Charting

CHS Canada Maps Catalog Update at Geogarage

Mise à jour catalogue cartes CHS Canada chez Geogarage

Mise à jour du catalogue des cartes marines CHS Canada pour Weather4D Routage & Navigation et SailGrib WR chez Geogarage. 253 updated charts 6 nouvelles cartes ajoutées Au total le catalogue comprend 810 charts (1765 with insets) Warning :

Update of the UKHO charts catalogue at Geogarage

Mise à jour du catalogue des cartes marines britanniques de l’UKHO pour Weather4D Routage & Navigation et SailGrib WR chez Geogarage. 835 updated charts, whose 26 new editions 2 nouvelles cartes ajoutées Au total le catalogue comprend 960 charts (1789 with Read more …

Update of the SHOM catalog at Geogarage

Update SHOM map catalogue France / DOM-TOM and dependencies at Geogarage for Weather4D Routing & Navigation and SailGrib WR 158 updated charts (whose 13 new editions) The catalog includes 860 charts (1429 with insets) –––

Update of the UKHO charts catalogue at Geogarage

Mise à jour du catalogue des cartes marines britanniques de l’UKHO pour Weather4D Routage & Navigation et SailGrib WR chez Geogarage. 834 updated charts, whose 34 new editions 7 new charts added 1 carte supprimée Au total le catalogue comprend Read more …

Update of the SHOM catalog at Geogarage

Update SHOM map catalogue France / DOM-TOM and dependencies at Geogarage for Weather4D Routing & Navigation and SailGrib WR 174 updated charts (whose 6 new editions) The catalog includes 860 charts (1429 with insets) Read more …

Update ENCs Spain charts at Geogarage

Update of "rasterized" ENC maps Spain (HIM) at Geogarage for Weather4D Routing & Navigation and SailGrib WR. 133 updated charts (out of a total of 316 rasterized ENC maps). Le catalogue comprend les côtes d’Espagne et Read more …

Update of the UKHO charts catalogue at Geogarage

Mise à jour du catalogue des cartes marines britanniques de l’UKHO pour Weather4D Routage & Navigation et SailGrib WR chez Geogarage. 827 updated charts 1 New map added 16 nouvelles éditions Au total le catalogue comprend 951 charts (1768 with Read more …

Update SHOM map catalogue at Geogarage

Update SHOM map catalogue France / DOM-TOM and dependencies at Geogarage for Weather4D Routing & Navigation and SailGrib WR 3 added charts 183 updated maps –––

TZ iBoat V.3.0 launches its charting revolution

TZ iBoat V.3.0 révolutionne sa cartographie

Nobeltec, Inc., subsidiary of MaxSea International, is a leading developer of PC marine navigation software and a supplier of electronic nautical navigation charts. This company is the official developer of TZ iBoat on Apple Store. After Read more …

Update of rasterized Spain and Croatia maps

Mise à jour des cartes IHM (Spain) et HHI (Croatia) rasterisées pour Weather4D Routage & Navigation et SailGrib WR chez Geogarage. Spain 101 Maps updated on a total of 316 cartes disponibles Croatie 27 updated maps and 11 added charts Read more …

Update of the UKHO charts catalogue at Geogarage

Mise à jour du catalogue des cartes marines britanniques de l’UKHO pour Weather4D Routage & Navigation et SailGrib WR chez Geogarage. 826 updated charts 4 new charts added 1 Deleted card 21 nouvelles éditions Au total le catalogue comprend 950 Read more …

Update SHOM charts catalog at Geogarage

Update SHOM map catalogue France / DOM-TOM and dependencies at Geogarage for Weather4D Routing & Navigation and SailGrib WR 4 added charts 223 updated maps –––

UKHO postpones removal of paper Admiralty charts

L’UKHO diffère la suppression des cartes marines papier de l’Amirauté

British backpedaling : UKHO postpones phasing out of paper Admiralty charts to at least 2030 ! Six months after setting the target of 2026 for the complete withdrawal from production of all paper navigation charts (¹), Read more …

