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Electronic chart with Google Earth overlay in Open CPN showing

Electronic chart with Google Earth overlay in Open CPN showing

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Electronic chart with Google Earth overlay in Open CPN, showing our tracks in and out

opencpn chart

Above I moved to a favorite key in Florida's 10,000 Islands and you can see that OpenCPN also moved Google Earth there. This is really nice for seeing ...

In the Great Astrolab Reef we found Bing images viewed in SAS.Planet much clearer

Moving south from Uligan, we used Google Earth in conjunction with our primary chart plotter (OpenCPN) to help navigate to our second anchorage in the ...

This capability to display such near real time information from Google Earth when available cartography is limited in definition can be shown from the ...

“Google Earth was never designed to be used as a primary navigation tool but, very helpfully for mariners, its satellite images are georeferenced using the ...

Opencpn Chart

This capability to display such near real time information from Google Earth when available cartography is limited in definition can be shown from the ...

Chart imported into OpenCPN.

Viewing US Nautical Charts on Google Earth

opencpn chart

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Google Earth Plugin

These GE images are saved as KAP files to layer in OpenCPN- there's no reliance ...

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Here's a similar view to the one previously posted.

Open CPN navigation software in use on a laptop, running an AIS plug-in

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with charts

LightSpeed underway in Likiep atoll, Marashall islands with radar image overlaying a Google earth image. Very powerful navigation tools.

GE2KAP is not an OpenCPN plugin. This is a stand alone program that allows you to create unique charts that can be used with OpenCPN.

opencpn chart

... the overlay chart and the Google Earth image. Notice in the example below that the dock on the CM93 chart does not align with the one on Google earth.

Navigation

Overview of oeSENC Chart Areas. Watch for more coverage coming soon.

Electronic chart with Google Earth overlay in Open CPN, showing our tracks in and out of a well-known Fiji anchorage. Google 3

OpenCPN Connecting a Barometer

opencpn chart. make charts on google earth ...

Google Earth Charts - A New Aid To Navigation

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... is another screen shot under way – the red/yellow circle flashes and this shot was taken between the flashes so the next waypoint isn't shown as well as ...

Echart navigation practice with Google Earth, Part 1.

When I pull up the 'right click' menu on the Pi on a raster chart it doesn't show the 'Max Detail Here' option as shown above. It is missing.

Subsequent launches of the program should have the folder location already filled in. In 'Overlay KAP Chart/Image file or OpenCPN' enter 'opencpn'.

We point to sources for charts online where you can get them for your chosen region. Please note: some countries provide free charts while others require ...

... Click image for larger version Name: 4_GE =English and OpenCPN = Dutch finish here

a review of OpenCPN [Archive] - Yachting and Boating World Forums

Up

After the chart is created you may view the chart by pressing "View Chart"

Google Earth Plugin · WeatherFax Plugin

You should now see chart created at the correct latitude and longitude.

First load the raster scan chart folder into OpenCPN. Navigate to the place desired. Here is an example:

Navigation

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Creating Charts from a Route

If not done previously, it's useful to select 'Show Chart Outlines'.

And for those who like to see their charts “head up”, OpenCPN has an option. Personally, I prefer to have my chart plotter displaying North Up so that I ...

Enabling the GE PlugIn in the OpenCPN PlugIns Toolbox

Comparing Digital Charts to KAP Charts

To create a chart, load GE2KAP - it will then automatically open Google Earth.

Return to the GE2KAP program and click on 'Create Chart'

Trouble with Installation, finding Charts, and connecting GPS & Instruments. OpenCPN Installation

#opencpn hashtag on Twitter

'Add > Path' allows you to plot a route and 'Add > Placemark' lets you add a waypoint. You can save these to your computer as KMZ or KML ...

On this Google Earth image reef systems and shallows appear as light blue areas on the

Our circa-2000 CM93 chart was useless: no details, no depths, and the datum way off (on the other hand, the CMAP turned out to be pretty good).

Our circa-2000 CM93 chart was useless: no details, no depths, and the datum way off (on the other hand, the CMAP turned out to be pretty good).

When anchoring a 30m radius swing circle is first superimposed on a satellite…

a review of OpenCPN [Archive] - Yachting and Boating World Forums

Use 'File > Open' to import and view routes already saved on your computer. 'Tools > GPS' means you can connect an external GPS device, and it's also ...

