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Old 10-11-2017, 09:28   #1
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Can some one explain difference with KAP vs BBS files ?
Do I need both or can I just have KAP?

thank you
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Dear Mario,

there is a fantastic manual where you will find a chapter called:
https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...:chart_formats

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Re: kap files

Thank you for the response...
my kap files give me the outline and a black screen when I zoom in... sorry for the inconvenience but this is greek to me.
So any words of wisdom appreciated.

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Kap files are created at certain scales. When yo zoom in or out too far the Kap will disappear.
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Thank you for the response...
my kap files give me the outline and a black screen when I zoom in... sorry for the inconvenience but this is greek to me.
So any words of wisdom appreciated.

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A screenshot perhaps? What type of charts are you using (origin)? Home-brew?
Can you attach one?
Version of OpenCPN and system you are on?
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Also how are you creating these Kap files?
Try attaching one here by adding .pdf to the end of it.
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Greetings,
Can some one explain difference with KAP vs BBS files ?
Do I need both or can I just have KAP?

thank you
No, you don't need the BSB files. Just the kaps.

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my kap files give me the outline and a black screen when I zoom in
' Likely something wrong with them....
as said in above post, find a smallish one from your collection and "attach" it with a different "extension" ie: " .pdf", ".doc" etc. that will allow a large enough size in kb or mb. Someone here might be able to identify the problem.
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Re: kap files

greetings,
thank you for the responses.

I attached a kap file under pdf.
windows 10 and opencpn 4.6.1
These chart were given to me by another cruiser we met on the way, he was using opencpn.

Thanx again
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greetings,
thank you for the responses.

I attached a kap file under pdf.
windows 10 and opencpn 4.6.1
These chart were given to me by another cruiser we met on the way, he was using opencpn.

Thanx again
Mario...

The chart is damaged, likely by someone editing the header and not knowing exactly what it means. It is trivial to fix using the bsbfix tool, which you can get from https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...anual:libbsb&s[]=bsbfix

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Can some one explain difference with KAP vs BBS files ?
Do I need both or can I just have KAP?

thank you
It's exactly the same problem and the same fix as in this thread OpenCPN Jagged (Sawtooth) Chart Display

Editing a kap file and failure to run "bsbfix" afterwards.

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Kap files are created at certain scales. When yo zoom in or out too far the Kap will disappear.
Well I played with the zoom and scale... and there they are.

Sorry for the bother... operator problem.

Thanks to all who replied.
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Mario...

The chart is damaged, likely by someone editing the header and not knowing exactly what it means. It is trivial to fix using the bsbfix tool, which you can get from https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...anual:libbsb&s[]=bsbfix

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OK looked and read manuals and examples but still not sure how to use this.
This is all Greek to me... sorry.
I down loaded and run the exe file for fix but nothing happens???

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This is a command line tool, forget about the mouse. To fix the chart you posted, you
- Place the exe file to the directory with your charts
- Open the Windows command prompt (https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-open...prompt-2618089), get to the directory with the charts with something like
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cd "c:\My charts"
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bsbfix.exe PAN071.kap
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Thank you sir,
I will try this and hopefully will learn something.

Thank you all for the help
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Re: kap files

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This is a command line tool, forget about the mouse. To fix the chart you posted, you
- Place the exe file to the directory with your charts
- Open the Windows command prompt (https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-open...prompt-2618089), get to the directory with the charts with something like
Code:
cd "c:\My charts"
- and run
Code:
bsbfix.exe PAN071.kap
With W10, using WindowsPowerShell that comes standard with it, you have to use the Unix-like command
Code:
.\bsbfix.exe PAN071.kap
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