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piluso 26-08-2014 08:43

Raster to Kap Graphical Convertion Tool
 
Hello everybody

First, as a new member I wish to thanks the great work of the OpenCPN developers, it's a great piece of software I enjoy to use.

Now, the question :-)

I'm wondering if there is a way to calibrate and generate a kap file from a raster image using a graphic tool. I'm aware of the imgkap utility, but would be a lot easier with some graphical interface. Is there such a program ?

Thanks in advance !

tiersp 26-08-2014 08:52

Re: Raster to Kap graphical convertion tool
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by piluso (Post 1614225)
Hello everybody

First, as a new member I wish to thanks the great work of the OpenCPN developers, it's a great piece of software I enjoy to use.

Now, the question :-)

I'm wondering if there is a way to calibrate and generate a kap file from a raster image using a graphic tool. I'm aware of the imgkap utility, but would be a lot easier with some graphical interface. Is there such a program ?

Thanks in advance !

Yes here,
but it's in french.
Les Logiciels de navigation de Tiercelin pour Windows | Wix.com

Patrick.

piluso 26-08-2014 09:04

Re: Raster to Kap graphical convertion tool
 
Thanks a lot !

yachtvalhalla 26-08-2014 16:54

Re: Raster to Kap graphical convertion tool
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by piluso (Post 1614225)
Hello everybody

First, as a new member I wish to thanks the great work of the OpenCPN developers, it's a great piece of software I enjoy to use.

Now, the question :-)

I'm wondering if there is a way to calibrate and generate a kap file from a raster image using a graphic tool. I'm aware of the imgkap utility, but would be a lot easier with some graphical interface. Is there such a program ?

Thanks in advance !

I use exclusively the GE2KAP program which has the added advantage of correcting charts using Google Earth. Visit the forum at http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...kap-43680.html

My tutorial on using the GE2KAP program can be downloaded from https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9kgmf9ys8...2%29.ppsx?dl=0

HTH,

Terry

boat_alexandra 26-08-2014 18:49

Re: Raster to Kap graphical convertion tool
 
I don't think ge2kap can work if you don't use windows.

The weatherfax plugin can perform this task, and can convert images from other projections than mercator, and works on all platforms. It also works in english french german and spanish.

piluso 27-08-2014 05:08

Re: Raster to Kap graphical convertion tool
 
Thank you very much for your answers.

I tried GE2KAP and now I have great charts from google earth, but I couldn't manage to go from raster (scanned) charts to kap in a single step. If I don't misunderstood something, I have to use the MapCal utility previously.

In this sense, the weatherfax plugin worked fine (I got some weird colors when zooming out but I must re check what I'm, doing).

In my particular case, I'm using both Linux (on boat) and Windows (at home), so the weatherfax plugin could be very handy to me.

Seems to me that a simple, portable, front-end for imgkap is something that deserves to be coded. Do you think it's something worth to do ?

Regards, David


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