It’s the same old story. What was supposed to be a small set of bug fixes to previous release, grew into a separate release of its own.
Version 1.6 turned out to be mostly about raster charts.
– First, BSB v4 support is now available on all platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux) for both existing and new BSB v4 users. I would like to thank Canadian Hydrographic Service for their help and support in this matter – they’ve been great!
– Raster chart rendering has been sped up significantly, to the point where it will often be as fast as vector, if not more.
– Raster charts night colors have been customized for best visibility using custom colorization method. Thanks go to Pascal for pointing the issue out.
– Through the magic of re-projection, PolarView now supports raster charts in virtually any projection, including Polyconic and Transverse Mercator. This should provide appropriate coverage for Great Lakes sailors.
– Tide information is provided in tide station’s own time zone. Tide display now has live user-controlled slider to query data. Thanks to Rick for keeping my attention on the tide subsystem!
Documentation on using BSBv4 charts should be available on support site shortly.