About OpenCPN

A Chartplotter and GPS Navigation Software.


OpenCPN is a free software (GPLv2) project to create a concise chart plotter and navigation software, for use underway or as a planning tool. OpenCPN is developed by a team of active sailors using real world conditions for program testing and refinement.

The most recent stable version, OpenCPN 3.2.2,  was published on May the 8th 2013 and can be downloaded from opencpn.org/download.
What is new in 3.2?

 

Features

  • BSBv3 raster and S57 ENC chart support.
  • CM93 vector chart support, with per cell offset corrections.
  • IHO S52 compliant display of S57 vector charts.
  • "BSB4" and "nv-chart" support through plugins.
  • Single-chart and Quilted display modes.
  • North-up, Course-up and Chart-up display modes.
  • Moving-map display mode.
  • Route navigation with ship tracking functions.
  • Waypoint navigation.
  • Dashboard for configurable on-screen display of ship's NMEA data.
  • NMEA 0183 GPS interface at selectable baud rate.
  • OpenGL support for enhanced performance on modern hardware.
  • Advance NMEA message handling structure, with built in multiplexer.
  • Autopilot output support.
  • AIS input with full target tracking and collision alerting.
  • AIS support for SART, DSC and GPSGate Buddies.
  • Anchor watch/alarm functions.
  • GRIB file input and display for weather forecasting.
  • GPX Waypoint, Track and Route input and output file support.
  • Tide and Current prediction and display by location.
  • Route planning with tidal support.
  • Builtin great-circle routing.
  • Integrated weather routing through qtVlm.
  • GPX Layers for annotation of charts.
  • A selection of display themes.
  • A growing number of plugins. Google Earth, World Magnetic Variation, Voyage Data Recorder, AIS -radar, SAR and a LogBook.
  • Multi-language support. 20+ languages supported.
Platforms
* Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1
* Linux, BSD, Solaris
* Macintosh OSX
 
Participate
OpenCPN is under active development, and we are always looking for contributions such as:

International sites
DeutschDeutsch - OpenCPN.de

EspañolEspañol
FrançaisFrançais1 &
Français2
NorwayOpenCPN Norge

 

The OpenCPN original FAQ


Support OpenCPN


Not everyone can contribute with code, but please consider helping out financially.
The developers of OpenCPN needs access to a lot of hardware to be able to develop for all platforms. The same can be said for finding and correcting bugs.

It'easy to donate through PayPal. Just press the button below!
 


It's also possible to find a donate button in OpenCPN.

Locate and press in the toolbar.



Press the "Donate" button and follow the instructions.