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Old 17-07-2013, 06:48   #1
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GE2KAP Map Maker for OPENCPN

The latest version of GE2KAP 10.0.0.8 is now available and is the best ever.
You can now create large area .kap maps in tile format and the zoom setting of your choice. Setting OpenCPN to ´Enable chart quilting´ mode,gives you a seamless map view over large areas in great detail with both overlay and GE maps in 100% resolution.

I have also imported the created .kap maps to my Android devices where Marine Navigator and OruxMaps are compatible.

Great job Paul !!!

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Old 17-07-2013, 14:30   #2
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Re: GE2KAP MAP MAKER FOR OPENCPN

Hi Simbad7
Where can I find it ? It's not on the web site of P.Higgins

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Old 17-07-2013, 15:23   #3
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Re: GE2KAP MAP MAKER FOR OPENCPN

edelvoilier...

You can download the latest version of GE2KAP here.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Fk&usp=sharing

1. Click the Windows installer version GE2KAP(1) for a full new installation.

2. Copy the other GE2KAP ooRexx file to the same directory you installed
GE2KAP to update to the latest version. Compliments of Paul Higgins.

To make use of ALL the mapping facilities you will also need a recent copy of CM93 (vector type) worldwide maps, or bitmap versions of charts you can calibrate using the FREE MapCal II.


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Re: GE2KAP MAP MAKER FOR OPENCPN

I´ve done a series of tests in different types of map creations and find this version of GE2KAP quite stable. There is an occational appearance of small blue patches on the overlay map which hardly occur in the ´automatic´ mode bypassing the GE image edit option. You can now edit BOTH the overlay as well as the selected GE map before the final .kap creation.

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Re: GE2KAP MAP MAKER FOR OPENCPN

Tore,

Thanks for all the good feedback. I actually haven't released this version yet as we are still testing it.

But if you want the latest version (GE2KAP.V10.0.0.9) here:

www.gdayii.ca/Downloads/GE2KAP.msi

Use the whole link.
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Hi Phil,
I downloaded the ZIP file but it asks for a password before I can extract the files?

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Sorry, just read the page & noticed the password, disregard, thanks
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Re: GE2KAP Map Maker for OPENCPN

If you had to enter a password, you don't have the latest test version that supports tiling. You can download it here:

www.gdayii.ca/Downloads Use this whole link then click on
GE2KAP.V10.0.0.17.exe to download and install.
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Re: GE2KAP MAP MAKER FOR OPENCPN

Paul,
I have been using GE2KAP version 9 and it has worked well. I have now downloaded the most recent version 10, but I cannot see the whole menu field. Here is what I see on the screen which is over the Help page: [https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8V3nwmEJsVXYk9qZW5YRzg5cDA/edit?usp=sharing[/IMG]
This is running in Windows 7. I cannot access any other sections of the window.
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hbrown01,

Could you send me the GE2KAP.log after you start GE2KAP which is in the same folder as GE2KAP, it may look like a Text Application. Also tell me what your current screen resolution is now.

You might get around this problem by changing your screen resolution
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Re: GE2KAP Map Maker for OPENCPN

I fixed hbrown01's problem with GE2KAP. He was using the Medium size option for his display. Now GE2KSAP supports this option.

So I uploaded a new version: GE2KAP.v10.0.0.18.exe at
www.gdayii.ca/Downloads.

By the way that file will install GE2KAP and if you run it again it will uninstall it. I keep these exes in the C:\GE2KAP folder so I can uninstall without going to the control panel.
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Re: GE2KAP Map Maker for OPENCPN

I have never been able to produce any chart that remotely looks like Simbads, with any version of GE2KAP. Mine always turn out poorly, as I can only raise or lower overall transparency, (ie. water and land raise together) resulting in either, navigation info barely readable or a chart that looks little different from the NOAA charts.
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Re: GE2KAP Map Maker for OPENCPN

Skua, As I recommend in the Help...

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Once you are satisfied with the image, move the slider all the way to the right (unless you want to show some detail in the water on Google Earth, in that case leave the slider at what ever level shows the detail best).
With the slider all the way to the right you will get a sharpest display of both the chart and GE.

If the GE image is not clear enough you can try using some historical images that may be clearer or you can invoke some editor like Gimp to sharpen the image.

Simbad may have some other advice as e has become an expert at it.
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