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…

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…

Using the App Chart Downloader

How to use the chart downloader on your OpenCPN App Before you can view charts on the App, you’ll need to download some. OpenCPN does not provide charts. 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 purchased…

How to Load Weather Maps

How to Load a Weather Map into OpenCPN Video instruction from David Burch David’s video is easy to follow and will help streamline the process for loading NOAA weather maps onto your OpenCPN charts. Description Step by step process on converting a weather map image into a geo referenced e-chart, using OpenCPN as an example,…