Open Source Software on the Seven Seas

Open Source Software on the Seven Seas

Mauro Calvi is the founder of, a user-sourced repository of boating points of interest and cruising information.

He’s written a rather glowing article for about OpenCPN; going as far as naming it a sailor’s dream toolkit.

“Open source navigation tool OpenCPN is changing boating for weekend warriors and serious seafarers alike.


“First there were marine charts, then came those bulky, slow, and expensive dedicated chartplotters with arcane user interfaces. Then, at last, came chartplotters running on laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. You would think that would be the end of it: intuitive point-­and­-click interfaces similar to the ones we use in our daily lives, slick looking graphical user interfaces, a wide selection of downloadable raster or vector charts. What more could you ask for?

“How about an open source chartplotter and navigation (CPN) tool? One that you can download for free, and yet comes with all the basic… ”

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