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Old 13-12-2011, 09:33   #1
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Software to Introduce Hypertext Links in OpenCPN Waypoints

I believe hypertext links in OpenCPN is a promising feature to create Poi’s (Places of Interest) beside waypoints.

I just finished a simple software "MarinePoi" (beta version, for Windows) for creating / modifying easily “gpx” files containing Poi’s which may be imported in OpenCPN and easily shared with friends The question of the “&” (a bug in OpenCPN 2.5 links) was difficult to overcome , but now it works …

You can download the software here : Pratiques et Techniques de la Plaisance

The translation of MarinePoi from French to English is crude (sorry !), but you can edit the “languageEN.txt” file.

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Old 16-12-2011, 03:58   #2
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Re: Software to introduce hypertext links in OpenCPN waypoints

Thank you Robert


An example of what can be done with this program: 5 POI on the Bodrum peninsula in Turkey.


You can read the POI with OpenCPN:
Copy and paste '' Bodrum_peninsula.gpx ''in a directory


OpenCPN > Route Manager and Data Import/Export > open file ‘’ Bodrum_peninsula.gpx ‘’


Now a line "Additional information" will appear in the right click menu when clicking a waypoint


And click a link…

How to create an embedded link ??? You can download the software here : Pratiques et Techniques de la Plaisance in English of course

Merci… Robert
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Old 16-12-2011, 22:40   #3
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Re: Software to introduce hypertext links in OpenCPN waypoints

Robert i get a type mismatch error on installation clicking retry just brings up the error again I am running on XP SP3 I attacc log file

Yoruk we must be neigboughs i live in Cokertme and write books and manual for a living
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Old 16-12-2011, 23:24   #4
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Re: Software to introduce hypertext links in OpenCPN waypoints

Hello
We live on board, every winter Finike for 10 years. I know Cokertme (sorry, in French):
On glande Cokertme


We work with Robert on this draft MarinePoi, and I plan to create many POI for the coast of Turkey ... (see attachment, it's a start)
Sorry, my English is very poor…

cordially
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Old 17-12-2011, 03:31   #5
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Robert i get a type mismatch error on installation clicking retry just brings up the error again I am running on XP SP3 I attacc log file

Yoruk we must be neigboughs i live in Cokertme and write books and manual for a living
I cannot reproduce this error ...

It seems all DLLs were installed on your PC. May be the sofware will run properly without installation : download http://www.plaisance-pratique.com/IM...eMarinePoi.zip and unzip the files in the "MarinePoi" folder in the "program files" and try to run it ?
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Old 17-12-2011, 05:10   #6
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Robert i get a type mismatch error on installation clicking retry just brings up the error again I am running on XP SP3 I attacc log file
I found the compiler error: the unzipped file "setup.lst" should be changed:

[IconGroups]
GROUP0 = MarinePoi
PrivateGroup0 = 0 ("Faux" is French, the correct value is "0" or "False" in your case)
Parent0 = $ (Programs)

You can fix by hand the file "setup.lst"

I'll fix the package.
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Old 17-12-2011, 05:53   #7
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Now fixed thanks
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Old 17-12-2011, 15:20   #8
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Re: Software to introduce hypertext links in OpenCPN waypoints

Robert 1

Many ways to use the OCPN feature of 'Additional information'.
Try the one attached.

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Many ways to use the OCPN feature of 'Additional information'.
Try the one attached.

Tore
Looks like advertising to me.
What's next? gpx spam?

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Re: Software to introduce hypertext links in OpenCPN waypoints

Thomas..

Well,as you see from my 'sinbad7' description I'm a despicable 'Commercial member' giving away freebies. Considering the many years I have freely given my assistance to the development of free programs and utilities for the members of this forum,I think your insinuations are way out. Anyway,you're entitled to YOUR opinions.

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Re: Software to introduce hypertext links in OpenCPN waypoints

Any change we will see a linux version of this nice little application???

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Many ways to use the OCPN feature of 'Additional information'.
Try the one attached.

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Hello Tore
We use the same system
See the link attached, with 15 POI
Try Finike… ‘especially’
It's much easier to create with MarinePoi
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Re: Software to introduce hypertext links in OpenCPN waypoints

Great utility

is there a way to stop waypoints icons being overwritten in an existing gpx My gpx inserts notices to mariners with the correct nav object icon which i would like to keep Your app applies the anchor icon to all waypoints

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Great utility

is there a way to stop waypoints icons being overwritten in an existing gpx My gpx inserts notices to mariners with the correct nav object icon which i would like to keep Your app applies the anchor icon to all waypoints

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OK, I'll add that to the long list of improvements
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Re: Software to introduce hypertext links in OpenCPN waypoints

sailiais..

The method used in my #8 example above makes use of the 'Additional information' feature accessed through OCPN's Route Manager. I am sure the linux version of OCPN also has this option?

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