StarNavPilot has all the necessary tools to
easily digitize your paper charts and geo-reference them for use in the
A raster chart is only a copy of a paper chart to which
georeferencing information has been added to allow the software to know the
geographical position of each of its pixels.
StarNavPilot is compatible
with all graphics file formats. To digitize a paper chart , it suffices to
obtain the graphic file of this chart.
There are several ways to get
The easiest way is to have your paper charts scanned in a
digital print shop and load them directly into StarNavPilot. The operation costs
only a few Euros per chart and you recover your files on a USB key. The optimal
scan definition to use is 300dpi.
If you have a good quality camera you can use it to
capture your charts. With a little care it is possible to obtain very beautiful
charts with this method. Don't worry if your shot distorts the chart somehow,
the advanced features of StarNavPilot will allow you to get a perfect chart as
precise as the original.
is also possible to scan a chart with a desktop scanner (preferably at least A3)
and assemble the pieces in the StarNavPilot cartography workshop. ChartCreator.But this method, which was mainly used
before the availability of A0 scanners, is no longer widely used because of its
length. On the other hand, it can prove to be effective for the creation of port
plans. The StarNavPilot cartograhy workshopChartCreator is mostly used to create maps from
screenshots on online viewers.
For more information see the section Scanning nautical