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Old 09-08-2016, 10:51   #16
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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

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Will do, give me a few hours. Thanks. JA
Previously I renamed one of them .doc as was suggested so they would be accepted, sent the .log file, but I could see no indication that the file was sent or attached to the note. In looking at the advanced options and I now see a way to send the following three files

C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\install.log is full actual install log at install time (1490K) - OOps Cannot upload this file due to 400K limit

C:\ProgramData\opencpn\opencpn_A.log is the log file created at install time (4K) (no chart added)
C:\ProgramData\opencpn\opencpn_A.log is the log file after chart file is added.
I have changed copies of the above files to .doc
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Old 09-08-2016, 17:31   #17
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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

JA...

OK, got the log files. For future, you can always delete the logfile before starting OCPN, and a new (shorter) logfile will be created which will help isolate problems.

And to the problem...
I do not see that the BSB4 PlugIn is installed/activated. That is the first step required. Do you have the current BSB4 PlugIn? Installed it?

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Old 10-08-2016, 08:08   #18
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I do not see that the BSB4 PlugIn is installed/activated. That is the first step required. Do you have the current BSB4 PlugIn? Installed it?

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I'll keep that in mind (delete log file on start up)
I have 2 versions of the BSB4 plugin, \bsb4_win32_pi15_v12_pi.dll (105,984 bytes) and \bsb4_pi.dll (174,080 bytes). Do you suggest a preference as to which one I should install?
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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

JA...

To be sure of what we have, you should grab the latest one from the opencpn.org site.

http://opencpn.navnux.org/plugins/bs...-1.4-win32.exe

Please remove/delete any others on your system, to minimize variables.

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Old 10-08-2016, 16:13   #20
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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

OK Dave, got the latest & loaded same. Have attached latest .log & .ini files.
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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

John...

Next step: Options->Plugins->Enable the BSB4 PlugIn.

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OK - Done
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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

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OK, looks good. Now try to add a chart directory containing the .CAP charts. After you do that, you may inspect the logfile, looking near then end to see the status of the chart loading.

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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

Added the c:\ChartKit\BSBChart\ folder which contains .cap files using tools.
I have attached the .log file (as a doc). A msg pops up whenever I do this but it's gone before I can read it. I suspect it indicates a failure and it does have a box that one can click for more details, but of course, that's not possible because it disappears. There is little doubt in my mind that the BSBChart files are not loading, but as to why is a mystery to me.
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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

John...

Somehow the BSB4 PlugIn was disabled. There is no sign of it on the last logfile.

One the previous logfile, we saw the expected:

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8:16:18 AM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins\bsb4_pi.dll
 8:16:18 AM:   C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins\bsb4_pi.dll 
              API Version detected: 105 
              PlugIn Version detected: 104
Have you accidentally disabled the BSB4 PlugIn?

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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

Definitely not, at least not consciously.
This log should show that I:
1) Enabled the BSB4 plugin
2) That I loaded the Charkit/....
3) Exited
This time I saw it go through a process of loading the charts (twice because the enable button was not grayed out so I did it again).
Log attached. John
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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

For what it's worth, In addition to the above, I then opened CPN (LOG attached) and checked the map. I noticed a small vertical line near the bottom left hand side of the map (see attached OpenCPN_01.JPG) which I don't think was there before. I then closed the pgm.

I apologize for the intermittent responses but I'm on the Trent waterway system, using my 'navigation' computer (actually my wife's W10 laptop which is relatively new) and a Bell 'Mifi' router system to access the internet so connection are a bit flaky. Dave, Your efforts are most appreciated. John A.
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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

John...

The logs look fine. So if you actually pan the chart to Canada, you should see some charts.

Try setting the options->Display->General->ShowChartOutlines to checked, and look around.

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p.s. Love the Trent-Severn. Too many years ago....
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Re: OpenCPN can't see Canadian Hydrographic Charts

Thank you, Thank You Dave, it is now working. I have to click & clack a fair bit to get the actual charts but once there, they look fine. So, for the sake of others, what was the problem? Perhaps one has to install the bsb4 dll and activate it before installing the chart files, who knows, anyway all is well, chartwise. Of course nothing is simple. When I plugged my GPS device (a MS Pharos device that came free with MS Streets and Trips) into my Lenovo "Ideapad" it promptly caused W10 to crash, restart, crash, restart, crash until I removed it.. So I guess I'll probably have to buy another usb GPS device - any recommendations?
If you feel the need to relive your memories of the Trent water way, part of the great north circle route you'll be please to know that next year there will be no Lockage fees, it will be free, presumably to attract more boaters. Anyway, thanks again for your help, it is most appreciated. Regards, John A.
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John...

Glad you are up on the Canadian charts now. Yes, indeed, the BSB4 PlugIn must be installed and activated before adding any .CAP charts. Perhaps this is not clear in the documentation.

Free lockage on the Trent-Severn is tempting. I had trouble with my 6 ft draft in a few places. I suspect the situation has not improved much, since this canal system is largely intended for recreational traffic, so not actively maintained, depth wise.

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