Plugins for OpenCPN

Plugins for OpenCPN



Enhance navigation with these free, open source plugins.

A variety of plugins created by independent developers for OpenCPN.




AIS/Radar

AIS/Radar View

Implements a radar-like display for AIS targets.

GRadar

Overlays the radar picture on OpenCPN and works with modern Garmin (enthernet capable) radar scanners only.

Navico Radar

Navico (Simrad, Lowrance) Broadband BR24 / 3G / 4G Radar plugin

RTL-SDR

Implements interface to RTL-SDR tools. Allows selected digital TV dongles to be used as cheap AIS receivers.

Chart Support

Chart Object Search

Allows search of named objects on S-57 and CM93 vector charts.

NV Charts

Provides support for nv-charts (.EAP extension). Supported charts must have been correctly installed with valid encryption certificates in place.

S-63 Charts

S-63 is the encrypted format for S-57 vector charts. To use these charts, you must have a license (permit) for your machine

BSB4 Charts

Provides support of BSB version 4 raster charts. Supported charts must have been installed with appropriate encryption certificates in place.

Chart Downloader

The chart downloader plugin lets you download, install, and keep up to date the navigational charts provided by various free governmental sources worldwide, directly from within OpenCPN's Toolbox.

Logs

Logbook Konni

Comprehensive logbook with useful features and a customizable layout.

FindIt

Stowage manager for OpenCPN. Integrates with Konni's Logbook.

Voyage Data Recorder or VDR

Save NMEA stream to a file. Replay NMEA stream previously saved.

Chart Object Search

Allows search of named objects on S-57 and CM93 vector charts.

Chart Downloader

The chart downloader plugin lets you download, install, and keep up to date the navigational charts provided by various free governmental sources worldwide, directly from within OpenCPN's Toolbox.

Navigation

sQuiddio

Global user-sourced and user maintained repository of sailing destinations available as waypoints in OpenCPN.

also see sQuidd.io

Google Earth

This plugin provides overlaid Google Earth satellite images on your charts.

Celestial Navigation

Implements nautical almanac for sun, moon, planets, and various navigational stars.

Route

Route plotting. Plots great circle routes, limited circle routes, and rhumb lines.

World Magnetic Model

This plugin implements the NOAA World Magnetic Model.

Safety

Watchdog

Implements various configurable alarms including an improved anchor alarm.

SAR

Creates Search and Rescue patterns with desired parameters.

Weather

Weather Routing

Creates optimized weather routes using isochrome method and predictive grib data.

Weather Fax

With simple calibration, resulting image is overlaid on top of charts.

Climatology

Climatology plugin provides overlay capabilities for historic weather data.

Other

Statusbar

This plugin replaces the program statusbar with a more configurable one.

Launcher

Allows the user to define several buttons to launch external commands. Primarily targeting touch screen devices.

Calculator

This is a calculator and mathematical expression parsing plugin. Would you like to know the speed of your hull?

Debugger

This plugin is aimed mainly at the developers and to help troubleshoot problems with NMEA data streams.