BSB Import 1.0
BSB Import - A photoshop plugin which allows you to read NOAA marine charts.
NOAA marine charts are the standard raster charts and have the file extension of *.bsb and *.kap.
Simply download and install BSB Import and any program capable of using Photoshop plugins will be able to read and edit NOAA BSB format nautical charts.
It's free to try and easy to install.
Once a chart is imported into Photoshop you can:
- Print the chart.
- Paste charts together to cover a larger area.
- Create and print your own custom charts to cover the area you want.
- Edit Charts.
- Print a small area of a chart.
List of Changes:
Version 1.0 from 2000-05-31
Latest User Reviews:
Cknowell 2011-02-26 23:30:11 #
Tried download twice but didn't work. Could be because I'm trying to read Canadian BSB charts from C.H.S. instead of the NOAA charts from the U.S.A. I thought they'd be the same. Now I can't find it to uninstall it although there is a record of it being downloaded in my downloads file.
Wlcoxe 2010-11-13 21:44:21 #
Can't review as I opted out before trying to utilize it.. Perhaps another time.
Cdenchfield 2010-07-12 22:12:11 #
yeah, didn't work. wanted chart registry key. DK what that is
Sv2bwc 2009-06-08 05:09:19 #
how to create a bsb,kap maps??????????????
Flila 2009-04-02 13:49:16 #
I have not been able to download any of the maps as bsb or kap files. Tried uninstalling arcview 9.3 several times. The download of your plugin does not install properly. I also bought and ran the registry repair progam by Uniblue that was suggested as a cure for this. I have spent a day and a half trying to get an NOAA map in a usable form and have not succeeded. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Bhote 2008-03-24 00:00:31 #
Simple & works
Very simple to use allowed me to just drag and drop KAP files onto photoshop. I was a bit confused at first because it didn't allow me to open the BSB files but then I realized that these didn't actually contain the images.
CaptChas 2007-05-09 17:16:13 #
Didn`t like BSB import
I tried the version that shows the checkerboard pattern. Looking between the black blocks at the actual chart image, that image lacks the resolution my Maptech chart viewer provides. The colors also are not as saturated. These effects are quite noticeable when the chart is resized to less than full size.