PlugIns

Plugins for OpenCPN are third party feature additions that expand the functionality of OpenCPN into those niche areas. This page is where you will find Plugins available for download.

If you are using latest 3.3 beta versions of OpenCPN, you will find several new plugins considered stable bellow.
 

Plugins for OpenCPN 3.2 and later:

While the plugins listed here don't work with OpenCPN versions prior to 3.2, the older plugins work with new versions without problems, if you are running OpenCPN 3.2 or later, you can use all the plugins you find bellow.
 
Gradar GRadar v1.4, released 2014-03-13Gradar

OpenCPN Radar Overlay PlugIn
The plugin overlays the radar picture on OpenCPN
and works with modern Garmin (Ethernet capable) radar scanners only.
Download:

 
Gradar Launcher v0.2, released 2013-12-24Launcher

Launcher
The plugin allows the user to define several buttons to launch external commands. Primarily targetting touch screen devices.
Download:

   
Climatology Climatology v0.2, released 2013-06-25Climatology

Climatology plugin for OpenCPN
Intended to aid in planning sailing voyages, to
help visualize weather patterns, and to integrate
with weather routing plugin to compute optimal
sailing routes.
Satellite weather data from the last 30 years is averaged, then represented using only useful bits, then compressed to produce a much smaller database used by the plugin.
You will need to download the data files for this plugin to be useful, please take the time to read the instructions how to do it or follow the instructions the plugin will give you when you run it without the data.

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Plugins for OpenCPN 3.0 and later:

SAR_pi SAR screenshot thumbnailSAR v0.8, released 2013-04-07

SAR plugin for OpenCPN
Creates Search and Rescue patterns with desired parameters.

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Weatherfax v0.6, released 2013-04-06

Weather Fax PlugIn for OpenCPN
Read weather fax encoded data as audio or image.
Overlay this on top of charts.
 

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Celestial Navigation v1.5, released 2013-04-06

Celestial Navigation PlugIn for OpenCPN.
Implements nautical almanac for sun, moon, planets, and various navigational stars.  Enable the User to compute position fix from celestial measurements.

The Celestial Navigation plugin was written by Sean D'Epagnier

Download:
Source Code
Windows
Linux 32-bit
Linux 64-bit
IMPORTANT: In order to use this plugin you also need to download the data files and place the contents of the archive into a location you are told while enabling the plugin.
Calculator v1.3, released 2013-04-06

This is a calculator & mathematical expression parsing plugin.
Would you like to know your hull speed?

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World Magnetic Model v0.7a, released 2013-04-06
Implements the NOAA World Magnetic Model
More information: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/WMM/
The bundled WMM2010 model expires December 31, 2014.
After then, if new version of the plugin will not be released in time, get a new WMM.COF from NOAA and place it to the location you can find the OpenCPN logfile.

New in this version: The plugin can plot the variation on top of the chart
Bugs:
Download:
Source Code
Windows
Linux 32-bit (Built on Ubuntu 12.11)
Linux 64-bit (Built on Ubuntu 12.04)
Some localizations are available
AIS Radar plugin v0.96, released 2013-03-10
Implements a radar-like display for AIS targets
Download:
Upstream Source Code
Windows
Linux 32-bit (Built on Ubuntu 12.11)
Linux 64-bit (Built on Ubuntu 12.04)
Click the thumbnail to see the full sized screenshotGoogle Earth Plugin v0.10, released 2013-03-07
Integrates Google Earth satellite view to OpenCPN
Some localizations are available
Make sure to read the instructions to avoid view sizing issues.
Bugs:
Download:
Source Code
Windows
Not available on Linux/Mac - GE API is unfortunately Windows only
BSB4 v1.2, released 2012-03-29
BSB4 PlugIn for OpenCPN provides support of BSB Version 4 Raster charts, format used by many hydrographic authorities throughout the world.
Supported charts must have been installed with appropriate encryption certificates in place.
Download:
Windows
nv-charts Plugin v1.3, released 2012-03-29
Provides OpenCPN support for nv-charts (.EAP extension).
Supported charts must have been correctly installed with valid encryption certificates in place.
Download:
Windows

Logbook Konni v1.1, released 2012-06-21, supports OpenCPN 2.6 and later
Complex logbook with a lot of features and customizable layout.

Download:
Source Code
Windows
Linux 32-bit (Built on Ubuntu 12.04)
Linux 64-bit (Built on Ubuntu 12.04)
Layouts for the logbook (Needed just on linux, on Windows they are part of the setup package)
Language files for the logbook (Needed just on Linux, on Windows they are part of the setup package)
FindIt v1.0, released 2012-06-04, supports OpenCPN 2.6 and later
Stowage manager for OpenCPN, integrates with Konni's Logbook
Download:
Source Code
Windows
Linux 32-bit (Built on Ubuntu 12.04)
Linux 64-bit (Built on Ubuntu 12.04)
Language files for FindIt (Needed just on Linux, on Windows they are part of the setup package)
VDR or Voyage Data Recorder v0.3, released 2012-05-28, supports OpenCPN 2.6 and later

Save NMEA stream to a file.
Replay NMEA stream previously saved.

Bugs:
Download:
Source Code
Windows
Linux 32-bit (Built on Ubuntu 12.04)
Linux 64-bit (Built on Ubuntu 12.04)
Debugger v0.1, released 2012-06-07, supports OpenCPN 2.6 and later

Shows the messages travelling through the plugin API
This plugin is aimed mainly at the developers and to help troubleshoot problems with NMEA data streams.

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Route v1.0, released 2012-10-07, supports OpenCPN 2.6 and later

Route Plotting plugin for OpenCPN
Plots Great Circle routes, Limited Circle Routes and Rhumb lines.

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Plugins for OpenCPN 3.3 and later:

Warning: These plugins need extensions implemented after the currnet stable version 3.2 was released, you must be using at least version 3.3 beta for them to work.
 
Statusbar Statusbar v0.2, released 2013-03-02Statusbar

The builtin status bar is very limited in it's configuration options and can be difficult to read. This plugin replaces it with a more configurable one.
For best results, you should disable the built-in toolbar on the User Interface tab in the Toolbox and set the Y position of the plugin toolbar to at least the pixel size of the font selected in the plugin preferences.

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Watchdog Watchdog v1.0, released 2013-03-02Watchdog

The plugin implements various configurable alarms alerting the user about the changing conditions round the boat. Also implements an improved anchor alarm.
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*If you are a developer and would like to find information on creating plugins and how to get them listed here please see the Plugin Guidelines.