Here is the prototype for a European Tidal Current
plugin. Windows only. Tested with XP SP3 only.
Lots of work was copied from other parts
of the OpenCPN
source code, especially the work done by SethDart with his KML plugin.
Attached is the EUTidalCurrents plugin and also "libexpat.dll". If you have not installed the KML plugin you will need to put this latter file in your main OpenCPN installation
folder. Plugin file goes in the plugins folder as normal.
The zip file TSDemo contains the folder 'TS Demo'. This contains the KMZ files for Tidal Currents in South West England
. These are examples only. Place the folder somewhere on your system where you can find the folder after starting the plugin. The KMZ files can be viewed with Google earth
as well as the plugin. Transparency of the KMZ files is set to 50%. This could be adjusted if you make your own files.
The MAPC2MAPCNET program and Google Earth
were used to create the KMZ files. There are many paper sources of Tidal Current
This plugin is a work in progress. Saving the folder path/name when closing down OpenCPN does not work. There may be other anomalous behaviour that I have not noticed, which could affect your opencpn.ini file. There is work to be done with relating the time displayed in the dialog to the Tidal Current displayed at that time.
Comments are always welcome.
Here is the link for the files. Sorry, Google
Drive is needed.