Qt Virtual Chart Table (QVCT)

A Qt application for conventional map and GPS navigation

Author: Cédric Dufour <http://cedric.dufour.name>

Website: http://cedric.dufour.name/software/qvct

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Synopsis and Features

The Qt Virtual Chart Table (QVCT) is a Qt application which provides a navigation software that simulates the chart table (and instruments corner) usually found in ships.

It is thus suitable for sailing, flying or any other outdoor activity performed using a conventional navigation/planning approach:

It features:

It runs and is being developed on Linux (Ubuntu), though it can potentially also be built on Mac OS X and Windows.


The Qt Virtual Chart Table (QVCT) is free software:
you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, Version 3.

The Qt Virtual Chart Table (QVCT) is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

See the GNU General Public License for more details.

The Qt Virtual Chart Table (QVCT) includes all resources which contain the mention "Qt Virtual Chart Table (QVCT)" in their preamble.

Other resources are (and must be) used according to their original license, which is (should be made) available from their respective author.

Build and Install

The first step is recovering the source code using the GIT versioning system:

mkdir /path/to/source && cd /path/to/source
git clone https://github.com/cedric-dufour/qvct

Build environment configuration is then achieved using CMake:

mkdir /path/to/build && cd /path/to/build
cmake /path/to/source

Compilation and installation are then achieved using regular Make:

cd /path/to/build
make && ls -al ./bin
make doc && ls -al ./doc
make install

Alternatively (to Make), distribution-specific Debian packages can be built and installed using the ad-hoc commands:

cd /path/to/source
debuild -us -uc -b && ls -al ../qvct*.deb
dpkg -i ../qvct*.deb


Please refer to the User Manual and the Frequently Asked Questions.