background preloader


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 4.4.0, was published on 13 June 2016 and can be downloaded from is new in 4.4.0? Features Worldwide, standard, S57 and encrypted S63 vector chart support. Platforms * Windows XP SP3 , Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 * Linux, BSD, Solaris * Apple Macintosh OS X Participate OpenCPN is under active development, and we are always looking for contributions such as: The OpenCPN original FAQ Not everyone can contribute with code, but please consider helping out financially. It'easy to donate through PayPal. 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.

Related:  Cartographie / SIGNMEAMarine Research

GPXSee Description GPXSee is a Qt based tool for visualizing and analyzing GPX files. Key features User-definable map sources. Track and elevation/speed graphs. SEA RENDERING This is Mark II of the Whirligig project code name SEA RENDERING (it’s not actually a code name, just an anagram for my name :-) ) The purpose of this robot is to have it log water depths along a predefined set of waypoints. It stores its data on memory sticks or on SD cards. The estimated runtime is about 24 hours and with a top speed of 3km/h it will travel roughly 72km. Marble Portable virtual globe and atlas Marble is a Virtual Globe and World Atlas that you can use to learn more about Earth: You can pan and zoom around and you can look up places and roads. A mouse click on a place label will provide the respective Wikipedia article. Version 1.9.1 Rev 2 for Windows, English 41MB download / 62MB installed (Details) - Support's development and hosting

NMEA 2000 CAN Marine Interface Description, NMEA 2000 Pin Out, and Signal Names. An implementation of the Controller Area Network in a marine environment. Serial Data Networking of Marine Electronic Devices NMEA 2000 Bus Description The NMEA Standards Committee developed the NMEA 2000 interface which is based on the electrical CAN Bus [ISO 11898-2 as physical layer]. Pressure Testing OpenROV Housings As part of our ongoing OpenROV redesign effort, we destructively pressure tested the main OpenROV pressure tube (which contains the camera, computer, and other electronics) and the battery tubes to determine at what pressure they would fail. The video below shows the main pressure tube being tested to catastrophic failure in the pressure tank at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center Acoustics Lab. Video: The OpenROV main tube imploding

QMapShack Use QMapShack to plan your next outdoor trip or to visualize and archive all the GPS recordings of your past exciting adventures. QMapShack is the next generation of the famous QLandkarte GT application. And of course it's even better and easier to use. If you want to download QMapShack visit the download page GPS - NMEA sentence information Contents [ Top ] [Glenn's GPS Contents Page] 19 Interpreted sentences finFoil - Home finFoil v1.1 has been released! This version brings some powerful new features and possiblilities. This posts summarizes the most important ones.Download v1.1 here Online editor compatibility

ArcReader ArcReader is a free, easy-to-use desktop mapping application that allows you to view, explore, and print maps and globes. Anyone with ArcReader can view high-quality interactive maps authored by ArcGIS for Desktop and published with the ArcGIS Publisher extension. With ArcReader, you can Arduino weds Raspberry. The "Freeboard" project "If you imagine it's possible, someone else is already trying to doing it, or has already done it." The Installer. This was how I left my musing on the fictitious open source Celestronic M1 chart plotter system. I wasn't aware at the time how extensive the efforts were by an ever increasing cabal to build these types of systems. My screen display was photoshopped, the ones below are real. Another aspect of the Celestronic story was to illustrate how tentative marine electronics manufacturers have been in adopting new technologies, although this has certainly improved over just the past few years.