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Old 04-11-2015, 01:23   #1
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Land Based Map of Baja Mexico and Windows 10 GPS Receiver?

Hello All,

Is there a good land-based map for Open CPN for Baja Mexico? My intention is to use this software during the Baja 1000 race on a Windows 10 tablet and the course is over land, not water. I installed Open CPN and added last year’s course to Open CPN on my tablet and it performs excellent, but I’d like to have a road map of Baja as well.

Is there any way of leveraging the new Windows 10 Maps, downloadable maps? I have all of Mexico downloaded, but Windows Maps doesn't currently support a GPX overlay.

I previously used a Lowrance chart plotter for this, but someone stole it out of my truck.

Also, what GPS receiver do you recommend with Windows 10?

I’m completely new to Open CPN, so forgive me if these questions have already been asked.

Thanks,
Mike
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Old 12-11-2015, 22:34   #2
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I've located several maps for Mexico, but the one that worked is too dated and the newer maps are not in a format that works with Open CPN -- I'm close to giving up.

This would have been perfect, the chart plotter functionality is better than Lowrance, just lacking the map I need.

OpenStreetMaps and Open CPN should get together, you'd solve 90% of the worlds land-based navigation needs.
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Re: Land Based Map of Baja Mexico and Windows 10 GPS Receiver?

Mike you can use a bluetooth gps (I have a holux gpslim 240 that works) and the globalstar 343 S4 gps mouse usb works. The earlier 343 does not work easily (driver issues with win10). You should now do some searches on the forum for windows 10 and purchasing charts. There is a good plugin that allows purchase of charts.
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Re: Land Based Map of Baja Mexico and Windows 10 GPS Receiver?

Mike321,
why not try the Weatherfax plugin? It will convert map images to the " .kaps" you want
or, look up "imgkap" here on the forum. It is a command line utility but that is simpler than it might first seem...
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Mike321,
why not try the Weatherfax plugin? It will convert map images to the " .kaps" you want
or, look up "imgkap" here on the forum. It is a command line utility but that is simpler than it might first seem...
I tried imgkap, but it doesn't work with the latest version of Google Earth, according to the error I received.
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Mike you can use a bluetooth gps (I have a holux gpslim 240 that works) and the globalstar 343 S4 gps mouse usb works. The earlier 343 does not work easily (driver issues with win10). You should now do some searches on the forum for windows 10 and purchasing charts. There is a good plugin that allows purchase of charts.
Thanks for the hardware tips. I tried the chart downloader plug-in, but I couldn't find anything for Mexico (free or paid).
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I tried imgkap, but it doesn't work with the latest version of Google Earth, according to the error I received.
what errors?
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maybe try
"Google Earth to BSB" thread here.
Google Earth to BSB / KAP

Below link is a help if you want easy screen grabs with corner positions(copy and paste em ) -I use a (firefox)screen grab plugin.
Exploring Google Maps
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what errors?
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maybe try
"Google Earth to BSB" thread here.
Google Earth to BSB / KAP

Below link is a help if you want easy screen grabs with corner positions(copy and paste em ) -I use a (firefox)screen grab plugin.
Exploring Google Maps
Thanks for your help. I uninstalled when I received the error. I'll try reinstalling and capturing a screenshot of the error.
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