Announced end of UKHO paper nautical charts

Fin annoncée des cartes marines papier de l’UKHO

After NOAA (¹) and SHOM (²), United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has just announced its intention to take steps to phase out the production of the world's nautical paper charts by the end of 2026 in order to Read more …

C-Map is the ping-pong ball for industrial groups

C-Map fait la balle de ping-pong des groupes industriels

An event that occurred last summer escaped the vigilance that I try to maintain on the nautical economy. Fortunately my friends from Geogarage have just filled this gap. In the field of private electronic cartography, players Read more …

SHOM removes facsimiles from UK charts

Le SHOM supprime les fac-similés des cartes britanniques

With the latest update to the SHOM card portfolio on 16 September 2021, Geogarage announces the deletion of 18 facsimile charts from British charts covering, mainly, the south coast of England and Gibraltar. These areas are now only covered Read more …

The S-100 standard for ENC charts is quickly evolving [Update]

in May 1992, the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) had adopted a standard aimed at defining the specifications of electronic charts, the ENC, used by ships, as well as the devices that display them, called ECDIS. This standard was Read more …

Electronic charts and updates… be prudent !

Over the last few years, I have expressed myself several times on the quality and reliability levels of the electronic charts we use in yachting., more particularly with the navigation applications of our mobile devices (¹). Since Read more …

Weather4D Routing & Navigation supports Imray charts

With yesterday's delivery of the version 2.0.54, Weather4D Adds Imray Cards (¹) to the Routing version & Navigation, recently available in the Geogarage catalog. Five layers cover the Atlantic facade (²) , North Sea and Shetlands Read more …

Smart navigation – From paper charts to augmented reality

I relayed here, in French, an article in the British magazine Yachting Monthly (¹) the 30 th. The subject deals with the debate between paper charts and electronic navigation, by stating many truths, but sometimes one or two Read more …

The magnetic north pole on the move [Update]

The magnetic north pole of the Earth is rapidly moving away from the Canadian Arctic to Siberia. Scientists NCEI (¹) have updated the World Magnetic Model (WMM) 2020.

Geogarage to introduce ENC charts for Weather4D

Geogarage, the mapping platform of raster charts derived from official services, today introduced two ENC-S57 rasterized charts layers for Weather4D Routing & Navigation, covering Spain and Croatia. The recent update June, 12 June Read more …

Are electronic charts prescribed in France ? [Update]

This question comes back to me from time to time, and as no one is supposed to ignore the law, I feel obliged to make my contribution to the edification of the crowds (boating) providing a collective response.

Navionics Boating mutating

Since Garmin has acquired Navionics (¹), it will not take more than a year for Navionics also make its small (r)evolution in its flagship iOS and Android application . New logo, renouncing the multiplicity of applications, abandonment of Read more …

Transas iSailor becomes Wärtsilä iSailor [Update]

It had to happen one day ! iSailor users will be disappointed… in May 2018, Transas was bought by the Finnish Wärtsilä Corporation Group, a world leader in intelligent technologies and solutions for markets Marine Read more …

Fugawi charts service is discontinued [Update]

It's official, the 30 November 2018, Johnson Outdoors Company, recent recipient of Fugawi (*), decided to stop its activities. After discontinuing the distribution of their PC navigation software in August 2017, to have Read more …

Reading : « Beaufort, l’amiral du vent" by Raymond Reding

It's been a long time since I've written a book report in this section.... Lack of time, or lack of discovery ? I again found a real enthusiasm in literary reading this excellent book Read more …

Navionics charts are no longer available for MacENC [Update]

[Update 30 September 2018] Warning : MacENC application is no longer supported by its developers. It no longer reads raster charts and Navionics charts are no longer available. Application is discontinued to date. Since the upgrade Read more …

The stakeholders of electronic charting [Update-2]

Les acteurs de la cartographie électronique [MAJ-2]

In April 2010 I published a ticket to be the main actors of the electronic mapping. Passing time, to refresh this information, due to recent corporate moves. Some have disappeared, as Maptech, plus Read more …

Digital charts : purchase or subscription [Update] ?

