Talking about lights in vector charts
There is a thing that worries me, but I don't know if there is anything at all to do about it.
Look at this raster chart.Look at the white sector to the NE of Kirkley light. It clearly leads through a safe channel to the entrance to Lowestoft Hbr.The sector is extended from the light through the critical part of the approach. It's absolutely clear what the purpose of the white sector is.
Now look at a vector chart. The sectors are only marked very close to the light. Where the sector is really helpful, there is no info at all, not even in the object query. It is not, without some work
, clear what the white sector is intended for. The only thing i can think of doing, to help the situation, is to manually extend the sectors with some tracks.
I have checked other vector charts
as well and this seems to be a general weakness.
"You always have the gps", someone says. Well, last time I was i Lowestoft some lights were built on rails to be easily moved as shifting sandbars required. This is a place where I, at night, would trust a white sector more than a gps
and a one year old chart.
Can anything be done in OpenCPN
, to improve the sector lights display?