New Vector Charts for OpenCPN

New Vector Charts for OpenCPN Hubert Kleis, Renate Rossner; o-charts.org oeSENC Charts are Now Supported by OpenCPN 4.6 and Up A Chart Plotter Without Charts Resembles a Fish out of Water Up-to-date and affordable quality charts are fresh water for OpenCPN oeSENC vector chart sets are now available from the same channel as the S-63…

Lough Corrib’s Ancient Maritime Past

Discovering Lough Corrib’s Ancient Maritime Past Vikings and Bronze Age Heritage in Ireland Trevor Northage has spent years uncovering the secrets that lay beneath the silt.  Surveying and charting Ireland’s second largest body of water, has been a labor of love. The lake has been preserving an amazing amount of history. Over 40 ancient wrecks…

Commercial Traffic Zones and What the Lights Mean

Commercial Traffic Zones and What the Lights Mean by Roz Butziger Green and Purple Shapes on my OpenCPN Charts Those are Traffic Separation Zones.  They can be rather confusing if you’re not familiar with them. Roz Butziger, of the Warwick Beacon, describes the traffic lanes found on some charts and how to navigate them. She…

Make Charts on Google Earth with GE2KAP

Make Charts on Google Earth with GE2KAP Paul Higgins and his trusty sidekick Whitey authored the program GE2KAP.  This free software allows you to make charts with Google Earth overlays.  The result is an amazing combination of photo-real land detail and waterways that are navigation charts. GE2KAP is not an OpenCPN plugin. This is a…