[Update 3 March 2019] With the multiple charts disappearances during the successive updates of iNavX, I received a number of requests for assistance in the recovery of the said charts. Regardless of whether I am Read more …

The new boundaries of the NV Charts

I had presented in may 2015 the excellent German Publisher Verlag NV NV Charts raster maps. In 2016, the previous cutting in 4 areas for France - Channel and Atlantic coasts - has been split into 8 areas Read more …

Navionics Boating 9.0 the point about what's new

Updated on 17 May, Navionics Boating presents some modifications, in the presentation and functionality. Firstly there exists only Navionics "Boating" for iPhone and "Boating HD" for iPad. The old names have disappeared, Read more …

C-Map back to Europe

C-Map revient en Europe

Yachtmen my friends, do you know Altor ? Of course not, don't look for, me either until this morning. Altor is an investor in Northern Europe that presents itself as : “Altor is a family of private investment funds focused Read more …

Buy charts on Geogarage

Weather4D Routing & Navigation offers a variety of raster maps from numerous international hydrographic services. Charts folders are available for application on the French web server Geogarage. The cards are subject to an annual subscription by publisher Read more …

Does Navionics charting become dangerous [Update] ?

Since the beginning of the navigation season, many boaters have found an increasing number of errors on Navionics charts, as a result of recent updates, all media. A bit everywhere in Europe, Germany, Baltic countries, Read more …

Reading : 'Electronic charting' HS48 Voiles et Voiliers

Since late 2012 I found no more of maritime books causing me the overwhelming desire to share, like a few novels described in this topic 'Reading'. Today this feeling resumes me, in any other order of idea, up to Read more …

NV Chart extends coasts of France from SHOM

In a previous post I introduced the SHOM raster maps proposed by different publishers on iPad. In recent weeks the German charts editor NV Verlag offers two new zones ending coverage and Atlantic coasts of France Read more …

Raster Charts… the comeback [Update]

Cartographie Raster… le grand retour [MAJ]

[Update 26 August 2018] I was for many years a strong advocate for vector maps. compact, a low numerical weight, easy to update, they are ideal for use on our mobile devices. According to the good old man Read more …

How to update charts with iNavX [Update]

With iNavX, with iPhone like iPad, charts update goes through two processes. It is necessary to distinguish individual charts update, and update full charts folders with a new edition.

Navionics charts trade policy [Update-5]

Trade policy for Navionics charts purchased on the website x - traverse.com has - again - been reviewed in recent weeks, at the same time as the 'My Account' page has changed. These changes are unfortunately not the Read more …

Advocacy for free European data

This could be a subject of the Bachelor's degree in economics, and although I am never presented me with this review (due post-soixante-huitarde incompatibility and chronic cancrisme) the subject seems sufficiently imminent and serious attempt Read more …

Electronic charts : scales and overscale [Update]

A recent email exchange with a Mediterranean user drew my attention to a specific aspect of electronic charting : zoom limitation of a chart. ENC vector charts (¹) are classified in 6 categories based Read more …

iNavX 4.0.0 improves charting [Update]

iNavX 4.0.0 greatly improves the display of raster charts : continuous seamless tiled charts (¹) and access to a new Navionics Gold chart : 50XG covering almost the entire Pacific Ocean.

iSailor 1.6.0 relooks the user interface

Since 14 February iSailor came up with a new interface. Little change for charting, but a completely redesigned user interface and enhanced with new features. In addition, the position can be obtained in different ways : Read more …

Navionics Boating : Italian at the top of business [Update]

How make the new with the old ? Navionics knows ! After publishing geographic areas including a navigation application, now here is an application, but without charting. Italian are too much ! Navionics Boating vient compléter, from Read more …

British vector charts with NavLink

Early this year 2014 is decidedly fertile in new navigation applications. After NavPlay et Navionics Boating, Here NavLink UK edited by Digital Yacht. We know well that British company, located in Bristol, for these numerous devices for connecting Read more …

Charting, the game of 7 errors

A recent thread on the forum Oh and Hisse, I salute by the way, I challenged the accuracy of the chart data provided on the electronic charts. The issue concerns the fact that, in some location, Read more …

Paper marine charts to disappear, revolution or ineluctable evolution? ?

