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Old 06-12-2022, 01:10   #1
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Question CMaps on to Open CPN

I have open CPN version 5.2.4. 6b314e6.
I have downloaded a set of Australian charts from the Open CPN chart downloader which are quite good but they don't include up river waterways and lakes. Am wondering if I can download say CMap charts onto Open CPN.
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Re: CMaps on to Open CPN

Please have a look on O-Charts possibilities to see if you find what you are looking for.
https://o-charts.org/
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I have open CPN version 5.2.4. 6b314e6.
I have downloaded a set of Australian charts from the Open CPN chart downloader which are quite good but they don't include up river waterways and lakes. Am wondering if I can download say CMap charts onto Open CPN.
Just depends what version of CMap you have.

CMap ver 2, dating from about 8 years ago, no problem with OpenCPN.

CMap ver. 3/CMap Professional+ edition 3, no chance of working with OpenCPN.

On the left, CMap ver 2 in OpenCPN 5.6.0.

On the right, CMap Professional+ edn 3 from I think 2020 or 2021 in some other software
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Astonishing how good the old CM93v2 still are. I navigate with them since more then 10 years in the Med and NorthSea and never missed anything.
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Just depends what version of CMap you have.

CMap ver 2, dating from about 8 years ago, no problem with OpenCPN.
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Re: CMaps on to Open CPN

Thanks Alan Almighty, being a beginner at setting up and adding downloads to Open CPN my next question is where do I find the compatible Cmaps and how do I download them onto my Open CPN 5.2.4.
My home port is Macleay River NSW but also hang out at Iluka when not cruising. Presently in beautiful and friendly Lake Macquarie.
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my next question is where do I find the compatible Cmaps and how do I download them onto my Open CPN 5.2.4.
1. https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ml#post3712119

2. https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...Achart_formats - start reading at "CM93 version 2".
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Note that you can easily upgrade your OpenCPN installation:

1. https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadopencpn.html

2. https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadplugins.html
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