FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 March, 2019
Version 5.0 Released
Development Team is proud to announce the release of OpenCPN Version 5.0
This version is a feature upgrade and maintenance
release of OpenCPN.
OpenCPN is a cross platform electronic charting system (ECS) supporting a variety of cartography standards and hardware
interface protocols. Versions are available for Linux
, Windows, Macintosh, and ARM computer architectures.
Since widespread introduction
in 2008, OpenCPN has gained a solid reputation.
OpenCPN is running on hardware
from tiny Raspberry Pis with 4" screens up to networked workstations. Specific user scenarios and needs are easily accommodated by using the Plug-in architecture and the wide scope
of user settings.
A responsive international user and developer community together with integrated documentation
help make installation
and use of OpenCPN a pleasure.
Some of the features of OpenCPN include:
Quilted Raster(RNC) and Vector(ENC) digital chart display
Full compliant support for official vector charts
in S-57/S-63 format and InlandENCs
Industry standard GPS
receiver interfacing, with "moving map" on-screen vessel tracking
receiver interfacing with configurable target safety
, Track, and Waypoint database, with industry standard Import/Export capabilities
Tide and Current
prediction, with on-screen overlay of predicted data.
Broad International Language support
PlugIn architecture allowing on-going third-party functional enhancements
OpenCPN is released under the GPLV2 license
. The executable program and its source code are available for immediate, free, and unlimited download from opencpn.org, and several other sources.
As a successor to OpenCPN Version 4.8, OpenCPN Version 5.0 contains many new features and enhanced functions.
Among them are:
..Redesigned user interface, incorporating modern user interface elements and concepts.
..Support for multiple chart views simultaneously, using different charts
display options if desired.
..User defined templates for easy recall
of multiple configurations.
..Support for the widely available MBTiles chart format.
..Extended options for route
and Waypoint creation.
..Expanded display of vector chart (ENC) information, including embedded images
..Measurably improved performance and reliability
over all supported platforms.
We hope you enjoy the new features of OpenCPN Version 5.0, and look forward to your continued feedback and support.
More information is available at opencpn.org
The OpenCPN Development Team
Dave Register, Lead Developer