TERRY’S TOPICS #85:  RECAP AS OF 11 Sept 2017   

New or revised topics since 26 August 2017 recap are shown in GREEN.    Use CTL-Click to follow the links while online.

ANCHORAGES:  These anchorage locations are best displayed in the OpenCPN navigation program.  Remember that if you right-click on an anchorage symbol and select ‘Properties’ there is often more information about this anchorage.  Also remember that if you place the anchorage .gpx file in the OpenCPN ‘Layers’ folder you can selectively display the list of anchorages in the Waypoints tab and/or turn on or off their display on the screen.

Helen Reef AnchorageV1:         Download from MediaFire     NOTE: This update is consistent with the OpenCPN program v.4.8.0 which changed the waypoint icons.

IndonesianAnchoragesV14:    Download from MediaFire       NOTE: 1) Major revision of anchorages based on input from SV SOGGY PAWS. This update is consistent with the OpenCPN program v.4.8.0 which changed the waypoint icons.  2) Companion charts are included with the Indonesian GE2KAP Overlay Charts Rev12.  3) Previously revised to include the guide “101 Anchorages Within the Indonesian Archipelago”.  Use the Route Manager In OpenCPN to select these anchorages.  If you download the guide in .pdf format, put it under the C:/ drive in your computer, then for each of the 101 anchorages if you right click on the anchorage symbol and select ‘Properties’ a window will appear with a link “Indonesia – 101 Anchorage’s Description”.  Click on this link and it will open in your internet browser (no need to be online) the appropriate page in the guide for that anchorage.

            SV DELOS RAJA AMPAT INFORMATION:   Anchoring Guide      Dive Log         NOTE: Download from the web

Malaysia Anchorages V5:       Download from MediaFire     NOTE: Companion charts are included with the Malaysian GE2KAP Overlay Charts Rev10.  This update is consistent with the OpenCPN program v.4.8.0 which changed the waypoint icons.  Also, additional waypoints have been added based on the Sail Malaysia cruising guide.  Cruising Guides: There are now two guides applicable to the Malaysian anchorages.  1) The Sunsail Kradan to Langkawi Cruising Guide Download this guide (in .pdf format)   2)  The Sail Malaysia Cruising Guide   Download this guide (in .pdf format)   Place both downloaded guides under the C: drive.  Do not change any guide name.  For any of the anchorages that begin with TH- or with SM-,  right-click on the anchorage symbol and select ‘Properties’.  Scroll down to find a link, which opens in your browser (offline) to display a description of that anchorage from the appropriate guide.  (For those anchorages that begin with TH- the textual information from the Sunsail guide has been copied into the anchorage description under ‘Properties’.)

Palau Anchorages V3:                     Download from MediaFire      NOTE: This update is consistent with the OpenCPN program v.4.8.0 which changed the waypoint icons

Palau Dive Anchorages:                       Download from MediaFire

Papua New Guinea Anchorages:    Download from MediaFire                          

Philippine Anchorages V16:        Download from MediaFire          NOTE: Now includes current information and reported typhoon anchorages.  Companion charts are included with the Philippine GE2KAP Overlay Charts Rev38.

Philippine SCUBA Sites:             Download from MediaFire          NOTE:  SCUBA sites submitted by cruisers.  Initial collection courtesy of SV SLOEPMOUCHE.

Thailand Anchorages V3:         Download from MediaFire        NOTE: This update is consistent with the OpenCPN program v.4.8.0 which changed the waypoint icons  

Companion charts are included with the Thailand GE2KAP Overlay Charts Rev5 The anchorages that have been added are from three Sunsail Cruising guides:

1)     The Sunsail Kradan to Langkawi Cruising Guide.            Download this guide  (if you did not download it from above for the Malaysian anchorages.)

