OceanView™ - Jeppesen Commercial Marine

OceanView™ - Jeppesen Commercial Marine
OceanView™
The Electronic Chart Office System
User’s Manual
OceanView™ User‟s Manual
CONTENTS
CONTENTS ........................................................................................................................................................2
I. INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................................................6
II. GENERAL INFORMATION............................................................................................................................7
1.0 System Requirements .............................................................................................................................7
2.0 Conventions.............................................................................................................................................7
3.0 Chart Levels ............................................................................................................................................8
4.0 Vector Electronic Charts ..........................................................................................................................8
5.0 Licensing .................................................................................................................................................9
6.0 Value Added Data and Additional Services ..........................................................................................10
III. LIST OF FUNCTIONS .................................................................................................................................11
IV. GETTING STARTED ..................................................................................................................................16
1.0 Short Description of OceanView™ Installation Procedures ..................................................................16
2.0 Installing OceanView™ .........................................................................................................................16
2.1 Installation ........................................................................................................................................16
2.2 Installation Modes ............................................................................................................................16
2.3 Reinstalling OceanView™ on Your Local Computer .......................................................................17
2.4 Network Installation ..........................................................................................................................17
2.5 Removing OceanView™ ..................................................................................................................18
3.0 OceanView™ Interface .........................................................................................................................19
3.1 OceanView™ Main Window .............................................................................................................19
3.2 3D Globe Display Mode ...................................................................................................................21
4.0 Network Configuration ...........................................................................................................................23
4.1 Network Config .................................................................................................................................23
4.2 Network Configuration XML File ......................................................................................................25
4.3 Configuring DCOM for C–Map Professional SDK Network Solution ...............................................26
5.0 Registration of Chart Databases ...........................................................................................................29
6.0 Licensing of Databases .........................................................................................................................31
6.1 Obtaining a License .........................................................................................................................31
6.2 Licensing From a File .......................................................................................................................31
6.3 Manual Licensing .............................................................................................................................32
7.0 CM-93 Zones and Areas .......................................................................................................................33
8.0 Language Selection ...............................................................................................................................34
V. CM 93/3 DATABASES MANAGEMENT .....................................................................................................35
1.0 List of Registered Databases ................................................................................................................35
2.0 Registration of New CM 93/3 Database ................................................................................................36
2.1 Registration from Known Location ...................................................................................................36
2.2 Registration from Unknown Location ...............................................................................................37
3.0 Renewing of Database ..........................................................................................................................38
4.0 Licensing of Databases .........................................................................................................................39
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4.1 Obtaining a License .........................................................................................................................40
4.2 Licensing from a File ........................................................................................................................40
4.3 Manual Licensing .............................................................................................................................41
4.4 Dynamic Licensing ...........................................................................................................................42
5.0 Auto Updating ........................................................................................................................................44
5.1 Online Updating................................................................................................................................45
5.2 Updating via E-mail ..........................................................................................................................46
5.3 Updates List .....................................................................................................................................48
5.4 Reiew Chart Updates .......................................................................................................................49
6.0 Manual Update ......................................................................................................................................50
6.1 General Information .........................................................................................................................50
6.2 Adding an Object ..............................................................................................................................51
6.3 Adding an Object from Notice to Mariners (NtMs) ...........................................................................52
6.4 Editing an Object ..............................................................................................................................53
7.0 Mariner objects ......................................................................................................................................54
7.1 General Information .........................................................................................................................54
7.2 Creation and Editing .........................................................................................................................56
7.3 Export and Import .............................................................................................................................57
8.0 Chart Catalogue ....................................................................................................................................58
9.0 Troubleshooting with Databases ...........................................................................................................59
VI. WORK WITH CHARTS...............................................................................................................................60
1.0 Moving Around the World. .....................................................................................................................60
2.0 Changing Chart Scale. ..........................................................................................................................60
3.0 Bookmarks.............................................................................................................................................61
4.0 Multi-windows Feature. .........................................................................................................................63
5.0 Object Info Functional Panel .................................................................................................................64
6.0 Cartographic Objects Search ................................................................................................................65
7.0 Three-dimensional View of the Seabed. ...............................................................................................67
8.0 Measuring Distances and Directions .....................................................................................................70
8.1 Measurement Tool ...........................................................................................................................70
8.2 ERBL (Electronic Range Bearing Line) Tool ....................................................................................72
VII. VOYAGE PLANNING ................................................................................................................................73
1.0 General Information ...............................................................................................................................73
1.1 Voyage Planning in General ............................................................................................................73
1.2 OceanView™ Tools for Voyage Planning ........................................................................................74
1.3 Voyage Planning with OceanView™ ...............................................................................................74
2.0 Route Finder ..........................................................................................................................................76
2.1 Setting Own Ship Data .....................................................................................................................76
2.2 Adding Ports to the Itinerary .............................................................................................................77
2.3 Adding Waypoints to the Itinerary ....................................................................................................78
2.4 Editing the Itinerary ..........................................................................................................................78
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2.5 Route Calculation .............................................................................................................................79
2.6 Adding Restrictions ..........................................................................................................................80
2.7 Saving the Route ..............................................................................................................................82
3.0 Manual Route Creation .........................................................................................................................82
4.0 Route Planning: Edit Mode ....................................................................................................................84
4.1 Plotting Waypoints on the Chart .......................................................................................................84
4.2 Control Buttons.................................................................................................................................85
4.3 Waypoints Panel ..............................................................................................................................86
4.4 Route Parameters ............................................................................................................................87
4.5 Critical Points Panel .........................................................................................................................88
4.6 Schedule Panel ................................................................................................................................89
4.7 Check Route Tool.............................................................................................................................90
4.8 Charts ...............................................................................................................................................91
5.0 Routes Management .............................................................................................................................92
5.1 Work with Several Routes ................................................................................................................92
5.2 Routes Export and Import ................................................................................................................96
6.0 Voyage Report ......................................................................................................................................98
7.0 Tidal Predictions ..................................................................................................................................101
7.1 Tides ...............................................................................................................................................102
7.2 Streams ..........................................................................................................................................103
7.3 Astronomical Calculator .................................................................................................................104
8.0 Weather Forecast ................................................................................................................................105
8.1 Downloading Weather Data ...........................................................................................................105
8.2 Overlay (or Chart) Presentation .....................................................................................................123
8.3 Time Series ....................................................................................................................................126
8.4 Alarms ............................................................................................................................................129
8.5 Tropical Cyclone Warnings (TCW).................................................................................................130
8.6 Ice Coverage ..................................................................................................................................131
8.7 Route Comparison .........................................................................................................................132
8.8 Ship Response: Simple Harmonic Motion (Roll, Pitch, and Heave) ..............................................133
9.0 AIS .......................................................................................................................................................138
9.1 AIS Configuration ...........................................................................................................................138
9.2 AIS Monitor.....................................................................................................................................140
9.3 Target Display ................................................................................................................................142
10.0 Value Added Data .............................................................................................................................143
11.0 GMDSS Master Plan .........................................................................................................................144
12.0 SAR Global Plan ...............................................................................................................................145
13.0 SAR Routes .......................................................................................................................................146
14.0 Ports and Terminals Guide................................................................................................................148
VIII. USER DATABASES ...............................................................................................................................150
1.0 General Information .............................................................................................................................150
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2.0 Database Wizard .................................................................................................................................152
3.0 Export and Import Database Objects ..................................................................................................154
IX. PREPARATION OF PRESENTATIONS ..................................................................................................155
1.0 OVB Bookmarks ..................................................................................................................................155
2.0 Sending OVB Bookmarks by E-Mail ...................................................................................................156
3.0 OVD Bookmarks ..................................................................................................................................156
4.0 Screenshots.........................................................................................................................................157
5.0 Print Function ......................................................................................................................................158
6.0 Setting File Locations ..........................................................................................................................159
X. CHART VIEW SETTINGS .........................................................................................................................160
1.0 Palette and Scale Levels .....................................................................................................................160
2.0 General Chart Settings ........................................................................................................................161
2.1 Presentation Model ........................................................................................................................161
2.2 Depth Contours ..............................................................................................................................161
2.3 Display Type...................................................................................................................................163
2.4 Light Sectors ..................................................................................................................................163
3.0 Presentation Settings ..........................................................................................................................164
APPENDIX A. FORMAT OF USER DATABASE FIELDS ............................................................................168
APPENDIX B. METRICS FORMAT DESCRIPTION .....................................................................................170
APPENDIX C. STYLE FORMAT DESCRIPTION ..........................................................................................176
APPENDIX D. USING DROP-DOWN LISTS IN LEGEND GRID ..................................................................181
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I. INTRODUCTION
OceanView™ is the office electronic chart information system developed by C-MAP in order to meet the
market demand for a global marine information system. The main purpose of OceanView™ is maintenance
and easy distribution of various types of geo-referenced information using global coverage of electronic
navigational charts provided by the world-wide Electronic Chart Database CM-93 Edition 3.0 from C-MAP.
Numerous organizations and commercial companies need updated navigation charts to maintain their own
geo-referenced information. Such examples are the Vessel‟s routing databases maintained by the
International Maritime Organization, marine environment monitoring information and spatial analysis of sea
incidents etc. In many cases such information should be made available to many persons around the World
and should be kept updated. Shipping companies such as ship-owners, shipbrokers, ship managers and
ship operators also need updated charts for monitoring their fleets, checking details of the navigation
conditions when planning new routes, maintaining a database of their agents and harbour facilities etc. The
system can be used for generating and transmitting information to vessels such as storm avoidance
recommendations and targeting SAR vessels and helicopters.
OceanView™ is primarily aimed at organizations and commercial companies involved with the management
of the shipping business and marine environment protection. Many other potential users such as universities,
public libraries, geographic research centers should find it useful for their purposes as well.
OceanView™ is a powerful tool for the creation and distribution of geo-referenced value added information
and, as a natural part of CM-93 Edition 3.0 Electronic Chart technology – this is C-MAP contribution to safety
of navigation and the environmental protection of our Oceans.
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II. GENERAL INFORMATION
1.0 System Requirements
Minimum
Recommended
 PC with 500 MHz or faster Intel
 PC with 1.5 GHz or faster Intel Pentium
 Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack
 Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack
 RAM 256 MB
 RAM 1 GB
 Screen resolution SVGA 1024x768
 Screen resolution SVGA 1280x1024
 Available hard disk space 200 MB
 Available hard disk space 10 GB
 CD-ROM drive
 DVD-ROM drive
 USB port for eToken
 Internet access
Pentium processor
4, Windows XP Service Pack 1-2
processor
4, Windows XP Service Pack 1-2
 USB port for eToken
 LaserJet or InkJet printer
To provide the possibility to create reports, Microsoft® Word is needed. For viewing 3D graphics,
DirectX 9.0c and higher is required.
2.0 Conventions
The OceanView™ User Manual is written under assumption that the user is familiar with the main principles
of work in the MS Windows environment and has experience in using MS Windows applications.
For all dialog names, their fields and environment terms this font is used.
Any program messages are marked with italic font: “Please enter the necessary value.”
In order to improve information exposition the following logical simplification is used: for example, instead of
the expression “the command Open in the File menu”, we will use: “File > Open".
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
When you see this style it means that a topic contains additional information. This information is not crucial for
OceanView™ operation but may be useful to completely understand its functions.
Warning! _______________________________________________________________________________________
Important information is marked with this style.
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3.0 Chart Levels
Chart databases consist of a number of charts. These charts are electronic copies of ordinary paper charts.
The charts adjoin to each other and form continuous coverage for the whole geographical area. This area
depends on the Chart Zone(s) and Area(s) for which you have licenses. For example, you have purchased a
license for the English Channel. It means you have continuous coverage for all waters in and around the
English Channel. It looks as if you had a "huge" chart for the whole English Channel and some part of that
"huge chart" is displayed on the screen. If you wish, you may switch on the option turning on the display of
source paper charts borders (see chapter X.3.0). However, it is not necessary in common case.
At the same time, all paper charts are compiled in different scales. Hereunder these scales are called
original chart scales. A scale in that electronic chart is displayed on the screen and is called current scale.
You should bear in mind that original chart scale and current scale are not the same. There is an option to
synchronize these scales (see chapter VI.2.0), but in general they are different.
Electronic chart database contains copies of paper charts of a wide scale range. And they are grouped in
several scale levels. With your current scale you view charts belonging to some scale level. The levels are
as follows:
Scale name
Letter symbol
Scale range
Background, small scale
Z (0)
1:5,000,001 – UNLIMITED
Background, medium scale
A (1)
1:1,500,001 – 1:5,000,000
Overview
B (2)
1:500,001 – 1:1,500,000
General
C (3)
1:150,001 – 1:500,000
Coastal
D (4)
1:50,001 – 1:150,000
Approach
E (5)
1:15,001 – 1:50,000
Harbor
F (6)
1:5,001 – 1:15,000
Berthing
G (7)
0 – 1:5,000
For example, when your current scale is 1:100,000, you view charts of the "Coastal" level. When your current
scale is 1:40,000, you view charts of the "Approach" level. OceanView™ changes charts in view
automatically when you set new current scale corresponding to different scale level.
4.0 Vector Electronic Charts
A vector electronic chart consists of a number of objects. Objects may be of three types:
1) Point objects (buoys, beacons, buildings, spot soundings, etc.)
2) Line objects (depth contours, coast lines, cables, pipelines, recommended tracks, traffic separation lines,
etc.)
3) Area objects (land areas, anchorage areas, ice areas, lakes, dredged areas, depth areas, etc.)
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Besides objects there is such term as „attribute‟. Almost every object is described by several attributes. An
attribute has its own value. For example:
1) Object may have an attribute "Name" and value of this attribute means the name of that object (buoy
name, for example).
2) Object may have an attribute "Information" for additional information about that object.
3) Depth contour always has an attribute "Value of depth contour" meaning depth of that contour.
4) Depth area has two attributes: "Depth range value 1" and "Depth range value 2" and these attributes
define depth range of the depth area.
Any symbol, line, color, or text displayed on the screen is defined by some object and its attributes contained
in the vector electronic chart.
5.0 Licensing
Chart databases are usually stored on a separate CD / DVD which is purchased from C-Map dealers. When
purchasing a database you are provided with the database written on a CD / DVD and with a special dongle
(eToken).
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
eToken is a smart card ensuring protection of C-MAP Chart Database. It should always be plugged in the USB slot. If
your eToken is not connected, OceanView™ will not display charts (except background charts that are always available)
as well as it will not receive updates if you are subscribed to this service. With eToken you are able to use your chart
database on different computers (you may install the same database on several PC‟s and transfer the eToken from one
PC to another). If you do not have eToken you are only able to use the chart database on a single PC.
To gain access to cartographic information contained in chart databases from OceanView™, you have to
obtain chart licenses. The licenses are available for a worldwide coverage or for any combination of Zones,
Areas, or Cells. Please contact C-MAP Norway AS for detailed information (see also chapter IV.7.0). You
have to purchase licenses for the coverage you have selected. When purchased, your license is registered
in C-MAP Norway AS.
Licenses are provided in files with the .usr extension. You can save the files on your computer or store them
on any other media. Licenses serve to decipher cartographic data stored in the chart database and should
be registered in the system (see chapter IV.6.0).
There are three different ways for working with OceanView™:
1) Work on a separate computer with a Local license. You may install OceanView™ on your personal
computer, apply the license from the file and work independently.
2) Work in a local network on a server computer. You may install OceanView™ on your personal computer
and apply a network license. After that you can work with OceanView™ using all its resources. Additionally
your network license allows other users to work with OceanView™ resources over a local network. To work
with a network license, you should configure the local network in a certain way (see chapter IV.4.0).
3) Work in a local network on a client computer. You may install OceanView™ on your personal computer.
No license registration is required in this case. After installation you can connect to the server computer in
your network and work with OceanView™ resources. To work with a network license, you should configure
the local network in a certain way (see chapter IV.4.0).
A network license allows access to the server to any computer set as client. However the number of clients
working simultaneously with the server is restricted. For example, the server license is obtained for 3 users.
It means that one person can work on the server computer and two other persons can work with
OceanView™ on their networked client computers at the same time.
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6.0 Value Added Data and Additional Services
Previous versions of the CM93/3 chart database were used in combination with separately existing Tidal and
GMDSS Master Plan databases. All three databases had to be registered in OceanView™ separately. Now
Tidal database and GMDSS Master Plan database are included in the chart database as value added data in
additional datasets as well as other data such as SAR Regions and Terrain and do not require separate
licensing.
C-MAP Norway offers you a newly developed and effective charts licensing solution called Dynamic
Licensing of ENC. Using the Dynamic Licensing service will ease the order process for the mariner making
ENC licenses available in seconds automatically via the C-MAP Online Updating Service. Hence all the
charts, updates and licenses will be onboard and ready for use without a preordering process through the
chart supplier. Cost is controlled via pre-set budgets and spending limits, making the concept "Pay as you
go" finally a reality (see chapter V.4.4).
If you have subscribed and are registered at C-MAP Marine Forecast you may get access to Weather
forecast data and advanced OceanView™ functionality like weather and alarms along the route (see chapter
VII.8.0). For more information please contact C-MAP Norway AS.
If a separate program and database "Ports and Terminals Guide" of Lloyd's Register Fairplay Ltd. is installed
on your PC, OceanView™ is able to find ports stored in the database, call the program and find necessary
information about selected ports (see chapter VII.14.0).
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III. LIST OF FUNCTIONS
Here you can find a short list of functions available in OceanView™. For full description of functions listed
here refer to the next part of the OceanView™ User Manual.
FUNCTION
1) Viewing electronic navigational charts
ACCESS
TOOLBAR ICON
AUTO
a) Any scale
Mouse wheel
b) Double and half scale
F5, F6
c) Fixed scale level
Chart > Data Scale Levels
d) Setting original scale of a chart
Chart > Set Original Scale
e) Best available scale
Chart > Set Best Scale
f) Three kinds of presentation models
including C-MAP INT 1 and S-52 Chart
Chart > Customize > Settings
g) Four display types (base, standard, full
and custom) defining a number of
symbols on a chart
Chart > Customize > Settings
h) Other settings
Chart > Customize > Presentation
i) Three palette styles
Chart > Palette
2) 3D Globe Display
a) Startup mode
-
b) Globe 3D/2D switching mode On/Off
-
c) Globe 3D/2D switching
-
3) Automatic updating of CM-93/3 database
from C-MAP Distribution Center
Data > Chart Management
Updates > Update via Internet
4) Information about charted objects
RIGHT click on chart
>
5) Bookmarks
a) Access to the whole map
-
b) Moving to the previous view and back
-
c) Saving internal bookmarks
-
d) Opening and deleting internal bookmarks
-
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e) Saving external OVB bookmarks as files
and opening them
f) Saving external OVD bookmarks as files
and opening them
File > Save as, File > Save,
File > Open
File > Save as, File > Save,
File > Open
6) Multi-windows mode
a) Creating a new window
File > New
b) Organizing windows
Window > Cascade, Window > Tile
Horizontal, Window > Tile vertical
c) Closing an opened window
File > Close
7) Screenshots
8) Printing out
OceanView™
File > Export > To Image File
screenshots
directly
9) 3-Dimensional mode
from
File > Print
Tools > 3D View
10) Tools for cartographic measurements
a) ERBL
Tools > ERBL
b) A-B function
Tools > Measurement
11) Tidal calculations
Tools > Tides
12) Mariner‟s objects
Data > Mariner Objects
13) Weather Prediction
a) Downloading Weather Data
Weather > Download Data
b) Browse for GRIB File
Weather > Open Data > Browse for
GRIB File
c) Browse for Cyclone File
Weather > Open Data > Browse for
Cyclone File
d) Setting Presentation Parameters
Weather > Weather Presentation
e) Setting Alarm Zones
Weather > Alarm Area Settings
f) View Time Series
Weather > Weather Time Series
g) Pressure Forecast Data
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Pressure
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h) Temperature Forecast Data
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Temperature
i) Wind Forecast Data
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Wind Vectors
j) Current Forecast Data
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Current vectors
k) Precipitation Forecast Data
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Precipitation
l) Ice Concentration Forecast Data
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Ice concentration
m) Swell Forecast Data
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Swell waves
n) Total Waves Forecast Data
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Total waves
o) Total Cloud Coverage Forecast Data
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Cloud coverage
p) Sea Surface Temperature Forecast Data
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Sea surface temperature
q) Deviation of Sea Level Forecast Data
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Deviation of Sea Level
r) Alarm Zones
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Alarm zone
s) Tropical Cyclone Warnings
Weather > Weather Presentation >
Tropical cyclone
t) Inspect ship position
Weather > Ship Response > Inspect
Ship Position
u) Ship response options
Weather > Ship Response > Ship
Response Options
14) Value Added Data
a) Show / hide value added data layers
Value Added Data > Show/Hide
Value Added Data
b) GMDSS Master Plan
Value Added Data > Show GMDSS
c) SAR Global Plan
Value Added Data > Show SAR
Tools > Route planning >
15) Automatic route calculation
Route Finder
Tools > Route planning >
a) Setting own vessel data
Route finder > Own ship data
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Tools > Route planning >
b) Selecting ports
Route Finder > Add to Itinerary
Tools > Route planning >
c) Adding waypoints user‟s waypoints
Route Finder > Add to Itinerary
Tools > Route planning >
d) Adding user‟s restrictions
Route Finder > Add restriction
e) Enabling / Disabling common passages
Tools > Route planning > Route
Finder > Disabled passages
Tools > Route planning >
f) Automatic route calculation
Route Finder > Calculate
Tools > Route planning >
16) Route planning functions
Route Planning
Tools > Route planning >
a) Plotting route on the chart
Route Planning
Tools > Route planning >
b) Adding Critical points
Route Planning > Critical points
Tools > Route planning >
c) Turn radius setting
Route Planning > Waypoints
Tools > Route planning >
d) Cross track error (XTE)
Route Planning > Waypoints
e) Passage plan export to MS Word and
print out
Tools > Route planning > Route
Planning > Export to MS Word
f) Export/Import routes
Tools > Export & Import > Routes
17) Voyage planning functions
Tools > Route planning
Tools > Route planning >
a) Voyage schedule
Route Planning > Schedule
b) Voyage report
Tools > Route planning > Voyage
report
c) Bunker calculation
Tools > Route planning > Voyage
report > Bunker/Costs
18) AIS
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a) AIS activation
AIS > AIS
b) AIS monitor
AIS > AIS Monitor
c) AIS configuration
AIS > AIS In/Out Config
19) User databases
a) Creation of four types of user‟s own
objects: point, note, line and area
Database > Open Database
b) Editing objects
Objects > Edit
Objects > Update,
c) Updating and Cancelling changes
Objects > Cancel
d) Typing coordinates in
Database > Open Database
e) Personal or group style
Objects > Style
f) Tool tips
Database > Open Database
g) Objects table
Database > Open Database
h) Access to objects from the table
Database > Open Database
i) URL access
Objects > Go to URL
j) E-mail access
Objects > E-Mail to
k) Search and select functions
Edit > Find
l) Export of objects
Database > Export
OceanView file
m) Import of objects
Database – Import
n) Export database into MS Word
Database > Export > Microsoft
Word
20) Linking external Databases to OceanView™
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>
External
Database > Database Wizard
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IV. GETTING STARTED
1.0 Short Description of OceanView™ Installation Procedures
This chapter is not essential for performing the installation procedures. It describes the general steps of what
you have to do and why. Detailed information is contained in the chapters below.
In order to use OceanView™ properly you have to do the following:
1) Install the program (see chapter IV.2.0).
2) Register a chart database. Registration shows OceanView™ the path to a specified chart database (CDROM drive, Hard disk, etc.). Without registration OceanView™ is not able to locate and use chart databases
(see chapter IV.4.0).
3) Get a license for using OceanView™ in the C-MAP Norway AS (purchase the license for the area
required and register it in the C-MAP company). The licenses for worldwide coverage are available, as well
as licenses for any combination of zones, areas, and cells. Please contact your local dealer or C-MAP
Norway AS for detailed licensing explanation.
4) Apply the license. In OceanView™ you have to put the 16-digit code in using keyboard or import it from
file (see chapter IV.5.2 or IV.5.3). After that OceanView™ will be able to decrypt and use the chart database
(but only for the areas for which you have purchased and applied licenses).
Weather Forecast Data (see chapter VII.8.0) are available on the subscription basis. After payment you will
get access to the forecast server and will be able to download data any time. No file transfer or code input is
required.
2.0 Installing OceanView™
2.1 Installation
To install OceanView™ on your computer:
1. Insert the CD-ROM disk into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Run CMapSetup.exe (My Computer\C-Map OceanView\CMapSetup.exe) to launch the
OceanView™ setup program.
3. Follow the instructions of the setup program.
2.2 Installation Modes
The setup program offers two installation modes: with and without eToken. At the start of installation you
are asked to choose one of the two modes. The installation mode without eToken is not used anymore,
so you should chose the mode with eToken and press Yes:
A new C-Map user is registered automatically using information stored in your eToken.
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Warning!_______________________________________________________________________________________
If MS Windows detects the eToken and tries to install drivers, you should cancel the operation. The eToken RTE is
included in the installation package and should be installed by the OceanView™ setup program.
Notes:

You can only install OceanView™ from the original media.

There is one more way how you can install OceanView™. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel
and double-click the Add or Remove Programs icon.

The OceanView™ installation package includes five components:
1) eToken RTE
2) C-Map Professional SDK RTE
3) C-Map OceanView™
4) C-Map CM-3D
5) C-Map Terminal
2.3 Reinstalling OceanView™ on Your Local Computer
If due to some reason you need to reinstall OceanView™ on your computer, do the following:
1. Insert the CD-ROM disk into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Run CMapSetup.exe (My Computer\C-Map OceanView\CMapSetup.exe) to launch the
OceanView™ setup program.
3. Follow the instructions of the setup program.
4. If you have some components of the installation package previously installed on your computer, the
setup program will install the missing components to the installed components location.
2.4 Network Installation
Installation of C-Map OceanView™ on a network server can only be carried out by the system administrator.
The installation consists of two stages. First, the program is installed on all nodes of the network including
the server. After that, the network should be properly configured so that all nodes have access to
cartographic data stored on the server.

To install OceanView™:
1. Insert the CD-ROM disk into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Run CMapSetup.exe (My Computer\C-Map OceanView\CMapSetup.exe) to launch the
OceanView™ setup program.
3. Follow the instructions of the setup program.

