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Old 21-06-2016, 16:55   #1
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South Pacific Pilot Charts on OpenCpn

Hello all,

I tried to fidle around with downloading Pilot charts.. I got the first part downloaded but of course my computer (let alone me) would not know how to open the .kap extension.. anybody any ideas...(i am using windows 10).
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Old 21-06-2016, 18:17   #2
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Re: South Pacific Pilot Charts on OpenCpn

Keep in mind many programs that worked in Windows 7 don't work or don't work correctly in Windows 10.
I went back to 7.

My nav programs MaxSeaTZ and Open CPN both open .kap files after unzipped.
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Old 21-06-2016, 23:23   #3
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Re: South Pacific Pilot Charts on OpenCpn

If the chart is a correct BSBv2 raster chart (.kap) you will have to install it as described in the manual - directing OCPN to it or the directory where it lives - and it will show up.
In case of a problem with this chart, the log file should give a hint.
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Re: South Pacific Pilot Charts on OpenCpn

Opencpn reads kap files. Add the directory to charts and rescan db. Make a pilot chart group. Read thr user manual too.
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Re: South Pacific Pilot Charts on OpenCpn

Alternatively, install Climatology_pi its much more useful and provides more infotmation.
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Re: South Pacific Pilot Charts on OpenCpn

Get VPP (Visual Passage Planner) - it gives you basically similar data in the digital form and lets you plan your routes according to this data.

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Yes, VPP is good too.
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