Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 18-10-2010, 07:59   #181
Senior Cruiser
 
sinbad7's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Ubatuba,SP,Brazil (Ex Norway)
Boat: (Ex) Alu. 60' yacht-"Eight Bells"
Posts: 2,717
Images: 57
Send a message via Skype™ to sinbad7
Ref message # 178
I have reverted back to the previous OpenCPN ver. until Dave manages to correct the anomaly of foreign characters used in .BSB/.KAP filenames, (æøå) and others.

Example: ÖGÖT_3.KAP - VÄN_4.KAP - Östra Hjälmaren (1986).kap

(OpenCPN freezes up when it encounters a BSB/KAP filename using foreign characters.)

Tore
__________________

__________________
"And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."
sinbad7 is offline  
Old 18-10-2010, 09:08   #182
Marine Service Provider
 
bdbcat's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,884
Tore...

Which version, please, has the Swedish .KAP file problem?
Which version did you revert to?

Thanks
Dave
__________________

__________________
bdbcat is offline  
Old 18-10-2010, 11:10   #183
Senior Cruiser
 
sinbad7's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Ubatuba,SP,Brazil (Ex Norway)
Boat: (Ex) Alu. 60' yacht-"Eight Bells"
Posts: 2,717
Images: 57
Send a message via Skype™ to sinbad7
Dave..

I am referring to the latest ver. beta 2.2 1007.
When rebuilding the chart database,OpenCPN freezes up when it reaches my Swedish .KAP/.BSB directory. After removing the directory,all is back to normal.
It is not a faulty individual file,but all containing characters shown i my report.

While I remember, is there any way you could restrict the display in the AIS Target list to contain only targets contained in the display window? This would result in a much quicker display,especially within areas with heavy traffic. It would also extend the usability of OpenCPN to us who have now become 'armchair sailors'.

Have a look at the Siitech prog. with some 12.000 targets..
http://www.yachtmarine.com/AIS/THE WORLD.html

Thank for a truly great program.

Tore
__________________
"And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."
sinbad7 is offline  
Old 18-10-2010, 16:23   #184
Senior Cruiser
 
sinbad7's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Ubatuba,SP,Brazil (Ex Norway)
Boat: (Ex) Alu. 60' yacht-"Eight Bells"
Posts: 2,717
Images: 57
Send a message via Skype™ to sinbad7
Dave..

Here a sample .kap file from Sweden.
Attached Files
File Type: doc Enköpingsåns mynning (1991).kap.doc (204.3 KB, 36 views)
__________________
"And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."
sinbad7 is offline  
Old 19-10-2010, 06:15   #185
Senior Cruiser
 
sinbad7's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Ubatuba,SP,Brazil (Ex Norway)
Boat: (Ex) Alu. 60' yacht-"Eight Bells"
Posts: 2,717
Images: 57
Send a message via Skype™ to sinbad7
Ver 2.2 -1007 anomaly

Dave..

Another strange thing happened with ver. 1007.
One of my converted .kap maps did not retain the AIS targets properly when panned. Instead the targets were displaced a few millimetres E-W and N-S
depending upon where the map was panned. In other words the targets did not lock on to the map.

Having reverted back to an older version of OpenCPN,all was normal again with this particular map. All my Swedish maps also loaded normally with this version.

Regds
Tore
__________________
"And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."
sinbad7 is offline  
Old 20-10-2010, 05:56   #186
Senior Cruiser
 
sinbad7's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Ubatuba,SP,Brazil (Ex Norway)
Boat: (Ex) Alu. 60' yacht-"Eight Bells"
Posts: 2,717
Images: 57
Send a message via Skype™ to sinbad7
Dave..

I have reverted back to Version 2.1.0 Build RC615a which is working fine until
the bugs of 2.2 1007 has been fixed.

Regds
Tore
__________________
"And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."
sinbad7 is offline  
Old 20-10-2010, 06:01   #187
Senior Cruiser
 
idpnd's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Almería, ES
Boat: Chiquita 46 - Libertalia
Posts: 1,551
Weird blue triangle type element on latest git 2.20.1018
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot.png
Views:	174
Size:	149.0 KB
ID:	20333  
__________________
sv Libertalia
idpnd is offline  
Old 20-10-2010, 06:57   #188
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Boat: Gemini 3200
Posts: 702
Weird blue triangle type element on latest git 2.20.1018

Quote:
Originally Posted by idpnd View Post
Weird blue triangle type element on latest git 2.20.1018
Where? I didn't see it. What type of chart? Does it show up on all charts of that type? Does it show up on other types of chart? Can you perform an object query on it? What are the results? More details would help.

