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Raspberry Pi or desktop/laptop computer?

OpenPlotter is optimized to be used on Raspberry Pi computers, but you can also install OpenPlotter on any desktop or laptop computer running Linux Debian or any derivative like Ubuntu, Mint … Some OpenPlotter apps that are used to manage some sensors connected via GPIO will not be available when installed on desktop and laptop computers. See a list here.

Raspberry Pi images

This is the easiest and fastest way to get started with OpenPlotter. We publish different editions according to the most demanded uses that contain all the required apps installed and preconfigured. We try to provide solutions for everyone from beginners to experts. We even have a fully customizable option that will save you a lot of time. Just plug and sail!

Our OpenPlotter editions are based on Raspberry Pi OS. You do not need any prior knowledge of Linux to install and use them. Follow the Installing chapter to learn how.

Important

With OpenPlotter 3 you can now choose between 32bit or 64bit.

OpenPlotter Starting

All required apps to fulfill most OpenPlotter marine features.

Download:OpenPlotter Starting
Image name:OpenPlotter Starting
Hostname:openplotter
User:pi
Password:raspberry
Language:en_GB.UTF-8
Keymap:gb
Layout:English (UK)
TimeZone:Europe/London
Wifi client:SSID: none, Password: none, Country: none
Wifi AP:SSID: none, Password: none, IP: none
SSH:Disabled
Remote desktop:Disabled
Installed apps:Settings - Docs - Signal K installer - OpenCPN installer - Xygrib - Dashboards - Serial - CAN - Network

OpenPlotter Headless

Same as OpenPlotter Starting but ready to be used remotely without monitor.

Download:OpenPlotter Headless
Image name:OpenPlotter Headless
Hostname:openplotter
User:pi
Password:raspberry
Language:en_GB.UTF-8
Keymap:gb
Layout:English (UK)
TimeZone:Europe/London
Wifi client:SSID: none, Password: none, Country: none
Wifi AP:SSID: openplotter, Password: 12345678, IP: 10.10.10.1
SSH:Enabled
Remote desktop:Enabled
Installed apps:Settings - Docs - Signal K installer - OpenCPN installer - Xygrib - Dashboards - Serial - CAN - Network

OpenPlotter À la Carte

Fill in a form with all the available customization options and in a few minutes you will receive an image built by a robot from scratch and to your liking that will save you a lot of time. Another advantage over the other editions is that all packages that make up the OS, including Openplotter apps, will be updated to the latest versions.

Download:Under construction
Image name:Customizable
Hostname:Customizable
User:Customizable
Password:Customizable
Language:Customizable
Keymap:Customizable
Layout:Customizable
TimeZone:Customizable
Wifi client:SSID: Customizable, Password: Customizable, Country: Customizable
Wifi AP:SSID: Customizable, Password: Customizable, IP: Customizable
SSH:Customizable
Remote desktop:Customizable
Installed apps:Customizable

Desktop and laptop

You can also install OpenPlotter in any desktop or laptop computer running your favourite Debian derivative distribution. Hovewer, if your computer is not a Raspberry Pi, you will not be able to install some OpenPlotter apps:

Common:Settings - Docs - Signal K installer - OpenCPN installer - AvNav installer - Xygrib - Serial - CAN - Notifications - Dashboards - IoT - MAIANA AIS Transponder - OpenMarine Box - SDR VHF
Only Raspberry:Network - I2C - Pypilot - GPIO - Moitessier HAT - MacArthur HAT

OpenPlotter for desktop and laptop is tested in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. You just need basic knowledge of Linux to install OpenPlotter for desktop and laptop. Download this OpenPlotter Settings package: Latest version of 'openplotter-settings' @ Cloudsmith and follow the Desktop and laptop chapter to install OpenPlotter from scratch.

OpenPlotter Expert

Pi-gen is the tool used to create the official Raspberry Pi OS images. We use a fork of pi-gen to create OpenPlotter images. Use the openplotter32 and openplotter64 branchs of our repository to create your own OpenPlotter flavor. You need good knowledge of Linux to create your own OpenPlotter distributions. Follow instructions in README file.