PlugIns for OpenCPN 4.2 and 4.4

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.
 

Important note for OpenCPN 4.0 users

Upgrade to 4.4 (really) If you for some reason can't (let us know why in the support forum), older, unsupported, versions of most of the plugins for OpenCPN prior to version 4.2 are available on this page.
 


Plugins for OpenCPN 4.2 and 4.4:

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Gradar GXRadar v1.1, released 2016-08-16Gxradar

OpenCPN Garmin xHD Radar Overlay PlugIn
The plugin overlays the radar picture on OpenCPN
and works with modern Garmin xHD (Ethernet capable) radar scanners only. For HD radars, use the GRadar plugin.
Read Connecting the Radar to OpenCPN
Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-gxradar
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package


 
Navico Radar Navico Radar v2.0, released 2016-08-08Navico Radar

Navico (Simrad, Lowrance) Broadband BR24/3G/4G Radar PlugIn for OpenCPN. Homepage: opencpn-navico-radar-plugin.github.io

Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux x86 32-bit No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-br24radar
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Weather Routing Weather Routing v1.10.1, Released 2016-07-23Weather Routing

Weather routing plugin creates optimized weather routes using isochrone method and predictive grib data or averaged gridded Climate data based upon constraint settings, start and finish information, and boat performance calculated using boat specs or polar data.

  • Use the Grib Plugin and recently downloaded grib files for completing grib predictive routing (1-8 days).
  • Use the Climatology Plugin to find cruising routes, (most useful in prevailing winds areas)
  • Use both grib and climatology data, allowing the grib's route to be extended past time/range, or to use current data if the grib does not contain it, or to use climatology to avoid areas of cyclones.

Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-weatherrouting
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Debugger v1.3, released 2016-07-18

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 and internal OpenCPN messages.

Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-ocpndebugger
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Draw Draw v1.2.0, released 2016-07-15Draw

The Ocpn_Draw Plugin (OD) is designed to allow users to place objects/items on the OpenCPN interface and have these georeferenced. This allows the objects/items to move with the chart and have a definined Latitude and Longitude.
Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-draw
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package


 
Dead Reckoning Positions v0.1a, released 2016-05-02

Implements generation of GPX files with DR positions.
This plugin is an early testing release, please report any issues found in the bug tracker or in the support forum.
Release 0.1a is only important for Mac OS X users, if you are on other platform and already use the plugin, you don't need to upgrade.

Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux x86 32-bit No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-dr
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Gradar GRadar v1.5, released 2016-02-27Gradar

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

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-gradar
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package


 
Celestial Navigation v2.0, released 2016-02-29

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.
Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-celestial
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
 RTLSDR RTLSDR v0.14, released 2016-02-28

RTL-SDR PlugIn for OpenCPN.
Implements interface to RTL-SDR tools. It allows selected digital TV dongles to be used as cheap AIS receivers.

Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-rtlsdr
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Route RouteRoute v1.1, released 2016-02-27

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

Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-route
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
SAR SARSAR v1.1, released 2016-02-27

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

Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-sar
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
OT Currents overlay v1.1, released 2016-02-27

Provides overlay display of tidal current (stream) arrows.
This plugin is an early testing release, please report any issues found in the bug tracker or in the support forum.

Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux x86 32-bit No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-otcurrent
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Chart Rotation Control v0.1, released 2016-02-26

Implements enhanced chart rotation capabilities.
This plugin is an early testing release, please report any issues found in the bug tracker or in the support forum.

Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux x86 32-bit No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-rotationctrl
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Projections v0.1, released 2016-02-26

Implements alternative chart projections
This plugin is an early testing release, do NOT rely on any projection but Mercator for navigation and please report any issues found in the bug tracker or in the support forum.

Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux x86 32-bit No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-projections
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
AIS Radar View v1.0, released 2016-02-26

Implements a radar-like display for AIS targets

Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux x86 32-bit No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-aisradar
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
VDR or Voyage Data Recorder v0.4, Released 2016-02-26

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

Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-vdr
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
PolarPolar v1.1007, released 2016-02-28
Polar diagram generation plug-in for OpenCPN.
Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-polar
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Logbook Konni FindIt v1.1007, released 2016-02-26

Stowage manager for OpenCPN, integrated with the LogbookKonni plugin.

Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-findit
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Watchdog Watchdog v1.9042, released 2016-02-29Watchdog

The plugin implements various configurable alarms alerting the user about the changing conditions round the boat. Also implements an improved anchor alarm.
Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-watchdog
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Calculator Calculator v1.8, released 2016-02-26Weather Routing

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

Download:

Source Code
Windows Available later, sorry.
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-calculator
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Climatology ClimatologyClimatology v1.2, released 2016-02-25
Provides overlay capabilities for historic weather data.
Supported Climatology types include:
  • Average wind directions and speed
  • Percentage of gale and calm conditions
  • Average swell and seastate (not yet implemented)
  • Precipitation, Humidity, and Cloud Cover
  • Monthly average Sea Level pressure and Sea Temperature, Air Temperature
  • Tropical Cyclone tracks
Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-climatology
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Statusbar Statusbar v0.6, released 2016-02-25Statusbar

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.

Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-statusbar
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Weatherfax v1.5001, released 2016-02-25
Weather Fax plug-in for OpenCPN.
  • Can open image files directly, or decode audio faxes to an image.
  • With simple calibration, resulting image is overlaid on top of charts.
  • Converts images in mercator, polar, conic and uniform coordinates. Can convert any image into a raster chart.
  • Builtin database for HF radio fax stations via SSB.
  • Builtin database for internet retrieval from meterological sites.
Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-weatherfax
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Logbook Konni Logbook Konni v1.2024, released 2016-02-25Logbook Konni

Complex logbook with a lot of features and customizable layout. To use all the features, you will have to download and install the layout files as instructed when you run the plugin for the first time. (The word "download in previous sentence is a link to the layouts")

Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-logbookkonni
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
sQuidd.io sQuidd.io v0.7, released 2016-02-24sQuidd.io

Squiddio makes its global user-sourced and user-maintained repository of sailing destinations (marinas, anchorages, yacht clubs, docks, fuel stations etc.) available as waypoints in OpenCPN through a plugin.
The waypoint Properties box shows basic information about the Destination, such as the Destination's average user rating, address and phone number (where available) and a link to the Destination's page on sQuddio.
More information at http://squidd.io/faq#destinations

Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-squiddio
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
IAC Fleet Code Sweep PlotSweep Plot v1.0, released 2016-02-24
Sweep Plot plugin for OpenCPN visualizes sailing performance data to help maintaining ideal sail trim.
Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-sweepplot
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
IAC Fleet Code IAC Fleet CodeIAC Fleet Code v0.8, released 2016-02-24
IAC Fleet Code plugin for OpenCPN visualises the encoded data issued as part of the weather bulletins. The IAC Fleet Code provides size effective encoded synoptic charts for several areas of the world, especially useful with slow and limited connection to the Internet.
Coverage areas:
  • South Pacific weather issued by Fiji Meteorologica Service in Nadi and available from Saildocs
  • Weather over Brazil and adjacent partso of Pacific and Atlantic oceans, including direct download of the data from the Internet
  • Weather analysis and 24 hour forecast for North Atlantic and Europe issued by NOAA, including direct download of the data from the Internet
Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-iacfleet
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
LauncherLauncher v1.1, released 2016-02-24
The plugin allows the user to define several buttons to launch external commands. Primarily targetting touch screen devices.
Download:
Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-launcher
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
objsearch Chart Object Search v0.7, released 2016-02-24objsearch

Allows search of named objects on S-57 and CM93 vector charts.

Note: After the installation, the plug-in does not know anything about your charts, you must view a chart at least once to populate the plug-in's database with it's content. This one time operation makes OpenCPN slower, during subsequent views of the same chart the speed of the application is unaffected. Once the database is populated, the charts are no longer needed, so if you prefer to use raster charts, you can populate the database from the ENC chartset and then switch back to RNC charts and the search capabilities will still be available.

Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-objsearch
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup package
Click the thumbnail to see the full sized screenshotGoogle Earth Plugin v1.2, released 2016-02-23

Integrates Google Earth satellite view to OpenCPN
IMPORTANT: Make sure to read the instructions to avoid view sizing issues.
Changes in this version:

  • Fix hangs on exit with O 4.2.0
  • Implement scalable SVG icons
  • Update translations
Download:
Chart Downloader Chart Downloader v1.2, released 2016-02-03Chart Downloader

The chart downloader plugin lets you download, install and keep up to date the navigational charts provided by various free governmental sources worldwide directly from within OpenCPN's Toolbox.
The supported charts include both the raster and vector charts for the US waters provided by the NOAA, official raster navigational charts published by Argentina, Brasil and New Zealand (covering also huge areas of the Pacific ocean) as well as electronic charts of the inland waterways of the USA and more than a dozen European Union countries.

Chart Downloader PlugIn is integrated into the standard OpenCPN 4.2 Release install package, so there is no need to separately download or install it.

 

 
S-63 S-63 Charts v1.4.3, released 2016-04-08S-63

S-63 is the encrypted distribution format for S-57 vector charts. Today, hydrographical offices all over the world are producing their official vector charts in the S-57 format. Distribution is done under the S-63 standard.
To use the encrypted charts, you must get a license for your particular machine (called Permit), make sure to visit http://o-charts.org/ for more information and to get the permits.

Download:

Source Code
Windows Setup package
Linux No download needed, install package opencpn-plugin-s63
Refer to the manual if you need help.
AppleMac OS X Setup Package
 

 
World Magnetic Model v1.1, released 2016-02-03
Implements the NOAA World Magnetic Model
More information: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag/WMM/
The bundled WMM2015 model expires December 31, 2019.
The plugin also provides the magnetic variation
data to other OpenCPN components, if needed.
New in this version: The bundled magnetic model updated to WMM2015
Bugs:
Tracker

WMM Version 1.1 is integrated into the OpenCPN Version 4.2 installer packages.  There is no need to download or install this PlugIn for OpenCPN Version 4.2 and later.
 
 
   
 
Calculator v1.3, released 2013-04-06

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

Download:
BSB4 v1.4, released 2016-02-03
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 v1.4, released 2016-02-03
Provides OpenCPN support for nv-charts (.EAP extension).
Supported charts must have been correctly installed with valid encryption certificates in place.
Download:
Windows

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