based Odometer has now been made available for OpenCPN
version 5.0 and higher. It is a simple odometer with these basic functions:
An optional Speedometer with both analog and digital readout.
A Total Distance log, always displayed.
A Trip Distance log, always displayed.
An optional Deparure / Arrival timer with digital readout
A Trip reset button that resets Trip, Departure Time and Arrival Time
An optional Leg Trip Time and Distance counter including a Leg Reset button
The instruments are shown in the above listed order. It is not possible to change the order, only to toggle the optional instruments on and off. The instruments for Total Distance, Trip Distance plus the Trip Reset button can not be toggled off.
The plugin is based on the OpenCPN
dashboard plugin and the idea is to make a GPS
based Odometer that is as straight-forward as possible. It has a minimum of options to allow for easy use and a minimum of handling. Just leave the GPS Odometer on screen
and reset the trip counter once the trip is ended (and log written?) or before the new trip starts.
As the GPS Odometer is GPS based it, of course, requires NMEA 0183
signals RMC and GGA to be received for any data to be shown.
Currently the only languages supported are English
and Swedish but more languages are to follow shortly.
Please se the page 'https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=opencpn/opencpn_user_manual/plugins/other/odometer' for additional information.
The 'GPS Odometer' is available in the package manager.