The process of updating oeSENC charts includes a lot of steps. I have outlined them below. This process applies to OpenCPN 5.2.4. This assumes that you have oeSENC plugin installed on OpenCPN and have downloaded the charts already at least once. Most of this applies to first time download too. 1. Go to settings > … Read More “Updating oeSENC charts on OpenCPN” »
Category: Boating software
OpenCPN open source chartplotter, SignalK, nodeRED and other software for boating and yachting. Also covering mobile apps.
Commercial chartplotters are expensive, really expensive. Considering that you can get a 10″ tablet device with better touch screen, faster processor, better responsiveness and much smaller size with a 1/4 of the chart plotter cost, it seems like chartplotters are totally overpriced. I cartel, someone might suspect. That is what I also thought, but then … Read More “Designing a commercial marine chartplotter – not as easy as it may sound like” »
NMEA 2000 (standardized as IEC 61162-3), abbreviated NMEA2k or N2K, is a plug-and-play communications standard, which is used on boats and ships to connect together devices, displays and sensors. The speed of the NMEA 2000 bus is 250 kbit/s and it enables sensors and displays and any other NMEA 2000 compatible devices to “discuss” together. … Read More “NMEA 2000 PGN’s deciphered” »
Inspired by OSCAR Navigation collision avoidance system, I wanted to test how an off-the-shelf Artificial Intelligence (AI), specifically deep neural network based object labeling system, would work on maritime collision avoidance application. AI would be responsible for the labeling of the objects and marking their location in the image. If it can be done with … Read More “Testing Artificial Intelligence (deep neural networks) for maritime collision avoidance” »