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Old 04-01-2016, 16:53   #706
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Maybe the email got stuck in your spam folder?
Thanks Salty Mike, that was the problem. All squared away now.

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Old 04-01-2016, 18:06   #707
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Re: OpenCPN General

Sorry, should have told you. " Additional Options window" Thanks, looks great.
We've been using a Surface Pro in about the same location with a Canvas dodger. Under the Dodger (shaded), we can see it from the helm most of the time. I worry about bad weather and don't want to loose the machine, of course. And the salt water environment is not to good either. I don't have radar yet, (next year) but have connected my instruments with a nmea 0183 gadgetpool.de Seatalk Link

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which works fine, except I am not seeing the fluxgate sensor's heading information coming from the Seatalk Bus. I may need to somehow multiplex the Fluxgate Compass (Nmea0183 output) to Autohelm Wheel 4000 autopilot (Nmea0183 in) with the gadgetpoole Seatalk Link data coming out of the Seatalk.

However I understand that course data is a little slow for overlay of the radar on charts, so I may have to get things wired up first and learn.

I may have some questions for you. Thanks for contributing.
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Old 04-01-2016, 23:20   #708
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I am trying to make a bsb format of a training chart for use in teaching. i have been trying KapGen, having georeferenced it with mapcal_2. Then made the header with mc2bsbh and that seems to work fine, but i get an error msg in the BSB production that says the header does not have a valid md5 sum. I can compute these sums for both the tif version of the image and the png image used in mapcal, but it is not clear which one it might want and also not clear how to insert this into the header.

Any guidance on this would be much appreciated... or maybe there are newer tools for this job?

thanks.

with apologies, i am new to the board and not sure this got to the right place.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:20   #709
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DavidBurch, look at GE2KAP.
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Old 05-01-2016, 23:23   #710
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Thanks again. Solved the problem with imgkap.exe. Still some details to resolve, but we now have a hi res accurate 18465TR.kap that matches the NOAA issue of latest version in format and behavior. Not sure what gave rise to the MD5 issues with other approach, but it did not come up with this one.
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Old 08-01-2016, 15:41   #711
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Yes, we can help you out - I hope you are now happy with the download page and feel safer downloading and installing on Windows 10 (Which of course is supported)

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Hi Pavel:

It's hard to believe, but I am still working on downloading Opencpn. The problem is that I cannot get charts into the directory and have gone as far as paying O charts 15 euro but cannot find a file under the install area. Basically I need someone to send me a detailed list to follow to sucessfully download opencpn onto our new Windows 10 platform.
Please help.

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Old 08-01-2016, 21:24   #712
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I just installed Navigatrix on a Lenovo thinkpad and am trying to use OpenCPN. I downloaded the test charts from the website. I went to Charts in the options and chose the place where I have put the charts. When I click apply, I can see that something is happening in the background, and the chart screen goes grey for a few moments, but then comes back with the background map.

I thought maybe it was Navigatrix that is the problem, so I rebooted into Windows 8.1 and installed OpenCPN for windows. Same problem.

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Old 08-01-2016, 23:57   #713
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We have a short video here that might help:

https://youtu.be/MLhxVEaUM88

This one is installing into Win 10 run on a Mac with Fusion and loading one chart.
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Old 09-01-2016, 09:13   #714
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Lon
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You've downloaded and installed OCPN and it's up and running, correct?
Which OCPN version did you use - Stable 4.0 or the newest, close to stable, 4.1.1301?

2)
What kind of charts did you installed/copied and did you follow the advises at: Chart Files Tab | Official OpenCPN Homepage ?
When you add charts into OCPN please remember to point at a directory, not single file(s)

Please also bare in mind that the manual/wiki I've linked to is now edited to reflect the new version of OCPN. So for example references to "Chart downloader" is not valid if you installed version 4.0
For a dedicated 4.0 wiki use the question mark in the program tools menu.

I'm running 4.1.1301 on two different Win10 machines.
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:50   #715
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David, that was a lifesaver! I have never used a program like this, so i did not know to look for the outline of my chart on the background map. I am sure it was there all the time.

Thank you so much!

Eliza in Oregon (AKA EugeneGreenie)

PS, I have your books and the paper training chart (Buzzards Bay and the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal), which happens to be my old stomping grounds, so I know that chart like the back of my hand Thank you for your excellent course on navigation!
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Old 09-01-2016, 10:52   #716
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Hakan, the key to my issue was that I was not aware to look for the chart I had downloaded in its location on the background map Since I am in the PNW and OPENCPN's default location is the east coast, I did not know it was there the whole time.

I am so stoked to have figured this out!!!! Gonna start dowloading charts galore.

Thank you thank you!

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I've installed the encrypted canadian charts in open CPN and cannot see them in open CPN
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Old 30-01-2016, 13:29   #718
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David, that was a lifesaver! I have never used a program like this, so i did not know to look for the outline of my chart on the background map. I am sure it was there all the time.

Thank you so much!

Eliza in Oregon (AKA EugeneGreenie)

PS, I have your books and the paper training chart (Buzzards Bay and the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal), which happens to be my old stomping grounds, so I know that chart like the back of my hand Thank you for your excellent course on navigation!
Very glad to hear it helped and thanks for those kind words about our courses. We are now working on making weather maps readable in OpenCPN and are documenting the progress in our nav blog with videos as time permits.
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Re: OpenCPN General

I'd like to clarify my question regarding the Canadian Charts: I have installed the CDN charts in Open CPN along with the encryption file under charts in Open CPN. These Charts are for coast of British Columbia east of Vancouver Island.

I also have the NOAA charts for the Pacific northwest installed.

When I open the navigation pane to the area off the coast of Vancouver I can see the NOAA charts but north of that it does not display the Canadian Charts.

I have the feeling that I'm missing something to make it work.

I would appreciate if someone that managed to make it work would share the secret.

I have the latest version of Open CPN installed. Everything else works inc. GPS
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Re: OpenCPN General

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I'd like to clarify my question regarding the Canadian Charts: I have installed the CDN charts in Open CPN along with the encryption file under charts in Open CPN. These Charts are for coast of British Columbia east of Vancouver Island.
..... but north of that it does not display the Canadian Charts.
I have the feeling that I'm missing something to make it work.
I would appreciate if someone that managed to make it work would share the secret.
...
There is an old thread where everything is explained. And explanations end here:
BSB4, 2011 Canadian Chart Problem [pics]

Read this thread from beginning to this post.

You can also read this other post :
BSB4 plugin chs windows 8.1

In an other en recent post, BoboftheNorth said that these charts are displyed correctly with the last bêta 4.1.1329 on W 8.1.
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