Exemple avec la version 3.3.1006

Cursor shows route-file location. Click for full

Enabling the GE PlugIn in the OpenCPN PlugIns Toolbox

A route in Fiji's Bay of Islands, planned with satellite images, shows charts are out by 0.56 miles

On the C:\ drive locate the OpenCPN folder under Program Files (x86)

Overlaying chart for Eastern Cove, Kangaroo Island.

Later, when I'm satisfied with the chart, it will be saved with my BSB/KAP charts. Now return to OpenCPN ...

Traf Separation

I will also assume that you have loaded the Google Earth plugin into the OpenCPN program. If so, you will have a GE icon on the toolbar.

a review of OpenCPN [Archive] - Yachting and Boating World Forums

Using OpenCPN plotter software the purple line shows our tricky track into Peava Lagoon in the Solomon Islands – if we had followed the route we planned ...

Another overlay that shows the Google earth image is correctly georeferenced. Many of the dangerous shallow coral heads can also be seen on the Google earth ...

After loading the charts into the OpenCPN program the following is the result. Note that the entrance through the reef is easier to see.

The circa-2012, CM93 chart shows an outline of the Marinas in the Sabalo Estero, but with few details. Fortunately, the combination of our CMAP charts and ...

Following our position on Google Earth with GPS enabled, bound for Sorong, Indonesia

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Uncheck the "Create chart from overlay. Do not use Google Earth" checkbox.

Google Earth and the tools we use to navigate with it are developing all the time. That being the case, you're bound to have questions, and you'll find ...

Navigation

Google Earth Options, Cache tab

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The program will display an image of what will be in the KAP chart. Return to OpenCPN ...

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The circa-2000 CM93 chart showed NO details; fortunately, the CMAP chart showed good detail which turned out to be very accurate (though we did not ...

... automatically open Google Earth. GE2KAP Control Window © SV Crystal Blues

And its cute as a bug

Nautical charts overlay in SailRacer.net app

Google Earth navigation: how to sail off the chart with confidence using satellite imagery

Crear cartas para OpenCPN con Google Earth.wmv

GE2KAP dowlonad ooREXX

Circa-2000 CM93 "chart" for Lady Trutch Passage area: useless

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Electronic chart with Google Earth overlay in Open CPN, showing our tracks in and out

opencpn chart

Above I moved to a favorite key in Florida's 10,000 Islands and you can see that OpenCPN also moved Google Earth there. This is really nice for seeing ...

In the Great Astrolab Reef we found Bing images viewed in SAS.Planet much clearer

Moving south from Uligan, we used Google Earth in conjunction with our primary chart plotter (OpenCPN) to help navigate to our second anchorage in the ...

This capability to display such near real time information from Google Earth when available cartography is limited in definition can be shown from the ...

“Google Earth was never designed to be used as a primary navigation tool but, very helpfully for mariners, its satellite images are georeferenced using the ...

This capability to display such near real time information from Google Earth when available cartography is limited in definition can be shown from the ...

Chart imported into OpenCPN.

Opencpn Chart

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Viewing US Nautical Charts on Google Earth

opencpn chart

Google Earth Plugin

Fullscreen+capture+2282014+102418+AM.jpg

These GE images are saved as KAP files to layer in OpenCPN- there's no reliance ...

Open CPN navigation software in use on a laptop, running an AIS plug-in

Here's a similar view to the one previously posted.

Click image for larger version Name: GEPlugin.jpg Views: 890 Size: 307.8

with charts

GE2KAP is not an OpenCPN plugin. This is a stand alone program that allows you to create unique charts that can be used with OpenCPN.

LightSpeed underway in Likiep atoll, Marashall islands with radar image overlaying a Google earth image. Very powerful navigation tools.

opencpn chart

Overview of oeSENC Chart Areas. Watch for more coverage coming soon.

Electronic chart with Google Earth overlay in Open CPN, showing our tracks in and out of a well-known Fiji anchorage. Google 3

Navigation

Rigging Small Sailboats

OpenCPN Connecting a Barometer

a review of OpenCPN [Archive] - Yachting and Boating World Forums

opencpn chart. make charts on google earth ...

Echart navigation practice with Google Earth, Part 1.

