Ok, but there are some people interested in using OpenCPN
to create a route
that can be transferred to an ECDIS.
There is now an approved standard for route
exchange between different manufacturers of ECDIS - the RTZ file format. The schema is here:
Route Exchange (RTZ)
As a baby step I have created a tool that translates OpenCPN
GPX files to/from RTZ. This includes validation with RTZ 1.1 schema and also the provisional RTZ 1.1 schema. The app uses the Xerces parser and TinyXML2.
has embraced the concept
of recommended routes and a number are available. These can be translated and displayed in OpenCPN.
The alpha version of what I am calling 'RTZassist'
At the moment there is only a zip file in the release with a Windows '.exe', that can be used from the folder. An installer will follow.
If anyone with access to an ECDIS which has been updated to handle RTZ files could give the translation products a test that would be very much appreciated.