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I am in the process of building my own nautical navigation program. I am writing it in Windows C# using VS2010 and MS 2010 Access DB.

I am stuck without a module to display the nautical charts. Nautical charts are formatted to the NOAA S57 or S60 formats of the original .BSB format.

Does anyone know of a DLL or plug in or source code that I can use to display these chart formats. These particular formats are exclusive to the nautical world as such it is difficult to locate code (dll etc) that I can use. And I am yest to find any examples on how to build your own viewer.

There is a C++ library "libbsb" for win32 that I am trying to find documetation to, but no luck so far.

Some of the tools I have looked at include...
* OpenCPN
* MapWindow
* NavPak-Pro
* OkMap
* Fugawi View ENC
* SoftChart Viewer
* PolarView

I have looked in the GIS format and it does not have anything related to these particular formats available.

Anyhelp would be great.
Posted 10-Mar-11 7:37am
Updated 10-Mar-11 7:40am
Yusuf 10-Mar-11 13:49pm
what sort of documentation are you looking for libbsb? have you seen
SAKryukov 10-Mar-11 13:54pm
Hm. I just took a look at this. I suspect the documentation is indeed less then brilliant (if any)...
Yusuf 10-Mar-11 14:47pm
That is why I posted it as comment as opposed to 'answer'
SquireDude 10-Mar-11 15:11pm
so true...
SAKryukov 10-Mar-11 15:36pm
I realized this...
SquireDude 10-Mar-11 15:12pm
I had checked it out and was hopeing for aditional info. Thanks though it all helps.

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Hi ,

Its been ages you posted the above query , though did you find any solution for the above query.

I am interested in some info that can help my development

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