Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-10-2017, 16:09   #46
bcn
Registered User

Join Date: May 2011
Location: underway whenever possible
Boat: Rangeboat 39
Posts: 3,186
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Teppo,

we sent the Finish agency a mail about 10 days ago and a reminder on Wednesday - no response.
Would you mind to call them directly perhaps to open contacts? Drop me a mail and I will forward you the mail we sent.

Hubert
__________________

bcn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-10-2017, 18:07   #47
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
Boat: Dufour 35
Posts: 3,422
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dockhead View Post
I understand Swedish somewhat -- I speak German fluently.

I'll try to figure it out. But in short -- all official charts for about 1000 SEK? Is that the deal? That's more or less reasonable -- I would do that.

How about the Gulf of Finland and the Archipelago Sea?
Dockhead

The complete set of Swedish charts from Solteknik is 1195 SEK.
Gulf of Finland and the Archipelago Sea are 895 SEK each from Solteknik.
Just checked their website.
Cheers!
Thomas
__________________

cagney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2017, 00:53   #48
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orust Sweden
Boat: Najad 34
Posts: 2,290
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Dockhead..
Soltek has all chart for Finland as well. The complete set for the same prize as for Sweden.

I suppose you'll not make a lot of Baltic sail this year? For at least two reason I'd follow Hubert's advice and wait till next year. Partly because the charts use to be updated around new year and the license key is valid for one calender year of updates. The other part is to see what a newly started discussion about easier availability for OpenCPN user for these charts can lead to.
HŚkan
Hakan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2017, 01:25   #49
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Pyhtšš Finland
Posts: 7
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

HI
These Soltek charts work just fine with opencpn.. one can buy them on cd or download a zip file. A key must be purchased to unzip/ install charts from cd.. a cd key is not functioning with zip file or zip key with cd. I hope I got the links OK... Go to http://soltek.se/db/cgi-bin/db.pl?ki...=db_lista.html for charts of sweden or http://soltek.se/db/cgi-bin/db.pl?ki...=db_lista.html for charts of finland
uffek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2017, 02:52   #50
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The boat: Cowes (Winter), Above 60N (Summer); me: somewhere in the air!
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 23,163
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hakan View Post
Dockhead..
Soltek has all chart for Finland as well. The complete set for the same prize as for Sweden.

I suppose you'll not make a lot of Baltic sail this year? For at least two reason I'd follow Hubert's advice and wait till next year. Partly because the charts use to be updated around new year and the license key is valid for one calender year of updates. The other part is to see what a newly started discussion about easier availability for OpenCPN user for these charts can lead to.
HŚkan
Yes, I'm already back in the UK, and normally buy updated charts in April before I leave.
__________________
"Parce que je suis heureux en mer, et peut-Ítre pour sauver mon ame. . . "
Dockhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2017, 03:07   #51
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The boat: Cowes (Winter), Above 60N (Summer); me: somewhere in the air!
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 23,163
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Quote:
Originally Posted by cagney View Post
Dockhead

The complete set of Swedish charts from Solteknik is 1195 SEK.
Gulf of Finland and the Archipelago Sea are 895 SEK each from Solteknik.
Just checked their website.
Cheers!
Thomas
And Estonia is not included. So for about 300 euros you get just one corner of the Baltic sea.

Selling charts for such small areas is for coastal sailors, and at that price is not really feasible for the long distance sailor. Compare to Visitmyharbour which gives you the complete set of official "for navigation" raster charts for the entire UK with its huge coastline (more than the entire Baltic Sea), plus Atlantic France from Cape Finistere, Belgium, and the Netherlands, for 58 GBP (less than 70 euros).
__________________
"Parce que je suis heureux en mer, et peut-Ítre pour sauver mon ame. . . "
Dockhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2017, 03:40   #52
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orust Sweden
Boat: Najad 34
Posts: 2,290
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

And oeSENC licenses for UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany are even much cheaper. The charts are very good as well. oeSENC - o-charts
All as a result of the O-Charts organization and Dave's extensive work on the oeSENC_pi plugin.
Hakan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2017, 03:53   #53
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The boat: Cowes (Winter), Above 60N (Summer); me: somewhere in the air!
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 23,163
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hakan View Post
And oeSENC licenses for UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany are even much cheaper. The charts are very good as well. oeSENC - o-charts
All as a result of the O-Charts organization and Dave's extensive work on the oeSENC_pi plugin.
They are vector charts, unfortunately, but I'll still have the German ones. Thanks for the tip!

Is he thinking about doing raster charts? Or expanding the coverage into the Baltic?
__________________
"Parce que je suis heureux en mer, et peut-Ítre pour sauver mon ame. . . "
Dockhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-10-2017, 04:09   #54
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orust Sweden
Boat: Najad 34
Posts: 2,290
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dockhead View Post
.........Is he thinking about doing raster charts? Or expanding the coverage into the Baltic?
There's some ongoing work on this, yes. Let's see what's happening during forthcoming months. I also heard about Dave's speculation to improve the BSB4 plugin.
Hakan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2017, 11:55   #55
Registered User
 
Gilletarom's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: France
Boat: 10.50 mŤtres
Posts: 2,552
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Hello Dockhead,

I sailed for 3 years in the Baltic. First the Danish and German coasts, then two years in Sweden and even in the Finnish archipelagos. I will for a long time keep an excellent memory of these Swedish archipelagos. Be it the archipelago of Stockholm or Bohusland.