In its newsletter of 22 October 2013, l’Office of Coast Survey, Department of NOAA (*) responsible for the production of nautical charts of the U.S.A., announces the end of the printing paper charts. This announcement came as a bombshell Read more …

SEAiq professional navigation on iPad

A few days before going on a long trip from Toulon to Noumea, My friend Christophe Mahé introduced me to this application that I had gone unnoticed. I sincerely thank him ! As it is never too late to Read more …

Charting compared, mixed results

Three weeks and 600 nautical miles of sailing between the mainland and the Balearic Islands have allowed me to test in live some of iPad maritime applications we have. Warning : there is no question of giving myself to a comparison Read more …

MaxSea TimeZero on iPad

MaxSea TimeZero sur iPad

Announced for three months, the first version of TimeZero is a few days available for iPad. Under the brand Nobeltec, purchased by Signet S.A., MaxSea holding company (¹), This free application contains a simplified form Read more …

Navigation Apps : the new products of spring 2013

It moves on the part of publishers for iOS applications. Updates to succeed and the new features are. Quick tour of the new virtual, because I have not tested anything yet at sea. It will come, do not doubt Read more …

ENCs, Routing and sailing shaves stone

The relationship of a recent experience of an iNavX user and Weather4D PRO routing function invites me to bring a warning to the attention of novices boaters in computer use. A regatta course, starting Read more …

BlueChart Mobile, Garmin went up on iPad

After posting version 1.0 on August 1 2012 gone relatively unnoticed, Garmin updated version 1.0.3 fully completed of its app on January, 2 2013. BlueChart Mobile, today only for Apple iOS devices, Read more …

Navigation Apps : the news of the return

While I held my summer studious testing hardware and software in conditions of extreme hardship, developers lined fierce relentless miles of lines of code to improve our navigation applications. What devotion, those Read more …

Imray Marine 2.0

The 7 June 2012, Imray has released its navigation app for iPhone and iPad. It is now a free app and includes online charts purchase directly from the application. Two Channel maps are always supplied as standard for Read more …

Free update Navionics 3XG [Update]

Navionics just announced the free upgrade of the Region 3XG that covers the entire Central America, South America, Greater and Lesser Antilles, to the Bahamas. The maps included in this portfolio are largely updates Read more …

Updated iOS5 and iNavX

Richard Ray tells us : I noticed after updating iOS 5 all my downloaded maps in iNavX disappeared. This occurred because the iOS update 5 requires a full device restore Read more …

Plan2Nav the C-Map charting on iPhone/iPad

The application Jeppesen Marine Plan2Nav arrived on iTunes AppStore during September for iPhone and iPad. As I detailed in a previous post (¹), the Italian company C-Map has been owned 2007 by the US Jeppesen, leader in aerial mapping, dependent Read more …

Free ENC river charts for use with MacENC

As part of its policy to offer users a leak ever more efficient and safe, the public institution Waterways of France has launched the production of electronic inland navigation charts on different axes Read more …

Curious price changes in Navionics

Bad news : changes in the price of Navionics charts for iNavX iPad appeared on the site x-traverse.com, and unfortunately for regions that concern us directly : Folios 46XG 43XG Mediterranean and Europe (replacing the old Read more …

Crossing the Pacific with an iPad

After my first post Crossing the Atlantic with an iPad here are some screenshots provided by Christophe Mahé between Panama and the Marquesas Islands, during its passage last month. Dream a little history, and convince the remaining recalcitrant Read more …

iSailor, charts are available for France

Transas has updated the list of new maps available for iSailor, include coasts of France : ∙ Germany ∙ Australia ∙ Bermuda ∙ Canada ∙ Denmark ∙ Egypt ∙ Spain ∙ Estonia ∙ Finland ∙ France ∙ Read more …

iSailor : Transas charts on iPhone and iPad

In France, mariners know little, or not at all, about Transas company of Russian origin. The Transas Group is nevertheless one of the world's leading professional of navigation software . Founded in 1990 to St. Petersbourgh, it opens its first office Read more …

