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Old 18-05-2011, 14:56   #241
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

Hmmm,
very smart and well configured this InterScan thing is... Next time we have to try to add some passwords to the ZIP... The packaging will finally take more time and effort than the whole coding then
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Old 20-05-2011, 01:50   #242
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

Hello
I have nothing displayed in googleearth window in opencpn.
I have tried many versions on this plugin and it hangs opencpn
or displays nothing.
Please help...

Dell latitude c 400 515MB of RAM xp pro sp3 polish.
Opencpn 2.4.506 installed on d:\program files
GoogleEarth 6.0.2.2074 installed on d:\googleearth
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Old 20-05-2011, 01:58   #243
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

mesi...
With .506 you have to use the latest plug-in version (0.7) No earlier version will work.
To see what's up I would need to see your logfile. There's quite a lot of info written by the plug-in, so strip it just to the last run. To find the logfile look at Installing OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage

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Old 20-05-2011, 02:06   #244
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

Mesi, maybe a silly question:

As you are pretty short on RAM, can you open and use both OpenCpn and Google Earth independently at the same time ?
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Old 20-05-2011, 02:15   #245
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

Yes it works fine separately at the same time.

here is my log from opencpn
http://www.xeromag.pila.pl/tmp/opencpn.log
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Old 20-05-2011, 07:48   #246
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

Mesi, are you sure you've got the latest plugin (0.7)? The plug-in is updated when the OCPN beta is, and a previous version won't work. i also have an occasional hang with the current beta and GE plugin, but not consistant.
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Old 20-05-2011, 07:59   #247
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

Mesi...
looks really like your machine is not strong enough and the events are not handled before the new ones come in - I'm trying to avoid this, but on the very low-end hardware the times I used seem still too short. Already designed a better solution, but have to implement it. Stay tuned for the next version in a couple of weeks.

BluegillBoy...
I'm very interested in the last say 50-100 lines of the opencpn logfile when the hang happens.

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Old 20-05-2011, 08:29   #248
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

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Mesi...
looks really like your machine is not strong enough and the events are not handled before the new ones come in - I'm trying to avoid this, but on the very low-end hardware the times I used seem still too short. Already designed a better solution, but have to implement it. Stay tuned for the next version in a couple of weeks.

BluegillBoy...
I'm very interested in the last say 50-100 lines of the opencpn logfile when the hang happens.

Pavel
I was thinking of an option for slow systems: do not update (or refresh screen) until the user click on the GE window (or perhaps a press a button on the bottom bar) ?
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Let's see how the new system will work. I hope it will be able to handle it well, but if not something like this could be done.
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Old 20-05-2011, 09:53   #250
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

Hmm...
for me it looks like geplugin can not locate googleearth on d:
I have no place on c: for googleearth and cache.
PIII 1.3 GHz should be rather fast enough for navigational purposes.
Especialy because our easteurpean time goes much slower
There is still time to install puppy leenoox , slax or sth
that goes faster.

here You can find interesting part of opencpn log
when map is not moving.

17:25:32: GE initialization requested
17:25:32: Not even trying to initialize GE
17:25:32: GE plugin - OnShow event
17:25:32: GE initialization requested
17:25:32: Not even trying to initialize GE
17:25:32: SetCurrentViewPort called by OpenCPN
17:28:04: GE plugin - OnShow event
17:28:04: GE initialization requested
17:28:04: Not even trying to initialize GE
17:28:05: SetCurrentViewPort called by OpenCPN

Opencpn is still my favorite navigational software.
Next week I go sailing for a few months, do not worry too much about my problem.
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

Hello everybody. Been using Open CPN now for a while and I love the software. I still cannot get the GE pluging to display anything. It flashes the GE window, then disapears. I am running Win 7, version .7 of the plug in and 2.4.506 of OpenCPN. Any help would be appreciated....
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Hey Nevermind....I actually got it working now. I had to close it down a couple of times and move the toolbar to the right. Then the GE icon showed up on the menu....

Great application!
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

Wow! The link to Google earth works well with Version 2.4.412 Build 2011-04-12. What a revelation to be able to link the charts with the Google Earth Images. I almost hesitate to move up to the latest build!

Very neat when I have OpenCPN charts on one large monitor, and the Google Earth images on a second adjacent monitor. Images synch properly.
One of the few concerns I have is that I will now be addicted to GE images when cruising. The problem will be that I don't have internet access to the GE library of images when sailing in remote areas. Can I cache GE images on my laptop at home, and then call them up when off the net?
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Wow! The link to Google earth works well with Version 2.4.412 Build 2011-04-12. What a revelation to be able to link the charts with the Google Earth Images. I almost hesitate to move up to the latest build!

Very neat when I have OpenCPN charts on one large monitor, and the Google Earth images on a second adjacent monitor. Images synch properly.
One of the few concerns I have is that I will now be addicted to GE images when cruising. The problem will be that I don't have internet access to the GE library of images when sailing in remote areas. Can I cache GE images on my laptop at home, and then call them up when off the net?
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Welcome to CF, hjkarten...

The GE pluging (and obviously GE) does work offline provided you've loaded the cache
(I am using Google Earth 6.0.3.2197 at the moment)
But I have no idea how large the cache must be to cover a sailing basin in sufficient (?) details...
You might like to experiment and report to us ?
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Re: Google Earth Plugin

Hi, I'm trying to get the GE Plugin to work, but so far am only seeing a Grey Box.

