Originally Posted by ocean
I have loaded this program, installed the NOAA charts as well as my Canadian BSB
charts. I watched the charts load into the program. Now when I click on charts I get a window showing a directory for the NOAA charts but not the Canadian ones. The directory doesn't list the specific chart numbers. How do I bring up a list of charts to view them. When I open the program I get a black screen
with a long of red outlines, like a planning chart, but there are no numbers.
perhaps you are a little lost
because OpenCPN has started up with you out in the middle of the ocean....?
You don't "get a list of charts to view" in OpenCPN. Just click 'n drag the screen to where your charts are located. Use the zoom buttons or the + - keys on your keyboard...
installed , you can save your default starting place in the midst of your installed charts, using "move boat here" with a simple right click and choose it on the right-click menu you see... Then, the autofollow on the toolbar or simply hitting F2 key will center you amidst your charts....with a gps
connected and configured, naturally, you don't need to move your boat...
in the toolbox you will also see the option to show chart borders. This is useful for some.
Your charts will show up on the chart bar at bottom of the screen, when O
has some to show you for the area...
Otherwise, read jackdale
you have the (bsb4) plug-in installed and running, add the Canadian chart directories..."
You must download the bsb4 plugin from the Opencpn site (free of course) and put it into the plugins directory. Read about plugins in the help files...
You can see if the plugin is running by going to toolbox, pick plugins tab, etc. then show O
the directory of your Canadian charts.
if you like,per
Nohal's advice per new version 3.2.- because the newer version has a much
nicer background map!
There may seem to be a little more work for you in this, but these setting up exercises pay off very quickly.
by the way, any further help needed, please mention if you are on which windows or Mac or Linux