To configure your local network, see chapter IV.4.0.
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2.5 Removing OceanView™
To remove OceanView™:
1. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.
2. Delete successively all components of the OceanView™ installation package:
1)
eToken RTE
2) C-Map Professional SDK RTE
3) C-Map OceanView™
4) C-Map CM-3D
5) C-Map Terminal
To delete a component, in the list of installed programs, select one of the components and click
Remove.
3. When removing C-Map OceanView™, you can choose to keep or remove the user data created
during work with the program.
4. When removing C-Map Professional SDK RTE, you can choose to keep or remove databases,
updates and licenses already installed on your computer.
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3.0 OceanView™ Interface
3.1 OceanView™ Main Window
Run OceanView™ from the MS Windows Start menu or using your shortcut on the desktop. The program
general layout looks as follows:
North sign
Title bar
Menu bar
Status bar
Cursor coordinates
Toolbar
Chart window
Scale indicator
Cursor
The program window consists of the following elements:
1) Title bar – in the bar you can see the name of the program (OceanView) the name of the currently
opened file, and a standard set of a window control buttons (Minimize, Maximize/Restore down, and Close
buttons)
2) Menu bar – in the bar, main menu entries are located; you can access any OceanView function through
a corresponding menu entry.
3) Toolbar – in the toolbar, the program‟s various toolbars are displayed; you can configure the toolbar
contents from the View > Toolbars main menu command, just check the toolbars you want to be displayed
in the list of toolbars. Pay attention that some icons of toolbars are toggle keys.
4)
Status bar – in the bar, information about the program operation status is displayed.
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5) Chart window area – this is the main window of OceanView™. Its background is a navigational chart.
You can work with several chart windows at the same time. Each chart window contains the following
elements:

North sign – the North direction is always upward.
 Scale indicator – displays the current scale. Move the cursor to this indicator for the Scale panel to
appear (see chapter VI.2.0).
 Cursor position indicator – displays the latitude and longitude of the cursor position; the indicator is
displayed while the cursor is inside the chart window borders. Coordinates are expressed in degrees,
minutes and thousandths of minute.
 Functional panels are displayed when additional OceanView™ features are activated to show the
required information. It can be a database table, tidal or voyage planning information, etc.
Remark_________________________________________________________________________________________
Please bear in mind that these panels obstruct the chart window, but do not decrease its size.
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All functional panels have two instruments: The Close button
and the Alignment button
. The
Alignment button allows you to move the functional panel to the left, right, top or bottom borders of the chart
window.
Sometimes additional buttons appear on functional panels, for example Export to MS Word
.
 Additional and auxiliary windows. When OceanView™ needs additional data or displays more
information, separate dialog boxes and windows appear. An example is the 3D Window (see chapter
VI.7.0).
To close OceanView™ go to File > Exit or press the Close
button on the Title bar. If the option Tools >
Options > General > Get confirmation before exit OceanView is ticked, confirmation for exit will be
requested.
3.2 3D Globe Display Mode
The current version of OceanView™ offers you the possibility to view the world map on a 3D globe. This
functionality is provided by the CM-3D Viewer application installed as a part of the OceanView™ installation
package.
Remark_________________________________________________________________________________________
The 3D Globe Display Mode requires the Microsoft DirectX 7.0 and higher to be installed on your system.
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The 3D globe display mode can be controlled from OceanView™ by means of a toolbar buttons group which
consists of three switch buttons:
1. Globe startup mode button
: if the button is pressed, the globe is displayed when you start
OceanView; if the button is outpressed, the overview map is displayed when you start OceanView
(you can outpress the button when you finish a working session and it will be outpressed when you
start the program next time).
2. Globe switching mode button
: the button enables / disables switching between 3D and 2D
modes. If the button is pressed, the chart view shifts to the globe view at a specified scale and the
other way round. To set the scale limit, go to Tools > Options, in the Options window, select the
General tab. Type a new limit scale value in the Globe Settings panel‟s Scale Limit field.
3. Switch from 3D to 2D / 2D to 3D button
: the button switches the view between the 2D chart
view and 3D globe view. Press the button to switch from the 3D globe view to the 2D chart view;
outpress the button to switch from the 2D chart view to the 3D globe view.
The button is disabled if the Globe switching mode button is outpressed. In case you shift between
the 3D / 2D view modes by changing the view scale, the Switch from 3D to 2D / 2D to 3D button is
pressed or outpressed automatically.
To add the globe toolbar to the OceanView™ toolbar, go to View > Toolbars and check the Globe entry.
The Globe switching mode button state affects functioning of the World Map button: if the Globe
switching mode button is pressed, the World Map button switches the view to the 3D globe overview mode
regardless of the current view mode; if the Globe switching mode button is outpressed, the World Map
button switches the view to the 2D chart overview mode.
Globe Control
When the 3D globe is displayed, you can rotate the globe and zoom it in or out.
To rotate the globe, press the left mouse button and, holding the button, move the mouse in a required
direction.
To zoom the globe in, rotate the mouse wheel forward; and to zoom the globe out, rotate the mouse wheel
backward. When zooming the globe in, at a specified scale, the globe view will switch to the plane chart view
(the limit scale is set in Tools > Options, General tab, Globe Settings panel).
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4.0 Network Configuration
4.1 Network Config
In case you are installing OceanView™ on the computers connected into a local network, you should
configure the network in a special way. Proper network configuration provides access to the licensed
cartographical data stored on the server for all the nodes.
To configure your local network, go to Data > Chart Management. In the C-Map Chart Manger window
select the Network Config tab.
From the Network Config tab you can:

Set your computer as server without changing the other network nodes state.

Set your computer as server and other network nodes as clients.

Set your computer as client and specify the network server computer name.

Check the network server availability.

Get the number of network licenses and the number of available network licenses from the server
dongle.

Edit and apply the networkconfig.xml configuration file.
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 To set your computer as server without changing the other network nodes state
1. On the Network Config tab your computer‟s current state is shown: if the Server option button in
the Select the New State panel is active, the computer is currently set as server; if the Client option
button in the Select the New State panel is active, the computer is currently set as client.
2. To set your computer as server (if it is currently set as client), switch the Server option button on.
3. To preserve the other network computers‟ current state, make sure the Notify Clients box is not
checked.
4. For the new settings to take effect, press Apply.
 To set your computer as server and other network nodes as clients
1. On the Network Config tab your computer‟s current state is shown: if the Server option button in
the Select the New State panel is active, the computer is currently set as server; if the Client option
button in the Select the New State panel is active, the computer is currently set as client.
2. To set your computer as server (if it is currently set as client), switch the Server option button on.
3. To set the other network computers as clients, check the Notify Clients box.
4. For the new settings to take effect, press Apply.
5. When the local computer is set as server, other network nodes are automatically set as clients.
 To set your computer as client
1. On the Network Config tab your computer‟s current state is shown: if the Server option button in
the Select the New State panel is active, the computer is currently set as server; if the Client option
button in the Select the New State panel is active, the computer is currently set as client.
2. To set your computer as client (if it is currently set as server), switch the Client option button on.
3. Select the new server name in the Server Name box list

In case you use the networkconfig.xml file to configure your local network and the file
contains a list of local network nodes' names (and not only your computer name), the list of
the Server Name box is filled with the nodes' names from the file;

In case the networkconfig.xml file only contains your computer name, you are proposed to
choose as server any computer connected to your computer over a local network, when
setting a new server name.
When one of the network computers is set as client, other network computers do not change their
state. If you set the current server computer as client, you have to appoint another computer as
server and specify the new server on other network computers manually.
4. For the new settings to take effect, press Apply.
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 Check the network server availability
1. To check if the network server is available (the server is on, the network is functioning properly),
press the Check Connection And Get License Info button. The message that appears informs you
about the server's state.
2. If you have selected a new server, before you can check its availability and get licenses number,
don't forget to apply the new server. Otherwise you will be returned the former server status and the
number of licenses written in the former server dongle.
3. If the network server is available, in the Number of network licenses/ Number of available
network licenses box, the number of network licenses (overall number of computers that can be
connected into a network and use licenses stored in the dongle of the server) and the number of
available licenses (number of vacant network licenses) are displayed. Two numbers are separated
with a slash ('/').
 To edit and apply configuration file
1. Press the Edit Configuration File button. The XML editor opens that is specified as default XML
editor in your Internet Explorer and where you can edit the configuration networkconfig.xml file.
2. After you finished editing the configuration file, press the Apply Configuration File button: new list
from the edited configuration file is written to the Server Name box list.
4.2 Network Configuration XML File
The networkconfig.xml file serves for listing nodes of a local network in order to provide information
exchange between all the network computers.
Initially the networkconfig.xml file only contains one record: the record of the host computer. Other network
computers should be entered to the file manually. Use the file structure description to create records for
other nodes of your local network.
 The networkconfig.xml structure
The file describes network nodes, referred to as hosts, and sets their priority for the updating procedure:
<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?>
<Hosts>
<Host Name="Host 1" />
<Host Name="Host 2" />
<Host Name="Host 3" Priority="1" />
...
<Host Name="Host N" />
</Hosts>
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The root tag of the network nodes list is the <Hosts> tag. This tag is the parent tag for a number of <Host>
tags. Each <Host> tag describes one network node. A <Host> tag has two parameters:

Name: the network node IP address, mandatory parameter

Priority: querying priority, optional (from 0 to 32776)
NOTE: If priorities are not specified, the nodes will be queried in the order they are listed in the file. It is
possible that two or more nodes have the same priority. In this case, they will also be queried in the order
they are listed in the file.
 The networkconfig.xml installation
The networkconfig.xml file is installed in the system in the course of the C-Map Professional SDK RTE
installation. The path to the file is registered in the system registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\C-Map\Networking
The registry entry consists of two elements:

ConfigPathName is a string parameter indicating the path and the filename:
[your_C–MAP_SDK_directory]\System\HTML\networkconfig.xml]

Mode is a DWORD parameter specifying the network architecture type. The network architecture
type used in the SDK is the 'client-server' type (the Mode value is 2).
You can access the file through a file manager using the path to the file or you can use the Network Config
tab which provides access to the file automatically.
4.3 Configuring DCOM for C–Map Professional SDK Network Solution
C-Map Professional SDK Network Solution uses Distributed COM (DCOM) in order to provide
communication between computers connected into a network. For this purpose DCOM may require
additional configuration.
 To configure DCOM on a local network node for C–Map Professional SDK network solution
You must have administrator privileges on the computer where you are configuring DCOM.
1. From the Start menu, choose Run.
2. In the Open box, type dcomcnfg.exe.
3. Click OK to open the Component Services dialog box.
4. In the left pane of the Component Services dialog box, expand the Component Services node
and find Computers.
5. Expand the Computers node and find the computer for which you want to configure DCOM
(MyComputer).
6. Right-click the computer name and choose Properties from the shortcut menu.
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7. In the Properties dialog box, select the Default Properties tab and make sure that:

the Enable Distributed COM on this computer check box is checked

in the Default Authentication Level box, Connect is selected

in the Default Impersonation Level box, Identity is selected
8. Select the COM Security tab.
9. Under Access Permissions, click Edit Limits to open the Access Permission dialog box.
10. Access parameters of the following groups should be configured:

ANONYMOUS LOGON – select Allow Local Access and Allow Remote Access check
boxes

Everyone – select Allow Local Access and Allow Remote Access check boxes

NETWORK – select Allow Remote Access check box
If the group or user who needs access does not appear in the list of permissions, add it the list.
11. Click OK to return to the COM Security tab.
12. Under Access Permissions, click Edit Default to open the Access Permission dialog box.
13. Access parameters of the following groups should be configured:

SELF – select Allow Local Access and Allow Remote Access check boxes

SYSTEM – select Allow Local Access check box

NETWORK – select Allow Remote Access check box
If the group or user who needs access does not appear in the list of permissions, add it to the list.
14. Click OK to return to the COM Security tab.
15. Under Launch and Activation Permissions, click Edit Limits to open the Launch Permission
dialog box.
16. Access parameters of the following groups should be configured:

Administrators – select all Allow options check boxes

Everyone – select all Allow options check boxes

NETWORK – select Allow Remote Launch and Allow Remote Activation check boxes
If the group or user who needs access does not appear in the list of permissions, add it to the list.
17. Click OK to return to the COM Security tab.
18. Under Launch and Activation Permissions, click Edit Default to open the Launch Permission
dialog box.
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19. Access parameters of the following groups should be configured:

Administrators – select all Allow options check boxes

INTERACTIVE – select Allow Local Launch and Allow Local Activation check boxes

SYSTEM – select all Allow options check boxes

NETWORK – select Allow Remote Launch and Allow Remote Activation check boxes
If the group or user who needs access does not appear in the list of permissions, add it to the list.
20. Click OK to return to the COM Security tab.
21. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
22. If you changed any settings in this procedure, restart C–Map Service.
 To restart C–Map Service
1. From the Start menu, select Settings > Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, double-click on Administrative Tools.
3. In the Administrative Tools window, double-click on Services to open the Services dialog window.
4. In the Name column of the services table, right-click on C–Map Service.
5. From the shortcut menu select Restart.
6. Select Automatic startup type for the service:
a. Right-click on C–Map Service.
b. From the shortcut menu select Properties.
c.
In the General tab, in the Startup Type box select Automatic.
d. Click OK.
7. Close the Services window.
NOTE: If you are working in Windows XP 2 Service Pack (SP) or Windows 2003 operating systems, it is
necessary to disable Windows Firewall.
 To disable Windows Firewall
1. From the Start menu, select Settings > Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel, double-click on Windows Firewall.
3. In the Windows Firewall dialog box, select the Off option.
4. Click OK.
For those cases when you cannot disable your Firewall, see Microsoft recommendations about using
Distributed COM with Firewalls on the Microsoft support site (http://msdn.microsoft.com).
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5.0 Registration of Chart Databases
In order to use chart databases in OceanView™ you need to register them. Registration shows
OceanView™ the path to a database (CD-ROM drive, Hard disk, etc.). Without registration OceanView™ is
unable to locate and use electronic charts.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
In case you work on a client computer (see chapter IV.4.0), you do not have to register the database as OceanView™
uses the database registered on the server.
To register a database:
1) Go to Data > Chart Management. In the C-Map Chart Manager window select the Databases tab.
2) Check that the database you want to register is not registered yet (its name is not in the Registered
Databases list). If the database is registered, you may proceed to the next chapter.
3) Insert the CD/DVD with the database into your CD-ROM drive.
4) Press the Search automatically button to open the Automatic Database Search window.
5) In the Automatic Database Search window Look in list, select Removable Drives (or another location
if the chart database is in a different place), tick all checkboxes and press the Search button. After the
search is completed, the list of found databases is displayed in the Found databases panel.
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6) In the Found databases list select the name of the database you want to register and press Register
database.
7) If the chart database is located on a removable or networked disk, the message „Would you like to copy
the database to a local hard disk?‟ will appear.
To copy the database, answer Yes and choose a destination folder where to copy the database (the default
path is C:\Program Files\C-MAP\Databases, but you may choose another location yourself).
To be able to access the database in its current location, answer No.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Accessing the database from the hard disk is faster and it will not be necessary to keep the CD in the CD-ROM drive or
be connected to a local network. On the other hand, for a group of users in a workgroup it may be convenient to access a
common database located in the local network.
8) Close the Automatic Database Search window.
9) The chart database should appear in the Registered databases list. Select it and press Add to view.
After that the chart should appear in the chart window.
For detailed information about databases registration see chapter V.2.0
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6.0 Licensing of Databases
6.1 Obtaining a License
After registration of a chart database you have to apply licenses. Without licenses you can only view small
scale charts.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
If you work on a network node computer (see chapter IV.4.0), you do not have to install licenses as you can use licenses
installed on the server computer.
Licenses are obtained from C-MAP offices upon request. For chart database, licenses are available for
worldwide coverage or any combination of Zones, Areas, or Cells. For more information see chapter V.4.0,
contact C-MAP Norway AS or visit www.c-map.no. You have to purchase licenses for the coverage you have
selected. When purchased, your license is registered at C-MAP Norway AS.
To obtain a license, you should contact an authorized C-Map dealer who will provide you with a license file
after all formalities (order, payment) are settled.
The licenses must now be entered into the system to enable the program to decrypt and use databases (for
the chart database, only the coverage for which you have purchased licenses can be displayed).
6.2 Licensing From a File
Once you have the license file use the following method to apply it:
1) Save the received file on your hard disk (for example, C:\My Documents\Passwords and updates)
2) Go to Data > Chart Management. In the C-MAP Chart Management window, select the Licenses tab.
3) In the Selected database drop-down list select the database for which you are applying the license.
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4) Press the Import from file button to open the Select a license file window.
5) Open the folder containing the saved license file.
6) Select the license file.
7) Press Open.
8) The process will take a few seconds. Upon completion, a message „Licensing succeeded‟ will appear.
9) Press OK.
6.3 Manual Licensing
You can apply the license manually if you have a 16-digit code (it is contained in the license file):
1) Go to Data > Chart Management. In the C-MAP Chart Management window, select the Licenses tab.
2) In the Selected database drop-down list select the database for which you are applying the license.
3) Press the Add manually button to open the Add License Manually dialogue window.
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4) In the Available Zones/Datasets box select the Zone or the Area for which the license is generated.
Your selection will be displayed in the Datasets/Area name field.
5) Enter manually or copy the 16-digit code to the License field.
6) If you use the eToken please ensure that you have connected it to the PC. The eToken must be the one
used during installation.
7) Press the Add License button. The process will take a few seconds. Upon completion, a message
„License has been added successfully‟ will appear. Press OK.
Remark_________________________________________________________________________________________
When you enter the field “Data Set or Area Name” you will only find Zones and Areas. Cells are also listed as areas in
this list. All Cells, Areas and Additional Areas within a Zone have a unique number. For example the cell 94B in Zone 1
will be listed as Zone 1, Area 91.
7.0 CM-93 Zones and Areas
In general, you should get information about CM-93 Zones and Areas from a C-MAP representative or from
the C-MAP Norway Internet site (http://www.c-map.no/). The information there will always include latest
updates. However, a general overview of zones and areas is also accessible in OceanView™.
The entire World is divided into 9 Zones. Each Zone is divided into several Areas. Some Zones are also
divided into Cells (4X4 degrees) and special areas. When you order a license, you may request the license
for any combination of Zones, Areas, and Cells.
Go to Data > CM-93 Zones and Areas to open the C-Map Zones & Areas window.
In the window you may select any Zone, Area, or Cell and they will be highlighted on the chart.
Remark_________________________________________________________________________________________
Please note that the numbering of Cells continues after the Area numbers. For example, the number of first Cell in Zone
2 is seven, as there are six normal Areas in that Zone. It allows you to consider Cells as Areas when you order or apply
licenses.
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8.0 Language Selection
You can choose OceanView™ interface language. Go to Tools > Options. In the Options window, select
the General tab. Select the interface language from the Application Language drop-down list.
In order to apply language selection you have to restart OceanView™.
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V. CM 93/3 DATABASES MANAGEMENT
In OceanView™ you may register and display several databases. C-MAP constantly develops new
databases and improves existing ones. For example, you may purchase Terrestrial database with vast land
information, ENC database with official electronic navigational charts, River chart databases, and other.
Contact your local dealer or C-MAP representative to obtain additional databases in CM 93/3 format.
To add a database you need to register it (see chapter V.2.0), add the database to view (see chapter V.1.0)
and, if necessary, license the database (see chapter V.4.0).
1.0 List of Registered Databases
At any time you may check all registered databases in CM 93/3 format. Go to Data > Chart Management
menu command, in the C-MAP Chart Manager window, select the Databases tab.
All registered databases are displayed in the Registered databases list. Columns in the list are:
 Pri. (Priority) – All databases are displayed by layers. The first layer is the database with the highest
priority. The database in the second layer can be displayed with loss of some data obstructed by the
database in the first layer. The database with the lowest priority can be displayed with severe loss of data
obstructed by all databases with higher priority.
You may rise the priority up – select a database and press the Priority up button. To lower the priority
down, press the Priority down button.
 Database – The database name.
 # – The database issue number. The higher the database issue number, the later is its release date and
more up-to-date data it contains.
 View – Shows if the database is displayed in the chart window () or not ().
You may delete a database from the view -- select the database and press the Delete from view button.
To add a database to the chart view, select the database and press the Add to view button (the same
button has different labels depending on if the database is displayed or not in the chart window).
 Release – Release date of the database.
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 Path – Path to the database location.
Besides changing a database priority and adding databases to the view or deleting them from the view, the
following operations with databases are possible:
1) Unregister database:
a) Unregisters a specified database. The database will not be displayed until it is registered again.
b) Destroys the license applied for the database. If you register this database later, you will need to
apply the license for it again.
c) Deletes permanently all automatic updates applied for the database (see chapter V.5.0).
d) Deletes permanently all manual updates created for the database (see chapter V.6.0).
Warning! _______________________________________________________________________________________
In view of the above, you should pay great attention when unregistering databases.
2) Check signature. This operation checks integrity of a selected database (all data are correct).
3) Check integrity. This operation checks integrity of updates to a selected database (all data in updates
are correct).
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
During creation of a database or updates, a special code depending on data in the database or updates is being
generated. After copying, a new code is being generated for the copied data. New and initial codes are compared in the
Check operation. If the codes are the same, the check is passed successfully.
2.0 Registration of New CM 93/3 Database
2.1 Registration from Known Location
If you know location of a database, you may use manual registration.
1) Go to Data > Chart Management menu command. In the Chart Manager window select the Databases
tab.
2) Press the Register manually button. A Browse for Folder window will appear.
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3) Locate a folder with the database you are adding. If in the folder you have selected there is a database in
the CM 93/3 format, its name is displayed in the window. The OK button becomes enabled.
Some CM 93/3 databases can be checked for integrity. If this is the case, the Check signature button in the
Browse for Folder window becomes enabled.
4) Press the Ok button to register the selected database.
5) If the database is located on a removable or a networked hard disk, a message „Would you like to copy
the database to a local hard disk?‟ will appear.
To copy the database, answer Yes and choose a destination folder for the database.
To be able to access the database in its current location, answer No.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Accessing the database from the hard disk is faster and it will not be necessary to keep the CD in the CD-ROM drive or
be connected to a local network. On the other hand, for a group of users in a workgroup it may be convenient to access a
common database located in the local network.
After registration you have to add the database to view (see chapter V.1.0) and apply a license (see chapter
V.4.0) if necessary.
2.2 Registration from Unknown Location
If you do not know location of a database, use the search function.
1) Go to Data > Chart Management menu command. In the Chart Manager window select the Databases
tab.
2) Press the Search automatically button. The Automatic database search window will appear.
3) In the Look in list select a group of locations for search.
4) Tick checkboxes if necessary.
5) Press the Search button. In a few seconds a list of found databases will appear.
6) In the Found databases list, select a required database.
Some CM 93/3 databases can be checked for integrity. If this is the case, the button Check signature in the
Database Search window becomes enabled.
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7) Press the Register database button.
8) If the database is located on a removable or networked disk, the message „Would you like to copy the
database to a local hard drive?‟ will appear.
To copy the database, answer Yes and choose a destination folder for the database.
To be able to access the database in its current location, answer No.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Accessing the database from the hard disk is faster and it will not be necessary to keep the CD in the CD-ROM drive or
be connected to a local network. On the other hand, for a group of users in a workgroup it may be convenient to access a
common database located in the local network.
9) Press Close to close the Automatic database search window.
After registration you have to add the database to view (see chapter V.1.0) and apply a license (see chapter
V.4.0) if necessary.
3.0 Renewing of Database
If you are a subscription customer who is entitled to chart database updates, it will be necessary to renew
this database via the CD/DVD which will be sent to you three times a year (every four months). Upon
receiving the CD/DVD, the chart collection should be renewed.
Renewing can be done with any CM 93/3 database, if you possess a CD/DVD with a new database issue.
1) Insert the CD/DVD with a new database issue into your CD-ROM drive.
2) Go to Data > Chart Management menu command. In the Chart Manager window select the Databases
tab.
3) Select the database you want to renew.
4) Press the Update database button. If OceanView™ locates a CD/DVD with a database whose issue
number is higher than the issue number of the registered database in your CD-ROM drive, automatic update
will start (if the issue number is the same or less, update will be aborted). The Automatic Database Update
window will appear, your registered database will be deleted from its current location and the new database
will be copied to the same location.
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5) Upon completing, press the Close button to close the Automatic Database Update window.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
As a result of database renewing by means of the Update database button, your older database will be deleted
permanently. In order to leave the older database for some reason, unregister the older database (see chapter V.1.0)
and register the new one in a separate location (see chapter V.2.0).
4.0 Licensing of Databases
Any time you may check licenses applied for registered databases. Go to Data > Chart Management, in the
C-Map Chart Management window, open the Licenses tab.
When you tick Show all checkbox and select a database in the Selected database drop-down list, all
licenses applied for that database are displayed in the Licenses list. License coverage and expiration date
are shown in the list.
The Show with expiry before checkbox allows checking license expiry dates:
1) Tick the Show with expiry before option.
2) Input a date in the field below.
All licenses that will expire before the date you have entered will be shown in the window. For example, if
a license is expired in 05-2006, and you input "04-2006" date in the field, the license will not be shown. If
you input "06-2006" date in the field, the license will be shown.
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4.1 Obtaining a License
After registration of a chart database you have to apply licenses. Without licenses you can only view small
scale charts.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
If you work on a network node computer (see chapter IV.4.0), you do not have to install licenses as you can use licenses
installed on the server computer.
Licenses are obtained from C-MAP offices upon request. For chart database, licenses are available for
worldwide coverage or any combination of Zones, Areas, or Cells. For more information contact C-MAP
Norway AS or visit www.c-map.no. You have to purchase licenses for the coverage you have selected.
When purchased, your license is registered at C-MAP Norway AS.
To obtain a license, you should contact an authorized C-Map dealer who will provide you with a license file
after all formalities (order, payment) are settled.
The licenses must now be entered into the system to enable the program to decrypt and use databases (for
the chart database, only the coverage for which you have purchased licenses can be displayed).
4.2 Licensing from a File
Once you have the license file use the following method to apply it:
1) Save the received file on your hard disk (for example, C:\My Documents\Passwords and updates)
2) Go to Data > Chart Management. In the C-MAP Chart Management window, select the Licenses tab.
3) In the Selected database drop-down list select the database for which you are applying the license.
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4) Press the Import from file button to open the Select a license file window.
5) Open the folder containing the saved license file.
6) Select the license file.
7) Press Open.
8) The process will take a few seconds. Upon completion, a message „Licensing succeeded‟ will appear.
9) Press OK.
4.3 Manual Licensing
You can apply the license manually if you have a 16-digit code (it is contained in the license file):
8) Go to Data > Chart Management. In the C-MAP Chart Management window, select the Licenses tab.
9) In the Selected database drop-down list select the database for which you are applying the license.
10) Press the Add manually button to open the Add License Manually dialogue window.
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11) In the Available Zones/Datasets box select the Zone or the Area for which the license is generated.
Your selection will be displayed in the Datasets/Area name field.
12) Enter manually or copy the 16-digit code to the License field.
13) If you use the eToken please ensure that you have connected it to the PC. The eToken must be the one
used during installation.
14) Press the Add License button. The process will take a few seconds. Upon completion, a message
„License has been added successfully‟ will appear. Press OK.
Remark_________________________________________________________________________________________
When you enter the field “Data Set or Area Name” you will only find Zones and Areas. Cells are also listed as areas in
this list. All Cells, Areas and Additional Areas within a Zone have a unique number. For example the cell 94B in Zone 1
will be listed as Zone 1, Area 91.
4.4 Dynamic Licensing
C–Map provides its clients with a new service: dynamic licensing. Dynamic licensing gives clients the
possibility to pay for licenses not for a whole database or chart collection but for single charts that were
actually viewed.
To use the dynamic licensing service:
1. Contact a C–Map licensing center to conclude an agreement for the service provision. For the
service to be initialized, C–Map needs the following information:

your system ID;

names of required chart collections – the collections whose charts you will need for your
navigation, using the dynamic licensing service you will pay for those charts of the ordered
collections that you will actually view;

the credit amount information;
The information may be delivered to C–Map in any form: phone call, e-mail, personal meeting.
2. After you have put money to your credit account, you can use the service.
3. To activate the service send an updates request to the C–Map Updates Server from your computer
or, in case of a local network, from the server computer (see chapter V.5.0).
4. In response, the C–Map Updates Server sends updates for already licensed datasets, if there are
any, and an answer to the initialization request containing an Initialization Answer. An Initialization
Answer contains:

The eToken ID of the computer the answer is intended for.

