Open CPN

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We held our opencpn seminar yesterday and shared ( thanks to Marc from Liquid )
most satellite kap files of the coast between Barra de Navidad and Panama !

  1. If you missed it you can download opencpn for free from
    https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadopencpn.html     ( mac / pc / android  versions  )
  2.  Download Google earth pro v6.2 or later ( use license key GEFREE)

v6.2 for Windows
https://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/ge6/release_6_2_2/googleearth-win-pro-6.2.2.6613.exe

v6.2 for Mac
https://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/ge6/release_6_2_2/googleearth-pro-intel-6.2.2.6613.dmg

3. Here is how to get satellite image chartlets into open CPN

  • the satellite images are now on the server – so download them all  ( 2.7 GB !! )
    http://route.panamaposse.com/kap/ge_chartlets.zip
  • place them into their own directory – create a directory  (folder) with a unique name
    example (c:\ge_charts )
  • launch / open OpenCpn
  • and add the charts –
    click on Options ( little wrench) -> Charts -> Add Directory -> Select the Folder you just created ->  example (c:\ge_charts )
  • Click [x]  Scan Charts and update Database – Apply  – wait and voila !
    Open Cpn with Satelit Images
  • Seminar attendance in Barra de Navidad
    Shearwater
    Interlude
    Respite
    Crossroads
    Raven
    Annapurna
    Easy
    Volante III
    Liquid
    Carinthia
    Kea

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