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Old 03-04-2015, 23:02   #16
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Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Gilletarom..
Here is a description how you can download Solteks Swedish and Finnish charts:
Visit Svenska Solsidan and follow Swedish menus
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Here you can find there charts for download and buy registration key to open them.

http://soltek.se/db/cgi-bin/db.pl?ki...=db_lista.html

My tip is to copy the link above and uses Google translate to open it in French. I did that to English and it was rather good. Like this:
https://translate.google.com/transla...html&edit-text=

But here is my short description:
The first link says “The charts can be used in programs like: Fugawi, PathAway, OpenCPN, Seaclear, Tike etc.” and is also a description how to buy. It says:
  • Find an area or chart you will buy.
  • Click the appropriate link and pay with your card.
  • The registration key will be sent by mail. The key is valid to open charts for the same year it was bought. That is if you download a set now and a newer edition is later issued your key is valid also for them until December 31.
  • Visit the download page and download the same package you bought a key for.
  • Unzip the downloaded file.
  • Run Install.exe (The CDXX.cfl file must be in the same directory.)
  • Enter your name, serial number and key given in the mail you received after payment.
  • Enter desired path for the unzipped charts. (All charts will be called there’s designation combined with your name.
  • Use your charts.

Further down is a list of available packages:

CDFI: The whole Baltic sea of Finland. 995 SEK ( ~107 €)
CDSV: A complete set for the whole of Sweden 995 SEK
In between there are some smaller parts like CDS34 Sweden East coast and CDS56 Sweden south and west coast for 695 each and you would need both to cruise via Sweden to Finland. That’s close to 1400 SEK and then you better buy the whole of Sweden.

You click the link on the chart package you like and pay with card.

Gille.. I hope you can use this.
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Old 04-04-2015, 01:31   #17
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Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Hello Hakan,

Hakan thank you for these explanations. I'm going to stain it to good use.

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Old 04-04-2015, 14:03   #18
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Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Hello Hakan,

I worked using the information you have given me.

It's online, the : http://opencpn.shoreline.fr/1_Commen...nde.htm#Soltek

It still lacks some screenshots of their cards. In all that has been posted in this thread, what are the best in your opinion?

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Old 05-04-2015, 03:04   #19
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............ In all that has been posted in this thread, what are the best in your opinion?
Gille...
If you mean in terms of buying charts for Sweden I should have used Soltek. The whole Sweden for around 100€ is not that bad. If I planed to visit some places deep in the archipelago I would consider to also use charts from Hydrographica for these areas. They have explored inside the three meters curve in certain locations.
But I haven't tried NV charts, they would be of the same source as Soltek's, or made a prize comparison.

A really impressive web site you have, although I think I understand Fransh less then you understand Swedish.

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A really impressive web site you have, although I think I understand Fransh less then you understand Swedish.

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Hakan, thank you for the compliments.

That said, I will contact soltek.se directly and I will ask them a screenshot of one of their charts. I hope they are "good trader" and provide me.

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Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Hello Hakan,

I come to you because I try to update the shoreline site. Specifically, I am looking for information about news, and evolution of the site "http://solten.se".

Can you bring me some important information?

Secondly, I was told that the charts of Hydrographica were available on Solten site. Can you confirm this? Can you explain how and site page Solten it is possible to buy them?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Gille...
First Soltek:
No news for the homepage as such.
The official Swedish charts are always updated when new editions are issued.
I've tried Google translate on that site and it seems rather accurate although I tested Swedish (Svenska) to English to be able to check it's quality.
How to pay reg key:
https://translate.google.se/translat....se&edit-text=
On left menu select: "Chart" > "Download BSB charts, Buy reg key".
I've used this procedure to buy the complete Swedish charts catalog named CDSV, for around 100€. (Including inland waterways. Göta Kanal)