Indication of an action to be performed (Activate or Stop the service, or Change service
conditions).

Credit value, which is a part of the overall bridge credit.

Mandatory report date for not reported charts; if a chart is not reported before the date, the
access to all data (both reported and not reported datasets) is denied and can only be
resumed after the chart use is reported and confirmed.
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5. The internal Dynamic Licensing Component, which is a part of the C-Map Professional SDK RTE,
writes the dynamic licensing service information to the eToken. After the service initialization, the
eToken contains:

eToken ID

Credit value

Collection keys

Next mandatory report date
6. In case of a local network, the dynamic licensing information is distributed over the network to all
nodes. For the mechanism to function properly, the network should be configured in a specific way
(see chapter IV.4.0).
7. Reports about the use of dynamically licensed data are sent automatically together with update
requests either by internet or by e-mail as well as confirmation answers containing new credit rest
value, new date of mandatory report and expiry date for all reported charts are sent back with
updates.
8. To view information about dynamically licensed data, go to Data>Chart Management. In the Chart
Management window, select the Dynamic Licensing tab. In the tab you can see the following
information:

Available Databases – the list of databases that can be dynamically licensed.

Available Collections – the list of chart collections of a specified database which were
indicated in the dynamic licensing agreement with C-Map.

Reported datasets – the list of reported datasets (names and access expiry dates).

Non-reported datasets – the list of datasets that were viewed but are not reported yet
(names and access expiry dates).

Credit Rest – the rest of credit in the dongle, the credit rest value is sent to you each time
you receive updates in a confirmation answer.

Next Report Date – the date when the next report should be sent to C-Map; in case charts
are not reported before the mandatory report date, access to all datasets (both reported and
not reported) is discontinued and can be resumed only after the confirmation answer
allowing use of the charts is received from the C–Map Updating Server.

Confirmation Date – the date when the last confirmation answer was received.
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
Enable Dynamic Licensing – if the box is checked, the dynamic licensing for a specified
database is activated and you can access to all datasets contained in specified chart
collections; if the box is cleared, you cannot access to new datasets, that is the datasets that
were not previously opened, but you still have access to already viewed datasets, both
reported and not reported.
How to change the dynamic licensing service terms
To change the dynamic licensing terms (add or remove a chart collection to or from the list of chart
collections you have ordered, add or remove a node to or from the list of your local network nodes) or to
refuse the service you should:
1. Contact the C–Map licensing center and inform them about the changes you want to make.
2. For the changes to take effect, you need to receive a new Initialization Answer. To do this send an
updates request and in the answer, received from the C–Map Updates Server, there will be the
Initialization Answer with new terms.
5.0 Auto Updating
If you have a CM-93/3 subscription you have the possibility to update your charts at any time by using the
Real Time Updating Service (RTU) or e-mail Updating Service.
C-MAP updating service allows you to correct the charts as per the latest Notices to Mariners issued and
received at C-MAP. The chart database includes the charts from various Source agencies (Hydrographical
offices, etc.). The auto update applies the Notices to Mariners issued by the appropriate Source agency to
every chart.
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Updating can be applied to any database if it is supported and your license allows doing that.
5.1 Online Updating
In order to apply Auto Update you have to be connected to the Internet online.
1) Go to Data > Chart Management menu command. In the C-MAP Chart Manager window, select the
Updates tab.
2) In the Selected database drop-down list, select the database for which you are applying updates.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Prior to downloading updates, you may estimate the size of the data that will be received – press the View available
updates button. The process will take from 5 to 20 seconds depending on the speed of your Internet connection.
Available updates size and List of available updates will be displayed.
3) Press the Update via Internet button. The Update via Internet window will appear and updating
process will start. Progress bar, help messages and Download log inform you about the updating progress.
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Upon completion, all available updates are downloaded and registered in OceanView™. They are applied
immediately after downloading; you do not need to restart OceanView™.
5.2 Updating via E-mail
If you have an Internet connection but due to some reason cannot apply updates via the online updating
service (firewall restrictions etc.) you may use the Updating via E-mail service.
In order to apply E-mail Updates:
 Send request to C-MAP Norway AS
1) Go to Data > Chart Management menu command. In the C-MAP Chart Manager window, select
the Updates tab.
2) In the Selected database drop-down list, select the database for which you are applying updates.
3) Press the Create update order button. The Save Update Order window will appear.
4) Tick the All available zones checkbox if you want to request all updates available for your license.
If you want to request updates for several parts of a database (zones and areas in case of the chart
database), select necessary zones in the Available zones list and add them one by one to the
Selected zones list by means of the ">" button (to remove an entry from the Selected zones list
use the "<" button).
5) In the Select e-mail size box, select the maximum size of E-mail messages you want or are able to
receive.
6) Press the Save button.
7) In the Browse for folder window locate the folder where you want to save the updates order file (for
example C:/Temp).
8) Press OK. The order file containing all information required for updating will be generated and saved
in the selected folder as an *.ORD file. Information message will state the file name, path to it and will
remind you e-mail address where you have to send this file.
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9) Run your e-mail program.
10) Create a new letter.
11) Attach the saved file to the letter.
12) The service is automated and it is not necessary to write anything in the letter.
13) Send your e-mail to the address [email protected]
 Receive a reply from the updating service
1) The server will automatically generate updates for your databases. After a short time the updates will
be sent as attachments to your e-mail address (update files have the *.ans extension). You will receive
the reply in about 5 minutes. If the size of updates exceeds your requested e-mail size (see above), you
will receive several e-mail messages, each of them does not exceed your requested e-mail size.
2) Save the update file(s) to your hard disk or to other storage.
 Apply updates
1) Go to Data > Chart Management menu command. In the C-MAP Chart Manager window, select
the Updates tab.
2) Press Updates from file button to open the Browse For Folder window.
3) Select the folder where you have saved the update file(s).
4) Press OK.
Updating process will start. Upon completion, all updates contained in the file(s) located in the selected
folder are registered in OceanView™. If old updates are stored in the selected folder, they will not be
applied. Updates for different databases will not be applied either.
Updates are applied immediately; you do not need to restart OceanView™.
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5.3 Updates List
After updating you can review the updates in the list of updates.
1) Go to Data > Chart Management menu command. In the C-MAP Chart Manager window, select the
Updates tab.
2) In the Selected database drop-down list select the database for which you are applying updates.
The list on the right part of the panel displays a four level directory tree.

The first level of the directory tree is the list of hydrographic offices that have issued the received
updates.

The second level is the list of chart numbers or corresponding datasets to which the updates have
been applied.

The third level is the list of update files containing the updates (the third level entry consists of the
update file number, update file issue date, and system ID of the update dataset).

The fourth level is the list of updated objects. The list entry consists of the name of the object and
short description of the correction. It does not contain the past and present cartographic object
position; for example, if coordinates of an object were changed, it is just marked as “Moved”.
The tooltips will assist you in viewing long names and remarks that do not fit the Updates window size.
Double click on any update in order to highlight it on the chart. The screen will be
scrolled to the object position and the scale changed to the Original scale of the
Source chart. A small arrow will point to the object that has been modified. To
clear the highlighting press the Clear highlight button.
If you press the Review updating log button, a list of all datasets (charts), to
which updates have been applied, will appear. The information relating to each
dataset includes number of updates to the dataset and the date when updates
were applied in OceanView™.
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5.4 Reiew Chart Updates
There is a possibility to select a single dataset (electronic chart) and then review the changes in each
subsequent incremental update.
1) Go to Data > Review Chart updates > Objects menu command. The Chart Updates functional panel
will open.
2) Click on a required chart with the right mouse button in the chart window. The chart data (chart number,
source hydrographic office, issue date, and last update date) will be displayed in the Picked chart window of
the Chart Updates functional panel and the list of updates (the books (update files), in which the corrections
were published, with corresponding issue dates) for the chart will be displayed in the Last 10 Updates
window.
To highlight updates from one of the books, simply select the book in the Last 10 Updates list. If you want to
highlight all updates for the chart, press the Select All button. To clear highlighting, press the Clear
Selection button.
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6.0 Manual Update
6.1 General Information
Manual Update allows you to correct charts manually. The sources for Manual Update could be NAVTEX,
NAVAREA or other navigational messages and warnings not included in the Auto Update.
All Manual Update Objects are displayed on the chart as normal Objects, but with a special symbol attached
to the Object.
Go to Data > Manual Update menu command to open the Manual Update functional panel.
The History tree of all applied updates is displayed on the left side. All corrections are documented: the
creation date, moving, modifying and deleting as well as the person who made the updates.
When you select an update in the list, all information related to this update is displayed on the right side of
the panel.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
By default all Manual Updates form a separate layer (see chapter II.3.0). In the History tree it is called “Extrascl” and all
corrections are applied to it. However, in some cases (see chapter V.6.3) your corrections will be applied directly to the
dataset. In the History tree in such cases you will see the name of the dataset to which the correction has been applied.
Press the Highlight button to highlight the object on the chart. If the object is completely outside of the chart
window borders, the screen is moved in order to display the object in the screen center. The scale is not
changed.
Press the Clear highlight button (located in the upper right corner of the panel) to clear the highlighting.
Press the Reject button to clear all information related to the selected object. The object itself, dates of
application, name of Operator who applied the update, etc. are permanently deleted from the History tree.
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6.2 Adding an Object
1) Press the Add New button to open the Add New Object window.
2) Select the Object category in the list of categories.
You can use the Find function. Type in a string you want to find and press the Find button. The first
appearance of the string in the Category tree will be selected. If you press the Find button again the second
appearance is selected and so on.
3) Some objects can be represented either by a point, line or area. If there is such choice, select the object
type.
4) Press OK.
5) In the dialog box you have to enter the object attributes. (Press the Cancel button, if you want to cancel
adding the object.)
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Select the attribute in the list and type in (or select in the appeared ComboBox) its value in the Value string.
These attributes affect such things as: the symbol used for displaying the object and information about the
object shown on the Object Info panel (see chapter VI.5.0).
The list of attributes is usually different and depends on the selected object category.
6) Plot the object on the chart. You can do it directly in the chart window or by typing its coordinates.
 In first case, simply click on the chart at the required position(s). For editing, use common principles of
drawing objects described in chapter VI.8.1.

In second case, press the Metrics button.
Type the coordinates of the point or vertexes in case of a line or area object in the table: LEFT click on the
field that you would like to change (or select it with ARROW keys and press ENTER); type the value and
press ENTER. If you press the TAB key you start editing the next cell of the table.
If you want to continue editing the object attributes, release the Metrics button.
7) Press Save. In the Updated by window type your name and press OK. Your object has been added to
the History tree.
6.3 Adding an Object from Notice to Mariners (NtMs)
The principal difference of adding this kind of object is the data layer to which the object will be added.
Normally all objects form a separate cartographic layer. By using this function you will add an object directly
to the chart (dataset).
1) Press the Add New button to open the Add New Object window.
2) Select the Object category in the list of categories.
You can use the Find function. Type in a string you want to find and press the Find button. The first
appearance of the string in the Category tree will be selected. If you press the Find button again the second
appearance is selected and so on.
3) Some objects can be represented either by a point, line or area. If there is such choice, select the object
type.
4) Activate the
checkbox in the Add New Object window.
5) Press the OK button. The Add New Object from Notice To Mariner window will open.
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6) Type the number of the Notice to Mariner in the Notice field.
7) Select the Source Producing Agency. The list consists of the abbreviations only; after selection the full
name of Agency is shown.
8) Select the Chart number (Source Identification code).
9) Press the Show button to move the screen to the chart selected.
10) Press OK. You are asked if you really want to add an object to the selected chart.
Press Yes if you want to continue or No if you want to exit the dialog.
11) If you answer Yes, the dialog box where you have to enter the object attributes opens.
Select the attribute in the list and type in (or select in the appeared ComboBox) its value in the Value string.
These attributes affect such things as: the symbol used for displaying the object and information about the
object shown on the Object Info panel (see chapter VI.5.0).
The list of attributes is usually different and depends on the selected object category.
12) Plot the object on the chart. You can do it directly in the chart window or by typing its coordinates.
 In first case, simply click on the chart at the required position(s). For editing, use common principles of
drawing objects described in chapter VI.8.1.

In second case, press the Metrics button.
Type the coordinates of the point or vertexes in case of a line or area object in the table: LEFT click on the
field that you would like to change (or select it with ARROW keys and press ENTER); type the value and
press ENTER. If you press the TAB key you start editing the next cell of the table.
If you want to continue editing the object attributes, release the Metrics button.
13) Press Save. In the Updated by window type your name and press OK. Your object has been added to
the History tree.
6.4 Editing an Object
1) For editing an object select and highlight the object on the Object info panel (RIGHT click on the object
and DOUBLE click on it in the list, (see chapter VI.5.0). Manually added or edited objects also may be
selected in the Manual update History tree (see chapter V.6.1).
2) Switch to the Manual Update panel if necessary.
3) To edit the object position, press the Metrics Edit button. The Metrics table will appear and you can
change the coordinates or edit the position directly on the chart (see chapter V.6.2 – step 6).
4) To edit the object attributes, press the Attributes Edit button. You can change the attributes in the same
way as when you were adding the object (see chapter V.6.2 – step 5).
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7.0 Mariner objects
7.1 General Information
Mariner objects is a special tool designed to assist the navigator in adding his own information to the chart in
accordance with S-52 standards. In OceanView™, all Mariner‟s objects form a separate cartographic layer. It
means that they do not affect any other OceanView™ features and are used just to display additional
mariner‟s notes, remarks, highlights, etc.
Press the
icon or go to Data > Mariner Objects menu command to open the Mariner Objects
functional panel.
All Mariner objects on the whole world map are listed here. If you have not created any object yet this list is
empty.
Each Mariner‟s object can be represented by a point, line or area. Moreover, each object has its own
attributes. The “Scale minimum” attribute is common for all Mariner‟s objects. It defines the smallest scale
where the Mariner‟s object should be displayed. Other attributes can be category, object name, annotation,
etc.
When you create a new object the first thing you have to do is to select an object class. Six classes of
Mariner‟s objects are presented in OceanView™. They are listed below:
1) Clearing line. It is a straight line constructed through suitably selected clearing marks so as to pass
clear of certain dangers to navigation. In other words, if you have a danger you can draw the clearing line
some safe distance from it to a significant land feature (or two features). While sailing a navigator should
keep the vessel on the opposite side of the clearing line. The direction of the clearing line vector is calculated
from sea to the land feature and bearings from the vessel to the land feature(s) should be more or less the
clearing line direction in dependence of the danger position. For example, when the danger is in a clockwise
direction the safe zone will be in an anticlockwise direction. In such cases all bearings from the vessel should
be Not Less Than the clearing line direction and an abbreviation NLT <bearing> is used on a chart.
There are three Clearing line categories in OceanView™. They are NMT (Not More Than), NLT (Not Less
Than) and undefined (when it is not important, for example, clearing line passes through two land features)
2) Danger highlight. This object is used by the mariner to draw attention to a hazard he believes to be
dangerous to his vessel. It can be a point (transparent red square) or area (freely drawn polygon).
3) Event. An event marks the vessel‟s position at the instant the mariner detects an event. In case of an
event during passage, e. g. in case of a man overboard, the mariner can plot this object.
Two attributes are used: object name (may be number) and annotation (description and/or time). They will be
displayed on the chart together with the event symbol.
4) Mariners’ feature. This is used for observation reporting purposes. Examples are a mariners‟ caution or
information symbol referring to a real object, or additional chart information from his own observation or from
other reliable source (may be information from a pilot).
A Mariners‟ feature may be point, line or area. Its attributes are the name and annotation.
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5) Mariners’ Note. A “Mariners‟ note” is textual information defined by the mariner which is related to a
certain geographic position.
Depending of the importance of the information the mariner may define a category as “information” (general
information or note of lower importance) or “caution” (important information, danger, order or instruction to be
noticed by the mariner, e.g. “Call pilot” or “1 hour notice”).
At first glance these object classes can seem complicated. In order to clarify this matter let us consider the
difference between them. Although a Mariners‟ feature “point” and Mariners‟ note “caution” look similar on
the chart there is difference in their use. The Mariners‟ feature is intended to be used for marking
cartographic, real objects (the attribute “name” is provided for that purpose) while a mariners‟ note is just
additional information on the chart (such as orders, reminders, etc.) though referred to the geographic
position. A Danger highlight is solely used for defining an existing chart feature believed to be dangerous. A
Mariners‟ feature “line”‟ and “area” are the only tools allowing drawing of appropriate figures on the chart and
may be used for any purpose, when the mariner considers it necessary. The Event object marks the vessel‟s
position in case of an event that happened during the voyage (man overboard, breakdown, etc.).
6) Tidal stream or current vector. This object class displays a predicted or actual (observed or measured)
tidal stream or current. Its attributes are orientation (sets the vector direction), category (predicted or actual)
and current strength.
Object class
Geometry
Attributes
Categories (if any)
Clearing line
line
Scale, category
Danger highlight
point, area
Scale
Event
point
Object name, scale, annotation
Mariners‟ feature
point, line, area
Name, scale, annotation
Mariners‟ Note
point
Scale, category, annotation
Information, caution
point
Orientation, scale,
current strength
Predicted, actual
Tidal
stream
current vector
or
Clearing lines and danger highlights
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Undefined, NMT, NLT
category,
Event, Mariners’ features, Mariners’ Notes and Tidal
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7.2 Creation and Editing
1) To create a new Mariner‟s object, press the Create New button.
2) In the Select An Object dialog box select an appropriate object class.
3) Press OK to activate the Edit mode. The Edit button should be pressed (when pressed, its name is
changed to Cancel).
4) Select the geometry of the object (point, line or area if available) and fill the object attributes. If you leave
the Scale minimum field blank, the object will be displayed at any scale.
5) Click with the LEFT mouse button on the chart to plot the object. (In case of line or area “draw” an
appropriate shape).
6) Press the Save button to complete the object creation. To cancel the creation of the object, press
(release) the Edit button.
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When you draw a clearing line, note that the first point is the end of vector (significant land feature) and the second point
is the start vector point. Clearing line direction is calculated automatically from the start (second click) to the end (first
click) points.
To edit an object, select it in the list and press the Edit button. Editing principles on the chart are the same
as for the Measurement tool (see chapter VI.8.1).
To delete an object, select it in the list and press Delete. You can delete an object even when you are in the
Edit mode (while you edit an object you can select other objects in the list and delete them).
To find an object that you see in the list double-click on it. The object will be in the center of the screen and
highlighted. Press the Clear highlight button in the upper right corner of the Functional panel to clear the
highlighting.
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7.3 Export and Import
Mariners‟ objects are intended to be used primarily by mariners. One of the main advantages of
OceanView™ is the possibility to exchange data between multiple users, e.g. Mariners and Offices. Objects
can be exported to external OceanView™ files (with the .dat extension), sent to other users as usual MS
Windows files and imported back from the file to OceanView™.
The Export / Import button is provided for this purpose. When you press it a Selected Objects box
appears.
(Press the Editor button to return back to the Edit box)
 Add object. You can add or remove objects from the Selected Objects window one by one with the
and
buttons. To add or remove all objects, use the
and
buttons.
 Select Visible. All objects inside the chart window limits (visible and hidden due to the scale attribute)
will be added. If you have added any objects prior to this operation they will be removed. In other words, only
objects inside the chart window will be in the Selected Objects window.
 Export. A standard MS Windows Save as window appears: enter the desired file name and save the file.
All objects from the Selected Objects window will be exported. The default folder for saving Mariners‟
Object files is set up in the Tools > Options > File Locations dialog box (see chapter IX.6.0).
 Import. A standard MS Windows Open window appears and you can select a DAT file containing
Mariners‟ objects. Please note that as soon as you have imported objects they appear in the Selected
Objects window and automatically on the chart. You do not need to transfer objects from that window.
 Select last Imported. If you imported objects from a DAT file during the current OceanView™ session
these objects (and no other) will be in the Selected Objects window. If you have not imported any object yet
this command clears the list.
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8.0 Chart Catalogue
OceanView™ allows you to obtain detailed information about Source charts used during chart production
and for issuing updates (corrections), as well as their digital copies (datasets).
Go to the Data > Chart Catalogue menu command.
You can view all charts collected in one or more cartographic layers (right hand window) or find any chart
you are interested in (left hand window). When you select the chart in the list all information relating to it is
shown in the middle window.
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9.0 Troubleshooting with Databases
If you encounter a problem with CM 93/3 databases registration, licensing, viewing, renewing, or updating,
first of all check information in the About C-MAP tab. Go to Data > Chart Management menu command
and in the C-MAP Chart Manager window, select the About C-MAP tab.
The tab displays the required contact information, as well as the troubleshooting guide.
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VI. WORK WITH CHARTS
1.0 Moving Around the World.
 Click with the LEFT mouse button on any place inside the chart window. The point where you click
becomes a new center position.
 Press and hold the RIGHT mouse button. The chart will scroll slowly but continuously.
 Chart > Go to position (or move the mouse pointer over the Scale indicator, click there, and press the
icon) to open the Go To Position panel.
Type in the desired position and it will be set as a new central position. When this window first appears it
displays the current screen center position.
All highlighted parts are editable. North, South, East and West can be changed with N, S, E, W keys on the
keyboard or with UP and DOWN arrows. Moving selection to degrees, minutes and fractions of minute can
be done with the LEFT and RIGHT keyboard arrows. The TAB button selects Latitude, Longitude and Scale
in sequence.
Please note that besides the position you can also enter the scale value here.
Press Go To button to change the screen position and scale.
2.0 Changing Chart Scale.
There are several methods for changing the chart scale:
 Drawing a boundary box around the area you wish to zoom.
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1) Press and hold down the LEFT mouse button
2) Draw a box around the area you wish to zoom using the mouse pointer.
3) Release the mouse button. The area inside the box will be shown in the whole chart window.
If you want to cancel this action press ESC key while drawing.
To zoom the chart out do the same but hold the SHIFT key down.
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In case of zooming out the whole chart window will show the coverage that was inside the boundary box after releasing
the LEFT mouse button.

(F5) doubles the scale and
(F6) halves it.
 Turn the mouse wheel forward to increase scale and backward to decrease scale. This way you will
change the scale slowly but continuously.
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This kind of zoom gives + 5% or – 5% of the current scale. Please note that sometimes turning the mouse wheel has
effect and this is caused by an MS Windows feature. Press the mouse wheel while the mouse pointer is inside the chart
area to restore availability of this kind of zoom.
 Type scale directly in the Scale indicator.
 Use the Scale panel that appears when you click in the Scale indicator.
The buttons
and
are equal to the buttons
and
accordingly. The
button opens the
Go To Position panel. This panel is described in chapter VI.1.0. You can also change scale here.
 Chart > Set Original scale. This will change the scale to the “scale of compilation” (original scale of the
source paper navigational chart).
 Chart > Set Best scale. The largest scale chart available in its original scale will be displayed. The
search among charts is carried out for the central screen position.
3.0 Bookmarks.
The central screen position and current scale define the current view. There are several methods of
changing a view.
 The
and
 The
button changes to the view at start-up in a scale of 1:100 000 000 and shows the whole world
buttons on the Toolbar change a view to the previous one and back again.
map.
 Internal OceanView™ Bookmarks. You have possibility to save a current view as a bookmark and open it
later.
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To save a bookmark:
1) Set a view by choosing a position and scale.
2) Type in the bookmark name in a special box on the Toolbar.
3) Press ENTER. The bookmark is now saved.
To open a bookmark:
1) Press on the downward arrow to see the list of bookmarks.
2) Select the bookmark from the list.
3) Press the
icon. The screen is moved to the saved view.
To delete a bookmark:
1) Press the downward arrow to see the list of bookmarks.
2) Select the bookmark from the list.
3) Press the
icon. The selected bookmark is deleted.
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4.0 Multi-windows Feature.
OceanView™ allows you to work with several windows opened simultaneously. Each window can be
configured with its own presentation settings (see chapters X.2.0, X.3.0).
In order to open a new window use the File > New command (or press CTRL-N), this will show a new world
map. Opening an external bookmark also opens a new window.
The Window menu is assigned to manipulate separate windows. Here you can switch between windows and
arrange them in normal windows styles (Cascade, Tile horizontal and Tile vertical).
In order to close a window, use the File > Close command (or
button on the window Title bar).
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Please note that OceanView™ will not close the last window. Thus, at least one window is always opened.
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5.0 Object Info Functional Panel
All electronic chart information can be accessed via the Object Info functional panel. The panel appears
every time you click with the right mouse button on the chart.
This panel consists of two parts: object tree and list of attributes of the selected object. Objects are
cartographic features that were under the cursor at the instance of clicking.
The top object in the tree is always the name of the dataset. Among its attributes are such parameters as
Chart Title, Source producing agency (HO) and Compilation Scale of Data, etc.
Other objects can be Depth area with depth range in the attributes, Caution, Administration, Territorial sea,
Land areas that usually include all explanatory and cautionary notes from the appropriate chart, Navigational
system of marks displays IALA region (A or B), Lines (recommended tracks, leading lines, depth contours,
Traffic separation scheme boundaries, etc. with exact direction value) and point objects (lighthouses, buoys,
landmarks, wrecks, seabed abbreviations, soundings, pilot boarding places, etc. with all relevant information)
will be listed and their attributes shown. This feature is one of the main advantages of vector charts and
ENC. A lot of useful information can be accessed on this panel without reference to other sources, such as
the List of Lights for example.
The following symbols are used to display different object types in the object tree:
Name of the Dataset
`
Area type object
Point type object
Line type object
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If an object symbol has yellow background it means that the object has been updated by means of auto or
manual updating. The background stays yellow until the updated object is added to the chart as a regular
object that is until a new chart edition is issued.
Double-click on the object in the list to highlight it on the chart. To clear the object highlighting, press the
Clear highlight button.
6.0 Cartographic Objects Search
To access to the cartographic object search function, go to the Data > Chart Object Search menu
command. The Chart Object Search functional panel will open.
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The function scans chart objects and their attributes. All objects with attributes values matching the text
entered to the Find what field of the Chart Object Search panel will be listed in the panel. In order to
understand how the search function works you have to know how an electronic chart is organized and
general principles of its internal structure. For more information see chapter II.4.0.
To find a geographic object:
1) Select a database in which you will search the object in the drop-down list located in the upper left corner
of the panel.
2) Enter the name of the geographic object you want to find to the Find what field.
3) Select the search area in the Look in drop-down list. It can be:

Screen – Search among all objects inside the chart window borders.
 Region – Search among all objects inside a specified geographic region. In this case you may enter
coordinates of the north-west and south-east corners of the area. Also, when you search inside a geographic
region, you may set scale range by assigning From Scale and To Scale values. It means that if an object is
displayed on the chart at a scale out of your range it does not appear in the list.