2)    The Sunsail Phuket to Ko Muk Cruising Guide.                Download this guide

3)    The Sunsail Similan and Surin Islands Cruising Guide.   Download this guide

Place the three cdownloaded guides (in .pdf format) under the C: drive.  For any of the anchorages that begin with TH-, right-click on the anchorage symbol and select ‘Properties’.  Scroll down to find a link, which opens in your browser (offline) to display a description of that anchorage from the appropriate guide.  .  (For those anchorages that begin with TH- the textual information from the Sunsail guide has been copied into the anchorage description under ‘Properties’.)

 

CM93 CHARTS

The May 2007 version of the cm93 vector charts are available for download from the web in either the full (80N to 80S) or a small (40N to 40S) version.

 

GE2KAP: 

GE2KAP Version 26.0.0     Download from web here     NOTE: This new version of GE2KAP has added map sources in the SAS Planet program and has the fixes to allow compatibility with  Google Earth PRO v7.3.0.  (The latter may require download of an additional program.  See details on the website).  You can also get the new program by clicking  on  "Check for Updates" on the OPTIONS panel of an older version.

Create GE2KAP Overlay (Rev 12)      Download from MediaFire        NOTE:  My Powerpoint presentation on using this program.  Not updated to include features of the latest program version.

GE2KAP2SASP     Download from MediaFire          NOTE:  My procedure for getting to the location on SAS Planet where you want to make charts using GE2KAP.

A detailed discussion of “Creating KAP files from GE” by SV OCELOT is here on the web .

 

GE2KAP OVERLAY CHARTS       (These charts are best displayed in the OpenCPN navigation program available below.)

Helen Reef Rev1         Download from MediaFire   

Indonesia Rev12         Download from MediaFire    NOTE:  A major revision of companion .kap charts to correspond with IndonesianAnchoragesV14.

Malaysia Rev10            Download from MediaFire     NOTE:  Adds new companion .kap charts to correspond with Malaysia Anchorages V5.

Palau Rev3                   Download from MediaFire         

Papua New Guinea     Download from MediaFire

Philippines Rev38       Download from MediaFire       NOTE:  Adds new .kap charts to correspond with Philippine Anchorages V16.

Philippine Shoreline Charts           NOTE:  Charts that cover the shorelines of major and outlier islands in the Philippines.  Useful for planning purposes and/or to find a sheltered cove not previously reported.  The entire collection is large, over 4GB.  I recommend placing all in a Chart Group for easy display when wanted, lack of clutter and slowing down the OpenCPN Program.

            Antique Shoreline               Download from MediaFire           19.4 MB

Bohol Shoreline Rev1        Download from MediaFire           69 MB    

Cebu Shoreline Rev1         Download from MediaFire           84.2 MB

Dinegat Shoreline               Download from MediaFire           26.6 MB

Leyte Shoreline                    Download from MediaFire           99.9 MB

Luzon Shorelines

Luzon East                            Download from MediaFire           45.6 MB

Luzon North                         Download from MediaFire           110 MB

Luzon NorthEast                  Download from MediaFire           155 MB

Luzon NorthNorthEast        Download from MediaFire           94.1 MB

Luzon South                                     Download from MediaFire           110 MB

Luzon West                           Download from MediaFire           58.4 MB

Marinduque Shoreline       Download from MediaFire           26.6 MB

Masbate Shoreline              Download from MediaFire           79.6 MB

Mindanao Shoreline                       Download from MediaFire           304 MB

Mindoro Shoreline               Download from MediaFire           135 MB

Negros Shoreline                Download from MediaFire           84.8 MB

Palawan Shorelines

Palawan NE Shoreline Rev1        Download from MediaFire           218 MB

Palawan SE Shoreline Rev1        Download from MediaFire           43.4 MB

Palawan W Shoreline                     Download from MediaFire           82.4 MB

Panay Shoreline                  Download from MediaFire           119 MB

Romblon Shoreline Rev 1             Download from MediaFire           44.4 MB

Samar Shoreline                  Download from MediaFire           125 MB

Siragao Shoreline               Download from MediaFire           15.7 MB               

Thailand Rev5           Download from MediaFire         NOTE:  Adds new companion .kap charts to Thailand Anchorages V3.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

Dengue Fever Guidelines      Download from MediaFire       NOTE:  Find the correct treatment for this sometimes fatal disease

Desktop Clock     Download from MediaFire    NOTE:  For either 32 or 64 bit Windows OS.  Places clock anywhere you choose on the screen.  Download includes my recommended settings for use with the OpenCPN program.

