I want to report a problem with version 4.0.0 from Open CPN
First of all I want to say that I use Open CPN
on an old Car Carrier without Ecdis, so itís a big ship with long voyages and itís pretty useful..main are the paper charts
but it help us a lot.
So what I notice and I like to report is this:
For example I create a route
for one port for arrival (pilot station-berth) and another route
for departure (berth-pilot station)
When I load them separately and the route with the waypoints are correct, but when I load them together one of the route take automatically waypoints from another route and appear one on top of another. Itís a big issue for me this problem because waypoints are close but not the same and somehow he is making to be the same. I try in an older version 3.0.2 and looks that not having this problem, everything itís working as should be. Same issue if I use one waypoint for 2 ore 3 routes, and I modify position for one route, and I save it (export), all other routes will take new position of waypoint instead to remain in old position.
1)I like to give some tips for improvement, for example the dashboard with ETA to show correct ETA with dd/mm/yy and to be possible to set up arrival local time for that area. For example PC time to be GMT and Arrival port of destination
to be possible to adjust from +9 to -6 letís say.
2)Another improvement, to be possible to calculate what speed you need to arrive at a specific time. And to be possible to see time for track line like every 30 min or 60 min. Now it is showing only track an yes if you go to track properties you have all position and time,but you cannot see clearly on chart a specific position.
3)XTE to be seen also on chart not only on small panel and possible to be adjusted for coastal navigation
and deep sea navigation
. For deep sea you can put like 1NM but for coastal navigation letís say 02.NM
4)An option to import
routes other that .gpx, for example I have a lot of passage
planning in exel format and I want an easy way to import
in program. Some JRC Ecdis they use .csv files so you can open with exel, modify waypoints and save.
5)I put some marks on chart with some waypoints, some wrecks or some other information and when you change to night mode this waypoint are not visible, they should change color to be visible on black background.
6)We had one voyage from S.Korea To South America
and after we pass Japan
we go RL so I use only 2 waypoints for a long distanceÖand I notice that when you make zoom route disappear so I hat to add few more waypoints to be possible to see the route when we make zoom in. And another problem if you have a long distance between 2 waypoint on one route like I did, total distance itís shorter that same route but with one or two waypoints between, and all calculated on RL. And plug-in ďRouteĒ should have option to adjust distance between waypoint by Long. It will make easier to plot on charts