All World – Search among all available objects of the specified database.
4) Press Start.
After that, the function starts searching. You may see on the panel the percentage of what is done. After
completing, a list of all found objects appears in the central box. The Attributes box displays all attributes of
the object selected in the list. Information is organized in the same way as in the Object Info panel (see
chapter VI.5.0).
For example, you set the search of an object with the name "Lorient", inside the screen. The function will
scan all objects inside the chart window borders. If an object has any text attribute set, this function checks
whether contents of the attributes include the text "Lorient" or not. If the text "Lorient" is found, the object
appears in the list with all its attributes.
5) You can stop the object search process before it is finished. To do so press the Stop button (the Start
button changes its name to Stop after the search has begun). The list of found objects will display the
objects found before the search process was interrupted.
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7.0 Three-dimensional View of the Seabed.
Three-dimensional mode is intended for deep analysis of the sea bottom relief. Press the
to Tools > 3D View menu command) to open the OceanView™ 3D Window.
button (or go
The 3D Window tools are arranged in three tool tabs: View Elements tab, Vertical Scale tab, and Palettes
tab.
In the View Elements tab the following tools are located:
Vertices – shows/hides initial depth and height points
Wireframe – shows/hides surface grid
Colored z layers – paints depth layers with colors of a specified palette
Alarm area – paints alarm depth layer with a special color
Water surface – shows/hides water surface
Terrain – draws terrain in 3D view (information is given from special file)
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Seabed – shows/hides seabed
Compass – shows/hides the image of the compass in the lower left window corner
Navigation Aids – shows/hides the images of aids to navigation
ERBL tool – draws Electronic Range Bearing Line in 3D window and allows calculating
Range, Bearing to and Bearing from as in the map window (see chapter VI.8.2)
Depth and coordinate scale frame – shows frame with values of depth, latitude and
longitude coordinate scales
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In the Vertical Scale tab you can adjust vertical scale for the best presentation of the surface. Land surface
and seabed surface scales are configured separately.
The vertical scale with the value of 1 displayed in the field under the scale control (slider in the highest
position) means that the vertical scale is the same as the chart scale. The vertical scale with the value of 100
is 100 times larger than the chart scale.
In the Palettes tab you can select the palette to color z layers of 3-dimensional surface.
Please, notice, that some of these options can operate only with other options switched on.
You can zoom and rotate the 3D model. To zoom the model in or out, rotate the mouse wheel forward or
backward respectively. To rotate the model in horizontal plane, hold the left mouse button and move the
mouse; to rotate the model in the vertical plane, hold the right mouse button and move the mouse.
If you change the view of the map (zoom in, zoom out, or scroll the map), the 3D view will be changed
automatically.
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8.0 Measuring Distances and Directions
There are two tools for measuring distances and directions in OceanView™.
8.1 Measurement Tool
Measurement tool is activated by pressing the
button or with the Tools > Measurement command.
The Result of measurement indicator will appear in the upper left corner of the chart window. It displays the
total distance between the first and the last points.
The principles of working with the Measurement tool are as follows:
Add point. Click with the LEFT mouse button on the chart. The point number (1) in a yellow circle will
appear. Move the cursor and a thin red line linking this point and the mouse pointer is displayed. This can be
useful for checking the second point position. Click with the LEFT mouse button in a new place on the chart.
The second point (2) will now appear. The next LEFT click will plot the next point and so on.
Checking point position. Pressing and holding down the LEFT mouse button while adding points allows
controlling the point position. Release the mouse button to plot the point.
Scrolling and zoom in or out. While you are in the Measurement mode any LEFT click plots a new point. In
order to scroll the chart window or zoom it with a boundary box press and hold down the CTRL key. While
the CTRL key is held down, you can scroll and zoom with the boundary box in the same way as in the chart
view mode (to zoom out, press and hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys simultaneously) (see chapters
VI.1.0 and VI.2.0).
Insert a point before the first one. Move the mouse pointer over the first point. The thin red line will be
linked to it instead of the last point. Click with the LEFT mouse button. A new point has been inserted before
the first one. In the same way you can move the mouse pointer over the last point and resume adding points
from the last one.
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Delete point. In order to delete a point move the mouse pointer over it. The thin red line will disappear and a
special symbol will be displayed. Press the RIGHT mouse button to delete the point.
Move point. In order to move a point, locate the mouse pointer over it and press the LEFT mouse button. A
special symbol will be displayed. Choose the new point position and press the LEFT mouse button again.
The point has now been moved. Press ESC to cancel the operation.
Insert point between two existing points. In order to insert a point between two existing points move the
mouse pointer over the line between them. A special symbol will be displayed. Press the LEFT mouse
button, choose the new point position and press the LEFT mouse button again to insert the point. Press ESC
to cancel the operation.
To change settings of the Measurement tool, go to Tools > Options, in the Options window, select the
Measurement tab.
You can edit the following settings:

measurement units: meters or nautical miles

to display directions or not (Show bearing option)

to compute legs as great circle or rhumb lines (Great circle option)
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In the great circle mode a leg always consists of a number of rhumb lines with a limited length. The value of that
limitation is set so as to get negligible errors. Therefore in this mode you will see several values of direction along the line
if the Show bearing option is on.
Also, while you move the cursor along the great circle line you can notice appearance of the “Delete point” symbol which
should be displayed above the point only. It means that the “separation” point is actually under the cursor but just hidden.
This feature with “separation” point affects the appearance of this symbol only and does not affect any other
measurement functions.
When you work with several windows and would like to unify these settings for all windows, switch to the option Tools >
Options > General > Apply settings to all Map Windows. If it is not checked, the settings are applied to the active
window only.
8.2 ERBL (Electronic Range Bearing Line) Tool
To call ERBL, go to the Tools > ERBL menu command.
During work with ERBL, pressing LEFT mouse button causes no action. This feature allows using ERBL
together with, for example, Route Planning, by checking clearance of a route from dangers. Two ERBL
modes are possible:
1) Measuring distance and bearing from an object. Move cursor over an object (a cape, for example)
and press RIGHT mouse button. ERBL center will be fixed at the object position. After that, move the cursor
aside. In the lower left corner of the chart window, the following information is displayed: distance from ERBL
center to cursor (Rng), bearing from the ERBL center to the cursor (Brg to) and bearing from the cursor to
the ERBL center (Brg from). To measure distance and bearing from another object, move the cursor over
the object and click twice with the RIGHT mouse button.
2) Clearance check. Fix the ERBL center with pressing the RIGHT mouse button. Move the cursor aside
until the distance between the cursor and the ERBL center reaches a required value (distance is displayed in
the lower left corner of the chart window in the Rng field). Press the RIGHT mouse button again. This fixes a
range line. When you move the cursor, the range line will also be moved. Thus, during Route planning you
can estimate distance from a waypoint to dangers. To set a different distance press the RIGHT mouse
button.
Measuring distance and bearing
from an object
Clearance check
To close the ERBL tool, uncheck the Tools > ERBL menu command.
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VII. VOYAGE PLANNING
1.0 General Information
1.1 Voyage Planning in General
Let us consider the process of voyage planning. It can be divided into two parts: preliminary planning in the
Shipping Company and detailed planning carried out by Navigator.
 Preliminary planning includes:
1) Defining ports of call (loading and discharging) according to planning contract, as well as defining
possible passages in ballast.
2) Preliminary route planning for getting estimated time of arrival (ETA) and estimated time of departure
(ETD) for all ports of the designated voyage. If the vessel shall pass canals or channels, which increases
voyage time and requires additional payment, it is counted also.
3) Financial calculations, including estimated profit of transportation and expenses required for cargo
operations and entering into ports.
4) Simultaneously bunkering is defined (where, when and how the vessel will bunker). Bunker cost is
included to expenses. Under no circumstances a vessel shall be loaded above the loadline. Therefore
voyage region, season and water salinity in ports of call limit maximum quantity of cargo, which the vessel
may load.
5) On the other hand, loading can be limited my maximum draft for passing canal and channels, as well as
for entering into ports.
6) Taking into account the fact that fuel consumption often depends on vessel's speed, it might be
sometimes preferably to increase voyage duration by few days, but to decrease at the same time bunker
expenses. Therefore calculation of the most "profitable" speed is necessary.
 For detailed voyage planning on board the Navigator shall:
1) Find out the Port of Destination.
2) Define general route direction on a small scale chart.
3) Check with Chart Catalogue availability of all charts and publications along the route and request what is
absent.
4) Correct charts and publications up to the latest Notice to Mariners.
5) Plot the route on large scale charts, taking into account all hazards, Traffic Separation Schemes,
recommended tracks, weather forecast, seasonal and predominant currents and winds, etc.
6) Calculate accurately the Total Distance and ETA. Engineers provide fuel consumption figures.
7) Collect all requirements and regulations along the route, including reporting areas, location and working
frequencies of weather forecast and navigational information transmission stations.
8) Collect all necessary information about Port of Destination including tidal information, port regulations,
pilotage requirements, etc.
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1.2 OceanView™ Tools for Voyage Planning
To start Voyage planning, press the
button or go to the Tools > Route planning menu command.
Route planning tools are located on three panels: Route Finder, Route Planning and Voyage report.
Route Finder assists you in creating a new route. After adding all ports of call to the itinerary, Route Finder
automatically creates the route and your task is to check and fix it if necessary with the Route Planning tool.
In this way you should save time for route planning comparing to creating a new route manually.
Route Planning allows editing an existing route and creating a new one manually. Moreover, route and
voyage information such as waypoints, critical points and voyage schedule, is accessed in the Edit route
mode of that tool.
OceanView™ therefore gives you two ways for route creation: automatic with the Route Finder tool and
manual with the Route Planning tool.
The Voyage report tool gives summary information about the voyage.
1.3 Voyage Planning with OceanView™
With OceanView™ the voyage planning process is supposed to be carried out in the following sequence:
1) Ensure you have all charts necessary (see chapter IV.6.0).
2) Update all charts by means of Auto updating (see chapter V.5.0).
3) Check NAVTEX and other navigational warning messages. If necessary, apply manual update (see
chapter V.6.0) that can be absent in Notices to Mariners and therefore not included in automatic updating.
4) Open the Route Finder functional panel – go to Tools > Route planning (see chapter VII.2.0).
5) Set your vessel draft and maximum height (see chapter VII.2.1).
6) Select ports of call and add them to the itinerary (see chapter VII.2.2).
7) Calculate the route (see chapter VII.2.5).
8) Add or remove necessary restrictions, if you are not satisfied with the route calculated (see chapter
VII.2.6), and calculate again an alternative route.
9) Save the route (see chapter VII.2.7).
10) Switch to Route planning edit mode (Route planning > Edit, see chapter VII.4.0).
11) Check the created route on large scale charts. You can use the Check route function (see chapter
VII.4.7). Also you can use Weather forecast (see chapter VII.8.0), GMDSS Master Plan (see chapter
VII.11.0) and SAR Global Plan (see chapter VII.12.0) for getting additional information concerning the route.
Edit the route manually, if necessary (see chapter VII.4.1).
12) While checking the route, ensure that Speed, Deviation, Turning radius and Great Circle sailing are
correct for all parts of the route and modes of voyage (in port, from port and sea passage). Use the
dedicated form “Parameters” in the Edit route mode (see chapter VII.4.4).
13) Total Distance and Passage Plan may be saved or printed out.
14) Arrange the Voyage Schedule. Input Time of Departure, Stop Duration in ports (or waiting for pilots).
OceanView™ will calculate ETA automatically (see chapter VII.4.6).
15) Predict tides for all Ports of Call using the Tides tool (see chapter VII.7.0).
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16) Set critical points along the route that is points of approaching to dangerous areas, mandatory reporting
and vessel‟s procedure points (see chapter VII.4.5).
17) Switch to Voyage report section.
18) Set up fuel consumption figures and other maintenance costs. OceanView™ will calculate the whole
Voyage cost (see chapter VII.6.0).
19) Print out the Voyage plan and summary report.
20) By means of the Mariner Objects tool, mark dangerous charted objects along the route and put your own
marks on the chart (see chapter V.7.0).
21) During the voyage, obtain Chart updates from the C-MAP server (see chapter V.5.0) and Weather
forecast (see chapter VII.8.0). Also apply Manual Update for charting information received from NAVTEX,
NAVAREA, etc (see chapter V.6.0).
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2.0 Route Finder
To start automatic route creation, press the
command. Switch to the Route finder panel.
button or go to the Tools > Route planning menu
2.1 Setting Own Ship Data
Press the Own ship data button. The Ship properties window will appear.
1) Input the maximum vessel height (the distance between lower keel and upper aerial points). This value is
constant for the vessel.
2) Input the current draft.
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3) Go to the Bunker Costs tab and input bunker figures. They are used for the Voyage report that will be
created later (see chapter VII.6.0).
Consumption figures are constant for the same vessel. They represent Heavy Fuel and Diesel Oil
consumption (in tons per day) depending on speed. The appropriate diagram is calculated automatically.
Port consumption can also be put in.
4) Enter purchasing price for Heavy Fuel and Diesel Oil.
5) Input Fixed costs per day, meaning daily maintenance expenses.
All the data can be saved for future use:
1) Press the Save Settings button.
2) Input the vessel‟s name.
3) Press OK button.
In order to restore the settings just select the vessel in the list.
To delete settings for a specified vessel, select the name of the vessel in the drop-down list at the top of the
Ship Properties window and press Delete.
2.2 Adding Ports to the Itinerary
On the left side of the Route finder panel there is a list of all available ports. They are sorted by Port name
or by Country depending on the Sorted marker position.
If a port is highlighted with black background, it means that the maximum draft for the port is less than the
current draft of your vessel set in the Ship properties window (see chapter VII.2.1). You cannot add such
ports to the itinerary.
 To add a port to the route if you know the name of the port:
1) Select the port in the list. If the Highlight option is ticked, the port will be marked on the chart with a
green circle. If you press the
button located under ports list, the chart will be scrolled so that the port will
be displayed in the center of the chart window and it will be marked with an arrow symbol.
2) Press the Add to Itinerary button.
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 To add a port to the route if you know its geographical location:
1) Tick the Highlight All option. All ports stored in the database will be marked on the chart with yellow
circles. If you move cursor on a circle, port name will appear on the screen as tooltip.
2) Move the cursor on the port and press the right mouse button.
For quick finding a port in the list, use the search function. Switch to the search by port by selecting the By
port option and input the port name in the field above. The first port, whose name begins with the symbols
you have typed, will be selected in the list. Continue inputting until the required port is selected or press the
Next button to find the next port that includes the entered symbols.
If the search By country is set, the first port (in alphabetical order) of the country, whose name you are
inputting, will be selected. Sorting order by country is recommended together with the search by country. In
such case after finding the first port of a country, you can scroll the ports list and find the port you are looking
for as it will be located near in the list.
2.3 Adding Waypoints to the Itinerary
Besides ports, you can add waypoints to the Itinerary:
1) Press the Add Waypoints button.
2) Move the mouse pointer to the required position on the chart.
3) Press and hold down the SHIFT key.
4) Press the LEFT mouse button. The waypoint will be added to the Itinerary.
5) Release the Add Waypoints button.
2.4 Editing the Itinerary
After adding ports and waypoints to the itinerary, you can do the following operations with them:
Delete from the itinerary.
Move the port down or up in the itinerary.
Clear the itinerary (remove all ports).
When the Highlight Ports checkbox is ticked, all ports in the itinerary are displayed on the
chart as white circles and the port selected in the list is displayed as a violet circle.
Once this button is pressed the screen will be scrolled so that the port selected in the
itinerary will be displayed in the center of chart window and it will be marked by an arrow
symbol.
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2.5 Route Calculation
After adding all necessary ports and waypoints to the Itinerary, press the Calculate button. OceanView™ will
calculate the shortest route among all available, taking into account your vessel current draft. The calculated
route will be marked on the chart as a yellow line.
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2.6 Adding Restrictions
If Route Finder has plotted the route through narrows, canals or channels which you did not plan to pass,
you may set restrictions. There are two methods of setting restrictions.
 The first method of setting restrictions is allowing or prohibiting passing through certain canals or
channels. In the right part of Route Finder panel remove ticks from passages which are allowed for
navigating and tick the disabled ones.
To disable all passages, press the Mark all button. To enable all passages, press the Clear all button.
If the Highlight option is ticked, selection of a passage in the list causes highlighting the passage on the
chart.
Once this button is pressed the screen will be scrolled so that the passage selected in the list will be
displayed in the center of chart window and it will be marked by an arrow symbol.
If the Inshore traffic allowed option is ticked, all inshore traffic zones will be allowed for sailing. In such
case a route might be plotted outside of Traffic Separation Schemes and be shorter.
If the Use rivers option is ticked, a route might be plotted through inland waters.
The Use DWR option means "use of Deep Water Routes". If the option is ticked, a route will be plotted
through deep water routes where possible.
 The second method of setting restrictions is adding your own restrictions. Use the following procedure:
1) Press the Add restriction button.
2) Using the LEFT mouse button plot a line which must not be crossed during route calculation. The
principles of plotting and editing points and lines see in chapter VI.8.1.
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3) Press the Save restriction button.
4) Confirm adding a restriction by pressing Yes.
You can add as many restrictions as you like. To remove all restrictions, press the Remove all restrictions
button.
Once you have added all necessary restrictions press the Calculate button to recalculate your route.
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2.7 Saving the Route
After the route is calculated it should be saved for future use. Use the following procedure:
1) Press the Save as Route button.
2) The Add new route dialog box will appear. Input the Route name if necessary. You can also change
initial and final port names of the route.
3) Press OK.
4) Press the Edit route button located on the Route Finder panel. The Route planning panel will be
opened where you can analyze, check, and fix the calculated route (see chapter VII.4.0).
If you are not satisfied with the calculated route, or OceanView™ is unable to calculate the route, switch to
the Route planning panel and start creating your own route manually (see chapter VII.3.0).
3.0 Manual Route Creation
The Route Planning panel consists of the Available routes box and seven buttons on the right side. The
list of all routes loaded in OceanView™ is shown here. All buttons and principles of working with this list are
described in chapter VII.5.1.
If you have created your route with Route finder you may skip this chapter and continue reading from
chapter VII.4.0 (Route planning – Edit mode).
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To create a route without the automatic Route Finder:
1) Open the Route planning panel.
2) Press the New button. The Add new route dialog box will appear.
3) Input the Route name, and names of the depature and destination ports.
4) Press OK.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
You can input any Route Name, but using departure and arrival port names is recommended. Indeed, though port names
are presented in the From Port and To Port fields, in some Voyage planning tables and dialog boxes only the route
name is presented. The port names which you type here appear in the:
1) Route Planning – Available routes list
2) Voyage report (see chapter VII.6.0)
3) Export and Import routes (see chapter VII.5.2)
You can change port names any time. In order to do that in the Available routes table:
Select the route, press the Rename button, and in the Modify Route Info window you can change route name
as well as names of the ports.
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4.0 Route Planning: Edit Mode
You can create a route either using Route finder (see chapter VII.2.0) or manually (see chapter VII.3.0).
After that you should enter the Edit mode in order to plot the route or check it.
When a route is in the edit mode the Route Planning panel consists of the Waypoints, Critical points and
Schedule panels. Control buttons are located in the right part of the panel and they are different as
compared with ordinary Route Planning panel. The total route distance and the total voyage duration are
calculated automatically and displayed in the top right corner of the panel.
4.1 Plotting Waypoints on the Chart
In the Route planning – Edit mode you can plot waypoints directly on chart.
Add waypoint. Click with the LEFT mouse button on the chart. A waypoint will be plotted at the cursor
position. It will be displayed as its number (1) in a circle. Move the cursor and a thin red line linking the point
and cursor is displayed. It can be useful for checking the leg and second waypoint position ("leg" is a part of
a route between two adjacent waypoints). Click with the LEFT mouse button in a new position on the chart.
The second waypoint (2) will appear. The next LEFT click will plot the next waypoint and so on.
Scrolling and zooming. While you are in the Edit mode any LEFT click plots a new point. In order to scroll
the chart window or zoom it with a boundary box, press and hold down the CTRL key. While the CTRL key is
held down you can scroll and zoom with a boundary box the same as in an ordinary chart view mode (to
zoom out, press and hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys simultaneously) (see chapters VI.1.0 and VI.2.0).
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Insert waypoint before the first one. Move the mouse pointer over the first waypoint. The thin red line will
be linked to it instead of the last waypoint. Click with the LEFT mouse button. A new waypoint will be
inserted before the first one. In the same way you can move the mouse pointer over the last waypoint and
resume adding waypoints from the last one.
Delete waypoint. In order to delete a waypoint move the mouse pointer over it. The thin red line will
disappear and a special symbol will be displayed. Press the RIGHT mouse button to delete the waypoint.
Move waypoint. In order to move a waypoint, move the mouse pointer over it and press the LEFT mouse
button. A special symbol will be displayed. Choose the waypoint position and press the LEFT mouse button
again. The waypoint will now be moved. Press ESC to cancel the operation.
Insert waypoint between two existing waypoints. In order to insert a waypoint between two existing
waypoints move the mouse pointer over the leg between them and a special symbol will be displayed. Press
the LEFT mouse button, choose the waypoint position and press the LEFT mouse button again to insert a
waypoint. Press ESC to cancel the operation.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Please note that while you are plotting or checking the waypoints at the same time you can use the ERBL tool (Tools >
ERBL, see chapter VI.8.2). Click with the RIGHT mouse button on a land feature to fix the ERBL and move the mouse
pointer to the position where you are going to plot a waypoint. The ERBL will display distance and bearing to that land
feature.
4.2 Control Buttons
In the Edit mode the following buttons are available:

 Save button allows saving the edited route. After saving the Edit mode is closed
and the standard Route Planning panel appears.
 Save as saves the route with a different name. The Save route as window will
appear, there you can input another route name. After saving the Edit mode is
closed and the standard Route Planning panel appears.
 Show button changes the scale and screen position in order to view the whole
route in the chart window.
 Parameters button opens the Route parameters dialog. You can change route
parameters there. Description of parameters is contained in chapter VII.4.4
 Charts button displays boundaries of the charts necessary for the route sailing.
This function is described in chapter VII.4.8.
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 Check route tool. When this option is ticked, the Route check is carried out. Dangers found by the
check route function form a separate list. Two additional panels are created: Dangers and Cautions.
Description of the check route function is contained in chapter VII.4.7.
 Cancel button allows exiting from the edit mode cancelling all changes made.
 Export Table function is called with pressing the
icon. After pressing the button a table displayed on
the Route planning panel (Waypoints, Critical points or Schedule) is exported to MS Word, where it can be
printed out.
4.3 Waypoints Panel
For each waypoint and each leg the following data are displayed:
 WP – Waypoint number
 LAT – Waypoint latitude
 LON – Waypoint longitude
 Rad(NM) – Estimated turning radius at the waypoint expressed in nautical miles.
 XTE(m) – Deviation or Cross Track Error along the leg from this waypoint to the next. It is expressed in
meters, to each side of the leg. The deviation is an analogue of accuracy and is used for determining
dangers and cautions along the route (see chapter VII.4.7).
 SPD – Estimated speed on the leg from this waypoint to the next expressed in knots.
 RL (Rhumb Line) – A choice of whether Rhumb Line (
) or Great Circle (
) sailing will be applied
from a waypoint to the next one.
 DTG (NM) (Distance to Go) – Distance from a waypoint to the next one expressed in Nautical Miles. The
Distance is calculated automatically and is not editable.
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 DTA(NM) (Distance to Arrival) – Distance from this waypoint to the last one of the route (destination)
expressed in Nautical Miles. The distance is calculated automatically.
 TTG (Time to Go) – Estimated time of sailing from this waypoint to the next one. It is calculated
automatically. The time is calculated automatically.
 Name – The name of a waypoint. You may assign a name to any waypoint.
In order to change any of the above mentioned parameters (except DTG, DTA, and TTG) click with the LEFT
mouse button in the chosen cell of the table, type in desired value and press ENTER.
Double click on the waypoint number (or pressing ENTER on the keyboard while that cell is selected) allows
scrolling the screen so that the waypoint selected in the list was displayed in the center of the chart window.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Please note, in this table you can enter waypoint coordinates using the keyboard only, without plotting a route in the
chart window. This is useful when you input a route plan, which is created and printed out on paper already to
OceanView™.
The last row in the table is empty. If you start editing any cell in that empty row, a new waypoint will be added.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
If you do not use the mouse, press ARROW keyboard keys for moving around the table and press any key to start
editing.
In order to delete a waypoint using only the keyboard, select any cell (except LAT, LON and Name) in the corresponding
row and press the DELETE key.
4.4 Route Parameters
Before plotting or inputting waypoints, default values of speed, turning radius and cross track error are
recommended to be set as these values will be used in the Waypoints table for each leg. Accurate values of
speed are necessary for the Schedule table also (see chapter VII.4.6).
To set or change route parameters, press the Parameters button in the Route planning – Edit mode. The
Route parameters dialog box will appear. It consists of two panels: Change Settings and Default settings.
On the Default settings tab:
 Economic Speed – speed that is used by OceanView™ for time of sailing between waypoints.
 Deviation – allowable deviation from the leg during sailing between waypoints.
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 Turning radius – turning radius at a waypoint during altering course.
 Great Circle – if the option is ticked, all new legs are calculated as Great Circles. Otherwise, all new legs
are calculated as Rhumb Lines.
 Show speed. When this option is ticked, speed is displayed on legs. If one of the leg waypoints is
outside of the chart window limits, the speed is shown over the visible waypoint.
 Show bearing. Like the speed setting, when this option is ticked, courses are displayed on legs.
 Show Named WP only (Schedule). When this option is ticked, only waypoints with names are displayed
on the Schedule panel (see chapter VII.4.6). This allows displaying the most important waypoints only.
On the Waypoints panel you can change setting of a single waypoint or corresponding leg. The Change
Settings tab allows changing settings of several legs simultaneously.
Input to the From WP and To WP fields numbers of waypoints between which you want to change settings.
Then input new values of Economic Speed, Deviation, Turning Radius and Voyage Part Type (Mode of
Voyage, this field corresponds to the In port field of the Waypoints panel, see chapter VII.4.3). If you tick
the Great Circle option, you will assign all legs between corresponding waypoints as Great Circles. To
assign all legs between corresponding waypoints as Rhumb Lines, set and remove this tick.
Parameters, for which you have not inputted new values, will not be changed. They are disabled. On the
picture above they are Deviation, Turning Radius and Great Circle. Parameters which will be changed are
enabled. On the picture above they are Economic Speed and Voyage Part Type.
After inputting new values press Apply.
4.5 Critical Points Panel
Critical points are supposed to be used by Mariners in ECS/ECDIS. When the vessel approaches a critical
point, a system should notify the Mariner with a sound or any other signal that an event is about to occur. For
example, a critical point may be plotted at the entrance to a mandatory reporting area, at “Call Pilot” or “1
Hour Notice” positions.
This symbol marks a critical point on the chart.
On the Critical points panel the list of all critical points is displayed.
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The table consists of the following fields (columns):
 CP – Critical point number
 LAT – Critical point latitude
 LON – Critical point longitude
 D/T – There is a possibility to notify the Mariner about a critical point approaching in advance. You can
choose whether the system will notify you at some Distance to the critical point or some Time before
reaching it. In case of “Time” notification the system calculates distance using current the vessel's speed and
assigned time. This field displays your choice. If you have chosen Distance you should put a
sign in the
cell and
sign in case of Time notification.
 Distance/Time – This field depends on the D/T choice. The field contains the value of the Distance or
Time where or when the system should notify the Mariner.
 Remark – Here you can describe your critical point. The description will be displayed in ECS/ECDIS
together with alarm.
Plotting critical points and editing the table is the same as plotting waypoints and editing the waypoints table
(see chapter VII.4.3).
4.6 Schedule Panel
The Schedule panel contains information about the voyage schedule.
The table consists of the following fields (columns):
 WP – Waypoint number. The list of waypoints is copied from the Waypoints table.
 Name – The waypoint name.
 Arrival – Date and time of arrival to the waypoint.
 Departure – Date and time of departure from the waypoint.
 Stop dur. – Stop duration at the waypoint. It can be applied for waypoints representing pilot stations and
ports, in OceanView™ a route can include a number of intermediate ports of call.
 Speed – Estimated speed in knots on the leg from this waypoint to the next. It is copied from the
Waypoints table and is not editable.
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 Distance – The leg distance from the waypoint to the next one expressed in Nautical Miles. The
Distance is copied from the Waypoints table.
 Time to Next – Time to the next waypoint.
4.7 Check Route Tool
The Check Route function is started when you tick the Check Route option in the right part of the Route
planning panel.
The function checks the whole route leg by leg and writes down lists of dangers and cautions that it finds. It
creates two additional panels inside the Route Planning panel: the Dangers and Cautions panels. It also
marks all legs. The marking scheme is the following:

Blue bold line – The leg has not been checked yet.