.gpxEditor 1.06.12     Download from MediaFire      NOTE:  New version of this handy program for manipulating .gpx files such as tracks, routes, waypoints, etc.

Indonesian Internet 2017   Download from MediaFire     NOTE:  Locations in Indonesia where internet signals were found or lost.  Compiled by Sherry on SV SOGGY PAWS.

Philippine Power Cables Rev5        Download from MediaFire        NOTE:  Rev5 adds a power cable over the San Juanico Strait.  Displays fourteen locations where power cables are known to exist.  In OpenCPN import this .gpx file using the Route Manager or alternatively place in the Layers folder.  When this link is followed click the ‘Download’ button and ignore the html if it is displayed).

Red Arrow Pointer   Download from MediaFire   NOTE: Replace that hard-to-see mouse pointer with a ‘senior citizen’ one!   After download move to C:\Windows/Cursors.  Go to the Control Panel and change how the mouse pointer looks.

Weather and Current Information for Cruisers    Download from MediaFire       NOTE: New link for same document to avoid download problems related to characters in the name.

 

OPENCPN:

OpenCPN 4.8.0     Download from web here     NOTE:  The latest stable version released 11 August 2017.

OpenCPN for Android  Purchase from Google Play store   NOTE; Latest version is 1.0.14 released July 23, 2017

Droid Fonts    Download from MediaFire       NOTE:  A modern typeface specifically designed for good readability for small sized computer screens.  Install under ‘Options/User Interface/Fonts/Chart Texts’ in OpenCPN

Exploring OpenCPN V1.4          Download from MediaFire     NOTE:  My briefing presentation on this subject.

Exploring OpenCPN for Android Rev2(11Nov15)      Download from MediaFire       NOTE:  My briefing presentation on this subject.

How to Configure a Portable OpenCPN Rev1    Download from MediaFire     NOTE:  A description of the procedure to place a portable version of the OpenCPN program on a memory stick, complete with charts, anchorages, routes, etc..  Includes the procedure for connecting a GPS for either stand-alone or split-screen viewing with the host computer’s OpenCPN.

Maximize the OpenCPN Display    Download from MediaFire      NOTE:  A description of the procedure to give the maximum screen display when using OpenCPN.  Especially useful when using netbooks and devices with limited screen sizes.

 

ROUTES:

Palau Routes:       Download from MediaFire

Philippine Harbor Entrances Rev4     Download from MediaFire     NOTE:  A collection of routes to enter 1)  Bolinao (Lingayan Gulf)(Luzon)  2) Subic Bay Yacht Club (Luzon).  3) Puerto Galers (Mindanao)  4) Port Caltom (Busuanga)  5) Illutuc Bay (Busuanga)  6) Pinoy Boat Services (Danao, Cebu Island)  7) Port Bonbonon (Negros)  8) Puerto Princessa (Palawan)  9) Port Tagbilaren (Bohol)  10) Port Patuco  11) Coron Harbor 12) Campomanes Bay and 13) Perth Paradise Lagoon Bay/Sipalay. In OpenCPN import the contents of the folder using the Route Manager or alternatively place the .gpx file in the Layers folder. 

 

SAILING DIRECTIONS SE ASIA:         NOTE: NGA (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency) publications.

SailingDirectionsSEAsia.zip     Download from MediaFire

 

SAS PLANET:

SAS Planet Program   Download from MediaFire      NOTE: New version 160707.  The display of Navionics charts has been restored in this version.  The download includes the program ready to run with GE2KAP and instructions for installation.

 

WxTIDE PROGRAM:  Download from MediaFire    NOTE: The download includes the program ready to run and a tutorial on recommended settings.