SonarChart™ now widely available24 January 2014
Navionics has deployed its award-winning SonarChart™ into new areas, now covering most of the globe with high definition bathymetry maps. Newly released coverage includes Bahamas, Alaska and Canada, adding to existing SonarChart™ available for the USA, Europe (UK, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Croatia, Slovenia), eastern/southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Developed with the needs of recreational boaters and angling enthusiasts in mind, SonarChart™ provides the best seabed detail ever available, helping boaters to examine bathymetric lines to target the most productive fishing areas, explore new diving areas, study lake details and unveil areas never mapped before.
SonarChart™ reflects ever-changing conditions by integrating sonar logs from the Navionics Community with existing data. The result is a new, unique display of the most up-to-date bathymetric information, available to everyone. Any boater can enhance their local maps by simply recording sonar logs with their existing fishfinders and uploading them to navionics.com, enriching the maps over time with each contribution.
Currently, Humminbird sonar logs and Garmin ADM track files can be processed, enabling Navionics to build updated charts which can be downloaded within about one week. Freshest Data, the exclusive online updating service offered by Navionics, is free for 12 months with new Navionics cards.
The difference from standard Nautical Charts can be compared easily with our online WebApp by toggling the SonarChart™ icon. SonarChart™ is available with Navionics+, Navionics Updates, Platinum+ and HotMaps Platinum cards for use in most leading GPS chartplotters including Raymarine, Humminbird, B&G, Lowrance and Simrad. Click to find a dealer who carries Navionics. Customers who own a Platinum+ or HotMaps Platinum card with an active Freshest Data subscription can download SonarChart™ for free. Others can upgrade online at a reasonable price. Plug your Navionics card into your computer and click Downloads & Updates to see your update options.
Navionics mobile apps for iPhone and iPad offer the Navionics+ In-App upgrade for 12 months of updates and new SonarChart™! The Navionics+ mobile upgrade option will be released on our Android apps soon.