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Old 16-03-2013, 10:09   #1
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POSITION REPORTING FROM OPENCPN

Using the OpenCON´s POI layers function you can now send your position reports direct from OCPN installing a POI made aspecillay for water sailing">Blue Water Sailing Data which will receive,store and display your positions received via a variety of devices you may already have on board.

1. Transmit your position direct via the BWSD (Blue Water Sailing Data) when
you have internet connection. Email or SMS.

2. Use WinLink radio,satellite telephone or Globalstar SPOT devices when you
are out of internet range.

You can download the attached connection instructions to keep on board.

At this moment I am following my wife on her trip to Sao Paulo from Ubatuba using a SPOT device. (Search for Eight Bells)

Register with BWSD here:http://www.bluewatersailingdata.com

Full instructions are also available for the use of AirMail and

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Old 16-03-2013, 17:23   #2
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Re: POSITION REPORTING FROM OPENCPN

You can download all my POI´s and UserIcons from my Google Cloud Drive here:
https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B3...it?usp=sharing

You will find MY message connection TELEPHONE icon displayed in my area,the
Costa Verde between Rio and Santos,but you can locate it anywhere you like by
editing the POI file.

I have also attached two bitmap files,showing the variety of input platforms for
Blue Water Sailing Data as well as the message input box you can access from
within bluewatersailingdata.com once you have registered your boat and entered all
relevant details.

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Old 17-03-2013, 08:45   #3
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Re: POSITION REPORTING FROM OPENCPN

Works PERFECTLY for me,both in local email modus as well as with Globalstar SPOT.
Very easy way to let your family and friends know your whereabouts.

Same with WinLink and satphones for the blue water sailor. (read instructions)

Just right-click the Message delivery POI and the options are revealed.

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Old 17-03-2013, 20:30   #4
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Re: POSITION REPORTING FROM OPENCPN

Using WinLink,the procedures are slightly different using AirMail and RMS Express:
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Send a position with Airmail using WinLink:
  1. Go to the menu line and choose Window, Position report.
    In new window the position will show on the left hand side if a GPS signal is available and configured for Airmail.
    1. If the GPS position is entered, go to step 2.
    2. If the GPS position is not entered, enter it then go to step 2.
  2. Enter course and speed + comments - if any. ("All well - enjoying life")
  3. Click the Now button to update date/time.
  4. Click the send button in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
  5. Go to the Airmail outbox and open the email.
  6. Add "info@bluewatersailing.com" to the CC email address field and click the save icon.
  7. Connect to Winlink and send the email.
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Send a position with RMS Express using WinLink:
  1. In RMS Express main window, click on the position icon (Maltese cross).
  2. In new window click on Copy GPS Data if available/connected to the PC. Alternatively fill in your present Lat/long, course/speed + any comments.
  3. Click on Use current time or fill in date/time of position.
  4. Click on Post Report and and email containing the position report is stored in the outbox.
  5. Open this email in the outbox. enter info[at]bluewatersailingdata.com in the CC field.
  6. Click Post to outbox. The Email is ready to be sent at your next connect to WinLink.
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Old 23-03-2013, 10:46   #5
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Re: POSITION REPORTING FROM OPENCPN

With the latest version of Blue Water Sailing data you can now additionally use YOUR boat registration to re-display your old tracks or someone elses track in .gpx format. In other words you can have SEVERAL different trips listed for the same boat and just select trip from the small window on the top-left of the Google map.

Any trip can also be displayed in Facebook by just copying the active URL displayed at the top of your map. All tracks can be edited or deleted by the boat owner.

Using the handy Upload Position Messenger listed in MY default ´layers´ directory makes it easy to report your position to Blue Water Sailing Data.

You can of course also independently send position reports by SMS using your smartphone or tablet. The smartphone uses it´s own SMS reporting tool and if you also have installed the FREE MightyText app on your phone and the accompanying Windows Mighty Text,your phone will be paired with your tablet,enabling you to also send the position reports by SMS on your tablet as well as your desktop PC.

In either case,this is the easy format of a position message:
-23.6548-45.3352#Your boat name#Your message (up to 160 char.)

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Old 26-03-2013, 19:49   #6
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Re: POSITION REPORTING FROM OPENCPN

The latest upgrade of Blue Water Sailing Data requires that the boat owner logs in before being able to send position reports from the built-in position messenger.
All other facilities such as updating of boat data,editing of tracks and routes,as well as export/import of .gpx tracks will also then become available.
The OpenCPN POI for position messaging has therefore been changed accordingly.

The Public BWSD will continue to display the latest available position reports on Google maps,and you will in addittion be able to select from several different trips (tracks) of the boat selected.

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Re: POSITION REPORTING FROM OPENCPN

You can download the latest POI´s here in cluding the new Position Reporting POI which allows you to report your position to Blue Water Sailing Data (gratis) from a large number of different messaging platforms.

https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B3...it?usp=sharing

Here you will also find a list of UserIcons which you can edit to suit YOUR requirements.

Blue Water Sailing Data will very shortly also become available from the Google Store as an
Android device at a minimal payment.

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