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Old 07-02-2019, 07:29   #1
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OpenCPN chart options for Bahamas ?

I have all the Explorer chartbooks for the Bahamas.

But Id like to be able to use OpenCPN as well.

It seems that Fugawi is no longer selling charts ?
Is there another option ?

How difficult would it be to scan my chartbooks ?
Is that legal ?
Anybody able to help with that in the Vero Beach FL area ?
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:59   #2
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Re: OpenCPN chart options for Bahamas ?

Right now, it's just "NV charts" that makes charts for Bahamas that can be used with OpenCPN if you're using Windows.

These charts are not that well known but seems fairly OK to me. Comparing them with my tracks from 3 years of cruising the Bahamas, I would say that they are generally on the cautious side, perhaps a bit dated. I can identify a few errors, but that holds for all charts. They are not quite up to Explorers standard, but still OK.

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Old 08-02-2019, 09:25   #3
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Re: OpenCPN chart options for Bahamas ?

It’s not clear to me from the NV website how to purchase charts for OpenCPN.
All they mention is an APP.
Emais to their support have not been answred.

Do you have these charts ?
Using them with OpenCPN ?
When did you purchase them ?
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Re: OpenCPN chart options for Bahamas ?

It seems like nv is still using the concept of selling Paper charts and electronic charts as a bundle. I agree that their web site is not very clear and user friendly.

Follow this link https://eu.nvcharts.com/index.php?page=content&coID=43 and choose "2016" and "Caribbean" to take you to the three choices for Bahamas.
Selecting any of these leads to a download link.
To use the charts with OpenCPN you will need to download the nv-plugin and get a code key to decrypt the charts. Notice the phone number to nv.

Yes I have these charts installed on OpenCPN, but I got mine through Fugawi, an option that no longer exists.

I think it's a fairly safe bet that Explorer charts will once again become available for OpenCPN, but most likely not before the next cruising season (end of 2019). Not that it helps you now....

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Re: OpenCPN chart options for Bahamas ?

I am in Vero. I have an 11x17" scanner but I have never converted a scanned image to an OpenCPN format. I have the set of Explorer chart books as well as well.

Regarding legality, not sure. If I scanned the chart books I own and use them with OpenCPN and don't share them maybe not.

If I scan them and share either a printed or electronic version then definitely illegal.

Personally I would like to purchase them, and not have to deal with all the work and bad karma
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Since the Explorer pages are larger than 11x17 it would be necessary to scan each page twice and then stitch them together.
A lot of work.
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Re: OpenCPN chart options for Bahamas ?

Has there been any change in this situation? In chart downloader, I do not see anything for either type of charts for the Bahamas.
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Re: OpenCPN chart options for Bahamas ?

I just installed OpenCPN yesterday...

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Re: OpenCPN chart options for Bahamas ?

The small scale NOAA charts cover the Bahamas but there are no large scale charts for that area AFAIK so no detail. Small scale (large area) charts are not really useful on a chart plotter unless you are crossing an ocean.
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Re: OpenCPN chart options for Bahamas ?

o-charts.org -

oeRNC Explorer Charts Bahamas...
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Re: OpenCPN chart options for Bahamas ?

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Has there been any change in this situation? In chart downloader, I do not see anything for either type of charts for the Bahamas.
The chart down-loader only contains free charts.... For available, non-free, charts you have to check out https://o-charts.org
The big thing that has happened is the introduction of the "oeRNC" plugin, for commercial, encrypted, raster-charts, as "bcn" mentioned.
This is the reason that o-charts now can offer Explorer charts for Bahamas, widely recognized as the best available charts for that area.
Se this link https://o-charts.org/shop/en/14-oernc

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