Google Earth Charts - A New Aid To Navigation

Click image for larger version Name: 1_GE = Dutch and OpenCPN = Dutch stops here ...

In the next screen shot the route hasn't yet been activated so there's no next waypoint but you can, again, see the chart quilting working.

When I pull up the 'right click' menu on the Pi on a raster chart it doesn't show the 'Max Detail Here' option as shown above. It is missing.

Subsequent launches of the program should have the folder location already filled in. In 'Overlay KAP Chart/Image file or OpenCPN' enter 'opencpn'.

... Click image for larger version Name: 4_GE =English and OpenCPN = Dutch finish here

... the overlay chart and the Google Earth image. Notice in the example below that the dock on the CM93 chart does not align with the one on Google earth.

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After the chart is created you may view the chart by pressing "View Chart"

Google Earth Plugin · WeatherFax Plugin

You should now see chart created at the correct latitude and longitude.

On this Google Earth image reef systems and shallows appear as light blue areas on the

1 reply 4 retweets 5 likes

Creating Charts from a Route

And for those who like to see their charts “head up”, OpenCPN has an option. Personally, I prefer to have my chart plotter displaying North Up so that I ...

Enabling the GE PlugIn in the OpenCPN PlugIns Toolbox

To create a chart, load GE2KAP - it will then automatically open Google Earth.

Comparing Digital Charts to KAP Charts

#opencpn hashtag on Twitter

Up

Exemple avec la version 3.3.1006

This one is particularly interesting – you can see all the navigation information (lights and depths etc) on the same chart as the Google Earth ...

Cursor shows route-file location. Click for full

Sailing, Candle, Boating

a review of OpenCPN [Archive] - Yachting and Boating World Forums

On the C:\ drive locate the OpenCPN folder under Program Files (x86)

Overlaying chart for Eastern Cove, Kangaroo Island.

Use 'File > Open' to import and view routes already saved on your computer. 'Tools > GPS' means you can connect an external GPS device, and it's also ...

Later, when I'm satisfied with the chart, it will be saved with my BSB/KAP charts. Now return to OpenCPN ...

Enabling the GE PlugIn in the OpenCPN PlugIns Toolbox

Traf Separation

a review of OpenCPN [Archive] - Yachting and Boating World Forums

Another overlay that shows the Google earth image is correctly georeferenced. Many of the dangerous shallow coral heads can also be seen on the Google earth ...

The circa-2012, CM93 chart shows an outline of the Marinas in the Sabalo Estero, but with few details. Fortunately, the combination of our CMAP charts and ...

Nautical charts overlay in SailRacer.net app

Google Earth and the tools we use to navigate with it are developing all the time. That being the case, you're bound to have questions, and you'll find ...

We point to sources for charts online where you can get them for your chosen region. Please note: some countries provide free charts while others require ...

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Navigation

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Click image for larger version Name: GEPlugin.jpg Views: 846 Size: 438.0

Google Earth Options, Cache tab

no charts for this but with google overlay. no problem.

The circa-2000 CM93 chart showed NO details; fortunately, the CMAP chart showed good detail which turned out to be very accurate (though we did not ...

... automatically open Google Earth. GE2KAP Control Window © SV Crystal Blues

And its cute as a bug

Uncheck the "Create chart from overlay. Do not use Google Earth" checkbox.

Google Earth navigation: how to sail off the chart with confidence using satellite imagery

and here's a snip of the Google Earth overlay

Your post also caught me in the middle of doing a Google Earth overlay for Barcelona - might be using it next month on our way over to the SoF.

GE2KAP dowlonad ooREXX

Continuing with entries above, in the 'Depth Units:' window enter the units that you have selected for depth in the OpenCPN program.

Circa-2000 CM93 "chart" for Lady Trutch Passage area: useless

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Weather In

Dave Cowell please click on this one as well to read the comment. Also compare with the below image.

You can also adjust the transparency to see more or less of the SasPlanet chart image and the Google earth image:

The GE image is displayed with the size of the OpenCPN window. However, you might want to 'play' with the image. Use the '+' and '-' keys to zoom in and out ...

You need to prepare both the OpenCPN and Google Earth (GE) programs.

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Creating a Route with OpenCPN

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If you have Historical Imagery turned on in Goggle earth, you can choose a better image if desired. Note: Do not rotate or resize the overlay image.