Your comments in this thread have value and raise valid questIons.
on a laptop AND a tablet has distinct advantages and your approach is comendable.
Creating routes involves inserting, appending and repositioning waypoints. Route
and waypoint/mark properties need to be supplied. All of this can be accomplished in OpenCpn on a tablet, but can be done faster on a laptop or desktop
In my last post you see xml files stored in ./opencpn, located in your /home directory if using linux
can be copied to the corresponding directory in another OpenCpn installation
on a different computer. I'll try this morning to see if the same thing can be done copying to my tablet.
My planning always takes place well in advance of a scheduled departure. I can create routes and supply details related to the routes, waypoints and marks while using power from an electrical
outlet, in an air conditioned environment
. I've got coffee and more often than not nearby grocer and food
court. I'll be using my laptop and finish sooner than if I was doing my initial planning on the tablet. Then, provided my experiment
this morning works - copying the xml files to the tablet, I'll be ready to go - using the tablet under way. If for some unforseen arcane reason copying the xml files do the tablet does not work, I'll use the export/import module gpx files.
Please note I have launched another thread related to gps
connectivity via network options in OpenCpn. While seeing where I am at every moment in OpenCpn is unimportant to me, I recognize the importance to others and will do what I can to make this possible.
I am not a coder, electronics
wizzard or genius in any sense of the meaning. I am a risk taker of sorts though, and undertake often time consuming potentially dead end challenges - like getting OpenCpn to work on android tablets. The project
is at the moment successful to the extend OpenCpn is running on a tablet. But help is needed from people with far more experience and brain power than I have to realize the full potential of OpenCpn on an android tablet.