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Old 01-08-2018, 03:46   #1
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Chart formats In OpenCPN

Hello!

I've been using SeaClear on my laptop for years and have acquired quite a nice collection of charts. I have scanned a lot of these charts myself and calibrated with MapCal, and therefore more than half of the charts I have are in .WCI format.

Now I would like to try navigating with my android phone instead, so I don't always have to take my laptop with me. I have found a version of OpenCPN for free on Google play store, but unfortunately it doesn't support the .WCI format of charts.

Is there an easy way to mass convert WCI to BSB/KAP? Or better yet, do you guys know of any navigation app for android that can use WCI charts natively? If this is not possible and it means I will have to buy new charts, I will forget it and use my laptop as usual.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Chart formats In OpenCPN

How about John Thorn's MAP22MAPC program? The Batchbuilder option could be what you need.



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How about John Thorn's MAP22MAPC program? The Batchbuilder option could be what you need.



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Yes, thank you! This is exactly what I needed! Converting right now!
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I have found a version of OpenCPN for free on Google play store, but unfortunately it doesn't support the .WCI format of charts.

I hope you are aware that the 'free' Android version is not supported and is not updated.


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Terry and Mike give good advice. Also search on seaclear in the wiki manual and you will find more info about wci and seaclear charts under FAQ
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I realized the opencpn app on play store was not as reliable as I had thought. But thanks to the mapc2mapc application I managed to convert my wci charts to a format supported by oruxmaps and was out navigating last weekend with no problems! Thanks for your advice!
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