OpenCPN is an OpenSource navigation programme


for: Windows, Linux

Data Format

for OpenSeaMap: KAP
other formats: BSB, CM93

Install Charts

  1. Save charts locally in a folder
    sub-folders may be used
  2. launch openCPN
  3. Click on the magnifying-glass in the menue
  4. Click the sea-charts tab
  5. choose your folder with the charts
  6. rebuild and relaunch the whole data-base and
  7. click "ok"


Display the ships position on the chart

Create Routes

Operate the autopilot

Display AIS signals