Finland Marine Charts by Solteknik - 2018 edition
Raster charts from Tornio to St Petersburg
♦ Bonus with this product in use with iNavX: Fugawi produced Quilted Charts which merge together multiple raster charts at various scales into a seamless whole. Additionally, OpenCPN has its own native means of quilting charts together.
This chart product is for use with:
Dessa Fugawi X-Traverse sjökort från från Solteknik är marina rastersjökort för användning i PC med programmen Fugawi Global Navigator 4.5 or Marine ENC 4.5™, eller Geonav MapMapster ; och GPSNavX™ eller MacENC™ programvaror för Mac OS X; och iNavX™ applikationen för iPad, iPhone™, eller iPod Touch; och PathAway™ applikationen för Android.
A Solteknik marine chart from Fugawi
displaysed in iNavX on Apple iPad
Why are Solteknik charts the best choice?
Varför är Soltekniks sjökort med data från Sjöfartsverket det bästa valet?
How to download and view these charts
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I move Waypoints and Routes between different software?
*Since these charts are Official, do I still need to carry paper charts on my vessel?
Kan jag utbyta brytpunkter mellan Fugawi och iPhone / iPad?
*Eftersom dessa sjökort har statusen att vara oficiella sjökort, måste jag ändå ha papperskort ombord?
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These Solteknik digital raster charts are for use with Windows®, MacOS®, iOS®, or Android® software including:
How to download and view these charts
Assuming you have bought a chart subscription and have a compatible app installed on your device, follow the instructions for the compatible software title below:
⇒ See separate tab for OpenCPN
OpenCPN for Windows, MacOS, Linux
(see notes for OpenCPN for Android at the bottom of this page)
Adapt the instructions below for your operating system. Slight differences are present in how to download charts in Windows vs. MacOS vs Linux
If necessary, update OpenCPN to at least verison, 4.8.4 being the required minimum version.
Download the Fugawi plugin from the OpenCPN plugins page at:
Install the Fugawi plugin, clicking Continue and accepting default install options.
Tip #1: On MacOS, press the Apple command key ⌘ while right-clicking the Fugawi plugin package / installer; and from the right-click context menu, select Open. This should avoid MacOS Gatekeeper from disabling this web downloaded app.
Tip #2: On Windows, a typical anti-malware security utility may need to be adjusted to un-quarantine the plugin installer and/or permit installation of the plugin. Consult the security utility's Help resources for more information.
Tip #3: On Linux systems, a get-app command line may be needed for installation. See the generalized Linux plugin help page.
Find the Plugins section...
Windows OpenCPN full menu path is Tools | Options | Plugins (or click the Options toolbar icon).
MacOS OpenCPN menu is OpenCPN | Preferences | Plugins
Select the Fugawi plugin from the list of all plugins and click the Enable button.
The button changes to Disable in case you need to do OpenCPN plugin troubleshooting in the future.
Click the Charts section and select the Fugawi Charts tab.
Click the Refresh Chart List button.
When prompted, login with your Fugawi.com email + password and click OK.
A list of all chart subscriptions appears, both new / unactivated and previously downloaded. Select a desired chart subscription sub-titled as Status: Ready for Activation Request.
Click the Activate Selected Chartset button.
Answer Yes to the prompt confirming activation. Click OK after the activation succeeds.
Click the Install Selected Chartset button.
When prompted, browse to and select any folder on your hard drive used as a general repository of charts. Your hard drive's folder path names will vary.
The browsing dialog has an option to create a new parent folder for all your charts, if you need it.
In the example illustration below, a Windows computer has a general folder for all OpenCPN charts and, beneath it, a few sub-folders of various chartsets. In Windows OpenCPN, the OpenCPN charts parent folder is selected with a click of the Select Folder button; on MacOS OpenCPN the selection is completed with the Open button.
Wait as the chart files download. Click OK when complete.
From the Chart Files tab, select the folder containing the downloaded chart files. The folders are automatically named according to the Fugawi product code -- which you should not edit. However, you may nest a given Fugawi chart folder under another sub-folder with an appropriate name describing the geographic area of the chart product.
Click Apply. The various charts in the chartset are analyzed by OpenCPN and prepared for a mutli-scale quilted view. This usually takes several seconds, possibly longer depending on the number of chart files,
The world base map view represents the new collection of charts with thin red boundaries rectangles / polygons. Pan and zoom as necessary to view the quilted charts at a desirable scale. See the section below for tips on how to get the best view of the charts.
Basics about viewing the charts
An initial chart chosen by OpenCPN appears: it may be a world basemap or a previously viewed chart. Zoom in / out, pan around as desired. If the initial view is red outline rectangles only, use the menu Shift to Smaller Scale Chart (also invoked by the F8 function key) to see the actual chart graphics.
Tip #4 : Depending a chartset's properties, you may find it helpful to increase or decrease how soon a fine detailed local scale chart visually emerges out of a larger area yet lower detail chart. Do this in Tools (Preferences in MacOS) | Display | Advanced | Chart Zoom / Scale Weighting. Or simply press the keyboard letter D to bring the slider control over the current chart. Experiment with the slider setting for each chartset to get what you perceive as the best balance of clarity versus density of chart objects.
Tip #5: The "Chart Piano" control (keyboard toggle: CTRL + B or Apple-logo + B), a thin horizontal strip of buttons representing individual charts along the lower border of screen, may be used for:
- Click selecting a single chart out of the larger collection, with the single chart centered by default.
- Mouse hovering over a button to examine the corresponding chart's informaton: drive storage path, scale ratio, projection
The look and operational features of OpenCPN are remarkably similar across the platforms of Android and computer-based OpenCPN installations. However, installing both the OpenCPN software and the Fugawi Charts plugin is line with all typical apps from the Google Play Store. Take note of these points:
- The authentic OpenCPN for Android in the Google Play Store has author name "Dave Register" and has a modest price for purchase. Buy and install this first using the Play Store app on your Android device.
- Fugawi technical support does not provide a walk-through on the basic consumer topic of buying and installing apps. Google has generalized Help references on buying and installing apps.
- You may perform a side-install from a computer via USB cable but this is generally more complicated, so we recommend using the standard Google Play mechanism for buying, and downloading / installing the app.
- Do not install free OpenCPN variants for Android because these are not compatible with the Fugawi Charts Plugin.
- The Fugawi Charts Plugin for OpenCPN in the Google Play Store also has author name "Dave Register" and it is free. Install this companion app using the Play Store utility on your Android devce. The sequence is:
- In the Play Store's search box, enter the phrase "Fugawi Charts plugin" and examine the appropriate search result.
- On the Fugawi Charts Plugin store page, tap Install.
- Tap Accept.to confirm what resources the plugin app has access to within your device.
- If prompted for payment information or a redeem code, tap Skip.
- Wait as the download / install proceeds.
- Tap Open.
- In the app that launches, tap Install Fugawi Charts Plugin.
- After several seconds, OpenCPN is launched with the plugin included. Just like OpenCPN on a computer, enter the Options menu | Plugins, find the Fugawi Charts plugin row and tap the Enable button.
Tip: On a typical Android smartphone, the Plugins section may be hidden behind and to the right of other software controls and tabs. If you rotate the screen to wide landscape mode, the Plugins should become visible.
The remainder of instructions for downloading charts are the same as for a desktop OpenCPN experience, see above.
► For help with chart selection, purchasing process, and downloads contact firstname.lastname@example.org. However, it is outside Fugawi's scope of support to offer assistance with OpenCPN display preferences, tool use, data transfers, hardware interfacing, regular navigation and planning operations of the software, etc.