Overlay GRIB Data on Satellite Images in OpenCPN

Overlay GRIB Data on Satellite Images in OpenCPN by Chris “Tweed” Harris s/v Morgane “I receive NOAA APT weather satellite images which are quite useful when used alone but with GRIB wind and rain data overlaid they can be very useful in checking the validity of the GRIB model’s forecast.” Chris Harris’s article demonstrates all […]

How to Sail off the Chart with Confidence Using Satellite Imagery

How to Sail off the Chart with Confidence Using Satellite Imagery by Rory Garland s/v Streetcar Google Earth Navigation on OpenCPN Charts Use a range of techniques to navigate safely in far-flung places that have poor chart coverage. Rory’s article, published in Yachting World magazine, highlights the usefulness of satellite imagery overlays and how to […]

New Orleans USPS Reviews OpenCPN

New Orleans USPS Reviews  OpenCPN A Cruiser’s Review of OpenCPN Electronic Navigation Software by Lee Longstreet, m/v Calliope, New Orleans Power Squadron In my opinion, OpenCPN has reached prime time status “The whole process of looking for an inexpensive navigation program began in 2008 with the realization that AIS was indeed a very desirable safety […]

How to Make Navigation Safer Using Satellite Images

How to Make Navigation Safer Using Satellite Images by Chris Beeson Cruisers find unexpected benefits of satellite images overlaid on OpenCPN. Yachting Monthly magazine published an extensive article explaining why sat overlays can be helpful and how to implement them onto your charts. “Google Earth was never designed to be used as a primary navigation […]

Practical Sailor Reviewed OpenCPN 3.2 Mac

Practical Sailor Reviewed OpenCPN 3.2 for Mac Today’s trip down Memory Lake returns to an article by Practical Sailor from July 2013. Practical Sailor Sea Trialed and Evaluated OpenCPN 3.2 for Mac and three other navigation systems at the same time. Here’s part of their review about OpenCPN for Mac. “There were a number of […]

Open Source Software on the Seven Seas

Open Source Software on the Seven Seas Mauro Calvi is the founder of sQuidd.io, a user-sourced repository of boating points of interest and cruising information. He’s written a rather glowing article for Opensource.com about OpenCPN; going as far as naming it a sailor’s dream toolkit. “Open source navigation tool OpenCPN is changing boating for weekend […]