OpenSeaMap has added new charts for OpenCPN

5 March 2018 update includes 12 collections of KAP raster navigational charts.

Published 6 years ago, updated 5 years ago

Each chart bundle contains several hundred charts in different scales from overview to harbor charts. Collections covered by OpenSeaMap as of May 2016 can be downloaded for the following regions:

Area Update Size

Baltic Sea 17.1.2017 ~400MB

British Channel 17.1.2017 ~220MB

Mediterranean Sea West 18.1.2017 ~520MB

Mediterranean Sea East 17.1.2017 ~540MB

Adriatic Sea 17.1.2017 ~140MB

Gulf of Biscay 17.1.2017 ~110MB

North Sea 17.1.2017 ~550MB

Caribbean 17.1.2017 ~220MB

South Chinese Sea 17.1.2017 ~200MB

East Chinese Sea 17.1.2017 ~150MB

South Pacific Islands 17.1.2017 ~500MB

Magellan Strait 17.1.2017 ~25M

Some people have reported that the links are not working on: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/KAP-charts_from_OpenSeaMap

However, on the same page is a link to the download directory on the server:

ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/misc/openstreetmap/openseamap/charts/kap/

This link works. It does not have all the same chart collections as on the wiki page – some are missing and there are some extra. The files ending in .7z downloaded and extracted fine using Winzip.

Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license unless otherwise noted.

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/KAP-charts_from_OpenSeaMap

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  1. March 22, 2019 at 10:53 PM
    Noonsite Team says:
  2. January 18, 2019 at 11:14 AM
    Noonsite Team says:

    Do you have to have constant internet connection to use OoenCPN?

    1. March 30, 2022 at 11:11 PM
      bob-leask says:

      No. I’ve been using it for years, you just need to have the chart files.