Here is an interesting way to combine GE with OCPN,using an imported track and 'Bungee'. The dual screen
displays the selected track in both OCPN and GE.
The GE screen
allows running the track as a simulation or inspecting views and information along the whole lenght of the track. An important feature of using 'Bungee' is that you can also place your holiday photos along the track.
The start of existing routes are shown in OCPN as a mark with annotation 'EXTRA INFO'. Right clicking the mark displays 'Extra information'.
Selecting 'Extra information' brings up an OCPN box displaying the geo loc of the start of the track as well as a Link menu with two options:GE track
GE track= For panning of the entire track with inserted photos plus other normal GE photos and info as set in your GE setup. Saved as .KMZ
Edit/simulator= Browse the track,waypoints and photos or Start a simulation run of the entire lenght of the track, or initiate 'Bungee' for editing. From a .GPX file.
After loading GE,hold down CTRL while right clicking the minimized OCPN and select the screen view side by side. See attched..
Any number of these special 'Extra info' markers can be placed in your OCPN charts
where you have earlier imported/saved tracks.