Red bold line – Dangers have been found along the leg.
 Yellow bold line – The leg is a rhumb line with the length more than 195 Miles and the function cannot
check it.

Red thin line – No dangers have been found along the leg.
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Cautions do not affect this highlighting. The Dangers and Cautions panels are organized exactly like the
Object info panel (see chapter VI.5.0).
The check route function uses the XTE (cross track error) parameter (see chapter VII.4.3). It is an analogue
of accuracy or allowable deviation from the leg. OceanView™ draws a special Deviation band with dotted
lines. Width of the band is equal to double XTE parameter value.
All dangerous objects covered by the Deviation band are being added to the Dangers list. Situation is similar
with Caution objects. The Cautions list includes objects, which are not considered by OceanView™ as
dangerous, but which require navigator's attention.
Depth contours and depth areas are classified as dangerous if they limit or include depths less than the
value of Safety contour that is set in the Chart > Customize > Settings dialog box (see chapter X.2.0).
Please note, the more Safety contour and Deviation values, the greater the number of dangers that you will
get in the list. “Too safe” values cause too long lists, which are difficult for manual analysis.
4.8 Charts
When you press the Charts button located in the right part of the Route planning panel, all charts in the
limits of which the route is plotted are displayed in the chart window and listed in the created Charts panel.
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Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
If there are several databases currently in the view (see chapter V.1.0), before appearing of the Charts panel, a special
Select Database window will appear.
Select the database containing navigation charts used for route planning and press Apply. The Cancel button allows
cancelling displaying of the charts list.
In the chart window electronic chart boundaries and their names are displayed. If you move the mouse
pointer to a chart border, the chart name will be displayed as a tooltip.
In the Charts table you can see some additional Chart information, such as Scale, Edition Number, Issue
Date, etc.
If you click on the chart border with the LEFT mouse button, this chart is selected in the table. Double click
on any field of the chart in the table and the chart will be highlighted in the chart window.
You can sort charts in the table. Select the field that you want to use as a criterion for chart sorting. Press the
(Ascending order) or
(Descending order) button located in the top right corner of the Charts panel.
The charts will be sorted appropriately.
5.0 Routes Management
5.1 Work with Several Routes
After completing the route creation, checking it and pressing the Save, Save as or Cancel buttons, you exit
from the Route Planning – Edit mode. The ordinary Route Planning panel appears. It consists of the list of
available routes and control buttons in the right part.
Available routes are the routes created manually (see chapter VII.3.0) or automatically (see chapter VII.2.0)
as well as imported routes (see chapter VII.5.2). Route name, Port of departure (From Port) and Port of
destination (To Port) are displayed in the list.
With a LEFT mouse click you can select any route. While holding down CTRL key you select all routes you
click and with the SHIFT key you select all routes in the list between two last clicked.
Control buttons are the following:
 New – A new route will be created.
 Edit – Start editing a selected route. You can edit only one route at a time.
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 Rename – The Modify route info window appears, where you can change route, port of departure and
port of destination names. You can rename only one route at a time.
 Show – The route will be shown in the chart window. The screen will be scrolled and the chart scale
arranged so that the whole selected route was displayed on the screen.
 Hide – The route will not be displayed in the chart window.
 Delete – The route will be deleted.
 Close – The Voyage planning panels will be closed. You have a possibility to close the panels by
releasing the
button on the Toolbar or by pressing the
(Route finder, Route planning, or Voyage report).
button on any of the Voyage planning panels
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Pressing the Close button does not hide displayed routes in the chart window. Only Voyage planning panels are closed.
Management of displayed routes after panels closing can be carried out using the Route monitor panel (see below).
 S.P.E. (Ship Position Estimation) – Press the button to open the Ship Position Estimation panel.
There you estimate the position of a vessel on the route where the vessel will get from a specified point
in a specified period of time. The function is implemented to give the possibility to estimate the current
position of a vessel relative to its last reported position in case of the communication blackout. To
estimate a vessel position:
1) Press the S.P.E. button, the Ship Position Estimation panel will open.
2) Enter the average speed of the vessel to the Average speed field.
3) Enter the last report time value to the Known field in the Time of position section.
4) Enter the time at which you want to estimate the position of the vessel to the Estimated field in the
Time of position section.
5) Press Apply to apply the specified position estimation settings.
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6) The vessel is displayed in the starting point of the route. The last reported position of the vessel is
marked with a red flag.
7) Estimated position of the vessel is displayed as a designated symbol.
8) You can move the last reported position symbol (flag) with the mouse (hold the left mouse button
and move the mouse), and the estimated position symbol will move accordingly.
9) To exit the function, press Close.
To the left from a route name in the Available routes list a checkbox is located. Ticking a checkbox is equal
to pressing the Show button, and clearing the box is equal to pressing the Hide button. The only difference
is that using the checkboxes does not affect the scale and the position of the chart window. On the contrary,
pressing the Show button causes setting a tick in the checkbox, and pressing the Hide button causes
clearing the checkbox.
In the top left corner of the chart window a special panel called Routes monitor is displayed if at least one of
the routes is checked in the Available routes list. Move the mouse pointer over it and a list of all displayed
routes will appear.
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On the picture above you can see two loaded routes in the Routes monitor box. They are ticked also in the
Available routes list and they are displayed in the chart window.
Route monitor also allows management of loaded routes. Three buttons are provided for this purpose:
(Hide). After pressing this button the route will be hidden. It is equal to the Hide button located on the
Route planning panel.
(Show). After pressing this button the route will be displayed in the chart window. It is equal to Show
button located on the Route planning panel. Also the screen will be scrolled and chart scale
arranged so that the route selected will be to display the whole route on the screen. Therefore this
button may be useful when the route is shown already but is outside of the chart window.
(Toggle view). This is a unique feature of Route monitor. Releasing this button the route will be
hidden, as well as after pressing the Hide button, but it will not be unloaded from the memory.
Therefore further pressing this button will display the route quicker then hiding and showing the route
using ordinary way. This feature is useful during work with routes containing a lot of waypoints.
In the edit route mode the buttons
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5.2 Routes Export and Import
Routes export and import can be carried out in one of the formats below depending on future use. The table
contains formats comparison and brief information about data, being saved in the formats supported.
C-Map
File format
File extension
C-Map
C-Map
Sperry,
Furuno,
C-Map,
PCRoute PC-Planner,
Planner,
Waypoints
Route
PC-Planner,
Track
*.route *.UP.xml
*.RT.xml
*.TRK.xml
*.vp
*.txt
Voyage plan Route plan
Telko,
Route plan
*.lst
Saving several routes
in single file
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Route name
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Waypoint names
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Waypoints latitude and
Yes
longitude
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Speed on route leg
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Turning radius, XTE
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Time of departure
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Critical points
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
 In order to export routes:
1) Go to the Tools > Export & Import > Routes menu command. The Routes Export/Import window will
appear.
2) Select the route you want to export.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Using CTRL and SHIFT keyboard keys you can select several routes. All selected routes will be saved in a single file (if
this feature is supported by file format, see the table above).
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3) Press the Export button. The Select Export File Format window will open. There you can select the
format for the route export file.
4) A standard MS Windows Save as dialog will appear. OceanView™ will offer to save the file in a folder,
defined in the Tools > Options > File Locations dialog box (see chapter IX.6.0). You can assign different
folder if necessary.
5) Input the file name in the File name field. If you input a name of existing file containing exported routes,
selected routes will be added to existing file (if this feature is supported by file format, see the table above).
6) Pres Save. The route will be saved on the disk in a specified format.
 In order to import routes:
1) Select Tools > Export & Import > Routes menu command. The Routes Export/Import window will
appear.
2) Press the Import button. A standard MS Windows Open dialog will appear. OceanView™ will offer to
open a file located in a folder, defined in the Tools > Options > File Locations dialog box (see chapter
IX.6.0). You can assign a different folder if necessary.
3) Select an imported file format in the Files of type drop-down list.
4) Select the required file and press Open.
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In common case the required route will be imported to OceanView™ after this procedure and will appear in
the Available routes list of the Route Planning panel. However, to import a route saved in the C-Map
format (*.route files) you have to perform additional operations.
 Additionally for files in the C-Map format (*.route files):
1) Select Route Name dialog window will appear.
2) Select the route you want to import if the file contains more than one route.
3) Input the new route name if necessary.
4) Tick the Reverse Route option if you want to get the opposite route direction. But be careful using this
function as usually the opposite route is different than the initial one due to Traffic Separation Schemes, etc.
5) Press OK. The route will be imported and will appear in the Available routes list of the Route planning
panel.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
In the Routes Export/Import window you have a possibility to Show, Rename and Delete the selected route. These
functions are the same as on the Route planning panel (see chapter VII.5.1).
6.0 Voyage Report
Switch to the Voyage report panel to get the final figures related to the planned voyage.
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1) In the drop-down Select Route list select the voyage you are interested in.
2) Press the Bunker/Costs button and in the Ship properties window (see chapter VII.2.1) input the
bunker figures.
3) Input the Weather Factor (%). This represents not only fuel reserves but also loss of time due to heavy
weather. The speed will be decreased by that value. For example, if the initial speed is 20 knots and you set
Weather Factor as 10%, the resulting speed in the Voyage report table will be 18.2 knots (18.2 + 10% = 20
knots). All the values based on speed will be changed accordingly.
4) All other values in the table are taken from other tables or calculated automatically.
In the Port field only Ports and waypoints where you supposedly stop the engine are displayed. All other
waypoints are hidden.
The voyage summary is shown at the bottom of the table.
5) Press the Print report button to export the Voyage report to MS Word where it can be printed out.
The exported Voyage report contains considerably more information than you can see in the table.
There are also many blank fields where you may enter your own information.
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6) On the Voyage report panel there is a possibility to calculate the average speed in order to reach the
last port of voyage at a specified time. The Speed Calculation box is designed for this purpose. By default
Arrival Time to the last port of voyage copied from the Schedule panel (see chapter VII.4.6) and average
speed along the route are displayed in the box. If you change Arrival Time by means of arrow buttons or
keyboard, displayed Speed will be recalculated. In order to display the recalculated speed in the Voyage
report and use it in the voyage calculations, press the Apply button and confirm your intentions.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
The calculated average Voyage speed is not saved and its alteration does not cause speed changes on route legs
displayed on the Schedule panel. Moreover, this speed is lost when you close the Voyage report panel or select a
different voyage.
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7.0 Tidal Predictions
To access tidal information, press the
button or selecting the Tools > Tides menu command. Three
panels will be opened: Tides, Streams and Astro Calculator.
The
option on the Tides or Streams panels allows showing or hiding information on the
chart. If it is ticked and the chart scale is more than 1:5 000 000, special yellow symbols
prediction points) and
(tidal
(tidal stream prediction points) are displayed on the map.
If you move the cursor over tide or tidal stream symbols, tooltips might appear. The tooltips for tides display
Location Name, Height and Time (UTC). The tooltips for tidal streams display the stream Speed. In order to
see the tooltips, the chart scale must be more than 1:100 000. Also, special settings must be switched on the
Chart > Customize > Presentation panel. Tick the Tides Info option; and for displaying tidal prediction
point name tick additionally the Text (other) option.
Element of time operating is located on the Tides, Streams and Astro Calculator panels.
Using this element you can:
 Select the time system (UTC or Local Time), which is displayed in the date-time box (Local Time = UTC
– Time Zone)

Set time and date for which tides and tidal streams are calculated (use the keyboard or arrow keys).
 Set the Current Time with pressing the Current Time button. When the button is pressed, the current
time is displayed in the date-time box, you cannot edit the value.
 Automatically increase time in date-time box every 10 minutes which allows animating the display of tidal
and streaming data on the map (by pressing the button Play located only on Tides and Streams panels).
Results of tide and tidal stream calculations can be displayed in UTC or in Local Time, depending on
selection in the following drop-down list:
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7.1 Tides
When you click with the right mouse button on any symbol of tide on the map, the corresponding tide is
found in the list of tides on the Tides panel. And vice versa, you can find the corresponding tide highlighted
on the map if you click with the left mouse button on the tide from the list.
General information related to the selected tide and input time is shown in the center of the panel:

Time Zone – Time difference between the standard (local) time of the tide location and UTC.

Tide Type – Can be Diurnal, Mixed Diurnal, Mixed Semi-Diurnal and Semi-Diurnal.

From High Water – It relates to the latest High water event.

From Low Water – It relates to the latest Low water event.
 Current Water Level – Shows the water level of Tidal object, related to the time, described in the input
time field.
Detailed information about the tide location is represented in the Graph, High/Low Water and Water Levels
tabs:
 Graph – Tidal height (in meters) depending on the Time is graphically expressed on the diagram. The
diagram background consists of three color zones. The zones graphically show night time (dark grey),
twilights (light grey) and daytime (white). The red vertical line on the graph marks the time entered in the
date-time edit box. In addition there is a very useful feature within the diagram. When you move the mouse
pointer over the diagram area the time and the corresponding tidal heights are shown below allowing you to
obtain detailed tidal information.
 High/Low Water – Summary information about the time and height of high and low water is given.
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 Water Levels – Provides the information about water level height predictions for next three days, starting
with the current day. The step of such predictions is one hour.
7.2 Streams
When you click with the right mouse button on any symbol of stream on the map, information about the
corresponding stream will be shown on the Streams panel.
General information related to the highlighted tidal stream and input time is shown in the left part of the
panel:

Time Zone – Time difference between standard (local) time of tidal stream and UTC.

Direction – Direction of the tidal stream.

Speed – Speed of tidal stream.
 Flood/Ebb – Shows if current tidal stream object is in flood or ebb state according to appropriate tidal
station.
Detailed information about the tidal stream is represented in Graph and Speed/Directions tabs:
 Graph – Tidal stream speed (in knots) depending on the Time is graphically expressed on the diagram.
The diagram background consists of three color zones. These zones graphically show night time (dark grey),
twilights (light grey) and daytime (white). The red vertical line on the graph marks the time entered in the
date-time edit box. Two display modes are available by switching the button Direct Changes:
1) Considering tide state – the button Direct Changes must be pressed.
Vertical diagram axis will be divided in two parts by red horizontal line. In the top part the speed of the tidal
stream in the flood state and in the bottom part – in the ebb state will be displayed.
2) Not considering tide state – the button Direct Changes must not be pressed. Diagram displays absolute
values of speed and direction without taking into account flood and ebb states.
Direction of tidal stream is graphically shown for every hour as green arrows. The blue thin graph line is a
graph of water height levels of appropriate tidal High/Low water station, if it exists for given tidal stream
object. Note, that it is only a schematically drawn graph without any level marks. In addition there is a very
useful feature within the diagram. When you move the mouse pointer over the diagram area the time and the
corresponding tidal stream direction and speed are shown below allowing you to obtain detailed information.
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 Speed/Directions – Provides the information about speed and direction predictions for next two days,
starting from the current day. The step of such predictions is one hour.
7.3 Astronomical Calculator
Information about celestial bodies is accessible on the Astro Calculator panel. This panel works in two
modes:
1) If any of tide location or tidal stream object is selected, the Time Zone, Latitude and Longitude fields
contain the calculated time zone and geographical coordinates of such object. In other words, the
geographical position will be equal to geographical position of the currently selected object.
2) If no tide location or tidal stream object is selected, the calculated time zone and geographical
coordinates of the point, corresponding to the screen center are shown.
Please note that calculated value of the time zone may be not exact and you can correct it by choosing the
right value from the drop down list.
The central part of the panel contains the Sun, Moon and Planets tabs with astronomical information:
 Sun – Provides the information about the current position and height of the sun above horizon as well as
about sunrise, twilight and sunset for the input date.
 Moon – Provides the information about the current position and height of the moon above horizon; as
well as about rising, decline and following phases of the moon for the input date.
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 Planets – Provides the information about planets selected in the drop down list: current position, height
above horizon, rising and decline for the input date.
8.0 Weather Forecast
Warning! _______________________________________________________________________________________
In order to get access to Weather forecast data and advanced functionality such as weather and alarms along routes,
you have to subscribe and be registered at C-MAP Marine Forecast. In order to get access to Weather forecast data you
have to subscribe and be registered at C-MAP Norway. For more information, please contact C-MAP Norway AS.
8.1 Downloading Weather Data
8.1.1 Setup Connection
Weather forecast data is transferred over the Internet. OceanView™ provides you with two means of data
transfer: you can use HTTP or e-mail connection. OceanView™ uses HTTP connection by default and has to
be connected to the Internet to be able to transfer data.
You can configure communication settings through the Setup Connection function: Weather 
Download data  Setup Connection.
The menu option opens the Setup Connection window where communication setup options are available.
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You can set the following options:

Communication type – you can choose between HTTP and e-mail connection. To comply with
different ship or office communication set-ups, you are offered four e-mail connection types:
SMTP/POP3, Inbox via MAPI, Folder Send/Recv, and Manually via Attachment. See detailed
description of all communication connections further on in the manual.

Data center – set the center on the continent where you are now to have data transferred faster. So
far, only the Europe data center is available, please check for other available centers later)

Timeout – time period during which the answer from weather data server is awaited (relevant for HTTP,
SMTP/POP3, and Inbox via MAPI connections).

Attachment size – you can set preferred maximum size of a data pack that can be attached to an email sent to you (relevant for all e-mail connections). In case the set attachment size is less than the
size of the ordered weather package, the package is broken down into several data packs that are sent
to you in several e-mails. Set the parameter to „0‟ or „-1‟ if you want that weather packages be sent to
you in one e-mail.

Communication parameters – depending on the type of communication you selected in the
Communication type option, you will be given a possibility to configure a set of parameters specific for
this communication type.
After you have configured connection you can save settings for further use. To do so:
1.
Press the Export settings button.
2.
In the Save As dialog window, indicate location where the *.xml file with settings will be saved.
3.
Enter the file name and press Save.
To load previously saved settings:
1.
Press the Import settings button.
2.
In the Open dialog window select the *.xml file with saved settings and press Open.
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Communication Types

Internet (HTTP)
If you set the Internet (HTTP) communication type, OceanView™ will use standard HTTP protocol to send
requests and receive weather data. You can configure HTTP parameters in the Setup Connection window
in the HTTP parameters branch of the connection parameters tree.
The HTTP proxy type parameter can be set to the following values:

Direct connection – Use the option if you do not use proxy server to provide connection to the
Internet.

Automatic discovery – Use the option if you do not know exact parameters of your proxy server,
or if you are not sure that your internet connection is provided through a proxy server. Set this
option and the program will find proxy server automatically.

Manual configuration – Use the option if your internet connection is provided through a proxy
server and you know all parameters of the server.
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E-Mail (SMTP/POP3)
If you set the E-Mail (SMTP/POP3) e-mail connection option, OceanView™ is acting as an e-mail program
and is using standard incoming and outgoing data transfer protocols. In the Setup Connection window you
can configure protocols settings in the E-Mail Parameters branch of the connection parameters tree.

E-Mail (Inbox via MAPI)
If you set the E-Mail (Inbox via MAPI) connection option, OceanView™ will use the e-mail program installed
on your computer to send data requests and receive weather data files. For OceanView™ to be able to use
your e-mail program, the program should support MAPI (Messaging API).
OceanView™ then processes received weather data and loads weather packages automatically.

E-Mail (Folder Send/Recv)
In case you use the E-Mail (Folder Send/Recv) e-mail connection option, you need to set paths to two
folders: Send folder (Send path) and Receive folder (Receive path). Folders are set in the Folder
Parameters branch of the connection parameters tree.

Send folder (Send path) is the folder where data requests are saved as *.xml files. The files have
a predefined name format „request_xxxxx.xml‟ (you are not allowed to change request file
names). After a request file is generated and saved, send it as an attachment to an e-mail to
[email protected] Weather data will be sent to you attached to the response e-mail.
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

Receive folder (Receive path) is the folder where weather data files received from the data
center should be saved. OceanView™ checks the Receive folder periodically and when the
program finds data files there, it loads the weather package automatically. The loaded weather
package is added to the Weather Packages window.
E-Mail (Manually via Attachment)
If you use the E-Mail (Manually via Attachment) e-mail connection option, you will have to send request
files and receive and install weather packages manually.
In this case request file is generated when you press the Send Request button in the Weather Download
Request window. Save the file to any location on your computer and send it as an attachment to an e-mail to
[email protected]
You will receive a response (e-mail) with weather package files attached to it. Save the files to any location
on your computer. To load the weather package files, use the Import Response File function in the
Weather Packages window.
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Warning! _______________________________________________________________________________________
When using an e-mail connection, make sure to configure settings correctly. Connection settings
configuration is a one-time job that should be done by an IT-specialist to ensure the right options and
settings are used.
C-MAP Datacenter e-mail address is [email protected]
8.1.2 Subscription
After you have subscribed to the Weather Forecast Service you have to download the subscription to
OceanView™.
You are asked to download subscription information when you start downloading weather data for the first
time (no matter which downloading option you are using).The Weather Subscription window opens with a
message that the subscription is not found:
To obtain subscription, press the Request Subscription button. Depending on the communication type set
in the Setup Connection parameters (see chapter VII.1.1) you will have to perform the following actions:

Internet (HTTP)
1.
Press the Request Subscription button.
2.
Subscription request will be sent and subscription received and downloaded automatically.

E-mail (SMTP/POP3)
1.
Press the Request Subscription button.
2.
Subscription request will be sent and subscription received and downloaded automatically.

E-mail (MAPI)
1.
Press the Request Subscription button.
2.
Subscription request will be sent and subscription received and downloaded automatically.
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
E-mail (Folder Send/Recv)
1.
Press the Request Subscription button, the subscription request file will be generated and saved
to the Send folder.
2.
Send the subscription file as an attachment to an e-mail to [email protected]
3.
You will receive the subscription file in the response e-mail, save the file to the Receive folder.
4.
OceanView™ will load the subscription automatically.

E-mail (File via Attachment)
1.
Press the Request Subscription button.
2.
Save the generated subscription file to any location on your computer.
3.
Send the file as an attachment to an e-mail letter to [email protected] You will receive the
subscription in the response e-mail.
4.
Save the subscription to any location on your computer.
5.
Download the subscription to OceanView™.
You can access the subscription through Weather  Download Data Subscription menu option.
The Weather Subscription window opens with subscription information displayed in the window.
Subscription information includes a list of products you have subscribed to. For each product the following
information is provided:

Geographical weather model type

Validity

Coverage

Forecast period and time step

Weather forecast elements provided for the product (pressure, temperature, and so on)
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In case you have changed weather data subscription terms, you will have to renew weather subscription. To
do so, go to Weather  Download Data Subscription and in the Weather Subscription window press
the Request Subscription button. Your further actions on sending/receiving subscription depend on the
communication type set in the Setup Connection parameters (see above).
Remark_________________________________________________________________________________________
Weather packages that you receive include subscription files and your subscription is renewed automatically
every time you receive a new weather package. So, in fact, you do not have to renew your subscription
manually.
8.1.3 Downloading Weather
After you have received the subscription to weather products, you are ready to download and display
weather data.
Weather Download Types
OceanView™ provides four types of data download:

Easy Mode Download
This option allows downloading of all weather products listed in your subscription. Configure weather
download request using the Setup Easy Mode function (Weather  Download data  Setup Easy
Mode). The Setup Easy Mode function opens the Weather Download Request window (see chapter
VII.1.4) where you can configure the request.
After the request is configured you can order data by simply selecting the Easy Mode Download option from
the menu (Weather  Download data  Easy Mode Download).

