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Old 18-03-2017, 09:50   #1
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Up-to-date vector charts for OpenCPN - oeSENC

The OpenCPN developer community is happy to announce the availability of vector chart sets tailored for OpenCPN.

A chart plotter without charts resembles a fish out of water. Up-to-date and affordable quality charts are fresh water for OpenCPN and are a welcome addition to the OpenCPN ecosystem.

Three years ago we started to close the availability gap by deploying the S-63 plug-in in order to get access to official charts from chart providers all over the world.
This successful experience - with limited scope due to the price policy for official charts - encouraged us to look further providing up-to-date and quality charts for OpenCPN.

We can announce today that the oeSENC chart sets are now available from the same channel as the S-63 UserPermits: o-charts.org

oeSENC charts are plain vector charts licensed from Hydrographic Offices, packaged, produced and licensed for an individual system or PC.
For Windows, Linux (Intel and ARM) and macOS.

The sets can't be free and therefore we are trying hard to keep the overhead as low as possible.
oeSENC charts are bare bone charts, built from the complete portfolio available from the Hydrographic Offices. They are not intended to compete with value added offers from other chart suppliers, such as from VistMyHarbor or the NV sets. The OCPN plug-ins for POIs such as SquidIO can fill gaps for pleasure craft usages too.

The chart sets are licensed for one year including approximately quarterly updates during this period.

The show starts with UK/IRL, Germany, Netherlands&Belgium, Spain, Croatia and Iceland. France shall follow in due course.

You may find additional information in the OpenCPN manual and at o-charts.org.

Happy sailing!

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Re: Up-to-date vector charts for OpenCPN - oeSENC

I've been hoping something like this would happen for a while now. However, what does "bare-bones charts" mean in this context?
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Re: Up-to-date vector charts for OpenCPN - oeSENC

Fantastic news!

Think it might be near worldwide charts available some day?

But major leap forward, well done.
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I've been hoping something like this would happen for a while now. However, what does "bare-bones charts" mean in this context?
Just that this charts contain the content you get from the Hydrographic Offices. No further content like Points Of Interest. Plain Vector charts comparable to the S-57 charts from NOAA.
Just not official charts - a term reserved for S-63 vector charts and S-57 for US waters.
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I've been hoping something like this would happen for a while now. However, what does "bare-bones charts" mean in this context?
This is how the oeSENC Enc charts look like.

A screendump from my Rasberry Pi3.
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Re: Up-to-date vector charts for OpenCPN - oeSENC

Another example:
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Thanks, they look very good. This is exactly what OpenCPN needs. Well done.
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Old 18-03-2017, 18:43   #8
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Re: Up-to-date vector charts for OpenCPN - oeSENC

I've bought and downloaded the UK oeSENC charts...
Unfortunately, the computer hangs when loading these charts into O (just after I accept the EULA agreement)
Here is an extract of the log
Did I miss something to do before loading these charts ?
(O 4.6.0; W 8.1)
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01:34:17: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.kap
01:34:17: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.geo
01:34:17: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.000
01:34:17: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.s57
01:34:17: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for 00300000.a
01:34:17: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.os63
01:34:17: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.oesenc
01:34:18: Loading chart data for C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1\OC-44-002014.oesenc
01:34:18: processChartInfo C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1\OC-44-002014.oesenc
01:34:18: ShowEULA
01:34:20: validate_SENC_server
01:34:20: oesenc_pi: Vérification de l'utilitaire oeSENC à {C:\Users\françois\Desktop\OpenCPN4.6.0\plugins\oe senc_pi\oeserverd.exe}
01:34:20: oesenc_pi: starting oeserverd utility: "C:\Users\françois\Desktop\OpenCPN4.6.0\plugins\oe senc_pi\oeserverd.exe" -p OCPN2492
01:34:21: oesenc_pi: oeserverd Check OK...LoopCount: 10
01:34:21: validateUserKey

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Re: Up-to-date vector charts for OpenCPN - oeSENC

sailorF54...

We can get more debug log information.

Please add this to your config file section:

[PlugIns/oesenc]
DEBUG_LEVEL=1

Then, try again, and post the log entries relevant.

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Re: Up-to-date vector charts for OpenCPN - oeSENC

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sailorF54...

We can get more debug log information.

Please add this to your config file section:

[PlugIns/oesenc]
DEBUG_LEVEL=1

Then, try again, and post the log entries relevant.

Thanks
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[PlugIns/oesenc]
DEBUG_LEVEL=1
UserKey=
LastFPRFile=" C:\\ProgramData\\opencpn\\oc01W_1489874341.fpr"
[PlugIns/oesenc_pi.dll]
bEnabled=1

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06:35:04: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.kap
06:35:04: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.geo
06:35:04: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.000
06:35:04: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.s57
06:35:04: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for 00300000.a
06:35:04: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.os63
06:35:04: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.oesenc
06:35:04: Loading chart data for C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1\OC-44-002014.oesenc
06:35:04: processChartInfo C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1\OC-44-002014.oesenc
06:35:04: not found, so adding...C:!Users!françois!Desktop!pytheas541-UK-2017-1!EN_rrc_eula_ChartSetsForOpenCPN.html
06:35:04: ShowEULA
06:35:08: processChartInfo considering: K1C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1\
06:35:08: processChartInfo adding: K1C:!Users!françois!Desktop!pytheas541-UK-2017-1!
06:35:08: validate_SENC_server
06:35:08: oesenc_pi: Vérification de l'utilitaire oeSENC à {C:\Users\françois\Desktop\OpenCPN4.6.0\plugins\oe senc_pi\oeserverd.exe}
06:35:08: oesenc_pi: starting oeserverd utility: "C:\Users\françois\Desktop\OpenCPN4.6.0\plugins\oe senc_pi\oeserverd.exe" -p OCPN5112
06:35:09: oesenc_pi: oeserverd Check OK...LoopCount: 10
06:35:09: validateUserKey
06:35:09: verifySENC
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Re: Up-to-date vector charts for OpenCPN - oeSENC

SailorF54...

just to check as we can't see this in your very long chart file table:

- you have downloaded the .zip with the chart set obviously
- unzipped it into a directory
- added this directory to your chart file table?

