-07-2019, 15:05   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Boat: Kelly Peterson 46
Posts: 13
Re: ENC Charts for Fiji for OpenCPN

Thanks Moo.
Yes I have the pirated CM93 and the resolution is OK, but not fantastic.
I was wondering if anyone had found anything better? Ie same resolution-ish as what I can have on my Navionics on ipad for South Pacific?
Thanks again
chillmobil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-07-2019, 16:05   #5
Moo
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 418
Re: ENC Charts for Fiji for OpenCPN

Navionics lag the official guys everywhere outside of North America and Europe and a few selected locations. So go with an official source. What areas in particular do you need better resolution for?
Moo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 31-07-2019, 16:16   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Boat: Kelly Peterson 46
Posts: 13
Re: ENC Charts for Fiji for OpenCPN

I'm all for the official source! We will be staying around Nadi, Musket Cove, essentially SE corner of Viti Levu. We will be staying there waiting for weather window to NZ in October. I have Ovitel and Navionics too. But I do love my OpenCPN and hence why I am asking of anyone has found great charts for Fiji
chillmobil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-07-2019, 19:02   #7
Moo
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 418
Re: ENC Charts for Fiji for OpenCPN

Quote:
Originally Posted by chillmobil View Post
I'm all for the official source! We will be staying around Nadi, Musket Cove, essentially SE corner of Viti Levu. We will be staying there waiting for weather window to NZ in October. I have Ovitel and Navionics too. But I do love my OpenCPN and hence why I am asking of anyone has found great charts for Fiji

Here you go then: https://www.chartworld.com/shop/search?keyword=fiji 2J507013 C-MAP Fiji. You'll need to get the S63 plugin and a User Permit from O-Charts and if you are not already using this system make sure you read the manuals ! If you want to have license that you can use with backup hardware go for USB dongle.



I found C-MAP to be very good around Fiji 2 years ago.
Moo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2019, 03:23   #8
bcn
Registered User

Join Date: May 2011
Location: underway whenever possible
Boat: Rangeboat 39
Posts: 3,470
Re: ENC Charts for Fiji for OpenCPN

Moo,


USB key dongle is not (yet) available for the S-63 plug-in. This is not so critical as the number of installs can be more permissive in case of S-63


For the South Pacific we identified the following chart editors for the (officia)l ENCs:
- AHS for PNG and Solomons
- UKHO for Vanuatu, Fiji, Kiribati)
- SHOM (New Caledonia and French Polynesia)
- LINZ (Tonga ,Samoa, Cook)


The Australian charts are part of the oeSENC package, UKHO we can cover with the existing licenses, SHOM is expensive (aprox. 7.000€ each three years) and LINZ will provide the NZ part in the S-63 format for free from the end of this year on. We don't know if this will be extended to the other countries under LINZ coverage.



We would like to get feedback about the AHS charts - geo-referencing, overall precision and (missing) detail.

It seems that SHOM has made some efort in the last years to get the ENCs right.
LINZ has a multi year project to get geo-referencing right.
UKHO states in the explaining texts for their charts that they don't guarantee anything for those charts (more or less..). Plus the coverage in the case of UKHO is limited. Some charts missing when compared to the official S-63 sets.


That's the "stand of the art" and we might add some oeSENC chart sets after the European summer season. Step-by-step...


Hubert
bcn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2019, 04:18   #9
Registered User
 
s/v Moondancer's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Miami
Boat: Boatless
Posts: 1,442
Re: ENC Charts for Fiji for OpenCPN

I used navionics and CM93 and they were OK in the main areas but in the outer islands they were terrible and all navigation had to be high sun and visual.
__________________
Phil

"Remember, experience only means that you screw-up less often."
s/v Moondancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2019, 04:20   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Helsingborg
Boat: Dufour 35
Posts: 3,554
Re: ENC Charts for Fiji for OpenCPN

Hubert

Don't forget that there are some free US ENCs for the area around American Samoa, with outlaying islands and towards the equator.
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot_20190801_123754.png
Views:	23
Size:	8.9 KB
ID:	197011

To be complete about the South Pacific we should also mention the Chilean coverage of Easter Island which historically is a Polynesian Island.

Thomas
cagney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2019, 18:17   #11
Moo
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 418
Re: ENC Charts for Fiji for OpenCPN

Quote:
Originally Posted by cagney View Post
To be complete about the South Pacific we should also mention the Chilean coverage of Easter Island which historically is a Polynesian Island.

Thomas

The ENC charts that I had for Easter Island were very good but then there are basically only two anchorages CM93 and C-Map
__________________

Moo is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
charts, enc, Fiji, opencpn

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
US ACE Inland ENC Charts Crashes OpenCPN 5.0 TJGetaway OpenCPN 4 24-03-2019 20:25
RNC charts overlaid on ENC charts Montymariner OpenCPN 7 11-01-2017 11:15
OpenCPN 4.2.0 with ENC-S63 charts from Admiralty Jose Mendes OpenCPN 0 04-03-2016 00:10
OpenCPN with ENC-S63 charts Jose Mendes OpenCPN 1 28-02-2016 03:02
ENC charts not working with OpenCPN 3.2.0 jamhendriks OpenCPN 2 14-04-2013 01:42



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:36.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.