This has probably been requested before, but I'm going to ask again anyway!
It would be very beneficial if we had more standard Waypoint Icons in Opencpn. The small set distributed with OpenCPN are just not comprehensive enough to be useful in many situations. Some are so small they are very difficult to see.
I realize we have the ability to install our own UserIcons but it requires users to create the directory, find icons on their own and install them.
S/V Revelations has created a pretty comprehensive list would certainly meet all my current needs plus some. He has made them freely available on his blog site so I don't believe there would be any issues with copyrights and he would probably be proud to have them incorporated in the OpenCPN project
. You can view them and download them from his site here
OpenCPN User Icons - Revelations
I have been taking some cruising guides
from the Thailand/Malaysia area creating GPX files that can be installed as layers that include links within each Cruising Guide to the page where the anchorage is discussed. I'd also like to include links to pertinent information in the guides that are not linked to a particular waypoint such as sailing information, warning areas, as well as new navigation
lights that have been installed that do not appear on existing CM93 charts
. I'd like to make it as easy as possible to share these guides with others, but to do so I'm limited to the small selection of
standard Waypoint Icons.
Here on the northeast coast of Penang, Malaysia
there is a large reclamation project
where they are creating 2 islands in what used to be navigable waters. They have installed 4 yellow lighted buoys to mark off the area where the islands are being reclaimed. There is no really suitable icon in the standard set for these yellow buoys.
Another similar situation exist further south near Pangkor Island where a major channel serving an new ore plant has installed a large number of new buoys making the channel.
I'd like to see these icons just be incorporated into the opencpn.ini file so they would be available to everyone on a future update. An alternative would be to have a future update automatically create the UserIcons directory and install S/V Revelations icons making them available to all users.