Posted: May 29, 2014
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US Government Charts for Free on Navionics Boating App!29 May 2014Category:NavionicsappsChartsMarine&LakesiTunesGoogle PlayfishingSailingdivingAppleiPhoneiPadAndroidFacebookTwitterHawaii
Let the boating season commence with Navionics Boating and <Marine> - <Marine & Lakes> for iPhone, iPad and Android (added June 24, 2014)! US boaters, cruisers, sailors, fishermen or any person who gravitates to the water will be excited to learn that in addition to a free download, the new Navionics Boating app and <Marine> - <Marine & Lakes> app will be the first to offer free ready-to-navigate US Government Charts which are unaltered nautical charts published by official government sources. They include NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts for US coastal and navigable waterways, plus additional shorelines of major lakes and rivers from other public sources. NOAA ENC® are vector data sets that conform to the International Hydrographic Office (IHO) S-57 standard. The free download and free charts provide an economical solution to get you started in making your boating plans right away! In addition, free features are included too! Most appealing is that users can opt to transition to the full featured app anytime by purchasing Navionics award winning cartography within. The optimum experience is then felt as it opens the door to unprecedented chart detail, access to the Navionics Community where hundreds of thousands of users contribute to providing localized information and award winning SonarChart™.
Navionics Boating is the perfect combination of functionality, enjoyment and value. It’s a simple-to-use app with many versatile features that users can enjoy immediately! The following free features will have you totally engrossed in planning your next vacation: Track recording, route planning, marking select locations to visit, checking wind forecasts, measuring distances, syncing of data across multiple devices, capture geotagged photos and videos (videos on iPhone and iPad only), share by email or social media, free trial of advanced route planning with Nav Module (on iPhone and iPad only) and a of articles to read refer to for local knowledge in Magazines & Guides.
Discover the full range of features and capabilities the app has to offer when you purchase, at any time, the chart coverage area you need for anywhere in the world to get the same Navionics detailed marine and lake charts found on plotters. Chart coverage areas for purchase include: US & Canada/USA/Caribbean & South America/Greenland & Iceland/Norway/Baltic Sea/Skagerrak & Kattegat/UK, Ireland & Holland/Central & West Europe/ Mediterranean & Black Sea/Upper Volga River/Moscow Area/Lower Volga River/Central Volga River/Canaries, Azores & Madeira/Africa & Middle East/Indian Ocean & South China Sea/China Sea & Japan/Australia & New Zealand and Pacific Islands. Simply tap on Menu>Upgrades&Apps to purchase. After, you’ll gain access to georeferenced content including the largest searchable database of POIs, dynamic tide and current data, and access to Community Edits where the Navionics Community of hundreds of thousands of users provide valuable contributions that can alert you to a vast amount of information such as new hazards, temporary nav aids or prime fishing spots.
Please read our full US press announcement here.
Nav Module, and other In-App upgrades are progressively being released on Android along with the enhanced Tracking console.