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The CAPN terminates unexpectedly or fails to list/display Maptech BSB Charts

Created: 06/09/2006
Modified: 08/04/2006

TOPIC

Compatibility with 'Graphic' chart types.


DISCUSSION

Introduction
As part of its contractual obligations, Maptech must produce an exact digital replica of each paper chart produced by NOAA. Most charts contain at least some navigable portion. There are, however, whole portions of some paper charts that contain only text - such as a cover sheet, chart notes, or weather information. These chart files are known as 'Graphic' charts - and contain no navigable portion.

It was determined that versions prior to 8.3.17 of The CAPN behaves erratically when it encounters one of these Graphic charts. Sometimes, a entire directory (or CD) of Maptech BSB charts will be ignored. In other cases, The CAPN may terminate unexpectedly when trying to open or copy one of these charts. To correct this issue, download and install the latest release of The CAPN.

If it is not practical to download this fix, you may use the following procedures to ignore these charts Graphic so to allow viewing of navigation charts included on Maptech BSB CDs and DVDs. However, since we have made many improvements to The CAPN, we strongly recommend that you download the latest version to correct this and other compatibility issues.

To Copy Charts to the Hard Drive
The copy charts function in The CAPN is not compatible with any Maptech BSB CD that contains a Graphic Chart. (See the list below of regions that contain these charts.) When The CAPN encounters a Graphic chart during the chart copy process, it usually will exit with a '32-bit error.'

To copy charts to the hard drive, we recommend running the 'Installer' CD that accompanies each Maptech Chart Region. This process will register the CD for use (if required) and prompt you to install the CD to the hard drive.

Advanced users can 'browse' the CD (after the registration has taken place) and copy the charts from the BSBCHART folder on the CD to the BSBCHART folder on their hard drive.

Regardless of the method used, once copied, the Graphic charts will need to be deleted.

To Delete Graphic Charts
1. Open 'My Computer' then 'Local Disk C' and then the folder your charts are kept in. If you used the Maptech 'Installer' CD to copy these charts, they will most likely be in the folder C:\ChartKit\BSBChart\.

2. Using the list below, locate any chart file that matches the numbers. Chart files have 'extensions' of either .CAP or .KAP (depending on the version of the chart's format.) For example, a customer with a Region 7, 4.2 Edition BSB Chart CD will have two Graphic charts: 11451_16.CAP and 11451_17.CAP. Click on one of these two files and delete it. Repeat this process for every Graphic BSB Chart found in your chart folder.

3. Start The CAPN and choose 'Get a Chart' from the File menu. If all your BSB charts appear - and seem to load properly, you should have no further difficulties. If the charts remain missing, or the application terminates when attempting to open one of these charts, review the list of chart paths displayed in 'Set or Refresh Chart Paths' (also found in the File menu.) Here, make note of each path used to keep charts, then check each of these folders on your hard disk to ensure that it does not contain any of the Graphic Chart Files listed below.

Graphic Charts Incompatible with The CAPN
Region 2: Block Island, RI to the Canadian Border
13221_2 - NOTES FOR NARRAGANSETT BAY
13229_15 - Cover for Chart 13229

Region 3: New York to Nantucket and Cape May, New Jersey
12352_8 - Cover for Chart 12352
12364_24 - Cover for Chart 12364
12372_19 - Notes for Chart 12372
13221_2 - NOTES FOR NARRAGANSETT BAY
13229_15 - Cover for Chart 13229
14786_79 - Cover for chart 14786
14786_80 - Index1 for chart 14786
14786_81 - Index2 for chart 14786
14786_82 - Index3 for chart 14786
14786_83 - Index4 for chart 14786
14786_84 - Notes for chart 14786
14786_85 - Profile for chart 14786
14786_86 - Text1 for chart 14786
14786_87 - Text2 for chart 14786
14786_88 - Weather for chart 14786

Region 4: Chesapeake and Delaware Bays
12285_18 - NOTES GRID FOR CHART 12285
12285_19 - NOTES GRID FOR CHART 12285

Region 6: Norfolk, VA to Florida - The Intracoastal Waterway
11541_6 - Notes for chart 11541
12205_13 - Cover for Chart 12205

Region 7: Florida East Coast and the Keys
11451_16 - Cover for Chart 11451
11451_17 - Notes for Chart 11451

Region 8: Florida West Coast and the Keys
11451_16 - Cover for Chart 11451
11451_17 - Notes for Chart 11451

Region 12: Southern California - Point Arena to Mexican Border
18652_20 - Cover / Notes for Chart 18652

Region 13: Lake Michigan
14916_37 - COVER FOR CHART 14916
14916_38 - INDEX1 FOR CHART 14916
14916_39 - INDEX2 FOR CHART 14916
14916_40 - PROFILE FOR CHART 14916
14916_41 - WEATHER FOR CHART 14916
14916_42 - TEXT1 FOR CHART 14916
14916_43 - TEXT2 FOR CHART 14916
14926_33 - COVER FOR CHART 14926
14926_34 - INDEX FOR CHART 14926
14926_35 - WEATHER FOR CHART 14926
14926_36 - TEXT1 FOR CHART 14926
14926_37 - TEXT2 FOR CHART 14926

Region 14: San Francisco to Cape Flattery
18652_20 - Cover / Notes for Chart 18652

Region 15: Pacific NorthWest - Puget Sound to Canadian Border
18423_19 - Cover for Chart 18423
18445_17 - COVER FOR CHART 18445

Region 17: Mobile, AL to Mexican Border
11324_2 - NOTES FOR GALVESTON BAY
11326_7 - Notes for Chart 11326

Region 22: Lake Superior and Lake Huron
14853_48 - COVER FOR CHART 14853
14853_49 - INDEX1 FOR CHART 14853
14853_50 - INDEX2 FOR CHART 14853
14853_51 - INDEX3 FOR CHART 14853
14853_52 - TEXT1 FOR CHART 14853
14853_53 - TEXT2 FOR CHART 14853
14853_54 - WEATHER FOR CHART 14853
14886_15 - Cover for Chart 14886
14886_16 - Index for Chart 14886
14886_17 - Text for Chart 14886
14886_18 - Text2 for Chart 14886
14886_19 - Weather for Chart 14886

Region 24: Lake Erie (US Waters)
14842_45 - Cover for chart 14842
14842_46 - Index1 for chart 14842
14842_47 - Index2 for chart 14842
14842_48 - Index3 for chart 14842
14842_49 - Text1 for chart 14842
14842_50 - Text2 for chart 14842
14842_51 - Weather for chart 14842
14846_39 - WEST END OF LAKE ERIE COVER
14846_40 - WEST END OF LAKE ERIE INDEX
14846_41 - WEST END OF LAKE ERIE INDEX
14846_42 - WEST END OF LAKE ERIE TEXT
14846_43 - WEST END OF LAKE ERIE TEXT
14846_44 - WEST END OF LAKE ERIE WEATHER

Region 26: Lake Ontario (US Waters)
14786_79 - Cover for chart 14786
14786_80 - Index1 for chart 14786
14786_81 - Index2 for chart 14786
14786_82 - Index3 for chart 14786
14786_83 - Index4 for chart 14786
14786_84 - Notes for chart 14786
14786_85 - Profile for chart 14786
14786_86 - Text1 for chart 14786
14786_87 - Text2 for chart 14786
14786_88 - Weather for chart 14786