And I am extremely happy with the Soltek charts. I learned to trust them to avoid all the pitfalls that clutter the extraordinary channels of the archipelagos. Obviously, you need a good GPS and a good marine mapping software.
Gilletarom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-10-2017, 12:18   #56
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The boat: Cowes (Winter), Above 60N (Summer); me: somewhere in the air!
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 23,163
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilletarom View Post
Hello Dockhead,

I sailed for 3 years in the Baltic. First the Danish and German coasts, then two years in Sweden and even in the Finnish archipelagos. I will for a long time keep an excellent memory of these Swedish archipelagos. Be it the archipelago of Stockholm or Bohusland.

And I am extremely happy with the Soltek charts. I learned to trust them to avoid all the pitfalls that clutter the extraordinary channels of the archipelagos. Obviously, you need a good GPS and a good marine mapping software.
Indeed! The archis are extraordinarily complex waters -- far more complex than any other place I've sailed. And extraordinarily beautiful -- some of the best cruising in the world.

They do test your navigation, pilotage, and passage planning abilities to the max, though! Why I continue to long for better charts.
__________________
"Parce que je suis heureux en mer, et peut-Ítre pour sauver mon ame. . . "
Dockhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2018, 23:53   #57
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Pyhtšš Finland
Posts: 7
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Hello
New year and new trouble ...
After updating opencpn to version 4.8.0 on ubuntu the soltek's charts (cdf10 south coast of finland) disappear when zooming.
Starting opencpn evrything seems just fine and all charts are shown.


When I zoom in I see only world basemap ... when I zoom in to closest projection I see soltek's chart .. any zooming out the world map is back.
The charts I bought last year so they shouldn't be outdated.
I have scanned charts and forced full database rebuild .. no help.
Please tell if you have solution to this. cheers .. uffek
uffek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2018, 05:55   #58
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
Boat: Dufour 35
Posts: 3,422
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Quote:
Originally Posted by uffek View Post
Hello
New year and new trouble ...
After updating opencpn to version 4.8.0 on ubuntu the soltek's charts (cdf10 south coast of finland) disappear when zooming.
Starting opencpn evrything seems just fine and all charts are shown.


When I zoom in I see only world basemap ... when I zoom in to closest projection I see soltek's chart .. any zooming out the world map is back.
The charts I bought last year so they shouldn't be outdated.
I have scanned charts and forced full database rebuild .. no help.
Please tell if you have solution to this. cheers .. uffek
Please update to the latest stable version 4.8.2.

In Options->Display->Advanced there is a slider for Chart Zoom/ Scale Weighting adjustment. Please play around with this setting until you find a value that works for your display.

Thomas
cagney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2018, 08:44   #59
Registered User
 
rooiedirk's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Netherlands
Boat: Oneoff
Posts: 383
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Quote:
Originally Posted by cagney View Post
Please update to the latest stable version 4.8.2.

In Options->Display->Advanced there is a slider for Chart Zoom/ Scale Weighting adjustment. Please play around with this setting until you find a value that works for your display.

Thomas
It's even easier. Use shortcut key "D" and you will be able to adjust the same setting with instant feedback.(from 4.8.2)
__________________
Navigation is know where you are and what to do to get where you want.
But also: Know where you don't want to be and what to do to don't get there.
rooiedirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2018, 12:21   #60
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Orust Sweden
Boat: Najad 34
Posts: 2,290
Re: Raster Charts BSB3 Sweden and Finland

Quote:
Originally Posted by uffek View Post
Hello
New year and new trouble ...
After updating opencpn to version 4.8.0 on ubuntu the soltek's charts (cdf10 south coast of finland) disappear when zooming.
Starting opencpn evrything seems just fine and all charts are shown.


When I zoom in I see only world basemap ... when I zoom in to closest projection I see soltek's chart .. any zooming out the world map is back.
The charts I bought last year so they shouldn't be outdated.
I have scanned charts and forced full database rebuild .. no help.
Please tell if you have solution to this. cheers .. uffek
uffek..
I'm using a similar chart set, cdSV, and OCPN 4.8.0, 4.8.2 (and even newer) on different devices. (Win10, Debian_Jessie, Ubuntu 14..) Works like a charm.
First I do agree to earlier posts. Do use OCPN 4.8.2. -> latest stable.
Next to all other advices: I've once seen a mismatch in the raster charts while playing around testing different OCPN version up and down. And you've tried to "Scan Charts and update..." and "Force full Data base rebuild..." in Options>Charts tab?
Try:
Options>Display>Advanced>OpenGl button Options....> Clear or rebuild Texture Cache. (If rebuild it will take a great while to complete)
HŚkan
__________________

Hakan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bsb, charts, Finland, Sweden, sweden, finland

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Raster Charts or Vector Charts - Which is Best for Electronic Navigation ? Alecadi Navigation 19 28-03-2012 20:56
NOAA Raster Charts, Used with Capn Voyager Sunspot Baby Navigation 10 27-08-2009 07:48
Charts of Sweden (Stockholm) and Finland (Helsinki) cyryl Navigation 4 16-11-2008 22:11
Printing Raster Charts blahman Navigation 7 14-12-2007 16:50



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:35.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.