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Old 14-10-2012, 05:05   #1
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HI, please help

Hi, I'm an old man (67) with a bad English so many things are difficult for me bat I'm happy to be here with you all.
I live in Milan and I go for vacation in Sardinia, Ogliastra, where I have a small RIB ,rigid inflatable boat.

Today I tryed to use OpenCPN but I stopped at the beginning, so I will open a new post to ask help for connecting Sardinia chart with the software.
If someone knows Italian and helps me, it's appreciate a lot, but also with English I think to succeed.

Very glad to help you to know and to come to Italy and Sardinia.
Ciao
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Old 14-10-2012, 06:19   #2
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Welcome to Cruisers Forum, Domenico!
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Old 14-10-2012, 07:01   #3
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Hi Ogliastra... Greetings from another young man (64) and Welcome to Cruisers Forum....
OpenCPN works by opening CM93 Charts... do you have any on your computor or saved on a memory stick... it is only a program for opening charts but does not come with any pre-loaded.
If you have the charts then go toTools in the bar top left when you've opened the program... from the drop box chose Charts then load them from your location..
Hope this is some help... though I confess I'm a newcomer to the program but luckily I had all the CM93 Charts for the world... so things work great for me...
Good luck, I hope you solve the problem...
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Old 14-10-2012, 08:13   #4
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Hi boatman61 from Coimbra and many thanks!
My first problem is the download of the CM93 Charts.
I've read here >> Navigational Software
that's legal to download the CM93 charts, but I'm not able to find the site for downloading.
Torrentz ask for subscription and I'm afraid about this site.

Can you help me? Also with a private message; I think you can send it.
Grazie and ciao
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Old 14-10-2012, 09:09   #5
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Found >> OpenSeaMap - Start
I will continue using a pendrive and your instructions.
I leti you know.
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Any OpenCPN techies out there this is a PM I got... to much for my limited knowledge of things.... any chance anyone can show the way...?

Sorry to disturb you but for the download at the link
>> map dot openseamap dot org
I need to choice between:
Unknown
png
cal
kap
wci
kmz
jpr
and I don't find in the User Manual the right format for OpenCPN.
Many thanks,
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Re: HI, please help

i can say that the kmz is for google maps.

I would guess the png would be a good test with openCPN ( been a while but that is what rings a bell for me )
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Welcome aboard and I hope you can get this sorted out. I know absolutely nothing about it.
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Re: HI, please help

The only chart file in that list is "kap".

Not sure if that is the choice you need, but that's my guess.

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Originally Posted by boatman61 View Post
Any OpenCPN techies out there this is a PM I got... to much for my limited knowledge of things.... any chance anyone can show the way...?

Sorry to disturb you but for the download at the link
>> map dot openseamap dot org
I need to choice between:
Unknown
png
cal
kap
wci
kmz
jpr
and I don't find in the User Manual the right format for OpenCPN.
Many thanks,
Domenico
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