OpenCPN is 2.4.506, GE Plugin is 0.7 and GE is 6.0.1.2032 (beta). Both products run fine on the machine, which is an HP Pavilon dv2000 Intel Core Duo, 4GB RAM, with XP Pro SP3. I just can't get the plugin to show anything.

Some of the log is below; Key message is (I think) "10:10:52 AM: Not moving the camera, GE looks unusable" but that's all I can find!

Any ideas? Would love to get this working.

Cheers, PT.

PS. My thanks to all for an excellent product!
Screenshot is as per;


Log is as per;
10:10:47: 2011-05-24
10:10:47: -------Starting opencpn-------
10:10:47: Version 2.4.506 Build 2011-05-06
10:10:47: SData_Locn is C:\Program Files\OpenCPN\
10:10:47: Using existing Config_File: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\opencpn\opencpn.ini
10:10:47: Setting Viewpoint Lat/Lon 36.8422, 28.2729
10:10:47: Setting Ownship Lat/Lon 36.8501, 28.2794
10:10:47: System default Language: en_US
10:10:47 AM: Opencpn language set to: en_US
10:10:47 AM: Using s57data in C:\Program Files\OpenCPN\s57data
10:10:47 AM: Using Tide/Current data from: C:\Program Files\OpenCPN\tcdata\
10:10:47 AM: Setting Viewpoint Lat/Lon 36.8422, 28.2729
10:10:47 AM: Setting Ownship Lat/Lon 36.8501, 28.2794
10:10:47 AM: NMEA Data Source is....Serial:AIS Port (Shared)
10:10:47 AM: AIS Data Source is....None
10:10:47 AM: Using WVSChart datafile: C:\Program Files\OpenCPN\wvsdata\wvs43.dat
10:10:47 AM: NMEA AutoPilot Port is....None
10:10:48 AM: PlugInManager searching for PlugIns in location C:\Program Files\OpenCPN\plugins
10:10:48 AM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll
10:10:48 AM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files\OpenCPN\plugins/gecomapi_pi.dll
10:10:48 AM: Config params loaded: WW=425, ASH=1, DGA=1, USG=1, SB=1, WF=1, Az=0, Ti=0, Ra=0, Opa=255
10:10:48 AM: Constructing the GE plugin window
10:10:48 AM: GE plugin - OnSize event
10:10:48 AM: GE resize requested
10:10:48 AM: GE plugin - OnShow event
10:10:48 AM: GE plugin - OnShow event
10:10:48 AM: GE plugin - OnSize event
10:10:48 AM: GE resize requested
10:10:48 AM: GE plugin - OnSize event
10:10:48 AM: GE resize requested
10:10:48 AM: GE plugin - OnSize event
10:10:48 AM: GE resize requested
10:10:48 AM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll
10:10:48 AM: GE plugin - OnSize event
10:10:48 AM: GE resize requested
10:10:48 AM: Loading chart db version: V016
10:10:48 AM: Chartdb: Chart directory list follows
10:10:48 AM: Chart directory #0: C:\Documents and Settings\techsupp\Desktop\CMAP2010
10:10:48 AM: GPS Watchdog Timeout is: 6 sec.
10:10:48 AM: Initializing Chart C:\Documents and Settings\techsupp\Desktop\CMAP2010\CM93\00300000\A \00300000.A
10:10:48 AM: CM93Composite Chart Root is C:\Documents and Settings\techsupp\Desktop\CMAP2010\CM93\
10:10:48 AM: Loaded CM93 Dictionary from C:\Documents and Settings\techsupp\Desktop\CMAP2010\CM93\
10:10:48 AM: Loading CM93 cell C:\Documents and Settings\techsupp\Desktop\CMAP2010\CM93\03300060/F/03800084.F
10:10:48 AM: Loading CM93 cell C:\Documents and Settings\techsupp\Desktop\CMAP2010\CM93\03300060/E/03800084.E
10:10:49 AM: SetCurrentViewPort called by OpenCPN
10:10:52 AM: Following the cursor to 36.839886, 28.273116 requested
10:10:52 AM: Not detaching, asked to catch up
10:10:52 AM: GE camera move to 36.839886, 28.273116 requested
10:10:52 AM: Not moving the camera, GE looks unusable
10:10:52 AM: Following the cursor to 36.839886, 28.273116 requested
10:10:52 AM: GE View parameters requested
10:10:52 AM: GE camera move to 36.839886, 28.273116 requested
10:10:52 AM: GE camera move request discarded, too soon after a previous action
10:10:52 AM: SetCurrentViewPort called by OpenCPN
10:10:53 AM: Following the cursor to 36.839920, 28.273116 requested
10:10:53 AM: Not detaching, asked to catch up
10:10:53 AM: GE camera move to 36.839920, 28.273116 requested
10:10:53 AM: Not moving the camera, GE looks unusable
10:10:54 AM: Following the cursor to 36.839955, 28.273116 requested
10:10:54 AM: GE View parameters requested
10:10:54 AM: GE camera move to 36.839955, 28.273116 requested
10:10:54 AM: GE camera move request discarded, too soon after a previous action
10:10:54 AM: Following the cursor to 36.839989, 28.273073 requested
10:10:54 AM: Not detaching, asked to catch up
10:10:54 AM: GE camera move to 36.839989, 28.273073 requested
10:10:54 AM: GE camera move request discarded, too soon after a previous action
10:10:54 AM: Following the cursor to 36.839989, 28.273029 requested
10:10:54 AM: Not detaching, asked to catch up
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