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Old 06-19-2009, 01:40 PM   #1
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This post has previously disappeared/been disappeared without comment from the main forum for some reason.. There is no commercial interest here, as this is entirely public domain software for all of us.. if anything, the party censoring this may have some vested interest.. I am reposting it here:

I'm surprised OpenCPN has not had any mentions here - it's a free of charge, free software navigation system that is under development but apparently fully usable. Features of the most recent version, 1.3.0, include CM93 vector charts, AIS support and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencpn - OpenCPN project page at Sourceforge

http://bigdumboat.com/cpnindex.html - Lead developer's homepage


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Old 06-20-2009, 08:44 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. There is an absolute need for open source software of this sort.

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Old 07-12-2009, 03:35 PM   #3
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Opencpn Version 1.3.2 was released today, 10 July 2009. This release contains numerous enhancements and bug fixes.

Highlights include:

1. Improved AIS target depiction and collision detection alerts.

2. Hot keys and scroll mouse support.

3. Help File.

4. Various display speed and quality optimizations, especially for CM93 charts.
Development is continuing at a fast pace. Post feedback or bug reports at http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencpn/
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