Friday, 21 July 2017

OpenPlotter, NMEA data FROM file


          Updated 2017-08-14

To test Openplotter, (OP), together with OpenCPN,(OC), without connecting to the navigation network on board there are two features 
  • Using the NMEA generators, found in the OP "Tools" meny 
  • Use logfiles which are stored within the SignalK application.

The generators are explained in the documentation and here will be a description how to use the logfiles.

The engine in OP is SignalK, (SK), and the configuration for this a
pplication is stored in

/home/pi/.config/openplotter/OP-signalk/openplotter-settings.json

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

OpenPlotter quick install guide


Updated 2017-10-15 !

OpenPlotter is;
  • A complete boat navigation system
  • Includes OpenCPN, Chart plotter navigation
  • OpenSource, so it's free !
  • Running on Raspberry Pi
  • Its hardware is cheap
  • Running on Unix, so its reliable
  • It comes with NOOBS(New Out Of Box Software) which makes it very simple to install
Its also a compilation of several other nice software which makes it a fantastic package for additional functions.

The Openplotter WEB-site, the nice forum with active people and god documentation makes it almost easy, but if You are a newbie to both OpenPlotter(OP) and OpenCPN(OC), as I was, it can be to much.....