First release in 2.2.0 beta cycle.

The first 2.2.0 beta development release was posted on July 11:th.
Follow the development here.

Celestial Navigation

Offshore navigators use celestial navigation as a backup for the GPS. Use a sextant for taking the altitude of a celestial body and OpenCPN to plot the celestial circle of position instead the LoP -Line of Position-. Repeat this and take at least three sights. You easily can check if any danger is near your fix, and the uncertainty in your position.

Coastal Navigation

Using the GPX utility is possible to plot on an electronic nautical chart the three types of lines of position used in coastal navigation:
  • Bearing
  • Range
  • Horizontal angle
Free software to create the GPX file that serves as an input to OpenCPN is available at

Alex - First tropical system in the North Atlantic 2010



Up todate tracks of tropical system can be imported into OpenCPN with the GPX import facility. This makes planning easy as the tropical system track is displayed on your normal navigation chart. Read more here.

New stable release of OpenCPN.

RELEASE!!!

OpenCPN Version 2.1.0 was released on 24 June, 2010.

This Release is a major functional enhancement to OpenCPN.

Features of OpenCPN Version 2.1.0 include:

-BSBv3 raster and S57 ENC chart support.
-CM93 vector chart support.
-IHO S52 compliant display of S57 vector charts.
-Single-chart and Quilted display modes.

The next stable version will soon be released.

Dave Register, the lead developer of OpenCPN, has released a number of release cadidate betas, the last few weeks. When will the new version be released? The safest answer is to say - When it is ready!
Meanwhile this wiki will now start a change to reflect the next stable version. A snapshot of the wiki for 1.3.6 is available is available here as a zipped html archive.

Celestial Navigation

Offshore navigators use celestial navigation as a backup for the GPS. Use a sextant for taking the altitude of a celestial body and OpenCPN to plot the celestial circle of position instead the LoP -Line of Position-. Repeat this and take at least three sights.

New Look in Develepment

Everyone has been hard at work on the 2.1.0 release of OpenCPN.  Among a vast array of changes under the hood, here is a preview of what is coming to the user interface.  I think you will enjoy a simpler, prettier, and cleaner display.



 With all icons turned on:


Re-working the OpenCPN UI

Here is a quick preview of some of the new graphics that may be coming to OpenCPN.  Dave and the dev team are working on a follow-up 2.x beta release which may include some interesting new features.

A status box.


New Development Version Released

OpenCPN Version 2.1.0 Beta, released for testing, including chart qulting, course up mode, anchorwatch and much more. For more information, changelog and a summary read this page.



Syndicate content