Navionics charts 2011 : new pricing

Delivery of Navionics 2011 has accompanied a significant change in pricing : significant decrease in the price of charts for iPhone, increase for iPad. Europe regions (43XG, 44XG, 46XG, 49XG) decrease by 60% for iPhone and increase Read more …

Navionics Charts 2011

  Navionics recent weeks published new versions of its charts regions stamped 2011. A new file of Navionics charts “Gold Marine Charts 2011 "Has been added in the" Add more cards "function of iNavX. Read more …

Imray charts are coming on iPhone and iPad

A bit of history Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson LTD is private publisher of charts and nautical books the best known of England. It is also the oldest, heir of the first private publishers of nautical charts of the 18th century, the Read more …

Visit the ocean floor

NOAA has posted a superb animated digital mapping seabed. A few thousand feet below our keel, this fantastic scenery is breathtaking. I can't help but relay it to you with the Read more …

The difficult choice of electronic charting

Which to choose ? Raster ? Vector ? What costs, for which application, how to Navigation ? As many questions as most of you arise, and rightly. I will try to shed some light. Although the visit Read more …

Navionics new offer on AppStore

The 23 December, Navionics has posted on the AppStore new charting apps for iPhone and iPad. This offer fully replaces the previous, without the possibility of updating. The new version is now numbered 1.0 up to Read more …

About Marine Charting

Christmas is coming and, the party is religious or pagan, so traditional gifts. You've no doubt guessed my passion for marine charting, but before electronic charts, I have a particular attachment to cards Read more …

Crossing the Atlantic with an iPad

I cannot resist the urge to show you some pics (*) iNavX of an iPad just crossed the Atlantic, from Mediterranean to Martinique. The sailor has abandoned his MacBook Air, which it uses MacENC Read more …

View the currents on electronic charts ?

I voluntarily under this article as a query. Many users, all countries included, wish visualization common in applications Richard Ray. Indeed, there is no display function of the currents in GPSNavX, Read more …

Navionics Mobile and Community Sharing

Once will not hurt, I relayed the information in French that can not blog Panbo an interested users of mobile devices Apple. You can read the full US article "Navionics Mobile, UGC & Plotter Sync ”from which I take this post. Read more …

Navionics charts 2010 for iPad

The list of Navionics for iPad and their price is now available on-site x traverse.com. The good news for us western Europeans, is that the card sheets are the same price as those of Read more …

Navionics Gold charts : new pricing 2010

The company Fugawi, Navionics distributor through its website X-Traverse, has just released information on the forum on the new policy iphonesailing.net price maps, mainly on Navionics for iNavX 3.0 with iPad.

The stakeholders of electronic charting

Navionics charts, C-Map charts, BlueChart, MapMedia… You will admit that it is difficult to navigate all these brands of electronic mapping. Who owns whom ? What works with what ? To allow you to see more clearly, I therefore took a Read more …

Good news from Navionics !

In my article on the future support as iPad iNavX, I expressed the commercial position of Navionics about installing their charts on a single device (Read the answer quoted by Amanda Holt). Well, Navionics comes from Read more …

Print charts with GPSNavX / MacENC

Both applications offer direct printing of screen content. It is very convenient to print a chart, whatever the scale used to screen. Indeed, Print this concerns only the chart content visible on screen, Read more …

ENC User Permit, What is ?

The "user permit" of ENC charts is a unique identifying number attached to a device, or application, able to read encrypted ENC chart data (S-63 format). This "User Permit" is required to register a system (reader Read more …

Navionics knows no crisis…

Many users wonder about the redundancy of Navionics. Examples : "I bought an SD-Card (or CF-Card) with a Navionics region for my chartplotter, but I can not use it with my Mac. Why do i have to pay Read more …

The price of things… navigation software and charts

It is not easy to compare prices of boating software, both options proposed by each publisher, duties included or options to add may vary. Nevertheless, since I started in the register "How much does it cost" with navionics charts, here's a quick comparison of price quotations on the internet in October 2009. Read more …

The price of Navionics Gold

A point on the price of Navionics Gold , depending of media, is necessary. I will use as example the folio (Region called by the publisher) 46XG concerns us directly : Read more …

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