Originally Posted by walt70
I also need some help loading charts. On a mac I have installed OpenCPN, it opens with the black screen with blue lines. I followed the advise above and I get the window to see the files and the one below it to add new chart directory. Now, the problem. I am not able to create a new directory or drag and drop my folder with the chart files in it. I am unable to modify the directories shown etc.
Any help will be appreciated.
I could be wrong on this because I don't have a Mac but I think it is the same as on my PC. Follow the same directions listed above. When you get to the Chart
window find the chart or chart folder you want to view in Available Chart Directories
the chart or chart folder you want to add and click Add
. Then click OK.
You will need to find the general vicinity of where your chart should be. You can do this by scrolling around the black screen with blue lines that you mentioned before. Then using the magnifying glass
feature or + or - keys
to zoom in and zoom out on that area and your chart should show up.
If this doesn't work go back to the beginning of these instructions and follow them to the Chart
tab and click Force Full Database Rebuild.
Then Click OK
and repeat the above steps.
All of this will become much easier when you get the hang of it and you can open multiple charts at one time. You can go onto the NOAA chart download site and download all of the Great Lakes
that way when you are looking at the black screen with blue outlines you won't be trying to find one tiny chart.