Satellite Overlay
SOON with SonarChart™ Shading

Satellite Overlay
SOON with SonarChart™ Shading

Coming Soon: A Combined Layer

Satellite Overlay, updated and optimized for the coming boating season, offers a top-down view of inland and coastal areas.

SonarChart Shading, created from the high-definition contour data within SonarChart, presents a detailed rendering of the seafloor and lake bottoms in varying shades of blue. As coverage areas are released, customers who own a Platinum+ chart with an active subscription will be able to download the combined satellite overlay and SonarChart™ Shading layer for their region via the Chart Installer. SonarChart Shading Availability 

Enhanced Situational Awareness at a Glance

Satellite Overlay

Crisp satellite photography can be displayed on land only, land and shallow water or full overlay, visible on water at closer zoom levels. 

SonarChart Shading

A detailed rendering of the seafloor and lake bottom delivers a unique perspective of underwater topography at a glance. 

What You Can Do

Satellite Overlay

Adjust the transparency so that charts are fully or partially visible through the overlay. This is helpful in shallow waters or to spot marshesshoals and sandbars. 

Find hidden features such as backwater channels and feeder creeks that might hold fish.

SonarChart Shading

Clearly see channels, drop-offs and other structures over a wide area for a better understanding of the seafloor and lake bottom.

Search the map for visual cues to identify fish-holding structure on inland lakes and coastal fisheries. 

Get Satellite Overlay and SonarChart Shading

Satellite Overlay and SonarChart Shading are included with Platinum cards and can be viewed with compatible models from many brands. 

With an active subscription, the combined layer can be downloaded through the Chart Installer. With an expired subscription, it can be accessed by renewing. 

SonarChart Shading Coverage

We expect to release SonarChart Shading starting in mid- spring with HotMaps Platinum for U.S. and Canada. Coastal coverage will follow with updated Platinum+ marine charts for U.S., Europe, Canada and Central America, then South America and Australia by midsummer 2019. Availability for other regions is expected by Q4 2019.

The Navionics Subscription

A one-year subscription to daily updates and advanced features is included when you purchase any new product.

Check if your GPS plotter model is compatible with Navionics advanced features, and make sure it is running the latest software.

Expired Subscription?

After 1 year, you can renew your subscription at a discounted price. If you don’t, you can still use previously downloaded maps, but advanced features or download updates require an active subscription.

Discover Our Other Platinum Features

Panoramic Photos

Get a better sense of the surroundings so you can evaluate your options.

3D view

Customize your chart to highlight key features for a better awareness of your surroundings