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Old 22-09-2010, 13:52   #1
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Things I'd Like to See :) . . .

Things I would like to see on a future OpenCpn
  • Drawing lines.
  • Writing text on charts
  • Measure a path of multiple lines angles etc. Multiple measurements.
  • Input preferred arrival time and it tells you the speed you must do, and updates it.
  • In Route Properties be able to set a default speed and different speeds for different legs. i.e some legs I know I can do 6kts some I know may be 4 or 3 etc.
  • Have each of the Tracks be able to be joined up instead of lots of little tracks.
  • Clicking on a track and it shows you the speed and course you were doing at the time.
  • Long legs of a route can't be activated unless you click near a waypoint.
  • Ability to have more than 4 routes before they start deleting the first one.
  • Faster program when the track gets long or many waypoints.
  • Have Anchor Watch marks so they can be used on a passage so you could put one on a rock and give it a 5 mile clearance etc (Like a waypoint proximity alarm)
  • Have multiple Anchor Watch Marks. I think they are damn excellent!!!!! The '-' ones are terrific! Maybe even a free drawn anchor 'circle'
  • Great Circle Route.
  • Alarm output so I can hear the alarm LOUD in the rest of the boat.
  • GPX so its more dynamic. It works but its kinda klunky. I don't know, but it just wants to be better. Sort of like push a button and all the info from a pervious passage comes up.
  • Coffee Maker
  • option to Move a waypoint to where the boat is now. I more the route to where the boat is and it would be nice to make it more automated and exact.
  • I have the computer off most of the time. When I turn it on I want everything selected like when I closed it off including the route activated, waypoint, measure device etc.
  • Ability to click a button to have the grib file more 3 hours forward.
  • Integrating with Google Earth so we see sat photos as well as chart. <--- I dont know if its possible or not, but I'm just askin'!

I don't think I can think of anything else at the moment. I know some of these things might not be important to some people. and some may not be possible to implement.


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To be able to put the navigation buttons, status bar etc on the left or right of screen instead of top and bottom.
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A lot of interesting suggestions Mark.
Can you. please, enter them in OpenCPN::Tracker OpenCPN - Feature Requests: Tasklist , where the OpenCPN project keeps tap of all bugs and feature requests.
Flyspray was started, to make the lives easier for our developers. A lot of good ideas, earlier tended to get lost among all other posts, and as time passed, they were difficult to find.

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