Overview Download
This option only allows downloading of the Global – ECMWF 150 km weather model. You can set
parameters of the weather request in the Weather Download Request window (see chapter VII.1.4); the
window opens when you select the Overview Download menu option (Weather  Download data 
Overview Download).

Coastal Download
This option only allows downloading of the Global – ECMWF 50 km weather model. You can set parameters
of the weather request in the Weather Download Request window (see chapter VII.1.4). The window opens
when you select the Coastal Download menu option (Weather  Download data  Coastal Download).

Customized Download
This option allows downloading of all weather products listed in your subscription. You can set parameters of
the weather request in the Weather Download Request window (see chapter VII.1.4). The window opens
when you select the Customized Download menu option (Weather  Download data  Customized
Download).
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Remark_________________________________________________________________________________________
The Easy Mode option is the fastest and easiest way to download and view weather data, and we
recommend this option for daily inspections especially if you are connected to the Internet.
The Overview option is used to inspect weather forecast over a larger area. If you use this option you have
smaller files to download.
The Coastal option is used to see most detailed weather information.
The Custom option will allow you to customize your weather request more thoroughly.
Access to Weather Download Function
There are several ways to access OceanView™ weather download function:

Using main menu options Weather  Download data
Overview Download / Coastal Download / Customized Download.


Using the Download button of the Weather Presentation panel (Weather  Weather Presentation)
in Easy Mode (the panel always opens in Easy Mode).
Easy Mode Download
/
When you press the Download button (in the lower left corner of the panel) the Easy Mode Download
type is activated. To download weather data using other download types, press the down arrow at the
left side of the Download button and from the drop-down list select the download type you need.

Using the Download button of the Weather Packages panel (Weather  Weather Packages).
When you press the Download button the Easy Mode Download type is activated. To download
weather data using other download types, press the down arrow at the left side of the Download button
and select the download type you need.
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Remark_________________________________________________________________________________________
For all download options except the Easy Mode download the Weather Download Request window is used.
It opens when you call the OceanView™ data download function.
In the Weather Download Request window you can customize the weather data request so that it is made
according to your needs and requirements. To start the download procedure after the request is configured,
press the Send Request button. For more details about the Weather Download Request window, see
chapter VII.1.4.
Weather Download Procedures
To request and download weather data, perform the following procedures (the procedures depend on the
communication type set in the Setup Connection parameters (see chapter VII.1.1)):

Internet (HTTP)
1.
Open the Weather Download Request window (see Access to Weather Download Function). To
use the Easy Mode download just press the Send Request button and confirm the approximate
weather package size.
2.
Configure the request (see chapter VII.1.4).
3.
Press the Send Request button.
4.
Weather data request will be sent and data received and downloaded automatically if in the Setup
Connection parameters the Automatic send/receive parameter is checked (see chapter VII.1.1).
5.
In case the Automatic send/receive parameter is not checked, the request will be put to the
Weather Packages table in the waiting mode. To send the request, press the Send/Receive
button in the Weather Packages panel.

E-mail (SMTP/POP3)
1.
Open the Weather Download Request window (see Access to Weather Download Function). To
use the Easy Mode download just press the Send Request button and confirm the approximate
weather package size. Configure the request (see chapter VII.1.4).
2.
Press the Send Request button.
3.
Weather data request will be sent and data received and downloaded automatically if in the Setup
Connection parameters the Automatic send/receive parameter is checked (see chapter VII.1.1).
The procedure will take more time than it does in case of the Internet (HTTP) communication type.
4.
In case the Automatic send/receive parameter is not checked, the request will be put to the
Weather Packages table in the waiting mode. To send the request, press the Send/Receive
button in the Weather Packages panel.

E-mail (MAPI)
1.
Open the Weather Download Request window (see Access to Weather Download Function). To
use the Easy Mode download just press the Send Request button and confirm the approximate
weather package size. Configure the request (see chapter VII.1.4).
2.
Press the Send Request button.
3.
Weather data request will be sent and data received using the e-mail program installed on your
computer (make sure that your e-mail program supports the MAPI). The received weather data are
downloaded automatically.
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
E-mail (Folder Send/Recv)
1.
Open the Weather Download Request window (see Access to Weather Download Function). To
use the Easy Mode download just press the Send Request button and confirm the approximate
weather package size. Configure the request (see chapter VII.1.4).
2.
Press the Send Request button, the data request file will be generated and saved to the Send
folder. Request files have a predefined name format „request_xxxxx.xml.‟
3.
Send the request file as an attachment to an e-mail to [email protected]
4.
You will receive the data file(s) in the response e-mail, save the file(s) to the Receive folder.
5.
OceanView™ will load the data automatically.

E-mail (File via Attachment)
1.
Open the Weather Download Request window (see Access to Weather Download Function). To
use the Easy Mode download just press the Send Request button and confirm the approximate
weather package size. Configure the request (see chapter VII.1.4).
2.
Press the Send Request button.
3.
Save the generated request file to any location on your computer. Request files have a predefined
name format „request_xxxxx.xml.‟
4.
Send the file as an attachment to an e-mail to [email protected] You will receive the weather
data file(s) in the response e-mail.
5.
Save the file(s) to any location on your computer.
6.
To download the data, open the Weather Packages panel (Weather  Weather Packages) and
in the panel press the Import Response File button.
7.
In the Open dialog window select the file(s) to download and press Open. The file(s) will be
downloaded to OceanView™. If the received weather package is split into several files, download
all the files of the package one by one; when the last file of the package is downloaded (the order
of downloading is of no importance), the package appears in the Weather Packages window (for
more details on the Weather Packages window, see chapter VII.1.5).
8.1.4 Weather Download Request Window
General Description
Each time you download weather data using Overview, Coastal, or Customized download types, you are
offered to customize data requests in the Weather Download Request window. Using functions provided in
the window, you can select weather products (only for Customized Download) to be requested, set weather
parameters for each product as well as set coverage, time period and time step.
The Weather Download Request window is also used to setup the Easy Mode download type (Weather 
Download data  Setup Easy Mode) and to configure scheduled download (Weather  Download data
 Scheduled Download).
The Weather Download Request window is modified in a specific way for its different functions. The
modifications are described below in the Modifications of the Weather Download Request Window chapter.
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Below you can see the general view of the Weather Download Request window:
The window contains the request table, Forecast for and Total information panels, and Send Request and
Cancel functional buttons.
In the request table you can add a product to the request, set the product parameters, remove a product
from the request, set a geographic area for which a forecast is required, set the period for which you need
weather data, and the time step of weather parameters readings.

To add a product to the request:
1.
Press the Add new product button.
2.
Select the product you want to add in the drop-down list. The product appears in the table and is
removed from the list.

To set product parameters:
1.
Click on the plus „+‟ sign near the product name to expand the product parameters list (to collapse
the list, press the minus „-‟ sign near the product name).
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2.
Check those weather parameters you want to receive.

To remove a product from request, press the product Remove button

To set a geographic area, choose a predefined coverage from the drop-down list or set your own
coverage. To set a new coverage:
.
1.
In the drop-down list, select the Add New Coverage option. The Edit Coverage window opens.
2.
Initially the New Coverage boundaries are boundaries of your current screen view. You can set
new boundaries either by entering new coordinate values to the North, South, East, and West
fields (coordinate values are in degrees, minutes and fractions of minute) or by selecting a new
coverage on the screen.
3.
To select a new coverage on the screen
a.
Move the mouse pointer to the edge of the coverage displayed on the screen (a red frame).
b.
When the pointer changes to the horizontal resize pointer
, click the right mouse button
and drag the coverage boundary holding the button. Release the button when the coverage
boundary is in the right place.
c.
You can also move the coverage: move the mouse inside the selected area, the pointer will
change to the move pointer
, press the right mouse button and move the coverage.
Release the button when the coverage area is in the right place.
d.

Coordinate values in the North, South, West, and East fields of the Edit Coverage window
change in accordance with selection on the screen.
4.
After you have defined boundaries of the new coverage, press Apply to save the settings in the list
of coverage areas.
5.
Press Reset to restore initial coverage boundaries (the screen coverage boundaries set when the
Edit Coverage window has just been opened).
6.
To create a new coverage, press the New Coverage button. The name of the new coverage will
appear in the list. The default new coverage name is „New Coverage #x,‟ you can change the name
to any name you like.
7.
Press the Delete button to delete a selected coverage from the list.
8.
Press OK to return to the Weather Request Download window.
9.
Now new coverage areas are in the coverage areas drop-down list. You can select any of these
areas for your request.
In the Period field select time period for which you need weather forecast.
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
In the TimeStep field select time step at which weather parameters readings from the weather package
are made.

In the Size field an approximately estimated weather package size is displayed. The total size of the
request is displayed in the Total information panel at the lower right corner of the window.

The Forecast for box is only active for Historical Weather function and the Download in box is only
active for the Scheduled Download function (see chapter Modifications of the Weather Download
Request Window).

Press the Send Request button to send data request or Cancel to cancel weather downloading.
Modifications of the Weather Download Request Window
The Weather Download Request window for different weather download types has some additional
features in comparison with its basic mode. It stays unchanged for Overview and Coastal download types
and changes for Customized, Easy Mode download types and for Scheduled Download.

For Customized Download
The Weather Download Request window for customized download has an additional function: you can
save the request to a file and load it later (the Save Request and Load Request buttons).
To save the current request:
1.
Press the Save Request button.
2.
In the Save As dialog window indicate location where you want to save the request, enter the file
name, and press Save. The request file format is *.xml.
To download a previously saved request:
1.
Press the Load Request button.
2.
In the Open dialog select the request file and press Open.
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
For Easy Mode Download Setup
The Easy Mode Download has predefined settings which can be changed in the Weather Download
Request window used for Easy Mode setup (Weather  Download data  Setup Easy Mode). You can
return to the default settings by pressing the Reset button added to the download request window.

For Scheduled Download
When you are using the Scheduled Download function the Download in box becomes active (for more
information about Scheduled Download see chapter VII.1.6). You should enter or select the time at which
you will receive weather data every day. The box is active if the request contains any product; if the request
table is empty, the Download in inbox is dimmed.
The Weather Download Request window for Scheduled Download also has the Save Request and Load
Request buttons so that you can save request to a file for further use.
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8.1.5 Weather Packages Panel
When your have configured the request in the Weather Download Request window (see chapter VII.1.4)
you press the Send Request button to start weather downloading. The weather package request is
displayed in the Weather Packages panel.
When you send the request, the Weather Packages panel opens automatically. To open the panel
manually, go to Weather  Weather Packages.
Depending on your choice of communication, you will receive weather data instantly (Internet) or with a delay
(E-Mail) (see chapter VII.1.1). The progress of the downloading and the status of all weather packages are
shown in the Weather Packages panel:
When the request is received, and decrypted, the following information window will be shown.
Press Yes to display the data on the screen (you might have to switch on particular weather parameters and
scroll and zoom to the geographic area where weather forecast should be displayed).
The following functions are available from the Weather Packages panel:

Weather downloading (the Download button).
When you press the Download button the Easy Mode Download type is activated. To download weather
data using other download types, press the down arrow at the right side of the Download button and select
the download type you need. For more information on weather downloading, see chapter VII.1.3.
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
Import response weather file
The function is used in case you are using the E-mail (File via Attachment) communication type (see
chapter VII.1.1). Use the function to import the data file you received as a response to your request.
To import a response file:
1.
Press the Import Response File button.
2.
In the Open dialog window select the weather file and press Open.
3.
In case the received weather package is broken into several files, load all files of the package one
by one (the order is of no importance).
4.
When the whole weather package is loaded, the following information message appears:
5.
Press Yes to display weather data on the screen and No if you do not want to display the data.
Warning!_______________________________________________________________________________________
Make sure that the weather package that you are trying to import is in the Weather Packages table. If the
package is deleted from the table, you will not be able to load response files and in this case you will have to
perform ordering/receiving procedure one more time from the beginning.

Send request and receive weather data
The function is used if you are using the Internet (HTTP) or E-mail (SMTP/POP3) communication types and
the Automatic send/receive parameter is not checked (see chapter VII.1.1). In this case when you send a
request, it is not sent immediately but is put to the weather packages panel in the waiting mode.
To send the request and receive weather data, select the request in the weather packages table and press
the Send/Receive button.

Display weather data on the screen
If, after a weather package had just been received, you refuse to display the data on the screen, the received
package is saved in the weather packages table but weather data are not displayed in the screen.
To display data of a weather package, select the package in the table and press the Display button.
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
Delete weather package
To delete a weather package from the weather packages table, select the package in the table and press
Delete.
Warning!_______________________________________________________________________________________
Be careful when deleting weather packages: if the package is not saved to a file, you will loose the data. To
restore the same data you will have to order them again.

Save weather package to a file (GRIB for weather forecasts and ice concentration and XML for
cyclones)
You can save weather data to a file so that you can load the data later.
To save the data, select a weather package in the table and press the Save button. In the Browse For
Folder window indicate the folder where you want to save the file and press OK.
To load the saved files go to Weather  Open data  Browse for GRIB File or Weather  Open data 
Browse for Cyclone File.
8.1.6 Scheduled Weather Data
If you would like to receive e-mails with weather package files at a given time each day, the scheduled
download is the solution. Go to Weather  Download Data  Scheduled Download. This will open the
Weather Download Request window with the time selection function enabled (for more details on the
Weather Download Request window, see chapter VII.1.4).
To use the scheduled download function:
1.
Go to Weather  Download Data  Scheduled Download to open the Weather Download
Request window.
2.
Configure the request in accordance with your needs and requirements, in the Download in box
select or enter the time at which you want to receive weather data every day.
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3.
Press the Send Request button the request will be sent to the weather forecast server.
Remark_________________________________________________________________________________________
To use Scheduled Download, in the Setup connection set one of E-Mail communication types (see
chapter VII.1.1).
8.2 Overlay (or Chart) Presentation
There are several ways to get the weather chart presentation:
1) Click on one of weather icons on the toolbar. For explanation of symbols put the cursor over an icon and
a tooltip will appear. For the complete list of icons and the corresponding functionality, see chapter III.
2) Select the Weather > Show Weather menu command. All weather parameters which are switched on or
off in the Weather Presentation panel will be shown or hidden from the map.
3) Open the Weather Presentation panels – press the
Presentation.
toolbar icon or go to Weather > Weather
The Weather Presentation panel consists of three windows: Time Information (with slider), Meteo
Parameters and Weather Legend.
Click with the left mouse button on the
icon in the upper right corner to reduce the Weather
Presentation panel to only show the Time Information window. The
Presentation panel to the view with three windows.
icon restores the Weather
The full Weather Presentation panel allows adjusting presentation according to your request:
The reduced Weather Presentation panel is used when inspecting data on the full screen, only time
information is visible:
In the Time information window, you can adjust time for presentation either by editing the “date-box”, by
dragging the slider, or by clicking on the animation buttons (from left to right: first step, one step backward,
play/stop, one step forward, and last step).
In the chart window you can step forward and backward in time by holding down the Ctrl key and an arrow
key:
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<Ctrl> + <right arrow> : one time step forward

<Ctrl> + <left arrow> : one time step backward

<Ctrl> + <up arrow> : increase time step to a next step (e.g. from 3 to 6)

<Ctrl> + <down arrow> : decrease time step to a next step
Time step can be chosen from the drop-down list and set to 1, 3, 6, or 12 hours.
Time interpolation is used if you choose a time step less then the least time step available in the original
weather data. To distinguish the interpolated time step from the original time step, the interpolated
parameters font type will become italic in the Meteo Parameters window:
Original
Interpolated
In the Meteo Parameters window you can:
1) Switch on/off parameters by checking them in the left column.
2) Choose a presentation mode for each weather parameter:

Area: Filled contour
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Cont: Contoured lines
 Symb: Vector parameters (e.g. wind) are shown with strength and direction, scalar parameters (e.g.
temperature) are shown with an “X" symbol only
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
Text: Numeric value is shown in each grid point
Weather parameters are displayed according to the legend in the Weather Legend window. Some
presentation modes are not available for some parameters (e.g. the Cont mode cannot be applied to wind
and precipitation). All available modes can be switched on simultaneously.
3) Change measurement units from the drop-down list which appears in the Measurement Units column
after double clicking of left mouse button or pressing Enter.
4) Switch on/off Alarms (see chapter VII.8.4), which are displayed as red masked areas where weather
parameters exceed defined alarms thresholds.
8.3 Time Series
In the Weather Time Series panel you can see the evolution of chosen weather parameters for a single
point or for a defined route within your weather domain. Enter the Weather Time Series panel by the
toolbar icon or go to Weather > Weather Time Series menu command.
 Time series for a point
Showing a time series for a given point:
1) Choose the Point on Chart option In the Weather Time Series panel
2) Press the Locate Point on Chart button and mark a point on the chart. A yellow ring will appear.
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3) Choose desired parameters in the list and they will appear in the graphical window. When moving the
cursor in this window, the actual parameter value will be given together with the legend. The actual time from
the Weather Presentation panel is indicated by a yellow vertical line.
You can step forward and backward in time inspecting simultaneously both chart and time series
presentation by holding down the Ctrl key and an arrow key:

<Ctrl> + <right arrow> : one time step backward

<Ctrl> + <left arrow> : one time step forward
 Time series along a route
Showing a time series along a given route:
1) Choose the Route option In the Weather Time Series panel.
2) Select one of the available routes already made in the Route Planning tool (see chapter VII.VOYAGE
PLANNING).
3) Choose desired parameters in the list and they will appear in the graphical window. Their value along the
route will be seen in the Time Series window. The current time from the Weather Presentation panel is
indicated by a yellow vertical line. If alarms are defined (see chapter VII.8.4), a green line will represent the
part of the route where weather parameters do not exceed and a red line will represent the part of the route
where weather parameters exceed defined alarm thresholds. The alarm will be shown on the route
automatically, while in the Weather Time Series panel you can switch on/off the Alarm zone. A green or red
horizontal line will indicate the time step below or above thresholds. Dragging the vessel symbol
forward and backward along the route will change the time step of the weather forecast display.
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Warning!_______________________________________________________________________________________
Please note that this function requires weather forecast covering your route in both space and time.
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8.4 Alarms
In the Weather Alarm Area panel you can manage alarm thresholds for wind, waves, etc. To open the
panel, click on the
toolbar icon or go to the Weather > Alarm Area Settings menu command.
How to define an alarm:
1) Click on the Add condition button to create a new line in the table.
2) Double-click on the Met Parameter column of this line to open the drop-down list with weather
parameters. Choose a parameter from the drop-down list.
3) Double-click on the Value of column of this line to open the drop-down list with attributes for the chosen
parameter. Choose an attribute from the drop-down list.
4) Double-click on the Value from edit box and enter a value to the box if you want to define the lower limit;
double-click on the Value to edit box and enter a value to the box if you want to define the upper limit.
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5) Repeat the actions for other alarms if necessary. Set Operation if you have two or more alarms defined.
Operation might be AND or OR:

AND – alarm will be made for areas where both conditions are true

OR – alarm will be made for areas where at least one of the conditionsis true
8.5 Tropical Cyclone Warnings (TCW)
For more information about downloading Tropical Cyclone Warnings, see chapter VII. 8.1.
Presentation of Tropical Cyclone Warnings (issued by World Meteorological Organization, WMO) is activated
by switching the Tropical Cyclone parameter in the Weather Presentation panel or by choosing the
toolbar icon.
Observations and prognoses have different symbols according to the legend. Moving the cursor over a point,
you can inspect details for wind speed and wind gust.
If a route is passing close to an already downloaded cyclone warning, an alarm will be indicated with a
purple line (both in the chart and in time series). The alarm zone around the cyclone has a form of a
broadening from 100 NM to 500 NM lanes built on the cyclone track, starting from the last known observation
(“never cross the track” rule plus error area on both side of track depending on the validity of prediction:
0(obs): 50NM, 24h: 100, 48h: 150, 72h: 200, 96-above: 250NM).
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The alarm zone is applied to the route part starting from the last observation time:
1) For the route‟s part preceding the last observation time no alarm is issued
2) If the route crosses the above mentioned alarm zone after the last observation time, then those legs are
considered dangerous regardless of its schedule times
Warning!____________________________________________________________________________________
Alarm concerning Tropical Cyclones close to route: If a route is passing close to an already downloaded cyclone
warning, an alarm will be indicated with a purple line. This is based on the above described calculation regarding
distance from cyclone track. When in cyclone areas, we always recommend you to update cyclone files regularly and
inspect them manually. For detailed information you are requested to ask your nearest WMO Cyclone Warning Center.
8.6 Ice Coverage
For downloading of Ice Coverage information, see article 8.1, the Download Ice Concentration section.
The presentation of the Ice Concentration / Ice Coverage follows the guidelines issued by the World
Meteorological Organization (see color legend in the figure below). The Ice Concentration is activated in the
Weather Presentation panel or by choosing the Ice Concentration icon:
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Warning! ____________________________________________________________________________________
The Ice Coverage is an observation based on yesterday‟s satellite observation of the ice edge. This should
be used as a guideline for today‟s ice coverage. It should under no circumstances be used for navigation
close to or in the ice.
To toggle the ice, you should first move the time stamp to yesterday’s date at 12:00 UTC. This is due to all
yesterday‟s satellite information has to be integrated into one time stamp.
8.7 Route Comparison
By testing alternative routes, one can easily pick the best route depending on the user defined weather
alarms. When using the drag and drop functionality of vessel symbols on routes, the program recalculates
the time and redraws the weather and positions of other vessels. If you have some number of alternative
routes, this feature enables a good overview. Weather information is available for ten days ahead. In the
Edit route mode one can print a word document of the route including arrival and departure to/from all
waypoints.
Activating the Weather Time Series panel gives all weather details along one route:
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8.8 Ship Response: Simple Harmonic Motion (Roll, Pitch, and Heave)
The ship response element of OceanView™ is related to the sea state conditions during the voyage of the
vessel along a planned route. It helps you get information about swell and total waves, as well as information
on the roll, pitch, and heave. Using the ship response function of OceanView™, you can estimate you route
in terms of its safety for your vessel.
To be able to inspect ship position on the route, you need to have weather forecast data for areas the route
goes through. The route and weather forecast should also coincide in terms of time: if you do not have
weather forecast data for the time scheduled for the route, you will not be able to use the ship response
functionality of the OceanView™.
When the times of the route and of the weather forecast overlap, a ship symbol appears on the route in the
position estimated for the time point set in the Weather Presentation panel (for more details about the
Weather Presentation panel see chapter VII.8.2) using the route schedule data.
If you have more than one route whose times coincide with the set weather forecast time, ship symbols
appear on each route. To check a specified ship position, you need to make the ship active. To do so, click
on the ship symbol with the left mouse button. The symbol is highlighted with red and in the Inspect Ship
Position information panel (Weather > Ship Response > Inspect Ship Position) data for the selected ship
are displayed.
Inactive Ship
Active Ship
 To inspect ship position on the route, do the following:
1. Load a created route or create a new one (see chapters VII.2.0 and VII.3.0).
2. Download weather data for the geographic area where the route goes (see chapter VII.8.0).
3. Make sure that the route is covered with weather forecast data both in terms of geographic area and
in terms of time.
4. Set ship parameters in the Ship Response dialog window (Weather > Ship Response > Ship
Response Options).
5. Set the time of weather forecast for the route in the Weather Presentation functional panel (the
forecast time should fall into the scheduled route time). A ship symbol will appear on the route in the
position calculated using the route schedule and the estimated ship speed.
6. If you have more than one route satisfying the time and area conditions plotted on the chart, a ship
symbol will appear on each route in corresponding positions. Select the ship symbol on the route you
want to check.
7. Go to Weather > Ship Response > Inspect Ship Position to open the Inspect Ship Position
information panel, where the data describing the position of the ship along the route in terms of
weather conditions are presented.
8. To change the time of the ship position estimation, either move the time slider in the Weather
Presentation panel or move the ship symbol along the route (press the left mouse button on the
symbol and move the mouse holding the button). You can only change the time by the step set in the
Step field in the Weather Presentation panel.
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 Ship Parameters
After having planned your route, you should specify parameters of the ship. Go to Weather > Ship
Response > Ship Response Options to open the Ship Response window:
Ship Data:

Length – Length at waterline (LWL) of the vessel, m. LWL is the length of the vessel as measured
from the bow ending of the waterline to the stern ending.

Width – Beam (the widest width) of the vessel, m.

Draft – Draft of the vessel, m.

Displacement – Displacement of the vessel, tons.
Additional parameters (if known):

Angle of vanishing stability – Sets angle of vanishing stability (AVS) of the vessel, degrees. AVS
is the angle the boat can heel and still right itself.

Waterline area coefficient – Waterline area coefficient, non-dimensional quantity.

Effective waterline area – Effective waterline area, m².

Transverse metacentric height – Transverse metacentric height of the vessel, m. Transverse
metacentric height is the vertical separation of the center of gravity and the transverse metacenter.
Remark_________________________________________________________________________________________
Save the ship dataset (Save) and you will be able to load (Load) this information in future.
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 Inspect the Ship Position
Now, go to Weather > Ship Response > Inspect Ship Position to obtain the information related to the
sea state and the ship response by each time-step of a planned route. The Inspect Ship Position window
will appear. After that, click on the desired ship symbol along a plotted route. OceanView™ will mark the
position of your vessel with red color. This is shown in the figure below informing the user about the sea
state and response for this specific position (Note that the route is crossing the path of the ALBERTO-06
cyclone):
The Inspect Ship Position window can be divided into two parts: the informational part and the polar
diagram part.
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In the informational part you can see the following data:

Date and time of the ship position – in the upper part of the
panel.

Coordinates of the ship position – in the upper part of the
panel.

Roll, pitch and heave values (estimated using the swell and
total waves data) – in the lower part, the left column.

Weather parameters (values of those weather parameters are
displayed that are checked in the Weather Presentation
panel in the Meteo. Parameters table).
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
You can also see presentation of such weather parameters as total sea, swell and wind as
designated symbols. The parameters are represented as colored arrows in three corners of the
panel:

The dark blue arrow in the upper left corner represents the direction and period of total sea.

The blue arrow in the lower left corner represents the direction and the period of the swell.

The red arrow in the upper right corner represents the direction and velocity of the wind.
To read values of the weather parameters represented by the arrows, see corresponding weather
legends in the Weather Presentation panel (to open a weather legend relating to a weather
parameter, select the weather parameter in the Meteo. Parameters table and the corresponding
weather legend will be displayed in the Weather Legend part of the panel). For more details about
the Weather Presentation panel, see chapter VII.8.2.
The polar diagram gives you information about the speed and course of the vessel in a specified position on
the route as well as about the speed and course values combinations that can cause danger of a sudden
increase in roll amplitude (and in a worst case capsizing).
The diagram consists of the following elements:

Concentric circular axes representing vessel speed.

The vessel symbol plotted in the middle of the diagram.

