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” »
In this post, I compare the nautical (navigational) charts from the following iOS mobile apps: Navionics Boating app, Garmin ActiveCaptain (using BlueChart g2 charts), 0100100 Merellä and Nautics Sailmate. In addition to those, I have also included oeSENC (vector chart) from o-charts.org and photos of the official TRAFICOM paper charts. The app screenshots are full … Read More “Nautical chart comparison: mobile apps, oeSENC and paper charts” »
The OpenCPN remote control is based on an off-the-shelf numpad keyboard. I have mapped OpenCPN functions that I feel are the most important to the keyboard and printed stickers with icons for each of the functions.
One of the great things about OpenCPN is the ability to modify (or hack) it to your liking. The problem is that there is really not much documentation on how to do it except the brief instructions on vector palette on OpenCPN manual. Below are instructions on how to change the outlook of oeSENC (S-57) … Read More “OpenCPN hacks: visual changes to oeSENC vector charts” »