Fabbian
__________________
fgd3 is offline  
Old 20-10-2010, 07:31   #189
Senior Cruiser
 
idpnd's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Almería, ES
Boat: Chiquita 46 - Libertalia
Posts: 1,551
Hello Fabbian, thanks for your quick response. I am talking about the yellow AIS target at the centre of the screen - it has some blue bit attached to it. I see the same on the ferries that pass by my marina here.
__________________
sv Libertalia
idpnd is offline  
Old 20-10-2010, 19:01   #190
Marine Service Provider
 
bdbcat's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,884
idpnd...

This blue bit is the European "Blue Paddle" signal, commonly seen on inland waters to indicate that the vessel requests a "stbd-stbd" passage or crossing.

Mostly used by heavy ships proceeding down-current requiring to be on outer, deeper part of river bends. Bit is set by captain by a switch on AIS transponder. Save VHF radio bandwidth, since no passing arrangements call need be made.

Should be deactivated when at sea, I believe.

Not seen in US at all.

Anyone else have amplifying info?

Dave
__________________
bdbcat is offline  
Old 21-10-2010, 01:13   #191
Senior Cruiser
 
idpnd's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Almería, ES
Boat: Chiquita 46 - Libertalia
Posts: 1,551
Quote:
This blue bit is the European "Blue Paddle" signal, commonly seen on inland waters to indicate that the vessel requests a "stbd-stbd" passage or crossing.
Thanks for the quick response Dave, opencpn development seems to be going on at such a pace now i hadnt heard of the implementation of this feature? The target in question is the oostende - ramsgate ferry in the north sea, I believe it doesnt travel in inland waters at all; it does, however, navigate some famously narrow channels in the shallows off dunkirk.. so it would make sense.

The indicator might be more intuitively accessible if it was spelled out in the ais target query window (although that is getting a bit packed by now). I guess "RTFM" might be helped

Hugely enjoying the rate of turn indicators by the way!
__________________
sv Libertalia
idpnd is offline  
Old 22-10-2010, 08:42   #192
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Gouda, the Netherlands
Posts: 11
Some info for Inland AIS

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdbcat View Post
idpnd...

This blue bit is the European "Blue Paddle" signal, commonly seen on inland waters to indicate that the vessel requests a "stbd-stbd" passage or crossing.

Mostly used by heavy ships proceeding down-current requiring to be on outer, deeper part of river bends. Bit is set by captain by a switch on AIS transponder. Save VHF radio bandwidth, since no passing arrangements call need be made.

Should be deactivated when at sea, I believe.

Not seen in US at all.

Anyone else have amplifying info?

Dave
In Europe it is called the "Blue sign". It is not only used downstream but also to make profit (downstream) or to avoid strong currents (upstream) in the river e.g. in curves.
It is incorporated in the so-called Inland AIS standard and forms two (spare) bits in Message 1. The Inland AIS standard is almost equal to the Class A standard but some inland specific changes are included. Therefore you will see inland ships as Class A AIS stations on your display in Open CPN. Other changes are: no IMO number but a European Vessel ID number which is transmitted in an Application Specific Message 8 which contains a number of specific data fields. This is not decoded in Open CPN.

The Blue sign can be set by hand or automatically when the Blue sign has a switch connected to the Inland AIS box.

Inland AIS as described in the Inland AIS standard is typical for European waterways only (till now) e.g. river Rhine, Danube, etc. and is mandatory in some European countries. Some other European countries are introducing Inland AIS on a large scale now and on voluntary basis at this moment. In the US, inland ships are using 'standard' Class A stations.

I hope this helps you.

WimvdH
__________________
wimvdh is offline  
Old 24-10-2010, 06:11   #193
Registered User
 
Netsurfer's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cologne, Germany
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 331
Posts: 557
Ami,

please go to Vector Chart Display | Official OpenCPN Homepage and read especially the first sentence ... .

Gunther

PS:
@Dave - maybe this should be enabled by default ...
__________________
Deutschsprachige Community- und Support-Website unter OpenCPN.de
Netsurfer is offline  
Old 25-10-2010, 00:59   #194
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 298
Hello,

I'd like to give the latest build a try, however the exe-file is a 1007 build where the Ubuntu build is 1024. Could someone pls be so kind to update the exe-file (I don't have the tools installed to compile or so....)

Thnks in advance!
__________________
George64 is offline  
Old 25-10-2010, 01:25   #195
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: On the go. Not in Prague.
Posts: 4,018
George,
be a bit more patient. The current code is not considered stable enough to make a beta release. If you really really want to have the latest (but not always greatest) build, you will have to follow Compiling the Source in Windows | Official OpenCPN Homepage and build it yourself.

Pavel
__________________

__________________
nohal is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beta Test / Technical bdbcat OpenCPN 2072 12-12-2017 18:48
OpenCPN Version 2.1.0 Beta bdbcat OpenCPN 1045 25-06-2010 11:09
OpenCPN Version 1.3.5 Beta Technical bdbcat OpenCPN 544 24-03-2010 11:34



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:37.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.