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Level Platform Download
Basic
  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Raspberry Pi 4 *
Advanced
  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Raspberry Pi 4 *
  • Debian derivative 32-bit
  • Debian derivative 64-bit *
OpenPlotter Settings deb
Expert
  • Raspberry Pi 3
  • Raspberry Pi 4 *
OpenPlotter pi-gen

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What to choose?

Some OpenPlotter features are exclusive for Raspberry Pi but if you do not need them you can install OpenPlotter in any computer running a Linux Debian derivative like Ubuntu, Mint or even Raspbian. That is the first question you should ask yourself.

We try to provide solutions for everyone, from newbies to experts. The second question would be, what do I know about Linux? or even, I am a Linux expert but I feel lazy, should I choose a ready-to-use option? The text below will help you answer these questions.

Basic

This is the easiest and fastest way of having OpenPlotter working. Our OpenPlotter distributions are based on Rasbian. We publish different editions according to the most demanded uses containing all the required apps installed and preconfigured. Just plug and sail!

OpenPlotter Starting - All required apps to fulfill most OpenPlotter marine features.

Installed apps:Settings, OpenCPN installer, Signal K installer, Xygrib, Network, Dashboards, Serial, CAN, Pypilot, Docs

OpenPlotter Headless - Starting edition apps ready to be used remotely without monitor.

Installed apps:Starting edition.
Settings:WiFi access point enabled, ssh enabled, remote desktop enabled.

OpenPlotter Moitessier HAT - Starting edition apps plus required apps to use the Moitessier HAT out of the box.

Installed apps:Starting edition, I2C.
Settings:GNSS reception, AIS reception, compass, hell, pitch, pressure.

OpenPlotter IoT (under construction) - Starting edition apps plus required apps to interact with your boat through multiple sensors and manage data from them.

Installed apps:
Settings:

OpenPlotter À la Carte (under construction) - Starting edition apps plus any app of your election. You will be able to customize some settings too.

Installed apps:
Customizable settings:
 

You do not need previous knowledge of Linux to install and use these OpenPlotter distributions. Follow the basic manual to install them on your SD card.

Advanced

You can install OpenPlotter from scratch in any computer running your favourite Debian derivative distribution, and of course in Raspbian. Hovewer, if your distribution is not Raspbian and your computer is not a Raspberry Pi, you will not be able to install some apps.

Common apps:Settings, OpenCPN installer, Signal K installer, Signal K filter, Dashboards, Serial, CAN, Kplex, SDR, Apps template, Docs
Raspberry apps:Xygrib, Network, Pypilot, Moitessier HAT, I2C sensors, 1W sensors, Analog sensors, IoT

You need basic knowledge of Linux to install OpenPlotter from scratch. Follow the advanced manual to install OpenPlotter from scratch.

Expert

Pi-gen is the tool used to create the raspberrypi.org Raspbian images. We use a fork of pi-gen to create OpenPlotter images. Use the openplotter branch 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.