With apply or ok the files then will be integrated.
How is exactly the directory structure for the chart set?

We are running the same Windows/OCPN combination

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Re: Up-to-date vector charts for OpenCPN - oeSENC

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SailorF54...

just to check as we can't see this in your very long chart file table:

- you have downloaded the .zip with the chart set obviously
- unzipped it into a directory
- added this directory to your chart file table?

With apply or ok the files then will be integrated.
How is exactly the directory structure for the chart set?

We are running the same Windows/OCPN combination

Hubert
Hello Hubert

To make things clearer, I have deleted all chart sets and chart groups except CM93
Same freeze when loading the oeSENC charts, and same log

BTW, my 4.6.0 opencpn folder (hence the oeSENC plugin) is on the desktop, not in the usual Program(mes) or Program Files (x86) directory
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08:08:21: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.kap
08:08:21: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.geo
08:08:21: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.000
08:08:21: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.s57
08:08:21: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for 00300000.a
08:08:21: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.os63
08:08:21: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1 for *.oesenc
08:08:21: Loading chart data for C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1\OC-44-002014.oesenc
08:08:21: processChartInfo C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1\OC-44-002014.oesenc
08:08:21: not found, so adding...C:!Users!françois!Desktop!pytheas541-UK-2017-1!EN_rrc_eula_ChartSetsForOpenCPN.html
08:08:21: ShowEULA
08:08:23: processChartInfo considering: K1C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas541-UK-2017-1\
08:08:23: processChartInfo adding: K1C:!Users!françois!Desktop!pytheas541-UK-2017-1!
08:08:23: validate_SENC_server
08:08:23: oesenc_pi: Vérification de l'utilitaire oeSENC à {C:\Users\françois\Desktop\OpenCPN4.6.0\plugins\oe senc_pi\oeserverd.exe}
08:08:23: oesenc_pi: starting oeserverd utility: "C:\Users\françois\Desktop\OpenCPN4.6.0\plugins\oe senc_pi\oeserverd.exe" -p OCPN4820
08:08:24: oesenc_pi: oeserverd Check OK...LoopCount: 10
08:08:24: validateUserKey
08:08:24: verifySENC
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Re: Up-to-date vector charts for OpenCPN - oeSENC

In case something got broken during the file transfer - what shall not crash the utility neither - what about to download the chart set once again?

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In case something got broken during the file transfer - what shall not crash the utility neither - what about to download the chart set once again?

Hubert
1 - Due to a misunderstanding from my part (re installing the charts on two different computers, I did not get that I needed a different fingerprint), I have already a second download of the charts. I will try it

2 - FWIW: having a double boot in my PC (W8.1 + Ubuntu 16.02), I tried uploading these charts in O under Ubuntu (using the W fingerprint) I obviously get a message saying that the key is invalid but the charts seem processed succesfully without freeze (but obviously are not displayed).
Would that point out to a problem with W ?
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...I have already a second download of the charts. I will try it...
No luck, same result with the second download (I've checked that the userkey is the same)
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09:19:36: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas542-UK-2017-1 for *.kap
09:19:36: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas542-UK-2017-1 for *.geo
09:19:36: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas542-UK-2017-1 for *.000
09:19:36: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas542-UK-2017-1 for *.s57
09:19:36: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas542-UK-2017-1 for 00300000.a
09:19:36: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas542-UK-2017-1 for *.os63
09:19:36: Searching directory: C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas542-UK-2017-1 for *.oesenc
09:19:36: Loading chart data for C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas542-UK-2017-1\OC-44-002014.oesenc
09:19:36: processChartInfo C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas542-UK-2017-1\OC-44-002014.oesenc
09:19:36: not found, so adding...C:!Users!françois!Desktop!pytheas542-UK-2017-1!EN_rrc_eula_ChartSetsForOpenCPN.html
09:19:36: ShowEULA
09:19:38: processChartInfo considering: K1C:\Users\françois\Desktop\pytheas542-UK-2017-1\
09:19:38: processChartInfo adding: K1C:!Users!françois!Desktop!pytheas542-UK-2017-1!
09:19:38: validate_SENC_server
09:19:38: oesenc_pi: Vérification de l'utilitaire oeSENC à {C:\Users\françois\Desktop\OpenCPN4.6.0\plugins\oe senc_pi\oeserverd.exe}
09:19:38: oesenc_pi: starting oeserverd utility: "C:\Users\françois\Desktop\OpenCPN4.6.0\plugins\oe senc_pi\oeserverd.exe" -p OCPN5072
09:19:40: oesenc_pi: oeserverd Check OK...LoopCount: 10
09:19:40: validateUserKey
09:19:40: verifySENC
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