But...........To actually buy the Reg key it seems you've to leave Google translate and follow the same track: Soltek.se (left menu) >> Sjökort >> "Nedladdning BSB sjökort, Köpa reg key" >> "Registernyckel sjökort Sverige CDSV" --- 995 kr >> Click "Köp" (= Buy)
In the upper part one "Registernyckel sjökort Sverige CDSV" should now been added to checklist. Click button "Till kassan" (= checkout) >> Label: "Kortbetalning" (= Pay by card. Visa, Master.. etc)
Check radio button: "Vid nedladdning av mjukvara, sjökort och kartor (0.00 kr)" (= Download software, charts........ )
>> Down right: "Vidare" (= Continue) and pay by card as usual. I think you'll recognize what to do here. Otherwise I would be able to support when it's time.
Your reg key will be emailed shortly. (I've sent them a mail questing whether they are able to support a nice Frenchman by the returning reg key.)

How to download chart files:
https://translate.google.se/translat...tml&edit-text=



Hydrographica.
You've to use there's own site to buy a reg key for downloads. Use this to translate the text:
https://translate.google.se/translat...%2F&edit-text=
Unfortunately are the click button's text not translated but to order charts:
Left side Click button: "Köpa kort" (= Buy charts) >> Upper button: "Beställ/Ladda ner kort från hemsidan" (= Order/download charts from this webpage) >> Move down to "BSB Digital card"
Here you select charts of interest and follow the described procedures. Again is Google translate to English rather accurate. You may have to first read the English translation and then try the same to French to evaluate Google's French capability.

If in doubts I could try to help.

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Gille...
First Soltek:
No news for the homepage as such.
The official Swedish charts are always updated when new editions are issued....

Hydrographica.
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If in doubts I could try to help.
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Thank you Hakan, I already used that. If I encounter difficulties, I'll contact you again on this thread.
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Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Hakan,
Do you think we should have these links and a brief description under
Chart Sources | Official OpenCPN Homepage
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Rick..
There are already brief descriptions for both at label: "Commercial Nautical Charts for OpenCPN"
I suppose that's sufficient?
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Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Hakan, Thanks. Sorry, I did not see those. Is there anything you might add?

--Maybe we link to a google translate of Gilletarom's site if he is writing it up in more detail?
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Why not, haven't tried, but Google Translate is also rather accurate for these sites at least for Swedish to English. A tip to add?
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Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

As an answer to my Soltek mail requesting international info I received this PDF. Maybe it can be of use for anyone?
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File Type: pdf Soltek_Read before Installation.pdf (71.2 KB, 32 views)
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Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Hi
Last year (2015) the sweden and finland charts at soltek.se were BSB3 format which was usable with Opencpn on Linux.
Today the download is a windows installer which unpacks encrypted BSB4 charts and registers every file with license information.
I did buy some charts and they are not usable by opencpn on ubuntu.
At this point I was ready to give up and try them on windows..
....tried the windows installer and a pop-up screen says my purchased license key is not valid.
So this far I've got nothing on 95€.
I've emailed them, let's see what happens.
If anyone has southeast coast of finland (cdf10 ) in older BSB3 I'm interested.
That's what I paid for at soltek.
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uffek...
First I haven't bought any charts this year but from Soltek's page the information and descriptions about chart downloads are still the same as last year so from that no format changes have been made?
Last year installation was, as you say, a Windows exe-file so I've to unpack the zip file using the installer. That program is creating the BSB/KAP chartfiles to a place you want and mark each file with user information in the file header. After that I can use the chart files in both windows and Linux OpenCPN.

The reg key to unpack the zip file was delivered in a mail and there was no problem as long I used the chart files from the same calender year I bought the reg key. Of course if you try the key from last year on downloaded charts from this year the key is not valid.
I suppose you've tried contact the author of the reg key you received. Goran at soltek?
I do hope you come to a solution, Soltek use to answer mail in a responsible way. 95€ loss would be a real pain. Please keep us updated.
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