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Old 28-04-2018, 06:48   #1
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Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

Hi all Scandinavian cruisers.
Until today few official charts for Sweden have been available at a reasonable cost.
For raster charts Soltek.se has offered BSB files for Sweden and more. Due to a weak encryption and other reasons that shop will soon close.
A new OpenCPN plugin will in a very near future make Soltek's supply useful again together with other chart providers. Please stay tuned for more info about that plugin.


Official Swedish vector charts in the oeSENC_pi format may be available if we together can complete the funding project described herein. O-Charts need 150 users to join for signing the Swedish-SMA contract. The funding project started yesterday 27th and already several users have signed.
So far O-Charts didn't signed a Swedish contract due the relatively high prize level compared to for example Norway and other countries around but if the user interest is there we may still get the opportunity. The cost for a complete Swedish chart set will be around 59€ (Local VAT dependent)
Please visit Crowdfunding - o-charts to join the project and get a SE-license once we reach the target. Otherwise all money back.


For those reading Swedish more info is present by the link to the local dept. of the Swedish Cruising Association below. The same info in English is found in this document link. https://www.dropbox.com/s/pzoga1e94f...6_Eng.pdf?dl=1


Short info from Crowdfunding - o-charts:
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A crowd-funding initiative started by users from Sweden: Sjöfartsverket (SMA) vector charts for OpenCPN
www.vastkustkretsen.se/Batteknik/Navigation


We strive to offer the Swedish Maritime Administration's vector charts to all OpenCPN users in Sweden and our guests from the surrounding area. o-charts.org has the contract with Sjöfartsverket to sell licenses for Swedish oeSENC charts on the desk. But we want to minimize the risk of recovering the upfront investment to a logical point, as it does not make sense that users who run o-charts have to put their money on the desk in order that others can use the chart. We are looking for a way to limit this risk and to go ahead, backed-up by a sufficient number of interested sailors before the contract gets signed. Crowd-funding is the way we want to go in this case.


The price for the complete set of 580 charts in EUR will be around 59 € depending on VAT in each country. Updates during one year included. Like all other oeSENC charts for OpenCPN, the charts do not disappear from the computer or the disc after the license has expired, just updating ends. Of course a renewed license will bring new updates on the desk.


The crowdfunding action is running until June 15, 2018 longest. We will need at least 150 subscribers to go ahead. With 150 licenses sold, all costs for server and other hardware are not fully covered, but the idea is that once initiated, hopefully there will be a spread in Sweden and the world around so eventually we will be more than the first 150. In case we don't reach our target the subscription will be paid back automatically. No risk.
Welcome to join our crowdfunding oeSENC project and also to spread this info where ever relevant.
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Old 28-04-2018, 08:12   #2
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Re: Swedish oeSENC charts to come - with our help.

Hakan
This is great news! Well done
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Old 29-04-2018, 16:06   #3
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Very good News!
I have ordered a set of charts.
Hopefully enough sailors will be interested!
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Old 30-04-2018, 04:16   #4
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Flemming..
Very good, and we hope the same.
Are you, or anyone else, aware of some Danish site where we could publish this info?
For example copy this link: Navigation | Västkustkretsen
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Any news on the Danish oeSENC charts?
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Old 30-04-2018, 11:39   #6
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Waiting for the new licensing conditions from the Danish authorities...
On stand-by. Deadline was ... No, that's confidential.

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Old 30-04-2018, 16:50   #7
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In Denmark some 20.000+ sailors interested in sailing (wind and motor) are member of a facebook group called "Tursejlads og Sejlsport", which translates to "Cruising and Boat Racing". I have written a message about this project to all members of this group with links to OpenCPN and oeSENC.
There is another Danish facebook forum: FTLF = Foreningen af Langturssejladsens Fremme (Danish Ocean Cruising Association), where I have also mentioned this new opportunity for Swedish (and maybe Danish?) charts for OpenCPN users. This organization are running seminars on OpenCPN.
Dansk Sejlunion (Danish Sailing Association - Kontakt - Dansk Sejlunion) is the "umbrella organization" for more than 250 sailing clubs in Denmark with more than 50.000 members. Joachim Rechnitzer is the person working with external communication within Dansk Sejlunion: joachim@sejlsport.dk. They keep all members of Danish sail clubs informed of news on sailing stuff.
I'm pretty sure he would be interested in information from you, and he will no doubt understand English ...
A lot of Danish sailors enjoy sailing in waters and the beautiful archipelago around Sweden.
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Flemming..
Great of you to inform on Facebook and more, really appreciated!
Of course I'll contact Sejlunion and Joachim.



God sejlads dette sommer og mange tak.
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where I have also mentioned this new opportunity for Swedish (and maybe Danish?) charts for OpenCPN users. This organization are running seminars on OpenCPN.
Working on that.....
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I will keep my fingers crossed!
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Hakan, I added a new thread to a couple of Sailing forums. Someone should do Sailing Anarchy I think.
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Today, there is a detailed article in the magazine - På Kryss - issued by SXK - The Swedish Cruising Association - about the crowd funding project regarding official Swedish charts, OpenCPN and oeSENC based charts.
The article is in Swedish:
Crowdfunding för svenska digitala sjökort | På Kryss
Exiting ... Hopefully 150 sailors will participate!
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Great!

I'm on

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Nearing 30% of the target now...
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Old 09-05-2018, 00:54   #15
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Boating season is now for real hear up north. We will need good charts and hope the best for this Crowdfunding project.

Until today we are happy to count 90 subscribers! Not much left to break even so keep up. If you've any opportunity to spread the Crowdfunding info to people heading for Scandinavian, please do.
http://o-charts.org/shop/index.php?i...gory&id_lang=4
This Swedish info is slightly updated: http://www.vastkustkretsen.se/Batteknik/Navigation

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