More and more often I am using OpenCPN for preparing illustrations for various purposes, including professional reports.
They consist of various types of chart backgrounds with navigational info on top - positions, tracks, plots, weather
, explanatory remarks, etc.
It is very convenient to use a real chartplotter
, and real nav objects for this... I appreciate very much the control over fonts, style, colour, thickness etc. of vectors and marks drawn.
I look forward very much to (Windows) binary availability of the drawing plugin, which I understand is in the making...
At the same time, I would welcome very much a version that would allow to lift
all the safety
checks, preventing displaying charts that some may consider unsafe for navigation
. As I am in full control of what the final screen
image is going to be used for, I would like to be able to produce whatever best suits my specific purpose - illustrate/enhance what I need in a particular case. Something like "raw mode" or "natural mode", skipping all the non-implementation imposed restrictions...
For example, to remove the overzoom warning (not needed in my case) I prepared a special language version with a nil translation.
I think this might be quite a valid field of application, alternative to passage
planning and underway work.