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Old 26-08-2014, 09:43   #1
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Raster to Kap Graphical Convertion Tool

Hello everybody

First, as a new member I wish to thanks the great work of the OpenCPN developers, it's a great piece of software I enjoy to use.

Now, the question :-)

I'm wondering if there is a way to calibrate and generate a kap file from a raster image using a graphic tool. I'm aware of the imgkap utility, but would be a lot easier with some graphical interface. Is there such a program ?

Thanks in advance !
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Old 26-08-2014, 09:52   #2
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Hello everybody

First, as a new member I wish to thanks the great work of the OpenCPN developers, it's a great piece of software I enjoy to use.

Now, the question :-)

I'm wondering if there is a way to calibrate and generate a kap file from a raster image using a graphic tool. I'm aware of the imgkap utility, but would be a lot easier with some graphical interface. Is there such a program ?

Thanks in advance !
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Old 26-08-2014, 10:04   #3
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Old 26-08-2014, 17:54   #4
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Hello everybody

First, as a new member I wish to thanks the great work of the OpenCPN developers, it's a great piece of software I enjoy to use.

Now, the question :-)

I'm wondering if there is a way to calibrate and generate a kap file from a raster image using a graphic tool. I'm aware of the imgkap utility, but would be a lot easier with some graphical interface. Is there such a program ?

Thanks in advance !
I use exclusively the GE2KAP program which has the added advantage of correcting charts using Google Earth. Visit the forum at Google Earth to BSB / KAP

My tutorial on using the GE2KAP program can be downloaded from https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9kgmf9ys8...2%29.ppsx?dl=0

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Re: Raster to Kap graphical convertion tool

I don't think ge2kap can work if you don't use windows.

The weatherfax plugin can perform this task, and can convert images from other projections than mercator, and works on all platforms. It also works in english french german and spanish.
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Re: Raster to Kap graphical convertion tool

Thank you very much for your answers.

I tried GE2KAP and now I have great charts from google earth, but I couldn't manage to go from raster (scanned) charts to kap in a single step. If I don't misunderstood something, I have to use the MapCal utility previously.

In this sense, the weatherfax plugin worked fine (I got some weird colors when zooming out but I must re check what I'm, doing).

In my particular case, I'm using both Linux (on boat) and Windows (at home), so the weatherfax plugin could be very handy to me.

Seems to me that a simple, portable, front-end for imgkap is something that deserves to be coded. Do you think it's something worth to do ?

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