The vessel speed and direction vector (the arrow pointing outward from the center of the vessel
symbol) shows the direction and velocity of the vessel. The direction (bearing) is the angle between
the imaginary vertical axis of the diagram (the axis pointing to the North) and the vector of the vessel
speed and direction measured horizontally from North to whatever direction you are pointing. The
vessel speed is defined with the help of concentric axes representing speed (the value of the speed
lies in the point where the vector ends).

The Red Shadow zone covers all points representing combination of speed and course at which
there is a danger of having a sudden increase in roll amplitude (and in a worst case capsizing) of the
vessel (if the vessel speed and direction vector end lies within the red shadow zone, the vessel is in
danger of capsizing). The conclusion is made from comparison of the vessel natural roll period with
the relative wave period: if the difference between values is less than 30% the resonance can
occur. This combination can in some cases be dangerous. An alarm for a given threshold of roll
amplitude can be made in the Alarm panel.
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9.0 AIS
OceanView™ now supports the Automatic Identification System functionality. The OceanView™ provides
the possibility to receive and parse AIS messages from AIS talkers connected to the computer and
registered in OceanView™.
The OceanView™ AIS functionality is not activated when you start the program. To activate and initialize
AIS, go to the AIS menu item and check the AIS entry. After checking the AIS entry, other entries in the
main menu item (AIS Monitor and AIS In/Out Config) will be activated.
9.1 AIS Configuration
To receive AIS messages, you need to configure the OceanView™ AIS functionality. Go to AIS > AIS In/Out
Config, the AIS In/Out Config functional panel will open.
Add AIS talkers connected to your computer to the table of talkers. To add a talker:
1. Press New, the Input Configuration window will open.
2. Enter the talker data:

Device name – name of the transmitting device.

Device Type – choose the type of the transmitting device from the drop-down list.

TalkerID – talker identification, reserved for future use.

Communication line/Baud rate – select the communication channel and the channel baud rate
from the corresponding drop-down lists.
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
Retranslate line/Baud rate – select the retranslation communication channel and the channel
baud rate from the corresponding drop-down lists. Use the function if you want to retranslate
received AIS messages to other computers connected with your computer through a network.

Retranslate IP – IP of the computer to which the received data should be retranslated.

Time Out – reserved for future use.
3. Select the messages types to listen for: only messages in the selected format will be parsed and
displayed. To select a message type, check the corresponding check box; to unselect a message
type, clear the corresponding check box.
4. Press Apply to save the talker or Cancel to cancel the operation.
5. The Input Configuration window is closed and the new talker is added to the Talkers table of the
AIS In/Out Config functional panel.
6. Press Save Settings to save the new talker and its settings.
After a new talker is added to the Talkers table, you can edit the talker information or delete the talker.
To edit talker information:
1. Select a talker in the Talkers table.
2. Press Edit to open the Input Configuration window where you can change the talker information.
3. After you have changed the talker information, press Apply to save the changes or Cancel to cancel
the changes.
4. In the AIS In/Out Config functional panel, press Save Settings for the new talker settings to take
effect.
To delete a talker from the table:
1. Select a talker in the Talkers table.
2. Press Delete.
From the AIS In/Out Config functional panel, you can open the Monitor Serial Line window where you can
see if the communication channel and the channel baud rate are configured correctly and the system
receives AIS messages over the specified channel. To open the Monitor Serial Line window, press the
Monitor Serial Line button.
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To start communication channel monitoring:
1. Select the communication channel from the drop-down list.
2. Set the local port number.
3. If messages are being received they are displayed in the window (what you see is AIS messages in
the official NMEA format).
4. Check the Log Activate check box if you want that all received messages were written in a log file
(find the log file in C:\Program Files\C-Map Professional SDK Runtime\MonitorSerialLine.log).
5. Press Start.
6. To clear the window, press Clear Monitor.
7. To close the Monitor Serial Line window, press Close.
9.2 AIS Monitor
Data received through AIS are displayed in the AIS Monitor functional panel. To open the panel, go to AIS >
AIS Monitor.
The AIS Monitor panel contains two windows: the window displaying the table of targets the communication
is established with and the window displaying detailed information about the targets.
The table of targets in contact consists of three columns:

Ship’s name – displays the name of the target (if the target static information was received) and the
target‟s MMSI.

COG – the target‟s course over ground in degrees.

SOG – the target‟s speed over ground in knots.
To see detailed information about a specified target, select the target in the targets in contact table. The
information is displayed in two tabs of the right window.
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The Position Report tab displays the following information:

MMSI – MMSI identification of the AIS transponder

CPA/TCPA – closest point of approach and time to closest point of approach

Ship’s name – the name of the target (only available if the target static information is received)

Type of ship – the type of the target (only available if the target static information is received)

Lat/Lon – position of the target (latitude/longitude in degrees and minutes)

COG – course over ground in degrees

SOG – speed over ground in knots

HDG – heading in degrees

ROT – rate of turn in degrees per minute

Nav Status – navigational status of the target
The Static and Voyage Related Data tab displays the following information:

IMO Number – the IMO assigned target number

Call Sign – a unique designation for the transmitting station

Ship dimensions – length and width of the target

Type Of Positioning Device – the type of the device defining the target position

ETA – estimated time of arrival

Draught – draught of the target

Destination – destination of the target

Messages – the last received message (if no messages were received, the field is not displayed)
To check if any messages were received from a target, select the target in the targets in contact table and, if
the Show Received Messages button becomes active, it indicates that some message was received. To
view received messages, press Show Received Messages. The last received message is displayed in the
Static and Voyage Related Data panel, in the Messages field.
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9.3 Target Display
After the communication with a target is established and OceanView™ starts receiving AIS messages, the
target is displayed on the chart in the position with coordinates stated in the messages. Double-click on the
target name in the targets in contact table to scroll the chart so that the target symbol is in the view.
After you double-click on a target‟s name in the targets in contact table or click with the left mouse button on
the target symbol on the chart, the AIS Target panel is displayed in the upper left corner of the chart window.
The panel contains general information about the specified target: MMSI number, name, latitude / longitude,
COG (course over ground), SOG (speed over ground), HDG (heading).
In case the communication with a target is interrupted, the target symbol changes to
and is eventually
removed from the display as well as the disconnected target entry is removed from the targets in contact
table.
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10.0 Value Added Data
The C–Map chart database now includes value added data, the data that are not related directly to
navigation but can be of use for route planning and other navigational operations. These data include
information about tides, the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) stations and stations'
coverage, Marine Search and Rescue (SAR) regions and co-ordination centers, and improved background
and overview charts.
The data are contained in the C–Map main database as a number of supplementary sections. You can add
each of the value added data sections to or remove them from the chart view.
1. Go to Value Added Data > Show/Hide Value Added Data
to open the Supplementary Chart Info window.
2. In the Supplementary Chart Info window, choose the
database whose value added data sections display you
want to configure from the drop-down list of available
databases.
3. Check the value added data sections that you want to be
displayed in the chart view. The data are displayed
immediately after the check box on the left of the data
section is checked.
4. To remove a value added data section from the view, clear
the check box corresponding to the data section.
5. To close the Supplementary Chart Info window, press
Close or Esc.
To configure the display of the GMDSS Master Plan and the SAR
Global Plan sections, OceanView™ provides additional functionality
that can be accessed from the Value Added Data main menu
entry. For more details about the GMDSS Master Plan value added
data section, see chapter VII.11.0; and for more details about the SAR Global Plan sections, see chapter
VII.12.0.
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11.0 GMDSS Master Plan
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Previously, in order to get access to the GMDSS Master Plan you had to purchase a separate license and apply it.
Current CM93/3 chart database version includes GMDSS Master Plan as an additional dataset and to access the data
you do not need to obtain separate license for them.
To display the GMDSS Master Plan, go to Value Added Data > Show GMDSS.
The GMDSS stations coverage will be displayed in the chart window.
A1 areas (VHF stations coverage) are shown with violet color.
A2 areas (MF stations coverage) are shown with green color.
Using the Object info panel (see chapter VI.5.0) you can get more information about GMDSS stations. Click
with the right mouse button on a position inside a GMDSS station coverage. On the Object info panel select
a Station coverage entry.
Station information is displayed in the right part of the panel. You can also highlight the station and the
station coverage on the chart. To clear highlighting, press the Clear highlight button. Main station and all
Monitor stations are accessible.
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Go to Value Added Data > GMDSS Overview Table. The same information as in the Object info panel will
be displayed in the GMDSS Overview panel but in a different format.
Double click on any cell of the table to highlight the corresponding station on the chart.
Select a required sorting order (by country, by station name, by MMSI, etc.)
In order to find a station, use Search functions of the panel.
12.0 SAR Global Plan
Remark_______________________________________________________________________________________
Previously, in order to get access to the SAR Global Plan you had to purchase a separate license and apply it. Current
CM93/3 chart database version includes SAR Global Plan as an additional dataset and to access the data you do not
need to obtain separate license for them.
To view the SAR Global Plan, go to Value Added Data > Show SAR. All SAR regions and Maritime Rescue
coordination centers (RCC) will be displayed in the chart window.
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Select Supplementary > SAR Overview Table to see the table of RCC with supplementary information.
13.0 SAR Routes
The SAR Routes tool allows creating special routes for search and rescue of men or objects overboard.
1) Set the Start point of the SAR route. Type coordinates in the Start point–Lat and Start point–Lon
fields or press the Start point–By cursor button and click on the chart.
2) Set the Start point–Time corresponding to the start point (start time of the SAR operation).
3) Set the Planned speed of the vessel during the SAR operation in knots.
4) Set the Turn radius of the SAR vessel. This radius should correspond to the planned speed and be
expressed in nautical miles.
5) Set the Search point for the SAR route. It is the point where men or objects presumably went overboard.
Type coordinates in the Search point–Lat and Search point–Lon fields or press the Search point–By
cursor button and click on the chart.
6) Set the Search point–Time when men or objects presumably went overboard.
7) Set the Drift speed of the searched object in knots.
8) Set the Drift direction of the searched object in degrees.
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9) Select the search Type. The SAR Routes tool allows creating three types of routes: Expanding square,
Sector search, or Parallel tracks. All available types are shown in the pictures below. For each of them it is
necessary to enter a specific set of parameters.

Parameters for the Expanding square search type:
Start leg length is the distance between waypoints 2 and 3. The distance between parallel legs
is also equal to the Start leg length.
Search range is approximately the length of the last leg (on the picture above between WP24
and WP23). Therefore it defines the number of legs and the search area.
Direction can be clockwise (CW) or counter clockwise (CCW).

Parameters for the Sector search type:
Turn angle expresses the angular shift of sectors after every revolution. Each turn consists of 3
sectors by 60 degrees and 60 degrees between them.
When Number of sectors is 3, SAR Route is created as one full revolution. When it is 6, SAR
Route is two full revolutions.
Search range is the distance from the Search point to outer points.
Direction can be clockwise (CW) or counter clockwise (CCW).

Parameters for the Parallel tracks search type:
Leg length is the length of legs, perpendicular to the course from the Start point to WP2.
Track space is the length of legs, parallel to the course from the Start point to WP2.
Search range is approximately the distance from WP2 to the last leg. Therefore it defines the
number of legs and the search area. The distance from the Search point to WP 2 is equal to ½
of the Search range.
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10) Press the Calculate button. If the Preview checkbox is ticked, SAR Route will be displayed on the chart.
The chart scale and position will be changed in order to display the whole route inside the chart window.
11) To save the created route click on the Route name field, type the route name and press the Save route
button.
You may edit, view or export SAR Route (see chapter VII.5.0)
14.0 Ports and Terminals Guide
If a separate program and database Ports and Terminals Guide of Lloyd's Register Fairplay Ltd. is installed
on your PC, OceanView™ is able to find ports stored in that database, call the program and open
information about a selected port in it.
To open the Ports and Terminals Guide, go to the Tools > Fairplay Ports Database menu command.
If the program is not installed on your PC, an error message will appear.
If the program is installed, the Lloyd's Register – Fairplay Ports Database functional panel will appear.
On order to get port information:
1) Set the Search Range (expressed in Nautical Miles).
2) Press the Set Search Position button.
3) In the chart window, move the cursor to the position near location of the port you are looking for.
4) Press the LEFT mouse button to set the search position. The search position will be marked on the chart
with an arrow symbol (for removing that symbol press the Clear Location Mark button).
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After pressing the Set Search Position button, any LEFT click sets the search position. In order to scroll the chart window
or zoom it with a boundary box press and hold down the CTRL key. While the CTRL key is held down you can scroll and
zoom with the boundary box in the same way as in the chart view mode (for zoom out press and hold down the CTRL
and SHIFT key simultaneously) (see chapters VI.1.0 and VI.2.0).
All ports stored in the Ports and Terminals Guide database and located at a distance less then the Search
Range from the search position will be listed in the panel. The number of found ports is displayed in the top
right corner of the panel.
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5) Select the port you are interested in. To highlight the port on the chart press Highlight Port Location.
The port will be marked on the chart with an arrow symbol (to remove the symbol press the Clear Location
Mark button).
6) Press on the Get Port Information window. The Ports and Terminals Guide program will be called and it
will display information about the port you have selected in the list.
For more information about Ports and Terminals Guide of Lloyd's Register Fairplay Ltd. use the built-in help
and user manual.
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VIII. USER DATABASES
1.0 General Information
Users of OceanView™ have the possibility to enter their own global information into local or networked
databases. For example, a vessel owner might want to plot the positions of his vessels into the system on a
daily basis, and see the positions shown graphically on the chart. There are a number of pre-defined
databases included with OceanView™ and in addition, users can define their own using the Database
Wizard.
To open a local database, choose Database > Open Database and select one of the available *.leg files
(the Vessels.leg was selected on the picture below). The screen will look as follows:
Objects (vessels in this case) can be entered and edited using the buttons on the toolbar:
These functions may also be accessed through the Objects menu.
A new object is added with the Add New Object button. To set the object position, click in the chart.
All other relevant information can now be added in the database window.
An existing object may be deleted using the Delete Object button.
Objects can be moved and edited using the Edit object button.
Objects may have their appearance changed using the Style editor function.
Existing object and field information updates and edits must be saved using the Save button.
The Cancel button is used to cancel the current operation.
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Warning! _______________________________________________________________________________________
Text editor in the grid supports different languages; thus you can enter any Unicode text in the object fields and see it on
the map.
You can edit field values entering them in grid cells or choosing from drop-down lists. Find description of
using drop-down lists in legend grid in APPENDIX D.
This group of settings is accessible on the Tools > Options > Databases panel.
 Selection
Show selected – Selected object is highlighted with yellow color.
Show pointer – Selected object is highlighted with a bold border.
 Layout
Table – Objects in the user database panel are displayed in the form of a table.
Inspector – Objects in the user database panel are displayed in the form of an inspector.
 Data Refresh
When the Auto refresh data option is ticked, data stored in the database are synchronized with data
displayed in the user database panel. The Refresh every (min) option specifies the period of
synchronization.
 Coordinates format
GPS – Coordinates of the user database objects are displayed in the GPS format: <DDDºMM.mmm‟$>,
where DDD is degrees, MM is minutes, mmm is thousandths of minute, $ is direction (N/S/W/E).
IMO – Coordinates of the user database objects are displayed in the IMO format: <DDDºMM.mm‟$>, where
DDD is degrees, MM is minutes, mm is hundredths of minute, $ is direction (N/S/W/E).
 Metrics
Show metrics grid – Line or area nodes‟ coordinates are displayed in the right part of the user database
panel.
Show Radius – Line or area curves‟ radiuses are displayed in the right part of the user database panel. By
default all curves have radiuses equaling zero (straight lines). You may set new radius values, forming
curves.
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2.0 Database Wizard
This section is intended for system administrators or advanced users and describes how to connect
OceanView™ to external client databases.
1.
The Database Wizard is the link between an external
database and OceanView™. It can decide what is to be
displayed on the screen, from which database, and how.
Points, Lines, Areas, and Notes can be generated and
displayed, or altered from existing databases. In order to
access the Wizard, select Database > Database Wizard. The
Welcome window will appear.
2.
Choosing Next will bring you to this screen where you must
make your choice of Creating a new database or opening an
existing one for editing. Clicking Browse will open a browser
for selecting the file that you wish to edit. Choose the file and
then press Open to select it. In the event of generating a new
database you will be prompted for a Title and a Description.
3.
Enter the desired field names and then choose Next to
continue with database selections.
4.
The next step is to select the appropriate object definitions.
Choose the style (point, line, area or note), color, type and
size. Once satisfied with the dialogue box choices, click Next
to continue.
5.
This page defines the type of connection to database and, when
necessary, the initialization parameters. Currently OceanView™
supports the ODBC protocol and native Microsoft Access link.
When connecting to a database via ODBC you must select the
Data Source from the list of available data sources and set the
user name and password. This information defines the access
rights of a particular user to the database or particular tables or
fields. A system administrator should set appropriate parameters
for this function. When connecting to a Microsoft Access file
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(*.mdb) the full path must be defined. The “Custom connection
string” allows manual input of this information.
6.
This page will present available tables of connected
databases and allow the selection that will be associated with
the created database (linked to OceanView™). Select a table
from the options and click Next.
7.
Definitions of required and additional fields are prompted.
Required fields are used for initialization of the legend,
additional fields are used for the correct presentation and
activation of communication features. This page allows
association of names of fields as they are used for
corresponding to fields even if they have a different name.
Database field description is applied in APPENDIX A and will
help to clarify the selection process.
8.
At this stage, definitions of database fields will be chosen. The
left side of the window displays the list of all available fields of
the database. The right window presents the fields that are
selected to display. Left and right buttons allow changing the
contents of displayed fields. Up and down buttons change the
order of fields in the OceanView™ table.
9.
The last stage is to define a group style. This gives objects
that will have particular values of attributes a specific group
style. This is not a mandatory operation and may be skipped if
there is no need to have a group. The criterion for this is
defined by: Field – associates a field of database that will
contain the descriptor. Value – defines the value of “Field” to
sort out the records that will match the criteria.
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10.
The objects that match to defined criteria are displayed on the
chart in accordance with style defined in the group “Style”.
Add will create a new style and add to the list, Delete removes
the style from the list. <Up> <Down> allow changing the
priority of styles, the highest priority placed on the top.
11.
When group styles are created, click Next to complete
generation of the legend. The full path may be entered
manually or a Browse button is provided.
3.0 Export and Import Database Objects
Database objects can be exported to external OceanView™ files (with .ext extension), sent to other users as
usual MS Windows files and imported back from files to OceanView™.
 Export. Select the Database > Export > External OceanView file menu command. The standard MS
Windows Save as window will appear. Enter the file name and press Save. All records selected in the User
Database grid will be exported. The default folder for saving Database object files is set up in the Tools >
Options > File Locations dialog box (see chapter IX.6.0).
 Import. Select the Database > Import menu command. The standard MS Windows Open window
appears and you can select a file EXT containing database objects. Then you can define how to import
records with same ID‟s – replace, add or skip duplicates. After importing the message about import results
will be shown.
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IX. PREPARATION OF PRESENTATIONS
1.0 OVB Bookmarks
OVB means OceanView Bookmark. These bookmarks are external OceanView™ bookmarks. The principal
difference of external bookmarks from internal ones (see chapter VI.3.0) is the following. External bookmarks
are saved as standard MS Windows files (with .ovb extension) in a user defined folder. You can operate
these bookmark files as other MS Windows files. For example you may send and receive them from other
OceanView™ users.
Moreover, these files contain additional information about current chart settings such as the database
version, dataset name, presentation model, display type, etc. (see chapters X.2.0, X.3.0). When you open an
external bookmark all these chart settings are restored.
The above mentioned feature is possible due to the OceanView™ multi-windows feature (see chapter
VI.4.0). An external bookmark will be opened in a new window.
And last, when you double click on a file with an .ovb extension in the MS Windows environment it
automatically runs OceanView™ with the saved view at start-up instead of the world map.
Press the
button to open the standard Save As window.
Here you can type in the file name (name of bookmark) and save it.
Press the
button on the toolbar to open the dialog where you can open a bookmark.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Instead of these icons you may use the File > Open and File > Save commands as well as CTRL-O and CTRL-S hotkeys. File > Save as saves the bookmark with a different name. The four last opened bookmarks can be accessed in the
File menu. Deleting and renaming can be performed as usual in the Open and Save windows.
The default folder for external bookmarks can be set in the Tools > Options > File Locations dialog box
(see chapter IX.6.0).
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2.0 Sending OVB Bookmarks by E-Mail
There is a possibility to send OVB Bookmarks by e-Mail directly from OceanView™.
Select the File > Send > Bookmark menu command. Your default e-mail program will run. The OVB
bookmark will be attached to the auto-generated e-mail. Select a recipient and send the e-mail.
3.0 OVD Bookmarks
OVD means OceanView Document bookmarks.
In addition to OVB bookmarks (see chapter IX.1.0) you can also use OVD bookmarks. These bookmarks
contain all information saved in OVB bookmarks and, in addition, all open user databases (for information
about databases see chapter VIII.1.0). When you work with databases you can save OVD bookmarks and
when you open them next time all the databases will also be opened.
This feature may be used for example in the preparation of presentations. Create a database containing
necessary information (list of ports or offices, planned harbor or offshore installations, planned tracks or
routes, etc.). Save the OVD bookmark. During presentation open this bookmark and all the information will
be displayed on the screen.
Work with OVD bookmarks is carried out in the same way as with the OVB bookmarks (
and
buttons). In order to open (save) an OVD bookmark select the appropriate file type in the Open (Save As)
window and press Open (Save) button.
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4.0 Screenshots.
The current view (chart, routes, opened databases, etc.) can be saved as a picture.
The File > Export > To Image File menu command is used for saving image files. In the Save as dialog
window you can select the image file format.
Contents of the entire chart window will be saved immediately after selecting one of these menu commands.
The default folder for saving images is set in the Tools > Options > File Locations dialog box (see chapter
IX.6.0).
There is a possibility to send a screenshot by e-mail. Select the File > Send > Image file menu command. In
the Sending Image File you can choose the format of the image file.
Your default e-mail program will run. A screenshot in the specified format will be attached to the autogenerated e-mail. Select a recipient and send the e-mail.
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5.0 Print Function
The current view can be printed out directly from OceanView™.
Press the
button (or go to the File > Print command). The Print view window will appear.
An image is created in the current scale with the whole paper sheet coverage. It is possible to zoom in the
preview by three times by clicking with the LEFT mouse button on the image. The forth click will show the
whole sheet again.
The following four buttons are available here:
Print the image.
Printer setup. A standard setup window.
The whole paper sheet will be displayed.
Press this button and your picture will be saved as a standard BMP file.
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6.0 Setting File Locations
The Tools > Options > File Locations dialog box allows defining a default folder for saving external
bookmarks (see chapters IX.1.0 and IX.3.0) and exported files: routes (see chapter VII.5.2), images (see
chapter IX.4.0) , Mariner‟s objects (see chapter V.7.3), and User Database objects (see chapter VIII.3.0).
The Modify button opens the Browse for folder window where you can select a default folder for files of the
selected type.
The Default button is highlighted only when Exp. routes, Exp. images or Exp. mariner objects file types
are selected. It creates the Routes, Images, or MarinerObjects folders within the defined folder for
Bookmarks.
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
If you change the folder for bookmarks and have not changed other folders (for routes, images, etc.) before, these
folders are assigned within the bookmarks folder automatically.
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X. CHART VIEW SETTINGS
1.0 Palette and Scale Levels
 There are three palette kinds that can be chosen from the Chart > Palette menu.
 Data Scale Levels are chosen from the Chart > Data Scale Levels menu.
By default it is set in Automatic mode (ECS style). It means that OceanView™ automatically chooses the
best chart (chart of best scale of compilation) from its database depending on the current scale shown by the
Scale indicator. However, you can choose to see charts of one range only. The Chart > Data Scale Levels
command will set the required range. The following table gives some additional information on the scale
ranges:
Scale name
Letter symbol
Scale range
Background, small scale
Z
1:5,000,001 – UNLIMITED
Background, medium scale
A
1:1,500,000 – 15,000,000
Overview
B
1:500,001 – 1:1,500,000
General
C
1:150,001 – 1:500,000
Coastal
D
1:50,001 – 1:150,000
Approach
E
1:15,001 – 1:50,000
Harbour
F
1:5,001 – 1:15,000
Berthing
G
0 – 1:5,000
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
When you set a wrong scale level, chart information can be either scarce or too detailed slowing down all computation
process. Using the automatic mode is strongly recommended.
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2.0 General Chart Settings
By means of Chart > Customize you can arrange your chart settings and presentation parameters. These
settings are applied to the current chart window.
General chart settings are accessible via the Chart > Customize > Settings menu command.
2.1 Presentation Model
Presentation model (Pres Model) allows selection of the presentation model for the electronic chart:

C-MAP C-MAP presentation model similar to traditional paper chart presentation.

S-52 Chart Presentation model in accordance with the IHO S-52 standard.

S52 Simplified S-52 chart presentation model with simplified symbols for boys and beacons.
C-MAP
S-52 Chart
S-52 Simplified
2.2 Depth Contours
The Contours section allows you to set the safety, shallow and deep depth contours for a vessels particular
draft and safety depth.

Safety Contour is the depth contour that should not be crossed to avoid grounding of the vessel.
 Safety Depth. Spot sounding values shallower or equivalent to the Safety Depth are displayed in black
color while spot soundings deeper than the set value will be displayed in grey color.
 Shallow Contour sets the value of the depth contour that is used to display better the relief of the sea
bottom just below the water surface. It should be shallower than the Safety contour.
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
Deep Contour separates a deep depth area. It should be deeper then the safety contour.
These contours are used to fill depth areas between them with a special color. These colors are presented in
the following table:
Depth range
Color
Number
From
To
C-Map presentation
S-52 presentation
1
Chart Datum
Shallow Contour
Dark blue
Dark blue
2
Shallow Contour
Safety Contour
Blue
Blue
3
Safety Contour
Deep Contour
Light blue
Greyish green
4
Deep Contour
Unlimited
White
Light greyish green
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
All three kinds of contours mark a depth contour that is equal or deeper to the assigned depths. For example, a safety
contour is set as 15m. If there is no 15m contour on a chart currently viewed but there are 10m and 20m contours, the
20m contour will be selected (as on the picture above).
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Also note that sometimes OceanView™ does not “see” some depth contours, although they are displayed on the chart. It
happens because OceanView™ “sees” only the depth contours that limit depth areas. Information about depth areas and
their limits can be found in the Object info panel (see chapter VI.5.0).
A two-color shade can be applied in case of setting the Chart > Customize > Presentation > Two shades option (see
below).
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2.3 Display Type
Display Type option is unique for vector electronic charts and allows reducing the content of displayed
information. It can be of the following types: Base, Standard, Full or Custom.

