This App offers access to Marine Charts for USA,Canada,UK/Ireland,Germany,Netherlands/Holland &
Europe Rivers (Danube,Drava,Rhein etc). Coverage includes NOAA marine vector
charts,freshwater lake maps,USACE inland river maps (HD/1ft/3ft bathymetry
included where available),charts derived from UKHO & CHS data. First marine GPS app to have route assistance with Voice Prompts for marine navigation. You can create new boating routes or import existing GPX/KML routes. It supports Nautical Charts course up orientation. Includes Tide & Currents prediction.
√ Beautiful & detailed Hardware/GPU accelerated vector charts (text stays upright on rotation)
√ Long press to query the details of Marine object (Buoy,Lights,Obstruction etc).
√ Customizable depth(Ft/Fathom/Meter) & distance units(km/mi/NM)
√ Customizable Shallow Depth.
√ Record tracks,Autofollow with real-time track overlay & predicted path vector.
√ Voice Prompts for marine navigation (requires GPS )
√ 1ft / 3ft depth contour maps for anglers for selected lake maps.
√ Supports GPX/KML for boating route editing/import.
√ Tide & Currents prediction.
√ Seamless chart quilting of marine charts
√ Enter or import Waypoints.
It includes unlimited updates for 1 year.
√USA: The maps include coverage of all NOAA marine vector charts (ENC),USACE inland river maps,freshwater lake maps for more than 7K lakes. The charts include HD/1ft/3ft bathymetry where available.Incl. NOAA raster where ENC not available.
√Canada:Incl. CHS data(incl. major Lakes).
√UK/Ireland: Derived from UKHO charts.
√Germany: All BSH Charts.
√Europe Inland Rivers:Donau/Dunaja,Rhine,Garonne,Moselle,Drava,Sava,etc
√Malta,Cyprus & S. Mediterranean
►ROUTE MANAGEMENT / TRIP PLANNING
√ Create New Route/Edit Existing Routes
√ Move Points
√ Add points to an existing route leg
√ Delete / Rename points
√ Import GPX,KML & KMZ files
√ Plot/Edit Routes
√ Enter Waypoints
√ Share/Export Routes,Tracks&Markers
√ Reverse Routes
√ Auto Follow
* Real Time Track Overlay
* Predicted Path Vector
* Course Up(Text stays upright)
* Speed & Heading
√ Route Assistance With Voice Prompts
* Prompts when approaching a boating route marker
* Continous distance & ETA updates
* Alerts when sailing/boating off route
* Alerts when boating in wrong direction
√ Record Tracks
►TIDE & CURRENTS
* For US,Canada,UK,Germany & New Zealand
* High/Low Tides
* Tidal Current Prediction
* Active Current Stations
√ Marine AIS & (NMEA AIS and GPS over TCP/UDP)
√ Wind direction & Speed,Marine Sonar depth,Water temperature
√ Auto Pilot
* Share tracks/routes/markers on Facebook & Twitter
* Export tracks/routes/markers as GPX files.
SUGARLOAF KEY-KEY WEST
PORT RICHEY TAMPA BAY - CLEARWATER HBR
EAST BAY-WEST BAY FLORIDA
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY MATECUMBE-GRASSY KEY
CHESAPEAKE BAY CAPE CHARLES-NORFOLK HARBOR
ANCLOTE KEYS-CRYSTAL RIVER
ST JOSEPH SOUND
Minnesota lakes - Kabetogama,Minnetonka,Waconia,Leech,Mille Lacs
Lake Keowee,Jocassee,Hartwell,Greenwood,Lake Murray
Mark Twain,Ozarks,Table Rock
KEY WEST-THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
SAN PEDRO CHANNEL
LAKE MICHIGAN STONY LAKE-POINT BETSIE
APALACHICOLA BAY-CAPE SAN BLAS
EAST CAPE-MORMON KEY
CAPE HENLOPEN-INDIAN RIVER
CHESAPEAKE BAY CAPE HENRY-THIMBLE SHOAL
MONHEGAN ISLAND-CAPE ELIZABETH
ONTARIO - CLAYTON-FALSE DUCKS
CAPE MAY-FENWICK ISLAND
DELAWARE RIVER WILMINGTON-PHILADELPHIA
FLORIDA KEYS SOMBRERO KEY-SAND KEY
SAN PABLO BAY
RAINY LAKE BIG ISLAND MINN-OAKPOINT ISL
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY - BISCAYNE BAY
EVERGLADES NTL PARK
CHESAPEAKE DELAWARE CANAL
*Continued use of GPS in the background can decrease battery life*
- Way Point icons can now be customized from a list
- Way Point coordinate type can be selected at the time of entry (in addition to application wide settings).
-Anchor drag detection support
- AutoPilot support: The application now supports AutoPilot. Under NMEA Instrument settings you can now turn on Auto Pilot. When Goto WayPoint or Route Assistance is turned on, the application will send NMEA instructions to the boat's Auto Pilot over TCP.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Professional Level Navigation App
I have been using this app for nearly three years now for professional work on yachts and it has yet to fail me.
As with all navigation, I strongly advise users have two different and independent devices running this same app. I, for example, use an iPad Air 2 and an iPhone 7, and for positioning information I use a Garmin GLO and a Bad Elf 2200 GPS signal receiver. The Garmin GLO has temporarily shut down in the past, so it is essential to have the other device running especially when operating in hazardous areas like busy channels, near shoals or barely submerged hazards such as wrecks or isolated rocks.
The main improvement I would recommend to Bist LLC at this time would be to offer an in-app purchase cruising guide feature that would enable the user to access critical information about facilities (such as good phone numbers, radio channels etc) by virtue of simply touching the facility name on the current ECS. In the event of emergencies, be they weather or mechanical etc, it would be extremely useful to be able to immediately find the phone number or radio contact information for potential landing sites like marinas.
I like the app but the update feels like extortion
I really do like this app and would have rated it higher if it wasn’t asking me to pay ANOTHER $20 for the update.
I bought the app last year for $22 including tax. It’s the most I’ve ever paid for an app. It kind of goes against the grain for me because so many apps I’ve had in the past and relied on have either been bought by another developer or have ceased to exist. So to come back a year later and require I purchase it again just to keep using it is a hard pill to swallow!
I can understand the cost of the map update but to stop the functions of my already purchased map to me is truly unfair. Sure I can navigate using existing routes I created but not allowing me to edit or create new routes using my existing map that I already paid for is not right. Seems like extortion to me. For this reason I don’t want to pay for an update.
Lake depth maps
Very user friendly app to download lake depth maps and coastal charts. GPS features including recording and moving map works very well and is very reliable. The support is very helpful and answered all the questions I had. I had asked them about a specific lake that was missing. To my pleasant surprise they contacted me today to let me know that they had added depth contours for it and it was a available for download.
Update1: I’ve used it quite often in sf a yas well as Sac delta. For navigating the Sac delta I wasn’t able to identify the deep channel. The support was very helpful and suggested me to change the shallow and safety depths. Once I did that I was able to identify the deep channel. I plan to use it in Shasta next week. I am glad they cover it. Will update the review with more details next week.
- Bist LLC
- 63.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Russian, Swedish
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2013 Bist LLC
- In-App Purchases
- USA : Marine Charts / Fishing $19.99
- USA - Fishing / Marine Charts $19.99
- USA - Marine Charts & Fishing $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.