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Old 07-06-2016, 13:53   #1
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P-sea Windplot waypoints

Has anyone successfully imported way points, routes or tracks from P-Sea Windplot into OpenCPN?
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Old 07-06-2016, 15:01   #2
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Re: P-sea Windplot waypoints

What format does it export in? Attach an exported file here, adding a .doc extension. We can try it.
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Re: P-sea Windplot waypoints

it's .dat format files
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Re: P-sea Windplot waypoints

Has this been exported to a known format?
DAT does not mean much, its binary.
We need something exported into a known format either xml, gpx, txt, etc.
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Re: P-sea Windplot waypoints

I am doing more checking. The dat files that I have are how the local Winplot users share their hangs and wreck locations with one another. I am not familiar with winplot but will see if I can get more info. The Winplot website mentions import/export of gpx files
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Re: P-sea Windplot waypoints

LeoA,
Ok they have gpx import/export. You can use gpx to import your routes to OpenCPN. No need to do more testing. This will work.

I suggest you download Opencpn 4.2.0 and read the User Manual - Getting Started.
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LOL Rick, I have been using OpenCPN for years and know how to import/export in it. My question had to do with the Windplot files that I had. It turns out that they are backup/restore data files for Windplot. I will get my hands on a friend's windplot computer tomorrow and get the gpx files that I need
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Yes, good luck Leo!
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