Base

Standard Minimum set of information sufficient for navigation

Full
Minimum allowable set of information
All chart information will be shown.
 Custom When you select the Custom display type you will be transferred to the Custom Display
dialog box where you can select objects to be displayed from the list. This dialog box is available only when
you select the Custom Display type.
This type is independent of Base, Standard and Full Display types. When you select all objects to be shown
you get the Full Display type. With all unselected objects there will be no information displayed on the screen
at all.
The Custom display type is saved automatically and you will not loose your settings when you select another
Display type.
2.4 Light Sectors
Light sectors section is intended to set the required presentation of Light sectors.
 Highlight sectors: Selected light sectors will be highlighted with corresponding colors for all lighthouses
in accordance to the range of light and sector limits.
 All Sectors: When you select this option all sectors (red, white and green) will be switched on for
highlighting. Also this option is switched on automatically when you select all sectors manually.

Red sectors: Red sectors will be highlighted.

White sectors: White sectors will be highlighted.
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
Green sectors: Green sectors will be highlighted.
3.0 Presentation Settings
This group of settings is accessible via the Chart > Customize > Presentation.
 Depth settings
Two Shades – When it is switched on only two shades are applicable: shallow waters and deep waters. The
boundary is the Safety contour (see above). Shallow and Deep contours are not applicable. A depth area
shallower than the Safety contour will be colored as the shallow water (dark blue) and a depth area deeper
than the Safety contour will be colored as the deep water (white or light greyish green).
Shallow pattern – When it is activated it applies a dedicated pattern to the depth area that is shallower than
the Safety contour.
Safe contour – When it is activated the Safety contour will be highlighted.
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Safe contour only – When it is activated all depth contours except the Safety contour will be hidden. It is
used for removing depth contours especially in areas with complex relief to reduce cluttering. If the previous
option (Safe contour) is switched off all depth contours are hidden including the Safety contour.
Safe depths – When it is activated the spot soundings deeper than the Safety depth will be displayed. When
switched off they will not be displayed.
Hazard symbol – When it is activated all hazards such as rocks, wrecks, etc. shallower than the
Safety contour and positioned outside of it will be marked with this special symbol.
Plain depth contour – When it is activated it removes the values from depth contour lines to reduce the
content of information.
 Boundary settings
Overscale id – When it is activated it applies a dedicated vertical pattern to any over-scaled chart (the
current scale is two times more then the compilation scale). If at any time you are looking at two or more
charts in the chart window only the over-scaled charts will have the vertical over-scale pattern applied.
Chart boundary – When it is activated boundaries of different source charts are separated with special red
lines. Normally all nautical charts overlap each other but in the chart database overlapping is excluded by
“cutting” source paper charts. These “cutting” borders can be displayed.
 Grid – This option allows setting up a chart window border.

None – Neither latitudinal / longitudinal grid nor map margins will be applied.
 Lat/Lon grid – A graticule (network of lines representing meridians and parallels on the chart) across the
whole chart window as well as latitude graduation will be displayed.

Map margins – Map margins will be displayed in the manner of a paper nautical chart.
 Other settings
Plain borders – When it is activated it applies the rule that all specially symbolized borders (area limits)
should be displayed as plain lines for reducing the content of displayed information. It is effective for S-52
presentation only.
Ordinary borders
Plain borders
INFORM symbol – When it is activated it allows the display of a special info symbol.
there is additional text information related to that area.
It informs you that
Quality symbol – When it is activated it allows the display of a special S-52 symbol reflecting the quality of
electronic chart. It is effective for S-52 presentation model only.
The quality symbols correspond to so-called zones of confidence. There are six kinds of zones and six
quality symbols accordingly. These zones are defined by the quality of survey, in particular positional
accuracy, depth accuracy, seafloor coverage and typical survey characteristics. The zones are the following
(in brackets the position accuracy as an example): A1 (5m), A2 (20m), B (50m), C (500m), D (worse than
500m) and U (data not accessed).
Picture symbol – When it is activated it allows the display of a special info symbol
a picture attribute (for example a bridge view that you can see).
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Text dscr symbol – When it is activated it allows the display of a special info symbol
having a textual description attribute (for example, an extraction from pilot book).
for all objects
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Though Inform and Text description both contain text information, there is difference between them. The Inform attribute
is a text always in English and usually of a small size. A text description can be in the national language and of a much
larger size. For example, an entire page from an Italian Pilot book.
Please note, the same symbol is used for objects having inform, picture and text attributes. But when you activate Picture
symbol, for example, objects having a text description attribute will not be marked with the above mentioned symbol.
NOAA Navaids – When it is activated, buoys and beacons are displayed in CHART NO. 1 (UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA) style, when it is deactivated – in INT 1 style.
CHART NO. 1
INT 1
Low accuracy warning – When it is activated, special symbols
with unknown or measured with low accuracy depths.
are shown on the map for objects
Anticluttering – This option allows reducing cluttering. Anticluttering function works only on charts of level
"C" and below (see chapter II.3.0), scale of which is larger then 1:500,000. Possible modes are On, Off and
Underscale. It is applied to the following object types:
1) Geographical names, town and city names
2) Land elevations, Seabed areas
3) Obstructions, Wrecks, Underwater/awash rocks
4) Tides
5) Light information
 Text settings
Light info – When it is activated Light characteristics and sometimes names are displayed on the chart as
text. Normally it is OFF to avoid cluttering.
Periodic date – When it is activated all lights with periodic dates of activity will be displayed during working
periods only. If at the instance (date and time taken from your MS Windows clock) the light is deactivated it is
not displayed at all.
Text (important) – When it is activated a text that has the category “important” will be displayed on the
chart. It can be values of bridge clearances, depth values above obstructions, etc. Normally it is OFF to
avoid cluttering.
Text (generic) – When it is activated a text that has the category “generic” will be displayed. This text
information is taken directly from a source paper chart during encoding. It can be names of countries, cities,
islands, etc. The difference from the Text (other) category is in the internal representation of information. For
the User it is one more kind of text information. Normally it is OFF.
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Text (other) – When it is activated a text that has the category “other” will be displayed. It can be the names
of lights, etc. Normally it is OFF.
Mariners Notes – When it is activated Object name and Users' remark of Mariner Objects (if they are
present in Mariner Object attributes) will be displayed.
National Text – When it is activated national object names (if they are present in the object description) will
be displayed.
Tides Info – When it is activated and you move cursor over tide or tidal stream symbol, a tooltip appears
(name of tidal prediction point, tidal height and time (UTC), speed of tidal stream). In order to view tooltips,
chart scale must be larger then 1:100,000. For viewing name of tidal prediction point the option "Text (other)"
must be activated.
 Depth units – You can select in this box what depth units are used. They can be meters, feet or
fathoms.
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APPENDIX A. FORMAT OF USER DATABASE FIELDS
ID – the field is used for unique identification of records. Only <integer> fields, including auto-increment type
could be used. If the field type is not auto-increment, the program will generate a value for this field. Primary
key field is recommended to assign to ID.
Latitude – the field is used to store latitude coordinates of geo-referenced location of objects. It can be of
<double> or <string> type.
If the field has the <double> type, it stores decimal values in degrees from -90 to +90 with sign “-” if direction
is S and “+” if N.
If the field has the <string> type, the format of data must be defined in the Latitude Format field. This
wizard field is not linked to the database field and following formats may be chosen from the drop down list:
<DDºMM.mmm‟$> or <DDºMM‟.mm $>, where DD is degrees, MM is minutes, mm and mmm is decimal
minutes, $ is direction (S or N). The assigned Latitude field should contain string values in this format.
Longitude – the field is used to store longitude coordinates of geo-referenced location of objects. It can be
of <double> or <string> type.
If the field has the <double> type, it stores decimal values in degrees from -180 to +180 with sign “-” if
direction is W and “+” if E.
If the field has the <string> type, the format of data must be defined in the Longitude Format field. This
wizard field is not linked to the database field and following formats may be chosen from the drop down list:
<DDDºMM.mmm‟$> or <DDDºMM‟.mm $>, where DDD is degrees, MM is minutes, mm and mmm is decimal
minutes, $ is direction (W or E). The assigned Longitude field should contain string values in this format.
Metrics – the field is used to store all Latitude and Longitude coordinates of geo-referenced location of
objects. The field should be of <binary> type (<OLE Object> in Microsoft Access Database, <image> in
Microsoft SQL Server Database). As <binary> type fields allow to store any variable-length binary data, it is
impossible to use usual editors for viewing or editing. Special data formats are defined for Metrics field and
OceanView™ interprets metrics according to these formats. Format description and example of C++ code for
writing metrics of AREA object to Microsoft Access Database are resulted in APPENDIX B.
Style – the field is used to store the personal style of the object. The Style Editor of OceanView™ allows
creating personal style for object, which has a higher priority than the common legend style. This field should
be of <string> type, up to 255 characters long. General format of Style field and examples for POINT, LINE,
AREA, and NOTE type objects are resulted in APPENDIX C.
Tooltip – the field is intended for storing the name of the object and used for displaying the tooltip when
mouse cursor is pointed to the corresponding symbol on the chart. This field should be of <string> type, up
to 255 characters long.
URL – reference to Website or name of file with a full path can be stored in this field and associated with the
object. When such an object is displayed on the chart, clicking on the right mouse button and choosing
“URL…” popup menu item activates the corresponding program (Internet browser for WWW, and Microsoft
Word files) and loads the resource. The field should be of <string> type, up to 255 characters long.
Email – e-mail address can be stored in this field and associated with the object. When such an object is
displayed on the chart, clicking on the right mouse button and choosing “E-Mail To…” popup menu item
activates the mail client program (e.g. Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express) and creates a new message to
recipient specified in this field. The field should be of the <string> type, up to 255 characters long.
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The set of necessary and additional fields depends on the object type and is defined in the table below:
Field / Object
POINT
LINE
AREA
NOTE
ID




Latitude




Longitude




Metrics




Style




Tooltip




URL




Email




 Necessary fields, which must be linked to corresponding fields in a User Database for creating objects of
some type
 Additional fields that contain supplementary information and can be defined optionally
 Fields, which are not used for this object type
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APPENDIX B. METRICS FORMAT DESCRIPTION
There are two kinds of metrics format for LINE and AREA objects – without and with radius of line curvature.
1) Formats for LINE objects:
 Format without radius represents the sequence of Longitude and Latitude coordinates of all LINE object
points
(La1, Fi1, La2, Fi2, …, LaN, FiN)
 Format with radius represents the sequence of Longitude, Latitude coordinates and radiuses of line
curvature for all LINE object points
(0, FiX, La1, Fi1, R1, La2, Fi2, R2, …, LaN, FiN, RN), where first pair of values 0 and FiX is just attributes of
format with radius
2) Formats for AREA objects:
 Format without radius represents the sequence of Longitude and Latitude coordinates of all AREA object
points with repeated first point at the end
(La1, Fi1, La2, Fi2, …, LaN, FiN, La1, Fi1)
 Format with radius represents the sequence of Longitude, Latitude coordinates and radiuses of line
curvature for all AREA object points with repeated first point at the end with radius = 0
(0, FiX, La1, Fi1, R1, La2, Fi2, R2, …, LaN, FiN, RN, La1, Fi1, 0), where first pair of values 0 and FiX is just
attributes of format with radius
The coordinates La and Fi presented in a square cylindrical projection:
La = A * Longitude
Fi = A * Latitude
Where:
Longitude – is a decimal value in degrees from -180 to +180 with sign “-” if direction is W and “+” if E
Latitude – is a decimal value in degrees from -90 to +90 with sign “-” if direction is S and “+” if N
Factor A is defined in the following way:
-90°
+90°
°
LONG_MAX
A = LONG_MAX / 180°
Where LONG_MAX = 2147483647 (maximum signed long value)
Thus A = 11930464.7111111111
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Radius of the line curvature R represents radius in meters increased by 100:
R = 100 x Radius
Attribute FiX represents any nonexistent value of Latitude (>90°) increased by A, for example:
FiX = A x 95°
The sample C++ code writes coordinates of geo-referenced location of AREA object to Microsoft Access
Database. "Objects.mdb" with "Areas" table, which contains two fields: ID of <Number> data type and
Metrics of <OLE Object> data type must be created.
Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 is used as OLE DB provider for MS Access. After running the program with this
code and creating a legend, linked to the database, the area can be viewed in OceanView™.
Loading function with argument bWithRadius value equals:
 0 – record with only Latitude and Longitude coordinates will be added, Metrics will be written in format
without radius
 1 – record with Latitude, Longitude coordinates and Radius of line curvature will be added, Metrics will be
written in format with radius (areas with three and one point are shown on the pictures below)
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void CMainFrame::WriteMetrics(BOOL bWithRadius)
{
#define POINT_COUNT 3 //count of area points
#define FACTOR_A 11930464.7111111111 // LONG_MAX divided by 180
#define NOT_EXIST_LAT 95
struct Point {double Longitude; double Latitude; long Radius;};
//coordinates (Longitude, Latitude) of area points and radiuses of curvature
Point pPoints[POINT_COUNT] = {{-61.03, 20.21, 200000000}, {-50.45, 47.18, 0},
{-26.68, 23.81, 0}};
long metrics_count;
if (bWithRadius)
metrics_count = (POINT_COUNT + 1) * 3 + 2;
else
metrics_count = (POINT_COUNT + 1) * 2;
//create variant array of metrics
SAFEARRAY* psaMetrics
sizeof(long));
=
::SafeArrayCreateVector(VT_UI1,
0,
metrics_count
*
::SafeArrayLock(psaMetrics);
long* pMetrics = (long*)psaMetrics->pvData;
long La;
long Fi;
//write pair of values – attributes of format with radius
if (bWithRadius)
{
*pMetrics = 0;
pMetrics++;
*pMetrics = (long)(NOT_EXIST_LAT * FACTOR_A);
pMetrics++;
}
//save coordinates (Longitude, Latitude) and radius of all points in variant
array
for(long idx = 0; idx < POINT_COUNT; idx++)
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{
La = (long)(pPoints[idx].Longitude * FACTOR_A);
*pMetrics = La;
pMetrics++;
Fi = (long)(pPoints[idx].Latitude * FACTOR_A);
*pMetrics = Fi;
pMetrics++;
//write radius
if (bWithRadius)
{
*pMetrics = pPoints[idx].Radius;
pMetrics++;
}
}
//for AREA object repeat first point at the end
La = (long)(pPoints[0].Longitude * FACTOR_A);
*pMetrics = La;
pMetrics++;
Fi = (long)(pPoints[0].Latitude * FACTOR_A);
*pMetrics = Fi;
pMetrics++;
//write radius = 0
if (bWithRadius)
*pMetrics = 0;
VARIANT varMetrics;
varMetrics.vt = VT_ARRAY | VT_UI1;
varMetrics.parray = psaMetrics;
::SafeArrayUnlock(psaMetrics);
//write variant array to database
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_bstr_t
bstrConnectionString("Provider
Source=d:\\Objects.mdb");
=
Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data
_bstr_t bstrQuery("SELECT * FROM Areas");
_variant_t vNull;
vNull.vt = VT_ERROR;
vNull.scode = DISP_E_PARAMNOTFOUND;
_ConnectionPtr pConnection;
_RecordsetPtr pRecordset;
if (SUCCEEDED(pConnection.CreateInstance (__uuidof(Connection))))
if
(SUCCEEDED(pConnection->Open(bstrConnectionString,
_bstr_t(""), adModeUnknown)))
_bstr_t(""),
if (SUCCEEDED(pRecordset.CreateInstance(__uuidof(Recordset))))
{
pRecordset->PutRefActiveConnection(pConnection) ;
if
(SUCCEEDED(pRecordset->Open(_variant_t(bstrQuery),
adOpenForwardOnly, adLockOptimistic, adCmdText)))
vNull,
{
//create an array of field names
COleSafeArray vaFieldList;
vaFieldList.CreateOneDim(VT_VARIANT, 2);
long lArrayIndex[1];
lArrayIndex[0] = 0;
vaFieldList.PutElement(lArrayIndex, &(_variant_t("ID")));
lArrayIndex[0] = 1;
vaFieldList.PutElement(lArrayIndex, &(_variant_t("Metrics")));
//create an array of values
COleSafeArray vaValueArray;
vaValueArray.CreateOneDim(VT_VARIANT, 2);
lArrayIndex[0] = 0;
vaValueArray.PutElement(lArrayIndex, &(_variant_t(0)));
lArrayIndex[0] = 1;
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vaValueArray.PutElement(lArrayIndex, &(_variant_t(varMetrics)));
//add new record
pRecordset->AddNew(vaFieldList, vaValueArray);
pRecordset->Close();
}
}
return;
}
Circle area can be created by adding only one point with Latitude, Longitude and Radius.
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APPENDIX C. STYLE FORMAT DESCRIPTION
The following definitions were used in description of the format:
'…' – String
[...] – One or none elements
{...} – One or more elements
| – Or
Remark ________________________________________________________________________________________
Please note, that the style format is not described completely as it was simplified for common use of objects.
Style can be represented by string:
<Style> ::= <GeometryType><BYTE Priority>{<IfStateStyle>|<DefaultStyle>}
<GeometryType>: = 'P'|'p'|'L'|'l'|'A'|'a'
Where:
'P' or 'p' – for Point type style
'L' or 'l' – for Line type style
'A' or 'a' – for Area type style
Priority defines the order, in which objects will be drawn. An object with a less Priority is drawn after objects
with greater Priority. Default value of Priority is 1.
The IfStateStyle element allows applying style elements according to object states.
<IfStateStyle> ::= <If>{<StyleElement>}<EndIf>
<If> ::= 'I'<StateIndex>' '<ValueOfState>
Where the StateIndex is a fixed value:
<StateIndex> ::= 0
The ValueOfState element is a combination of three digits. The following values of object state may be used:
1) Object is highlighted or not by mouse pointer:
<ValueOfState> ::= '1 1 1' – highlighted
<ValueOfState> ::= '0 0 1' – not highlighted
2) Object is selected or not in the table:
<ValueOfState> ::= '2 2 2' – selected
<ValueOfState> ::= '0 0 2' – not selected
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The EndIf element finishes the IfStateStyle element:
<EndIf> ::= 'I'
The DefaultStyle element allows applying style elements for all object states, not defined in IfStateStyle
elements:
<DefaultStyle> ::= {<StyleElement>}
Every StyleElement can be one of the following types:
<StyleElement> ::= <SetDiscretization>|<ResetDiscretization>|<TextGroup>|<Ellipse>|<Pen>|<Brush>
The SetDiscretization element defines the position or positions where the drawing should be applied (sets
the mode of metrics transformation). This element should be defined before TextGroup and Ellipse elements.
<SetDiscretization> ::= 'D' <char DiscretizationValue>
If DiscretizationValue is not defined (empty), the center of the object is taken (e.g. used for Point type style).
If DiscretizationValue =-128, all object points are taken (e.g. used for Line and Area type styles to draw
circles in the nodes).
The ResetDiscretization element resets the mode of metrics transformation defined in the SetDiscretization
element. This element recommended to be used before Pen and Brush elements.
<ResetDiscretization> := 'C'
The TextGroup element allows displaying text:
<TextGroup> ::= {<TextString>|<GetText>}<TextProperties>
The TextString element is a sequence of text symbols (TextString should be defined before TextProperties).
<TextString> ::= 'g'<String>' '
The GetText element allows getting text strings from database (GetText should be defined before
TextProperties).
<GetText> ::= 'g'' '<char TooltipIndex>'
Where the TooltipIndex is a fixed value, meaning, that string is given from "Tooltip" object field.
<TooltipIndex> ::= 66
The TextProperties element draws text from TextString or GetText elements according to specified
parameters:
<TextProperties> ::= 't'[<BYTE Size>[' '<BYTE ColorIndex>[' 'BYTE Type>[' '<BYTE BackColorIndex>['
'<BYTE BorderColorIndex>[' '<BYTE Indent>[' '<BYTE BorderWidth>]]]]]]]
Where the parameters are:
Size – size of text
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ColorIndex – index of the text color from the color array.
The following color array is used for style elements:
Index
Color
0
Black
1
Blue
2
Green
3
blue green
4
Red
5
Magenta
6
Yellow
7
Grey
8
light grey
9
light blue
10
Green
11
Blue
12
Red
13
light magenta
14
Yellow
15
White
The Type is defined by bits (number of bit from right to left)
Bold – 1 bit
Italic – 2 bit
VerticalAdjustment – 3 and 4 bits (00 – Base, 01 – Center, 10 – Top and 11 – Bottom)
HorizontalAdjustment – 5 and 6 bits (00 – Left, 01 – Center, 10 – Right)
Font = 8 bit (for symbols 1 – "Wingdings", for text 0 – "Haettenschweiler")
Example of Type value: 10010101 = 149 (Bold, not Italic, Center Vertical and Horizontal
Adjustments and "Wingdings" Font)
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BackColorIndex – index of background color (no background if 255)
BorderColorIndex – index of border color (no border if 255)
Indent – distance from text to border
BorderWidth – width of border
Default values:
Size = 10
ColorIndex = 0
Type = 0
BackColorIndex = 255
BorderColorIndex = 255
Indent = 0
BorderWidth = 1
Ellipse draws ellipse in according with specified parameters:
<Ellipse> ::= 'e'<BYTE Width>[' '<BYTE Height>[' '<BYTE ColorIndex>[' '<BYTE LineWidth>[' '<BYTE
BackColorIndex>]]]]
Where the parameters are:
Width – width of ellipse
Height – height of ellipse
ColorIndex – color index of ellipse
LineWidth – width of ellipse line
BackColorIndex – index of color of background (no background if 255)
Default values:
Height = Width
ColorIndex = 0
LineWidth = 1
BackColorIndex = 255
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Pen element draws line by pen, specified by parameters:
<Pen> := 'P'<BYTE ColorIndex>[' '<Byte PenTypeAndWidth>]
ColorIndex – color index from color array
PenTypeAndWidth is defined by bits (number of bit from right to left):
Width – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 bits
PenType – 6, 7, 8 bits (000 – solid, 001 – dash, 010 – dot, 011 – dash dot, 111 – dash dot dot)
Default value for PenTypeAndWidth: 00000001 = 1 (solid type, width = 1)
Brush element draws filling of areas:
<Brush> := 'B'<BYTE BrushTypeAndColorIndex>
BrushTypeAndColorIndex is defined by bits (number of bit from right to left):
ColorIndex –1, 2, 3, 4 bits, binary color index in from color array
BrushType – 5, 6, 7, 8 bits: 0000 – solid brush, if 7 bit is 0, then 5 and 6 bits define three hatch brush types
(0001, 0010 and 0011), else – if 7 bit is 1, then 5 and 6 bits define four penetrate brush types (0100, 0101,
0110 and 0111)
Examples of Point type style:
P1DgQ t20 0 149 – symbol "plane" (from "Wingdings" font)
P1De25 25 14 3 – yellow ellipse (circle)
P1De25 25 14 3gQ t20 0 149 – symbol "plane" (from "Wingdings" font) in yellow ellipse (circle)
P1DI0 0 0 1gQ t10 0 148II0 1 1 1gQ t20 0 149II0 2 2 2e25 25 14 3I – symbol "plane" (from "Wingdings"
font), increased and made bold if object is highlighted by mouse pointer and rounded by yellow ellipse
(circle) if object is selected
Examples of Line type style:
L1CP4 1 – solid red line with width = 1
L1CI0 2 2 2P14 7D-128e7 7 14 7ICP4 1 – solid red line with width = 1, drawn by yellow color with yellow
ellipsis (circles) in the nodes if object is selected in the table
Examples of Area type style:
A1CB41P4 1 – blue shaded area with solid border (width = 1)
A1CB41I0 2 2 2P14 7D-128e7 7 14 7ICP4 1 – blue shaded area with solid red border (width = 1), which
drawn by yellow color with yellow ellipsis (circles) in the nodes if object is selected in the table
Examples of Note type style:
P1Dg 66t14 2 20 – text from "Tooltip" object field (green color, not bold, not italic, center vertical and
horizontal adjustments and "Haettenschweiler" font)
P1CDg 66I0 0 0 2t14 2 20II0 2 2 2t14 2 20 255 14 0 1I – text from "Tooltip" object field (green color, not
bold, not italic, center vertical and horizontal adjustments and "Haettenschweiler" font), drawn by the same
font but with yellow border if object is selected in the table
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APPENDIX D. USING DROP-DOWN LISTS IN LEGEND GRID
You can edit field values in the legend grid by choosing strings from the drop down list:
There are two possibilities to create the list of these strings:
 Create list of strings right in legend file (*.leg)
Values displayed in the drop-down list are stored in the legend file (*.leg).
You can do it by including [EnumValue] section into the legend file and listing string values (divided by";") for
those fields from the Select parameter in [SQL] section (Table1 is main database table) which must have
drop down lists.
In the following example values of Field1 and Field2 can be edited only from drop down lists, values of
Field3 and Field4 can be edited manually:
[SQL]
From=Table1
Select=Field1, Field2, Fiels3, Field4
Editable= Field1, Field2, Fiels3, Field4
[EnumValue]
Field1=Value11;Value12;Value13
Field2=Value21;Value22;Value23
 Get string values from other database table (reference table)
Values displayed in drop down list are taken from reference table.
There are two ways to design database for this purpose depending on the type of field in Select parameter,
[SQL] section (main database table):

Field in main database table of <string> type
In this case string value is just copied from reference table after choosing it from drop down list. For using
values from StringField of Table2 in drop down list of Field3 you should include [EnumSelect] section by
the following way:
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[SQL]
From=Table1
Select=Field1, Field2, Field3, Field4
Editable= Field1, Field2, Fiels3, Field4
[EnumSelect]
Field3=Select StringField From Table2

Field in main database of <integer> type (reference to ID is recommended)
In this case integer value from ID-field (IDField) of reference table (Table3) is written after choosing it from
drop down list which contains strings from Name-field (StringField) of the same reference table.
[SQL]
From=Table1
Select=Field1, Field2, Field3, Field4
Editable= Field1, Field2, Fiels3, Field4
[EnumSelect]
Field4=Select StringField, IDField From Table3
Warning! _______________________________________________________________________________________
StringField must be the first and IdField must be the second in Select query.
Useful feature is that you can enter new values for reference tables right in drop down lists. These values will
be saved automatically in database. For this purpose you should add [EnumUpdate] section and list fields
for which you want to enter new values (if section or some field is absent, NO is considered):
[SQL]
From=Table1
Select=Field1, Field2, Field3, Field4
Editable= Field1, Field2, Fiels3, Field4
[EnumSelect]
Field3=Select StringField From Table2
Field4=Select StringField, IDField From Table3
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[EnumUpdate]
Field3=YES
Field4=YES
Warning! _______________________________________________________________________________________
If the field in main database of <integer> type (reference to ID), as Field4 in the example, then additional restrictions are
imposed to IDField in reference table:
1) It should be assigned primary key
2) It should be of auto-increment type (values must be generated automatically in database)
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