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Old 26-07-2009, 06:08   #1
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NOAA and the Cap'n and Maxsea

I've been searching the internet and haven't come up with current info re the capn and NOAA downloaded charts.

They downloaded and extracted just fine but it seems no matter what I do they won't show up in the search for charts the capn does.

In a "for dummies" format can anyone tell me where and how I have to put all those lovely rnc and dnc files I have to get the capn to recognize them?

Related, as this is part of a computer rebuild, while I seemed to have solved that problem in the past with the capn, I'm about to reload my maxsea. Has anyone got the same sort of "for dummies" instructions on how to make charts which the capn recognizes (explorer, e.g.) and NOAA downloads visible to MaxSea?

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Re: NOAA charts

With CAPN version 8 you can download the ENC from NOAA (a.k.a. S57 charts). These vector based charts however require a conversion process to work with The CAPN. The reason for this is for computer performance.

The chart conversion tools will be included for free with version 8.4 which we expect sometime this summer.

Additionally you can download the raster (a.k.a. BSB or RNC) charts and use those directly in The CAPN. The default folder where The CAPN will load these charts is "C:\BSBChart\".

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